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The Zero Net Energy Workshop and Design Charrette pdf book
The book contains the results of a full-day Zero Net Energy Workshop and Design Charrette led by SBSEers
EPA Finds Greenhouse Gases Pose Threat to Public Health, Welfare
(Washington, D.C. – April 17, 2009) After a thorough scientific review ordered in 2007 by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed finding Friday that greenhouse gases contribute to air pollution that may endanger public health or welfare.
ASHRAE Hosts Conference on Net-Zero Buildings
To help drive the building industry toward market-viable net-zero-energy buildings, ASHRAE is hosting a specialty conference on the topic in March in San Francisco.
Getting California Schools Off The Grid
California's State & Consumer Services Agency (SCSA) announced the release of Grid Neutral: Electrical Independence for California Schools and Community Colleges, a step-by-step guide to help California schools and community colleges cut energy costs through on-site electricity generation. The guidebook is the first state-backed, comprehensive program for schools to use to create campuses that generate as much electrical energy as they consume.
USGBC Reaffirms Commitment to Developing Green Building Code
The U.S. Green Building Council reaffirmed its commitment to the development of Standard 189.1 P, which will be America's first National Standard developed to be used as a green building code when completed. Created specifically for adoption by states, localities, and other building code jurisdictions that are ready to require a minimum level of green building performance for all commercial buildings, Standard 189.1 P is being developed as an ANSI standard under ASHRAE's leadership, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council and IESNA.
ASHRAE Publishes Residential IAQ Guideline
A new residential ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ) guideline is now available from ASHRAE.
California Adopts New Green Building Code
The California Building Standards Commission has taken the opportunity, along with other state agencies, to develop green building standards that will establish California as a leader in the efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from structures.
DOE to Pursue Zero-Net Energy Commercial Buildings
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency David Rodgers today announced the launch of DOE’s Zero-Net Energy Commercial Building Initiative (CBI) with establishment of the National Laboratory Collaborative on Building Technologies Collaborative (NLCBT).
U.S. Green Building Council Re-launches Greenbuild365
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has re-launched its popular Greenbuild365 Web site. Visitors will find increased educational offerings, podcasts and expanded resources, along with year-round access to plenaries and master speaker presentations from USGBC’s Annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo - the industry’s largest gathering of representatives from all sectors of the green building movement.
Spending Too Much on Energy? BuildingGreen's Fuel-Cost Calculator Simplifies Comparisons
With rapidly rising energy prices around the country, something unusual has happened. Some heating fuels that used to be quite affordable, such as heating oil, have risen in price dramatically, making competing energy sources such as electricity relatively less expensive. In parts of the Northeast and Upper Midwest, even the most expensive form of electric heat - electric-resistance baseboard heat - is now less expensive than fuel oil.
EPS Corp Unveils Tracking System for Facility Energy, Carbon Emissions
New Product Allows Companies to Monitor and Reduce Energy Use and Carbon Emissions Like Never Before
Life Cycle Building Challenge
Enter the second year of the Life Cycle Building Challenge competition, to shape the future of green building and facilitate local building materials reuse. Submit your innovative project, design, or idea for reducing to conserve construction and demolition materials and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by designing buildings for adaptability and disassembly.
Home Depot Launches National Compact Flourescent Light Recycling Initiative
The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, expanded its long-term commitment to the environment and sustainability by launching a national in-store, consumer compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb recycling program at all 1,973 The Home Depot locations.

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