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First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Approved

Cape Wind, the first US offshore wind farm was approved. The project will be 5 miles off the Massachusetts coast in the Nantucket Sound. The $1 billion project is expected to produce enough electricity to power around 400,000 homes.

Online Tool To Analyze Existing School Buildings From CHPS

In celebration of National Healthy Schools Day, the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) has released the Operations Report Card (ORC), a new low-cost, online tool that benchmarks current performance, analyzes existing conditions and recommends green and healthy improvements for existing school buildings.

More Environmentally Friendly Sourcing & Packaging for UltraTouch

Bonded Logic Announces Post-Consumer Sourcing & More Environmentally Friendly Packaging for UltraTouch Insulation Recycled Blue Jean Insulation Now Made From Post-Consumer Denim & Available Nationwide CHANDLER, Arizona… One of the building industry’s most environmentally friendly products just got a whole lot greener and a bit less confusing. UltraTouch Natural Cotton Fiber Insulation, commonly referred to as […]


The 26th annual conference of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2010 ran concurrently with the 159th Meeting of the Acoustical Society in Baltamore, Maryland.

Noisy Restaurant

“We are looking for some panels for an existing restaurant with hard floors, walls and ceiling.” The question is simple, but the answer may be lengthy fairly variable depending on the budget for the project and the aesthetic that you need to maintain […]

USGBC 2010 Natural Talent Design Competition : Small, Green, Affordable

Final registration (5/31/2010) and project submission deadline for USGBC 2010 Natural Talent Design Competition: Small, Green, Affordable. The Salvation Army has teamed up with the U.S. Green Building Council for this year’s competition. The competition challenges entrants to design an affordable, 800 square foot green home for an elderly client in New Orleans. The Salvation […]

Going Green May Reduce Your Taxes

4/5/2010 EPA issues a Going Green Tax Tip: IRS Tax Tip 2010-66 When you invest in energy-efficient products, you may be saving money on both your energy bills and your tax return. The Internal Revenue Service wants you to know about these six energy-related tax credits created or expanded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment […]

Newer Homes May Be Affected By Toxic Drywall

Up to 60,000 homes in the US may be affected by allegedly toxic drywall that was installed from 2001 thru 2006. The drywall was imported from China during the housing bubble to handle demand. The drywall releases gases that can corrode metals in a home, including copper gas and water pipes, copper wiring, air conditioning […]