Author: Kristy Hessman

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Canada’s Greenest Building: It’s For The Kids

A new childcare center planned in Canada is expected to raise the bar on traditional green building practices. The center serves the UniverCity community, which is walking distance to the Simon Fraser University campus on Burnaby Mountain, just outside Vancouver.… Read More
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Solar Lab Gives Upstate NY School Thin-Film Edge

Binghamton University’s new solar laboratory is being touted by officials as the springboard that will propel future thin-film solar cell advances. The school recently celebrated the opening of the Center for Autonomous Solar Power’s (CASP) Solar Laboratory and the co-location… Read More

New York College Gets New Green Building

You know a building is energy efficient when anyone who walks in can visit a kiosk in the lobby and a few finger taps later be monitoring the energy features of the building. That kiosk is just one of the… Read More

LEED Platinum First For UC Student Housing

We write often about new buildings and dorms going up on college campuses across the country that are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified, particularly in California. But for the first time, the state’s vaunted University of California system… Read More

Green Ribbon School Winner An Oasis In Urban LA

Being in the sprawling, smoggy, urban Los Angeles area hasn’t kept Environmental Charter High School from winning an award for green achievement. The high school, located just a stone’s throw from the San Diego Freeway in Lawndale, Calif., was one… Read More

LEED Silver Retrofit An Army Morale Booster

Reception Station Barracks on Sand Hill, part of the Fort Benning Army Base in Georgia, has undergone a construction transformation that has bought it from pre-World War II times into the new millennium. The change has also resulted in a… Read More
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Clean Energy Is A Bipartisan Issue, Survey Finds

It’s a commonly held belief that certain political parties are more pro-green than others, but the truth is far more complicated than that, according to a new ORC International survey conducted for the nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute (CSI).… Read More
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Green Power Challenge Winner: Penn, Again

The University of Pennsylvania once again came out on top in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Green College University Green Power Challenge. It’s the fifth time in as many years that the school has won the prize for buying… Read More

Women In Cleantech: DOE, MIT Have A Plan

While no hard data exists, the number of women working in clean tech industries in the United States is far below 50 percent, but now the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has a plan to help change that. The DOE,… Read More

New Virginia Affordable Housing Community Goes Green

Affordable and green. Those characteristics look to possibly intersect at the newly opened vPoint Apartments located in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. The new high-rise, mixed-income apartment community is said to be the first step in addressing that city’s… Read More