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First Solar Electric Freight Vessel Delivers Its Cargo and More

Green Builder Media's November 12, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter

First Solar Electric Freight Vessel Delivers Its Cargo As predicted by the Celestia Project, solar-assisted freight vehicles have now become a reality.

20th Century Fox Partners with U.S. Department of Energy to Build Greener Film Studios


In November 2010, 20th Century Fox was selected for an innovative multi-year project with the U.S. Department of Energy's Commercial Buildings Partnership to address the environmental impacts generated by its film and television productions.

Bathroom Venting: Is Down Better Than Up?

Green Builder Media's November 5, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter

Bathroom Venting: Is Down Better than Up? When installing a bathroom fan, is it possible that venting down might not only be easier, but also a better choice?

Ecocentricity Blog - November 2, 2015


Here is why I was as excited as every kid dressed up in a Halloween costume this past Saturday who realized the house on the corner was giving out king-size candy bars: this stadium is aiming to be the world’s first LEED® Platinum professional sports stadium. And I can take public transportation to it. Dang I live in a cool city.  Read more.

The Battle Over Solar in Florida

Green Builder Media's October 29, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter

The Battle Over Solar in the Sunshine State The State of Florida cuts solar rebate programs and lowers energy efficiency goals. Can regional and citizen-based efforts make up the difference?

MGM Resorts International Invests in Solar Energy

MGM Resorts in partnership with NRG Renew installed a 20-acre solar array atop Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas
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MGM Resorts International – in partnership with NRG Renew, the nation’s largest solar energy developer –  installed a 20-acre, 6.4MW solar photovoltaic array on the rooftop the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in 2014. The project is but one way MGM Resorts demonstrates its dedication to environmental sustainability. In its first year of operation, the solar array offset the peak electricity demands of the property by as much as 20 percent. That’s enough energy to power 1,000 average-sized homes for a year.

Is a Dark Roof An Untapped Solar Heating Source and more

Green Builder Media's October 22, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter

Boral Tile Testing: Is a Dark Roof An Untapped Solar Heating Source? The color of a clay or concrete tile roof makes a huge difference in solar reflectance and absorption. It's time to harness this wasted energy.

Aquarium of the Pacific Shines a Light on Energy Savings

The Long Beach tourist attraction receives a Cool Planet award for its environmental efforts.

The sea otters at the Aquarium of the Pacific are always a big draw, delighting visitors with their antics in the water.

Power Tool Batteries: A Technology Story

Lithium-ion batteries are the go-to power source for power tools, and wireless charging is making battery-operated power tools even more efficient.

Battery power could be thought of as the most important yet least considered element of power tool operation. Great battery power, runtime and longevity are expected. But a lot of technology and brainpower goes into the ongoing march toward greater productivity. Here’s what the landscape looks like today.

Bechtel and Leading Industry Experts Outline Strategies for Urbanization in Asia

Experts to Share Insights on How Infrastructure, Technology and Finance Drive Sustainable Development
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RESTON, Va., Oct. 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - How one of the world's most rapidly urbanizing regions copes with extreme weather, resource scarcity and surging demand for reliable energy will be addressed by Bechtel's Ian Laski, Region President, Asia, at an upcoming panel event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), "Driving Sustainable Urbanization in Asia."


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