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Westin S.F. Hotel Installing Fuel Cell Electric Power Plant

westin.jpgAlliance Star Energy, a joint venture between FuelCell Energy and Alliance Power, has received a $1.25 million incentive check from Pacific Gas and Electric Company to help pay for a fuel cell electric power plant at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel in San Mateo, California.

The power plant from FuelCell Energy will generate 500 kilowatts of energy by converting fuel into hydrogen, hot water and electricity…

Wal-Mart Opens First ‘High-Efficiency’ Store

walmart1.jpgWal-Mart is opening its first high-efficiency store that the retailer says will use 20 percent less energy than one of its typical supercenters…

Marriott Cuts GHGs 2% per Guest Room

marriott.jpgMarriott International announced that it has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 70,000 tons in one year. As a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders Program, Marriott has set a five-year goal…

‘Very Few’ Building Service Contractors Asked to Clean Green

tornado.jpgAs green cleaning’s popularity continues to grow, a new poll questions if using environmentally preferable cleaning products is of greater interest to manufacturers and distributors than to the customers of building service contractors.

Golf Course Upgrades Could Yield 30% Energy Savings

A three-year pilot project now underway in Southern California hopes to show that by upgrading irrigation systems, golf facility operators can reduce operating costs by using less energy and water. Southern California Edison is offering customers cash rebates based on the energy savings achieved. In some cases, the rebates are enough … Read more »

Swarthmore Bans Coke

Swarthmore College is the latest college to stop selling Coca-Cola in protest over what its students see as the shortcomings of the drinks company’s environmental and human rights record, Environmental Data Interactive reports. The college has told the Coca-Cola company it will not be buying any more of its products … Read more »

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Agrees 25% Water Cut with EPA

The Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has agreed to reduce energy use by ten percent and water use by 25 percent under the EPA’s Sustainability Partnership program. DFW has agreed to make the improvements during its $1.9 billion, seven-year renovation, the Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP), the EPA said. … Read more »