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  • Tour Shines on Local Solar Efforts

    Sep. 28--South Sound's solar-power pioneers will be on display Saturday during the 14th annual Thurston County Solar Energy & Green Buildings Tour.

  • World Future Energy Summit 2010 Set to Reach Three-Year High

    ABU DHABI, UAE, September 28 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Case Study: High Style Meets Energy Efficiency in Denver Duplex

    A tight building envelope, water-smart features, and solar power hightlight the contemporary Wash Park Green.

  • `Cash for clunkers' effect on pollution? A blip

    WASHINGTON - "Cash for clunkers" could have the same effect on global warming pollution as shutting down the entire country - every automobile, every factory, every power plant - for an hour per year.

  • Democrats Urged to Play Up 'Clean' Energy

    Jun. 19--House Democrats neared a deal Thursday on a bill to combat global warming, but a top party strategist warned that to sell any plan to voters they'll need to change the way they pitch it -- including curbing the use of the term "green" jobs and even talk of "global warming."

  • Nationals Park / Washington, D.C.

    Built on a brownfield site, the Nationals Park is the first Major League Baseball stadium to receive LEED Silver certification from the Washington-based U.S. Green Building Council.

  • Center for Urban Ecology/ Washington, D.C.

    About 52 percent of Washington is covered with impervious surfaces, such as streets, buildings and parking lots, which helped to inspire the Center for Urban Ecology to install a 7,000-square-foot (650-m2) extensive vegetated roof atop its headquarters.

  • Mayors Promote Green Schools

    Mayor Manny Diaz (D), Miami, and Mayor Greg Nickels (D), Seattle, have formed the Mayors’ Alliance for Green Schools, a coalition of mayors seeking to strategically harness the leadership and creativity of mayors across the country to promote the benefits of green schools in their communities.

  • Smart Daylighting Strategies Keep Homes Bright and Energy Efficient

    Basement living spaces need all the sunlight they can get. So when Washington design/build contractor Chris Landis' clients asked for an outdoor deck that wouldn't block light into the window wells of their downstairs family room, he came up with a novel solution: a deck with a translucent floor...

  • Sustainable Flooring Specification Requires a Systemic Approach

    An efficient and effective green-flooring specification system allows you to factor in aesthetic, practical and environmental considerations.