Posts tagged: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Green Buildings Improve Health In Public Housing

Public housing is generally not good for your health, but newly renovated, environmentally friendly buildings could change that. By: Nathan Collins Hear the phrase “green building,” and you probably think about sustainable buildings and environmentally sound engineering. You probably don’t think about potential health benefits to public housing projects. But, a new study shows, one of green building’s many […]

Elegant Green Roof Biomass Building Slashes School Energy Bill

The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, has made an undeniably compelling case for biomass energy. By replacing its outdated oil-burning boiler with a squeaky clean wood-chip biomass burner in the Biomass Heating Facility, the boarding school has reduced its winter energy bill by $350,000 and slashed its carbon footprint between 35% and 45%. Not to […]

Volkswagen Credited for Green Power

Volkswagen’s efforts in Chattanooga to produce Passats using the sun has put it on a federal list of top green power purchasers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ranked the VW factory, which recently opened the biggest solar park in Tennessee, as the 11th best on its top 20 list of on-site buyers of green […]

Volkswagen Credited for Green Power

Volkswagen’s efforts in Chattanooga to produce Passats using the sun has put it on a federal list of top green power purchasers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ranked the VW factory, which recently opened the biggest solar park in Tennessee, as the 11th best on its top 20 list of on-site buyers of green […]

7.5MW Solar Power Plant for Water Treatment

SunPower Corp. A 7.5 MW solar power plant has been developed by SunPower Corp at Phoenix’s Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant. The installation is expected to generate 70% of the plant’s energy needs. SunPower’s solar system is expected to save the water treatment plant more than US$4 million over 20 years. The installation has a […]