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A Giant step behind Wal-Mart

August 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

When I hop onto my bike early in the morning because we’re out of coffee or need some bread, a Giant Food grocery store is the closest option. The store recently went through a renovation and is amid a “grand opening”. Wandering through this store, however, makes this author’s head spin contrasting the store’s realities […]

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Tags: Energy · energy efficiency · greenwashing · LEED · lighting

Clean Energy Jobs Go Home: $30 Billion to put 4.5 Million to Work

December 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Clean Energy Jobs Go Home: $30 Billion to put 4.5 Million to Work This is part of a series of brief posts on ‘clean energy jobs‘ opportunities for sparking meaningful employment, quickly, in the United States as discussed in Clean Energy Jobs: Stimulate Me. Investing in building energy efficiency is one of the most effective […]

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Tags: architecture · architecture2030 · building green · clean energy jobs · climate change · Energy · energy efficiency · government energy policy · green · LEED

Breaking: Netroots Nation going green

July 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Breaking: Netroots Nation going green

Sometimes those of who focus on energy and global warming issues seem to screaming into the wind, with little attention from others in the community. Netroots Nation‘s announcement for the 2009 put those emotions to the side. The Netroots Nation staff worked hard to find a site and location that meets the types of standards […]

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Tags: Energy · LEED

WashPost Business Section worth a look

November 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on WashPost Business Section worth a look

Monday’s Washington Post business section has an excellent set of articles examining local green businesses.   They provide a window on those pursuing green productivity for, it seems, ethical/moral issues first (and financial as corollary) as per Honest Tea and those who started entirely with financial reasons (with any environmental/ethical/moral issues secondary, a corollary) as per Marriott (article […]

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Tags: building green · business practice · commerce · conservation · eco-friendly · Energy · energy efficiency · environmental · government energy policy · green · journalism · LEED · research · Washington Post

Keeping students awake … and more productive …

September 14th, 2007 · 7 Comments

The Washington Post featured a local high school’s green renovation in Titans of Ecology, which began At the brand-new T.C. Williams High in Alexandria, a modern “green” school, students say the environmentally friendly design has led to a serious lifestyle change: They can’t doze in class anymore because sunlight pours in from practically every angle.

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Tags: LEED · schools

Gore’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Home …

June 10th, 2007 · Comments Off on Gore’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Home …

Al Gore received a barrage of criticism about his electrical bill (some of it most eloquently here, here, and here — all courtesy of Bill Hobbs here at Ecotality).  It will be interesting to see the reaction when Gore’s renovated home receives certification for its energy efficiency.

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Tags: Al Gore · energy efficiency · LEED