State-wide Florida vote rejects anti-solar energy law. (Courtesy Wayne National Forest/Flickr) – The Architect's Newspaper

In Florida, solar power advocates defeated a major amendment cleverly crafted to thwart the expansion of solar energy within the Sunshine State. Amendment 1, known as Solar Energy Subsidies and Personal Solar Use, was rejected last week after it failed to accumulate the 60 percent of voter support required to pass. There was a particularly […]

Malaysia's Green Energy Path – National Geographic

The Asia-Pacific region will play a pivotal role in realizing the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. In this vein, I am presenting here select excerpts of an annotated interview with one of Malaysia’s leading technology advisors, Prof. G. Lalchand that was conducted by the Institution of Engineers of Malaysia (IEM). Malaysia is often […]

Green esteem: Selser Schaefer receives national recognition for sustainable architecture – Tulsa World

Imagine a supermarket that is at once pleasing to the eye, convenient for the consumer and easy on the Earth. Tulsa-based Selser Schaefer Architects did just that. Thank you for reading and relying on for your news and information. You have now viewed your allowance of free articles. Login Subscribe You must login to […]

Third Edition of National Green Building Standard Now Available – ACHR NEWS

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that the third edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is available for public use. First published in 2009, the NGBS sets the bar for sustainable, high-performance residential construction and provides […]

Going for Green. Seeing Solutions. – National Geographic

Energy Everywhere Geysers, hot springs, steam vents, and mudpots are some of the vividly visible indications that Yellowstone National Park is among Earth’s most geologically dynamic areas. Stretched across 3,468 square miles in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, and centered over North America’s largest super volcano, the majestic area is celebrated by scientists and travelers for […]

National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators … – CT News (blog)

Source: American Society of Landscape Architects The Obama Administration has announced a National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, birds and bats are vital to the American landscape and public health, and the White House strategy provides a comprehensive approach that will help reverse pollinator […]

Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan’s Homes – National Geographic

Nowadays, bodies of water aren’t necessarily something to build around—they’re something to build on. They sport not just landfills and man-made beaches but also, in a nascent global trend, massive solar power plants. Clean energy companies are turning to lakes, wetlands, ponds, and canals as building grounds for sunlight-slurping photovoltaic panels. So far, floating solar […]

Green projects collect the laurels at National Architecture Awards – The Fifth Estate

Game-changing sustainable projects dominated this year’s Australian Institute of Architects 2014 National Architecture Awards held in Darwin on 6 November, with The Commons by Breathe Architecture and the University of Queensland’s Advanced Engineering Building receiving stellar recognition with multiple awards. A joint venture design by Richard Kirk Architect and HASSEL, the UQ AEB was the […]

Lawsuit Seeks to Uncover True Costs of Green Energy Mandates – National Legal and Policy Center

NLPC Associate Fellow Fred N. Sauer, in photo, filed a lawsuit on June 6 against the Missouri Public Service Commission to make it disclose what is happening to all the money being paid in artificially-high renewable electricity prices. The suit is an outgrowth of his 2013 Special Report titled, The Carnahan Wind Deal: Crony Capitalism […]