Sustainable development and the end of history

September 11, 2017 by  
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Are we experiencing the end of an era — or the beginning of a new one?

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Creating a truly green building may be harder than rocket science

September 11, 2017 by  
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Promised energy savings in buildings don’t deliver. The problem is inept modeling systems that fail to capture how buildings really work.

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11 can’t-miss impact conferences that are just around the corner

September 11, 2017 by  
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Grab your calendar for these networking and thought leadership opportunities.

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The dawn of architectural solar

January 3, 2017 by  
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Sponsored: Since the beginning of the modern architectural era, humankind has dreamed of self-sustaining buildings that generate their own power

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National Geographic chief says layoffs were done to avoid Fox takeover

November 10, 2015 by  
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Last week, employees of National Geographic Society were shaken when the company let them know it would be making an “announcement about employment status” the following day. Over 180 employees were laid off in a strategic cost-cutting move, according to chief executive Gary Knell, who said it was done to avoid having those assets taken over by Fox, their new partner. Some fear this is an indication of the beginning of the end for the 127-year-old nonprofit. Read the rest of National Geographic chief says layoffs were done to avoid Fox takeover

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AkzoNobel and Alcoa link sustainability to capital projects

March 21, 2013 by  
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Projects seeking large amounts of internal capital are expected to consider sustainability impacts from the beginning.

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99% of Texas Still Suffers Severe Drought, Despite Recent Record-Breaking Rains

October 18, 2011 by  
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Richard Crawford / CC BY 2.0 Despite heavy, flooding-producing rains at the beginning of October, 99% of Texas remains under severe drought conditions, Think Progress reports (and kudos to them for continuing to stay on top of this one). Check out the drought map (below) from Drought.gov to see the o… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Utility "Representatives" Explain Their Profits to the Public (Video)

October 18, 2011 by  
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Image credit: FOE UK When we hosted a live chat with Solarcentury’s Jeremy Leggett , he was unequivocal in describing the relationship between fossil fuels and clean energy as nothing short of “civil war”. Interestingly, he also singled out many utilities as clinging desperately to the old way of doing things and a centralized, fossil-fuel driven business model. As

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Michael Jantzen’s Amazing 1981 Modular Steel Dome House (Slideshow)

October 18, 2011 by  
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Image credit Michael Jantzen Lately we’ve been covering some of the amazing early work by designer Michael Jantzen (see how the Retro 1970s Solar Vacation House by Michael Jantzen is Still Relevant ). For his mother’s house, Jantzen turned to out of off-the-shelf agricultural building parts.

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Iowa Now Gets 20% of Its Electricity from Wind

August 15, 2011 by  
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Iowa has hit a pretty big milestone in wind energy generation — the state now gets 20 percent of its electricity from wind power .  That’s the highest percentage for any state in the U.S. and about on par with wind heavy nations like Denmark. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported that the state hit the mark in the second quarter of the year after a new 594 MW wind farm came online outside of Adair.  The even better news is that Des Moines utility company MidAmerican Energy has two more big projects like it on the way in 2011. With 4,000 MW, Iowa is second in total installed wind power capacity after Texas , which has 9,000 MW.  The Lone Star state’s much larger population means that capacity doesn’t stack up the same percentage-wise though. The great lesson from this is that if Iowa can get to 20 percent wind power, any state can, and it looks like we’re moving in that direction.  The AWEA reported that as of the beginning of July, 7,354 MW of new wind power was under construction in the U.S. via Treehugger

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