It may be a way to save money on energy, but much remains unknown about the pros and cons of such a project. Roseville is thinking of turning City Hall into a power plant — and perhaps saving close to
An Allegheny County solar developer is challenging the state Public Utility Commission’s authority to adopt new alternative energy regulations in a complaint filed this week in Commonwealth Court. David Hommrich of Green Tree, who is representing himself in the case,
This week, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) revealed its plans for the first Sustainable Urban Agrihood in the North End.
Wait, an agrihood? It’s an alternative neighborhood growth model, positioning agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use development. There are some agrihoods around the country, but in rural areas. This is the first within a city.
MUFI’s agrihood spans three acres on Brush Street, a few blocks up from East Grand Boulevard. MUFI runs a successful two-acre garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, and a children’s sensory garden. They provide free produce to the neighborhood, churches, food pantries, and more.
The city of San Mateo adopts ordinance requiring solar and cool roof installation on new construction projects.
San Mateo, CA (October 5, 2016)… Energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a priority for the city of San Mateo. Starting January 1, 2017, San Mateo will require the installation of solar systems in all new construction projects. The city also requires cool roof installation on all new multi-family and commercial developments with low-sloped roofs.
Buyer Beware. Falling costs and increasing adoption are wonderful news for clean energy, but now is not the time for celebration. A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy suggests that the costs of renewable technologies are tumbling, and with it their adoptions soaring. But despite the good news, we can’t become complacent.
The University of Pennsylvania is welcoming students to its newest campus buildingâ€”the LEED Silver-seeking New College House. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, the energy-efficient building is the schoolâ€™s first purpose-built college house that will bring
HANGZHOU, China (AP) â€” Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the United States has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obamaâ€™s presidency, slicing the nationâ€™s output of polluting gases
The world’s great cities could hold the key to the prosperity of the human race. Yet a comprehensive new study points to a worrying trend: The water they need to grow is getting more expensive, because they’re failing to protect
Looking for advice from people in Virginia about building codes. I’m trying to choose a county where I can start my own farm. I’d like to use traditional building methods – hay bales, earthship, sand bag type architecture, and cut
When steven mankouche first saw the house at 3347 Burnside Street in Detroit, in 2013, it was buckling and scarred with burn marks. An artist named Andy Malone, who lived nearby, had just purchased the lot for $500 and was