New Innovations Bolster American Workforce & Advance Building Envelope Retrofits

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 03:30:16 +0000

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced 10 winners for the first phase of the Envelope Retrofit Opportunities for Building Optimization Technologies (E-ROBOT) Prize, a $5 million competition focused on fast-tracking advanced robotics solutions for building envelope retrofits. Each finalist will win a $200,000 prize and move on to Phase 2, where they will build a prototype of their solution and compete for part of the $2 million […]

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Decarbonized Buildings & Vehicles Create Good Missouri Jobs

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 22:20:13 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Gabrielle Habeeb & Ashok Gupta  Eliminating carbon emissions from our building and transportation sectors will be critical to maintaining a healthy and livable climate. This week’s IPCC report makes it clear that heat waves will continue to worsen — so we must rise to the challenge in addressing and […]

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10 Major Industries Ranked By Climate Action Progress

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 19:25:09 +0000

Much of industry is responding well to the biggest issue of this century, one we’ve jointly created over the past 300 years. But there is still much work to be done.

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Manufactured Home Efficiency Standards To Get A Boost

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:36:12 +0000

The Department of Energy may update energy efficiency standards for manufactured homes for the first time since 1994, Utility Dive reports. Strengthened standards for new homes could dramatically benefit the disproportionately low-income population who live in them, because manufactured homes use 70% more energy per square foot than traditional houses. A 2016 draft DOE rule would […]

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Installing A Tesla Solar Roof — Review By The American Contractor Show

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:09:20 +0000

“The American Contractor Show” has shared its review of the installation of a Tesla Solar Roof. The show is a series of episodes featuring contracting and this episode took a deep dive into the Tesla Solar Roof installation process. Davide Silverstein and American Home Contractors demonstrated just what it takes to install a Tesla Solar […]

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Strategic Tax Credits to Decarbonize Buildings

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 17:26:16 +0000

Originally published on RMI.org By Heather Clark, Mark Kresowik & Darien Crimmin There is much talk about the urgency of climate change and how federal policy is currently being crafted to address it. However, there remains a critical need for targeted tax credits for zero-carbon buildings and retrofits. Buildings are the largest single contributor of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, producing approximately 40 percent […]

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First Hellish Heat, Then Hellfire: The Eyes Of The World Are On Lytton BC

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 17:05:06 +0000

It’s a complex time to mourn here in Canada. Almost a thousand unmarked graves of First Nations children have been discovered on only two of the roughly 140 religiously-run residential schools former grounds. Ground penetrating radar is looking for more in sites across Canada as the nation mourns the genocide it committed. But there is room in my heart to mourn for the people of Lytton too.

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Decarbonizing Cement With AI: An Interview With alcemy Founder Leopold Spenner

Credit to Author: Benjamin Schulz| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 19:35:34 +0000

What’s the story behind alcemy, and how did you arrive at the current product offering? Rob built the dynamic pricing pipeline for Flixbus (that autonomously controls >100,000 ticket fares a day), and I had spent most of my life working around CO2 reduction of cement and concrete. When we met at the second Entrepreneur First […]

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