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EPA Updates Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities

WASHINGTON, DC - February 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the second year of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions data on its website, which provides public access to emissions data by sector, by greenhouse gas, and by geographic region such as county or state.

Federal Agencies Working to Make Homes Healthier / Improving housing quality can dramatically affect...

WASHINGTON, DC - February 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Several federal agencies today unveiled Advancing Healthy Housing – A Strategy for Action. White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., and Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman discussed the new plan during an event at the National Building Museum this morning.

EPA Warns Contractors to Get Certified Under the Federal Lead Renovator Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- If you are performing construction work for pay in a home, apartment, or child-occupied facility built before 1978, you MUST be certified and use lead safe work practices unless you prove through testing that the job will not disturb lead paint. These and other requirements are part of a federal regulatory program called the “Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (LRRP)” rule.

Southern California Landfill Recognized for Transforming Waste into a Green Community Asset

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - February 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Olinda Alpha Landfill for generating renewable energy from a local source while protecting the climate, providing energy savings and st...

St. Landry Parish Landfill Project Recognized for Transforming Waste into a Green Community Asset

DALLAS - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized St. Landry Parish Landfill for generating renewable energy from a local source while protecting the climate, providing energy savings and strengthening the economy.

Coca-Cola/Hickory Ridge and Watauga County Landfill Projects Recognized for Transforming Waste into a Green...

ATLANTA - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized two regional landfills for generating renewable energy from a local source while protecting the climate, providing energy savings and strengtheni...

Albracht Perma-Siding and Window Company of Omaha to Pay Penalty for Failure to Notify...

Lenexa, KS - January 09, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Albracht Perma-Siding and Window Co., of Omaha, Neb., has agreed to pay a $6,188 civil penalty to the United States to settle allegations that it failed to notify an Omaha couple about lead-based pain...

EPA Study Reveals Shift in Housing Developments Across the U.S. / More communities embrace...

WASHINGTON, DC - December 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new report examining residential construction trends in America’s metropolitan regions, which finds that nearly three out of four large metropolitan regions saw an increased share of new housing development in previously developed areas during 2005 - 2009 compared to 2000 - 2004.

EPA Honors Organizations for Supporting Green Power

WASHINGTON, DC - September 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented its 12th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 24 Green Power Partners and three suppliers for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. For most municipalities, electricity usage is the single-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. By using green power, communities and businesses can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create local jobs, and improve public health.

EPA Grant Will Help Northampton Redevelop More Properties

PHILADELPHIA, PA - September 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced $650,000 in funding to Northampton County, Pa. This is the fourth EPA brownfields grant awarded to the County to clean up contaminated ...

Town of Wellesley Designated First Green Power Partner Community in Massachusetts

Boston, MA - September 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Town of Wellesley, Mass. has been selected by EPA as a Green Power Community, the first in Massachusetts, and the second in all of New England.

EPA Grant to Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments will help assess Allegheny County...

PHILADELPHIA, PA - August 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $600,000 Brownfields Coalition Assessment Grant to the Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments to identify and assess potentially con...

EPA Announces Brownfields Grants

Madison - August 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Susan Hedman today announced EPA brownfields grants totaling $800,000 to clean up contaminated properties in Madison, Wisconsin.

EPA Sponsors Free Integrated Pest Management (Pest Control) Training for Multi-family Housing to be...

PHILADELPHIA, PA - August 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attention multi-family property owners, property managers and maintenance staff, pest control operators and residents.

300+ New England Buildings Compete in Energy Star National Building Competition

Boston, MA - July 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A total of 334 buildings across the six New England states are among more than 3,200 buildings across the country competing in the 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. These buildings are going head to head to improve energy efficiency, and find out who can be the biggest energy loser in the third annual EPA and Energy Star-sponsored competition

EPA Reaches Agreement with Park Nicollett Health Services; Company Will Fund Lead Abatement in...

Chicago, IL - July 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Park Nicollet Health Services to resolve allegations of Clean Air Act violations at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota...

EPA Provides $950,000 to Improve Water Quality Using Green Infrastructure in 17 Communities; $50,000...

ATLANTA - July 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is providing $950,000 to help 17 communities expand green infrastructure use to improve water quality and protect people’s health and benefit communities. The City of Atlanta, Ga., and the City of Beaufort, S.C., were among those selected for funding, and each received $50,000 grants.

EPA Kicks Off Third Annual Energy Star National Building Competition

WASHINGTON, DC - July 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program launched the 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings with a record 3,200 buildings across the country going head to head to improve energy efficiency, lower utility costs and protect health and the environment.

EPA, HUD, DOT Mark Partnership for Sustainable Communities Second Anniversary

WASHINGTON, DC - June 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Transportation celebrated the second anniversary of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, an interagency effort to help communities nationwide improve access to affordable housing, increase transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment and people’s health.

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