San Antonio, July 17, 2012.SolarThermalMagazine.com Today, DOW POWERHOUSE(TM) announced a major new collaboration with Imagine Homes, a San Antonio-based homebuilder leading the nation in new high performance green building technology, to offer the cutting-edge DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle roof system to all new homebuyers in Imagine Homes’ six San Antonio area residential communities. Additionally, DOW [...]
Solar Gard(R), an industry-leading manufacturer of architectural and automotive window films, today announced the completion of its second Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which is a comprehensive assessment of the environmental impact of a product, from production to disposal.
Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in development and commercialization of Konarka Power PlasticÂ®, a lightweight, flexible organic solar film that converts light to electricity, and Dri-DesignÂ®, manufacturer of the patented Dri-Design Wall Panel System, today announced Konarkaâ€™s Power Plastic solar panels have been integrated into Dri-Designâ€™s metal rainscreen panels for building faÃ§ade applications.
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RGS Energy, the commercial division of Real Goods Solar, is completing the final phases of a solar array at the new Kohler Environmental Center for Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT. RGS Energy, the commercial division of Real Goods Solar, is completing the final phases of a solar array at the new Kohler Environmental Center [...]
Solar Community Teams Up With University of the Incarnate Word for House of CARDS Project Solar Community and the students of The University of the Incarnate Word have taken an unprecedented step into collegiate solar education. With their designs, hard work and dedication, and Solar Community’s installation expertise, we have built the fully sustainable “House [...]
Colorado residents will be able to breathe easier and pay lower heating bills next winter if they take advantage of the new energy-conscious HERSÂ®Index homes that Taylor Morrison Colorado unveiled on Earth Day. The Colorado homebuilder announced April 22 that all of its new home communities will now carry energy ratings based on the nationally-recognized [...]
Solar3D, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough 3-dimensional solar cell technology to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity, today announced that it will conduct a study of the economics and benefits of integrated Solar3D cells directly into roof tiles. â€œWe believe that over the next decade, rooftop PV applicationsâ€”whether applied or embeddedâ€”will be among [...]
DOE Â Secretary Steven Chu Â announced the availability of up to $5.2 million in fiscal year 2012 to develop improved building efficiency technologies, including advanced heating and cooling systems and high efficiency insulation, windows and roofs. This funding will advance the research, development, demonstration, and manufacture of innovative building technologies to speed the commercialization of affordable, [...]
Lessons about energy efficiency are hitting home through an online middle school pilot curriculum developed for students in Louisiana, Hawaii and Japan. The Biggest Energy Loser Challenge, created through a partnership among the Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Southern University, focuses on energy forms, usage and consumption. Student tasks include conducting a [...]
They may say everything is bigger in Texas, but at KB Home (NYSE:KBH) your energy usage doesnâ€™t have to beâ€”in fact it could be zero. KB Home unveiled its first net-zero energy home in the Houston area during a special event held today at its Lago Vista at Westheimer Lakes community in Richmond. At the [...]
WaterShed, the international-prize-winning solar house built by University of Maryland students, faculty and professional partners, has found a buyer and a permanent site – electric service provider Pepco is purchasing the high-tech building, and plans to locate it at one of its facilities in Montgomery County, Maryland. The purchase secures WaterShed’s future and will make [...]
At an eventÂ last weekÂ in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and unveiled the competition’s location, the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. The 20 teams from colleges and universities across the United States [...]
U.S. Green Building Council releases list of top U.S. states for LEED-certified projects in 2011 The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today released its 2011 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on the U.S. 2010 Census information. The District of Columbia leads the nation, with more [...]