America’s First Zero Energy School to Open This Month

September 2, 2010 by  
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Richardsville Elementary, a new LEED Platinum School in Kentucky, is getting extra credit by being the first zero energy school in the nation! Opening this month to much anticipation, the facility is a cornucopia of green building strategies and efficient technologies. The bread and butter of the school’s success are tremendous efficiency gains coupled with a 300 kW thin-film solar array . Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects have done and astonishing job of reducing the building’s energy consumption to one fourth of a typical school without breaking the bank

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American Samoa Becomes First U.S. Territory to Ban Plastic Bags

September 2, 2010 by  
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With California’s proposed statewide ban on plastic bags swept aside as collateral damage of the state’s broken political system, American Samoa emerged as the first U.S. state or territory to ban plastic bags at all retail stores

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