From Healthier Homes to Energy Efficient Office Buildings
Without a dramatic change in the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated, the world has no chance of adequately addressing climate change...That is how the new September 2016 issue of GreenMoney begins, but it quickly moves to offering solutions from Healthier Homes to more Energy-Efficient Office Buildings. Here are the new articles and an insightful video from architect William McDonough.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE)’s Smart Choice renewable power option is now certified by Green-e Energy – North America’s leading independent certification program for renewable energy. LCE’s Smart Choice program, powered by 100% wind power, offers LCE customers the ability to “opt-up” to 100% renewable energy.
Local entrepreneurs have solar energy, Internet connectivity, skills training, and mentors to build businesses and create jobs
NEW YORK; July 14, 2016 /3BL Media/– Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and The Rural Development Company have launched the first solar-powered microgrids in the northern KwaZulu-Natal district of uMkhanyakude, South Africa, as part of the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) program.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced on July 12, 2016 that two Southern California Edison (SCE) clean energy programs have received Green-e Energy certification—”Green Rate,” a voluntary program offering a 50% and 100% renewable energy option to SCE residential and commercial customers in California, and “Community Renewables,” a program that allows customers to contract directly with developers of clean energy facilities and receive bill credit through the utility.
28-acre expanded array atop Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino will offset 25 percent of the resort’s peak energy demand
LAS VEGAS, NV, July 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today announced the completed expansion of one of the nation’s largest rooftop solar arrays. On the roof of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the expanded solar array has more than 26,000 photovoltaic panels and produces a combined 8.3 MW dc (6.5 MW ac) of electricity. At full production, the system supplies 25% of the power demand of the entire Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino campus.
Cox Communications and Manheim solar arrays annually reduce more than 1,700 tons of carbon
Las Vegas, June 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ – At a dedication event held today, Cox Enterprises announced the completion of solar projects at its Cox Communications facility in Las Vegas and its Manheim Nevada facility in North Las Vegas. Combined, the solar installations annually prevent more than 1,700 tons of carbon from entering the environment. The installations produce 1,523 kW of clean energy, equivalent to the amount needed to power 238 homes.
National Geographic convened a group of travel industry leaders at its Washington, D.C. headquarters for "The Transformation of Travel," an afternoon dedicated to the future of global travel and the ways the industry is embracing sustainability. The June 9 event featured the owners of some of the properties selected for National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World program, a collection of lodges in locations around the world committed to operating sustainably, delivering unparalleled service and preserving the natural and cultural heritage of their local communities.