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How Green Is My State?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
How Green Is My State? Walking around in your neighborhood, you may see recycling cans on your curb, solar panels on your neighbor’s home, hybrid vehicles in nearby driveways, and mass transit stops just a few blocks away. With all the efforts our communities make to reduce, reuse, and recycle, are other neighborhoods following suit? How about state-wide efforts? […]

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PlaNYC: Progress Report 2013

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
PlaNYC 2013

THE CITY OF NEW YORK Introduction In 2007, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg launched PlaNYC, an unprecedented and ambitious agenda to create a greener, greater New York. Since then, we have made remarkable progress toward achieving PlaNYC’s goals, yet numerous opportunities remain to build on PlaNYC’s successes and to ensure the continuity of our efforts. PlaNYC’s […]

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Top Ten Green Projects: 2013 Winners

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Pearl Brewery/Full Goods Warehouse

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS Top Ten Winners: San Antonio, TX: Pearl Brewery/Full Goods Warehouse The Pearl Brewery Redevelopment Master Plan and the adaptive reuse of the Full Goods Warehouse are serving as a model and catalyst for green urban revitalization in a long neglected portion of San Antonio’s inner city. After 15 years lying derelict, […]

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Financing Energy Upgrades for K-12 School Districts

Friday, April 5th, 2013

This guide focuses on clean energy financing options for school administrators, facility managers, and other K-12 school decision makers who are considering investments in high performance school projects. This guide explicitly focuses on comprehensive energy upgrades, those that involve multiple measures and are targeted toward achieving significant energy savings.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Jason Hartke, U.S. Green Building Council

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Jason Hartke is the Vice President of National Policy at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Topics include:
Integrating the Building Process
Common Goals: Sustainability and Resiliency
How Building Green is Working Now
The LEED System: Stretching the Market Toward Sustainability
How to Get Things Done

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A Double Success: Tackling Global Warming While Growing the Economy

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The Northeast can make a meaningful contribution to reducing the impacts of global warming. In 2010, the 10 Northeastern states then participating in RGGI emitted 533 million metric tons (MMT) of carbon dioxide pollution from energy use. Were the Northeast its own country, its emissions would rank 10th in the world, ahead of the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil and France.

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Detroit Future City

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

DETROIT WORKS PROJECT Executive Summary This document, the Detroit Strategic Framework, articulates a shared vision for Detroit’s future, and recommends specific actions for reaching that future. The vision resulted from a 24-month-long public process that drew upon interactions among Detroit residents and civic leaders from both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, who together formed a […]

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State of Green Business 2013

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The global economy needs deep and liquid markets of all types of capital to run effectively. Natural capital, long overlooked in traditional financial accounting, is now recognized as a material economic input as businesses increasingly seek to manage volatile commodity prices linked to resource scarcity and extreme weather events.

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Venus, FL: Green Building Timelapse at Archbold

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Green Building video with a timelapse of the construction of Archbold’s new Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center and Adrian Archbold Lodge. These two LEED Platinum certified buildings include green features like pervious pavement, a cistern, low-flow fixtures, hi-efficiency lighting, solar water heater, and Florida-Friendly Landscaping. – ArchboldExpeditions on YouTube.

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Sustainability at Harvard University: Impact Report

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The Harvard Office for Sustainability embarked upon the process of developing a university-wide impact report in partnership with Harvard’s twelve Schools and administrative departments in order to:

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