Bee Enterprises recently announced a new insulation invention for buildings, which offers vacuum panels that are rechargeable, repairable, inexpensive and sustainable, according to the company.
Walmart filed a lawsuit against Tesla this week in New York State Supreme Court over breach of contract for rooftop solar installations at stores. The retailer accused Tesla of “years of gross negligence and failure to live up to industry standards.”
Today, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a call for proposals to solicit feedback and concepts for the next version of LEED. USGBC created the LEED green building program 20 years ago to measure and define green building and to provide a roadmap for developing sustainable buildings. LEED is updated through a continuous improvement process and with each new version USGBC is evolving LEED’s
The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Initiative’s Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign’s 350 participants have impacted 160,000 rooftop units, saving $110 million and more than 1 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) annually since the campaign’s inception in 2013.
Clinton Prairie School Corporation in Frankfort, Indiana, received $4.7 million in energy performance improvements through a contract with Johnson Controls. The deal included state-of-the-art LED lighting as well as building optimization throughout the school district.
Audi Field, the new home for the D.C. United soccer team, is slated to have solar panels installed this fall. Solar energy company New Columbia Solar says that the panels they plan to put on the canopy will provide roughly one million kilowatt hours of solar power annually, enough to offset nearly one third of the stadium’s projected electricity usage.
The City of Sitka, Alaska, has successfully reduced its reliance on expensive oil through three major energy-efficient retrofits. Renovations to the public library, the US Forest Service Office, and public convention center eliminated the use of fuel oil, according to a new in-depth case study.
The California Energy Commission voted unanimously this week to update the state’s building code to require rooftop solar panels on all new apartment building and condo construction starting January 1, 2020.
Just how fast is solar growing? A look at solar PV manufacturing in 2017 - as well as at announcements of expansion plans in the fourth quarter - may indicate a coming boom, in spite of tariffs. And though residential solar tightened by about 16%, commercial solar soared.
Microsoft signed a deal to purchase 100% of the output from a new 60-MW solar project in Singapore for its data centers. The agreement with Sunseap Group will draw from the country’s largest rooftop solar project, and it marks Microsoft’s first renewable energy deal in Asia. Spanning hundreds of rooftops across Singapore, the new project is being led by solar ...
Northeast Automatic Sprinkler, a fire suppression systems company serving Boston and the eastern part of the state, now has a 65-kW rooftop solar array at its headquarters in Kingston, Massachusetts. The project was completed with the commercial-scale solar systems installer Solect Energy. The partners say they expect the new system to produce 61,900 kilowatt hours annually — enough to provide ...
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) revealed plans for a sports stadium and entertainment center in Austin, Texas, that the architectural firm says will have rooftop photovoltaic panels. Called East Austin District, the 1.3 million-square-foot project includes a 40,000-seat stadium next to a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena. BIG is collaborating with Walter P. Moore Engineers and STG Design on East Austin District for client ...