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Solar Installations Gain From Strategic Alliance of Overland Contracting Inc. and Schletter Inc.

Companies will combine their expertise to serve a growing solar photovoltaic market
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Overland Contracting Inc. (OCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of engineering and construction company Black & Veatch, announced today it has formed a strategic alliance with Schletter Inc., an industry-leading provider of solar mounting systems, to address the growing market for high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) installation projects.

Renewable Energy Update: The Future is Now - The Minute

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While Alberta’s oil sands have been shut down due to fire and while the political debate about coal use heats up, the renewable energy sector keeps on making temperature-reducing progress, and on several fronts. More companies have committed to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the latest including Mars, IKEA, Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts, and Adobe, who join the likes of Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.

A New Kind of Climate Change Graphic

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Urgency. Not panic, but a healthy sense of urgency. That’s what we need.

Remember a couple of posts back when I talked about the linkages between food waste and climate change? I wrote in that post that everything we can do to reverse climate change, we should do. I also wrote that I was going to say that a lot more often.

The Race Is On: Who Will Win When Smart Meets Solar?

The Solar and Smart Home technologies are quickly converging, opening up watershed growth opportunities for companies in these sectors.
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The global solar industry, expected to reach $345 billion by 2020, and the global smart home market, expected to reach $59 billion by 2020, are two of the building industry’s hottest growth sectors. 

One of the main drivers for this meteoric growth is the unprecedented transition from a high-consumption and low automation market to low-consumption & high automation market.  This transition is fundamentally altering the performance of our built environment and the way that we interact with it.

Corporations School US Universities on Buying and Using Clean Energy

The renewables industry can use lessons learned from serving big business to get universities off old-school fossil fuel energy.
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In 2015, corporations bought roughly 3.2 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from utility-scale renewable energy facilities, which generate power from sources like wind and solar and then pump it into the grid to supply energy to utilities and other customers. Indeed, corporations surpassed utilities last year as the majority buyers of wind power. But universities may be the next big customer for utility-scale renewable energy.

Savage Irony: Alberta Wildfires in Tar Sands Town Tied to Global Warming

Green Builder Media's May 12, 2016 Vantage Enewsletter
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Savage Irony: Alberta Wildfires in Tar Sands Town Tied to Global Warming The inferno roaring around the town of Fort McMurray, Alberta,has called attention to the dire impacts we can expect if fossil fuel projects proceed as planned.'

Climbing the Mountain of Food Waste

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In the spring of 2014, my worldview changed a bit, at least with respect to how I consider and talk about environmental challenges. The catalyst for this change was my reading of a book authored by Paul Hawken. For those who know the Ray Anderson story well, this might be sounding familiar....

Saving Energy Pays - For Neighbors and Sustainability-Minded Workers

Here’s how amping up rivalry around the block and rewarding innovative employees can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Some companies pay employees up to $20,000 for great energy-saving ideas. Really.

Smart Home Evolution: Connected and Solar

Will the convergence of solar and smart home technology offer game-changing levels of control, independence, and peace of mind to homeowners?
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Solar and smart home technology are consistently, month after month, two of the hottest topic areas of interest to Green Builder Media’s readers.  And it’s no wonder—with the extensive and rapid innovation occurring in both sectors, there is a lot to be excited about.

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