Lafayette: Eco-friendly upgrades eyed for city's first dog park – East Bay Times

LAFAYETTE — Synthetic turf. Recycled concrete restrooms. Art made with found materials. If built, the city’s first dog park could be green in more ways than one. Initially planned as a “bare bones” dog park, the canine playground now in the works as part of a disputed housing development along Deer Hill Road would offer a number of eco-friendly features […]

Lafayette: Eco-friendly upgrades eyed for city's first dog park – East Bay Times

LAFAYETTE — Synthetic turf. Recycled concrete restrooms. Art made with found materials. If built, the city’s first dog park could be green in more ways than one. Initially planned as a “bare bones” dog park, the canine playground now in the works as part of a disputed housing development along Deer Hill Road would offer a number of eco-friendly features […]

Alan Hess organizes first exhibition of Wright collaborator and California architect Aaron G. Green – The Architect’s Newspaper

Historian Alan Hess has organized an exhibition showcasing the work of California architect—and Frank Lloyd Wright collaborator—Aaron G. Green at the Palos Verdes Art Center (PVAC) in Los Angeles. Green was a close associate of Wright’s and also a prolific and highly-regarded architect in his own right who spent six decades practicing architecture, mainly in […]

Lessons In Green Building From Africa's First LEED-Certified Hospital – Co.Design (blog)

When Ghana commissioned a new hospital for its capital city Accra, the West African nation hoped to earn LEED certification, a prestigious rating of environmentally minded buildings. But “they believed there was very little hope for us to achieve it,” says Pat Bosch, design director of Perkins + Will’s Miami office and the project’s lead […]

Rolling Mill Hill building lands first retailer – Nashville Post (subscription)

Retail Aug 18, 2016   Share Natural pet supplies and services franchisor EarthWise Pet is targeting a Saturday, Aug. 20, opening for a store on Rolling Mill Hill, the Canby, Oregon-based company’s first in Nashville. To be operated by franchisee Stephanie Foster, the green-friendly EarthWise Pet Nashville-SoBro will have an address of 66 Hermitage Ave. […]

First Green Fuel Facility in Columbus, Georgia – NGV Global (press release) (blog)

            American Fueling Systems (AFS), a provider of both Compressed (CNG) and Liquefied (LNG) natural gas to the transportation and energy sectors in the U.S., has opened its newest Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) facility in Columbus, GA. This facility is the first CNG facility in the city of Columbus and […]

Nissan offers first glimpse of green fuel station experience – Business Green

[embedded content] FURTHER READING Auto giant Nissan has offered the world the first glimpse of the future of fuel stations, releasing a teaser video yesterday which shows its all-electric Leaf model using conductive charging technology to refuel on the side of the road. The video is the first taste of the full concept, which is […]

Google is first customer of Duke green-energy program – Charlotte Observer

Google will become the first customer of a Duke Energy program to bring renewable power to energy-hungry companies, the two said Tuesday. Duke will buy energy from a 61-megawatt solar farm, the second-largest in the North Carolina, to be built in Rutherford County. Google will buy energy credits that represent the electricity generated for its […]

Apple Store in Singapore: first in Southeast Asia, renewable energy – SlashGear

Apple is confirming that it will indeed be opening its own store in Singapore. While that news in itself is already cause for jubilation among Apple fans in the country, it has also far reaching implications as well. For one, it will be the first Apple Store to break ground in a Southeast Asian country. […]