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Published on October 8, 2013 Written by Suzanne Hoorya Tr... Posted in LEED

The U.S. Department of Energy is holding this year’s Solar Decathlon in the Orange Country Great Park in Irvine, California, from October 3–13. The Solar Decathlon is a biennial international competition that challenges twenty collegiate and university student-led teams to design and build solar-powered net-zero homes that are...

Published on October 7, 2013 Written by Theresa Hogerheide Posted in LEED

Have a green thumb and a green building project? Then, LEED pilot credit SSpc82: Local Food Production is for you! Whether the project is growing food onsite or supporting an off-site farm, it could be rewarded for the intrinsic value of local food production...

Published on October 4, 2013 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in LEED

Written by Jason Hartke and Sam Glass

In part, the environmental movement grew out of the great ideas of naturalists who were committed to the goals of nature conservation and habitat protection. Famous documentarian Ken Burns produced an amazing PBS series on the history of our national parks, calling them “America’...

Published on October 2, 2013 Written by Benjamin Marcus J... Posted in LEED
(c) Solar Decathlon Team Austria

Team Austria's home ready to compete in the 2013 Solar Decathlon

As you stroll through the verdant green foothills of the Austrian Alps, you'll be inspired by not only the quaint farm houses and pastures, but also number of solar panels on the south facing barn roofs. Austria has a long tradition of sustainability and is...

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