Greenbuild 2021

Implementing Zero Carbon at Scale – Greenbuild 2021

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Implementing Zero Carbon at Scale – Public and Private Sector Success Stories Susan Freed, Project Manager – Energy & Sustainability Division County of San Diego Susan Freed is the Project Manager for the Energy and Sustainability Division at County of San Diego since 2013. Her work at the County includes finding opportunities to increase the energy and water efficiency and …

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Carbon Neutral Grain Elevator & Processing Operations

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At the recent GEAPS (Grain Elevator & Processing Society) conference and expo, I attended as a member of the press. I promised to write an article about how to make grain silo operations carbon neutral. Sugar cane plants run on the agricultural waste generated from cutting down the sugar cane. After the stalks are crushed to remove their sugar juice …

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USGBC Announces CEO Mahesh Ramanujam will be stepping down

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces CEO Transition, Strategic Review The leading voice in healthy and vibrant green buildings and communities to build upon its strengths and 28-year history Sept. 8, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors announced that Mahesh Ramanujam will be stepping down as president and CEO of USGBC, Green Business …

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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 …