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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."

50 Earth Saving Ideas and Three Reasons People Don't Use Range Hoods

Green Builder Media's October 16, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter

50 Earth-Saving Ideas These innovations are improving lives and guarding against the impacts of climate change.

Study: Three Reasons People Don't (And Should) Use Range Hoods The research found that noise is a major factor, but so is homeowner ignorance about the importance of ventilating a modern home.

See How Building Science Was Used to Achieve Enhanced Efficiencies in Home Construction

The HP+ Wall System delivers up to R-34 in a 2x4 building construction configuration.
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Check out this video on how to deliver up to R-34 in a 2x4 building construction configuration.

Why You Should Ignore the Internet of Things Backlash

The mainstream media has suddenly turned against the promised land of IOT-enabled future. Here's why they're wrong.

Wired magazine just launched the latest tirade about how the Internet of Things is losing luster among consumers. "It’s enough to make you wonder whether it’s time to scrap the whole idea of smart things and get back to basics. After all, having to get out of bed to turn the heat down or switch off the lights is the ultimate First World problem."

A similar critical story appeared in Forbes last week, and now there are "anti" IOT websites popping up, including one called "internet of useless things."

Solar Canopies and a Cost Analysis of Low E Storm Windows

Green Builder Media's October 8, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter

Solar Canopies: Detached Power Production for Home Patios Residential versions such as NRG's new Solar Haven Canopy bring what was once a commercial-only product down to scale.


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