New incentive available for sustainable landscape projects – Fallbrook / Bonsall Villlage News

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – The San Diego Sustainable Landscapes Program partnership is offering a new grant-funded financial incentive for qualified participants who upgrade residential turf lawns to landscapes that provide multiple environmental benefits. Incentive recipients are required to comply with a set of rigorous design criteria that includes water-efficient plants and irrigation equipment, rainwater capture […]

Duke Energy wants to add green-energy projects in western North Carolina – News & Observer

Duke Energy said Monday it wants to add 400 megawatts of solar and other renewable energy in North Carolina, mainly in the regions west of Raleigh. A request for proposals by Duke Energy Carolinas, the utility that serves Charlotte and the western half of the state, will help it meet the state’s 2007 green-energy mandate. […]

$1M in grants to support 10 climate research projects – Harvard Gazette

Belching smokestacks and idling cars may be the typical scapegoats for climate change, but millions of other factors contribute — sometimes ones we never think twice about, like cracking a window because the heat is too high or small leaks from old gas lines. As communities around the globe move to dramatically reduce emissions in […]

Stoughton awarded state grant to carry out green energy projects – The Boston Globe

Comments Print By John Laidler Globe Correspondent  December 29, 2015 Stoughton is getting some state help to undertake clean-energy initiatives. The state recently designated the town a Green Community, a status municipalities can earn by taking certain steps to become more energy-efficient and to expand their use of renewable energy. As a result of its […]

EU launches pilot projects to leverage green energy spending – Reuters

* Pilot project runs until 2017 * EU says it will prove public-private formula works By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS, Feb 16 (Reuters) – European Union climate and energy bosses launched two projects on Monday designed to unleash more than a billion euros ($ 1.1 billion) of spending on measures to save energy and adapt to […]

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 […]

Wisconsin Green Building Alliance honors state’s greenest projects – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. tore down a 16-story building to make way for its new office tower, but the company also has worked to rehabilitate some of its older buildings. Case in point: the seven-story Van Buren Office Building, which the insurance company gutted and modernized. In the process, the architect and construction team […]

California community colleges green-energy projects get $45 million boost – San Jose Mercury News

By Katy Murphy kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com California’s community colleges are getting greener with the help of a clean-energy tax measure that brought them $ 40 million in the past academic year alone for infrastructure upgrades and $ 5 million for green-jobs training. The chancellor’s office predicts that the 313 projects funded in the past year will save […]

SITES Program Certifies Sustainable Landscape Projects from Seattle to Atlanta – University of Texas at Austin News

UT Home > News > SITES Program Certifies Sustainable… SITES Program Certifies Sustainable Landscape Projects from Seattle to Atlanta Aug. 7, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas — The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) program has certified four new landscapes, including a pocket park in Washington state, a mixed-use development in northern California, a historic Civil-War era preserve in […]