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July 21, 2014 Edition
Jul 21, 2014 3:00 PM ET

President Obama Addresses Climate Change Last week, I attended a meeting with President Obama, in which he addressed climate change and the urgent need to develop and implement sustainable solutions. He emphasized the fate-determining elephant in the room: Unless China and India get aggressive about climate action soon, nothing that America does really matters.

The Good Country Index The Good Country Index, a “natural balance sheet,” aims to inspire governments to act “less like independent islands” and think of themselves, “as highly interconnected with ultimate responsibility to all the citizens of the world.” Here's how the index works. 

RESNET Promotes Tool for Energy Assessments Understanding home heating energy performance just got easier! The new Heating Energy Assessment Tool (HEAT) from AREVS is a RESNET Approved, easy-to-use web-based application that tells whether a home is in need of energy retrofits or upgrades.

Cleaning Up "Clean" Energy New scrutiny finds that large-scale biomass burners, often sold as a "clean" or "sustainable" source of renewable energy, are actually far more polluting than their claims. 

ICF Multifamily Project Debuts A new three-story ICF building in New York raises the standard for affordable, energy-efficient housing.

Soofa Surfers The Soofa, a new urban bench for sitting and charging electronics, also shares location-based information like air quality and noise levels. 

Green Goings-On Looking to network with like-minded, green building professionals? Check out our Green Goings On listing, which is regularly updated with information about important upcoming green conferences and events.


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