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DOE

Department of Energy Announces $20 Million in New Projects to Lower Cost of Power...

he U.S. Department of Energy(DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding for nine projects to advance early-stage solar power electronics technologies. These innovations are critical to address solar photovoltaic (PV) reliability challenges, as well as to drive down the cost of installing and maintaining a PV solar system.
DOE

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $105 Million in New Funding to Advance...

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced up to $105.5 million to support America’s continued leadership in energy innovation through solar technology. Under the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), DOE will fund about 70 projects to advance both solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) technologies,
USGBC

U.S. Green Building Council and SUMe Launch Green Building Conference in Mexico City

USGBC has announced that Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building conference platform, is coming to México City June 19–21, 2018. Greenbuild Mexico will be held in conjunction with SUMe Sustentabilidad para México A.C. (SUMe) and will offer a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business and address pressing issues such as air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change. Sign up to be notified when registration is open.

BLM SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON DESERT SOLAR PROJECT

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on the proposed Crimson Solar Project, located near Blythe in eastern Riverside. Sonoran West Solar Holding LLC., has requested a rights-of-way authorization to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission an up to 350-megawatt photovoltaic facility along with necessary ancillary facilities
AWEA

AWEA releases video of fish feeding at America’s 1st offshore wind farm

Americans can now preview what’s in store for coastal communities, and the fish many depend on, as offshore wind development builds steam in the U.S. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW), based at the University of Delaware, released a new video today that features never-before-seen underwater footage of fish feeding at America’s first offshore wind farm, as well as testimonials from local recreational fishermen and charter captains.
USGBC

U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED for Cities Grant Program with Support from Bank...

USGBC creators of the LEED green building rating system, with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, announced a new grant program designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S. cities pursuing LEED for Citiescertification.
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)

Investor Confidence Project Rolls Out Certification and Training Through GBCI

GBCI and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced today that GBCI, the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, is now administering certifications for commercial and multifamily projects pursuing the Investor Confidence Project’s (ICP) Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification.

BLM TO HOST PUBLIC SCOPING MEETINGS TO CONSIDER CHANGES TO DESERT RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSERVATION...

The Bureau of Land Management will host eight public scoping meetings in the process to consider amending three land use plans that underlie the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. The BLM invites members of the public to attend meetings at the following dates and locations
NREL

NREL Taps Young to Oversee Geothermal Energy Program

Young has been with NREL since 2008, working as a senior geothermal analyst and engineer in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. In her new role, Young will work closely with NREL management to establish the lab’s geothermal energy portfolio, including research and development geared toward advancing the use of geothermal energy as a renewable power source. She also will guide discussions with the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office to reduce the cost of developing geothermal energy.

Choosing Green Building Over Traditional Construction Methods

Are you getting ready to embark on new home construction? Or maybe you’re going to be expanding your existing property with a new addition. One thing to consider is how green your new building space is going to be. With new advanced technology, utilizing green construction practices can help you live a cleaner, greener lifestyle. Here are just a few reasons as to why you might want to choose these building practices over traditional construction methods.
GTM Research SEIA U.S. Solar Market

U.S. Solar Market Notches Another Quarter of 2 GW Growth, But Uncertainty Holds Back...

The U.S. installed more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the third quarter of 2017, despite experiencing higher prices across all market segments and major policy uncertainty. In their latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said prices rose due to a tight global supply of modules and

New Guide for Planning, Designing and Implementing Green Infrastructure in Parks, Now Available

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is proud to announce the release of A Resource Guide for Planning, Designing and Implementing Green Infrastructure in Parks. The new guide, which draws on lessons learned from the Great Urban Parks Campaign pilot projects, was created in partnership with the American Planning Association and Low Impact Development Center.
USDA

USDA Helps Rural Communities Restore Water Systems Damaged by Disasters

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the award of two grants to help rural water and sewer utilities recover from recent and future natural disasters. “USDA is a strong partner in the long-term recovery of rural communities after a season of devastating hurricanes,” Perdue said.
NREL Develops Switchable Solar Window

NREL Develops Switchable Solar Window

Demonstration device dynamically responds to sunlight by transforming from transparent to tinted while converting sunlight into electricity. Thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency have been developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Global Green Grades States for Green Building Practices in Low Income Housing, 29% of...

The annual QAP Analysis Report has been released, grading each state’s 2017 Qualified Allocation Plans as a part of Global Green’s initiative to improve the environment and health aspects of publicly subsidized housing. This year, Global Green also included the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa in their analysis.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

CVS Portfolio

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease CVS Portfolio

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of two single tenant net leased CVS property locations in Ohio for $5,207,500. The Hartville location is strategically positioned at the signalized intersection of Maple Street and Kent Avenue. Maple Street is the primary east-west thoroughfare in the trade area.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

NAHMA

NAHMA Wins Prestigious Award for Specialist in Housing Credit Management Certification...

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)’s Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) certification program has been named a 2018 Silver Power of A Award winner in the Power to Create a Competitive Workforce category by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).