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Environmental Democracy – Book Review: “Fusion Capitalism,” by Steve Melink

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Steve writes in his new book “Fusion Capitalism” that attending Greenbuild 2004 was a catalyst. He was moved to create clean energy by the world he was leaving his children. My own motivation comes from being an artist and designer. Steve spoke at a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design education event to support the U.S. Green Building Council at …

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Why you’ll have to wait for self-driving cars

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Are you eager to kick back on your commute or a long road trip and let your car drive for you? While self-driving cars once seemed like the stuff of sci-fi novels, many experts are promising they’ll be a reality sooner than we think. A 2015 Guardian article even estimated they could be a common sight on the road by …

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Shining Sol – The latest Aptera model

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Aptera just released this report, “Sol took a sun-soaked jaunt down Coast Highway 101 from Cardiff to La Jolla last week, offering a rare sighting for Aptera fans to catch a glimpse of the second completed Alpha in our growing fleet of Solar Electric Vehicles (sEVs). Piloted by talented young driver Natalie Fenaroli, we set out to experience the beautiful …

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Top 5 Tax Breaks for Green Manufacturers

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Thanks to VonLehman Accounting, 5/7/21 https://vlcpa.com/articles/top-5-tax-breaks-for-green-manufacturers Authored by: Zach Castleman, Senior Accountant, VonLehman Accountants In recent years, lucrative tax breaks for energy-efficient investments have enticed many manufacturers to “go green.” At the end of 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) was enacted, which includes various provisions that expand and improve certain green tax breaks. Here are five examples that could …

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Final Registration Call for Winter Permaculture Design Certification

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This just in from This Land Inc. Learn Permaculture in Hybrid Format for the Pandemic and be ready for 2021 Growing Season This transformative course continues to train leaders who are pioneering a Regenerative Future Why take the Course Now? You’ll be ready to design and start planting your Permaculture Site by the first frost free days of the season …

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Traditional American High End Homes Can Be LEED Platinum Without Compromise

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This 8,900 square foot, seven bedroom home is 80 percent more energy efficient than a typical Cincinnati code built home. The style of this residence may be traditional, but the approach to the design and construction was anything but conventional. In addition to fitting in with the historic nature of the neighborhood and meeting the owners’ functional requirements, budget, and …

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Cutting Carbon: Strategies for a Zero Carbon Future – Greenbuild 2020 Session Review

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Editorial, “This presentation confirms our three step strategy to understand our project’s needs and timeline. We’re volunteering to help the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in downtown Cincinnati to achieve LEED Certification. First we implemented the U.S. Green Building Council’s ARC building carbon footprint measuring system. Second we are assembling the complete energy history of the building from its construction in …

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Machine Learning for City-scale Decarbonization Planning – Greenbuild 2020 Session Review

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Editorial, ” This session reviews the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities program globally. Cincinnati received its LEED Certification in November 2019. The second speaker presented his PhD work analyzing efficiency models holistically and not individually. This allows a city to understand where investment will have the most impact. We are donating our time attending Greenbuild to help the Contemporary …

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The Great Balancing Act: A Candid look at the Business Case for Decarbonization, Material Health and Circularity – Greenbuild 2020 Session Review

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As the green building movement has matured, and an awareness of the urgent problems at hand – climate crisis, material toxicity, resource depletion, systemic racism, and now pandemic – has expanded, the list of sustainability attributes that clients are requesting has grown to seemingly unmanageable lengths. How can the green building community prioritize, balance, and consolidate market demands for meaningful …

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Greenbuild Closing Event: USGBC 2020 Leadership Awards

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These Green Leaders don’t know how to take “No” for an answer! #greenbuild https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R5XT2G6rzQ The USGBC Leadership Awards Ceremony recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations committed to advancing green building design, construction and operations. Join us virtually to recognize these industry pioneers. From the YouTube video: USGBC is honored to announce the 2020 Leadership Awards recipients: -Chris Castro, director of sustainability …