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Energy Department to Integrate Affordable Solar Energy into U.S. Electrical Grid

Supporting the goals of the Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department announced $15 million in available funding to help integrate distributed, onsite solar energy systems into the nation’s electrical grid.
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Report: Green Buildings Market Grows to $260 Billion; Driven by Higher Rents, Values

325 million m2 of new green buildings floor space was built in 2013 as internal rates of return reached a steady 5 percent or more.

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USGBC Announces Extension of LEED 2009

Extension offers the green building industry additional time to prepare for the newest version of LEED.
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Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Improve Energy Efficiency of Hotels, Hospitals, Offices and More

As part of the effort to double energy productivity by 2030 and reduce carbon emissions in commercial buildings, the Energy Department announced $9 million to encourage investments in energy-saving technologies that can be tested and deployed in offices, shops, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and other types of commercial buildings.
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Report: More Than 1.2 Million People Experience LEED-Certified Retail Space Every Day

The 'LEED in Motion: Retail’ report also reveals nearly 8,000 retailers worldwide participate in LEED.
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Report: Increasing Number of Design Projects Meeting Carbon Reduction Targets

Energy modeling improves projected building performance by an average of eight percent.
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ACEEE Scorecard Names Massachusetts Most Energy-Efficient State

Governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the nation continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, reduce pollution and save consumers money by increasing their states' energy efficiency.
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USGBC, Honeywell Collaborate to Advance Building Sustainability

Backed by smart building technology, USGBC’s LEED Dynamic Plaque is set to help measure and improve ongoing facility performance.
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Asphalt Gets Cooler, Greener

Latest NAPA/FHWA survey finds increasing adoption of sustainable practices for asphalt pavements, including warm-mix asphalt and recycled materials use.
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EPA Releases Guidance to Improve Schools’ Indoor Air Quality, Energy Efficiency

The EPA released new guidance to help school districts protect indoor air quality while increasing energy efficiency during school renovations.
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