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20 teams from as many universities will compete in the Solar Decathlon to design, build and operate the most affordable and energy-efficient solar-powered home.
Date: 04/24/2010
Type: News
Buoyed by the highest voter turnout ever recorded, students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, took an unprecedented step last week when they approved the "Student Services Renewable Energy Initiative."
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
With the help of its local utility, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will launch a three-year energy efficiency project , "MIT Efficiency Forward," that will trim electricity use 15 percent and save the university $50 million.
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
Commercial uptake of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is set for dramatic growth. A Johnson Controls study estimates that today's nascent U.S. commercial PACE market could represent around $18 billion each year.
Date: 06/01/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
Two environmental engineers at Clemson University have received a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Defense to create a new type of energy efficient Subsurface Thermal Energy Storage (STES) system that uses a conventional heat pump to move heat between buildings and the ground.
Date: 06/16/2010
Type: Article, News
In an effort to inspire businesses and residents to better insulate buildings and improve energy efficiency, the mayor of Boston announced a plan to scan the city with infrared technology. The scans will reveal heat leaks in buildings and will be the first of their kind in a major American city.
Date: 06/21/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
The Springfield Data Center in Massachusetts is being constructed with state of the art technologies in energy efficient data center infrastructure, sustainable building design and consolidated computer technology, which will make it one of the most efficient data centers in the country.
Date: 06/23/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Data Centers
Nobel Prize winner Burton Richter makes a pitch to Obama for a coherent long-term energy policy that includes a focus on transportation, electricity generation and energy efficiency.
Date: 06/28/2010
Type: Blog, Video
Cisco Systems introduced a new home energy management system with a countertop touch-screen display that allows users to monitor and program home energy use. The system will undergo a year-long pilot test with customers of Duke Energy.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: Blog, News
The Pacific Coast Building Conference (PCBC) in San Francisco earlier this month featured several energy efficient products.
Date: 06/30/2010
Type: Blog, Photos

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