BREAKING: LEED, IgCC, and 189.1 will be parts of one system in the U.S.

BREAKING: LEED, IgCC, and 189.1 will be parts of one system in the U.S.

buildinggreen.com 21 Aug '14, 3pm

An updated version of ASHRAE 189.1 (full name: ANSI/ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings) will provide baseline metrics and other technical requirements that align with LEED prerequisites and the IgCC. The standard will likely draw some technical requirements from LEED, but it will maintain its own consensus process under ANSI. The IgCC (for which 189.1 is already an alternative compliance path ) will cease being developed as an independent system and will instead become an adoptable, code-enforceable version of 189.1. LEED, while remaining a volu...

This is what a more sustainable American food system looks like via @grist

grist.org 21 Aug '14, 4pm

Let’s be real: The American food system today has some pretty daunting issues. We’re saddled with a farming system that, on the whole, releas...

Probably nothing. "Antarctica and Greenland Losing Ice at Fastest Rate Ever Recorded"

e360.yale.edu 21 Aug '14, 4pm

21 Aug 2014: Antarctica and Greenland Losing Ice at Fastest Rate Ever Recorded Click to Enlarge Helm et al., 2014 Antarctic ice elevation Ice...

Listen Up: What's the Deal with Solar Trackers?: In the early solar PV days, trackers were a nece...

renewableenergyworld.com 21 Aug '14, 1pm

But developments in the mechanical design of trackers continued, clever installation techniques and system layouts were designed, and control...

All US new electric generating capacity in July came from renewables

pv-magazine.com 21 Aug '14, 12pm

US: 100% of new generating capacity in July renewable 20. August 2014 | Financial & Legal Affairs , Market & Trends | By: Jonathan Gifford FE...

Energy

Congrats to last night's honorees, including Mass. #energyefficiency Advisory Council #aceee_…

Congrats to last night's honorees, including Mass. #energyefficiency Advisory Council #aceee_…

aceee.org 20 Aug '14, 12pm

Pacific Grove, Calif.— ACEEE presented three Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards last night at its 18th biennial Summer Study on Energy Effi...

Why You Should Pay Attention to Renewable Energy #Crowdfunding #renewableenergy

energydigital.com 20 Aug '14, 6pm

While the concept of voting with one’s dollars is often debated, there’s no denying a grain of truth runs through it. Products that sell well...

UK Prime Minister responds to industry group’s call for critical Government support for solar #re...

renewableenergyfocus.com 20 Aug '14, 7pm

The Solar Trade Association has released a letter from UK Prime Minister David Cameron, in which Britain’s leader responds to the group’s rec...

Transportation

#BMW Formula E course cars to be equipped with Qualcomm wireless charging #batteryelectriccar

electric-vehiclenews.com 21 Aug '14, 6pm
#BMW Formula E course cars to be equipped with Qualcomm wireless charging #batteryelectriccar

The all-electric FIA Formula E Championship has today confirmed that its course cars for the inaugural season will be fitted with Qualcomm Ha...

Fashion

The future of green transportation is here and it's so exciting!

inhabitat.com 21 Aug '14, 1pm
The future of green transportation is here and it's so exciting!

-designed architecture at BMW Welt, Point.One S’s sleek organic shape blends superior functionality and design into a symbol for environmenta...

THESE SHOES

ecouterre.com 19 Aug '14, 8pm

Green Building Groups Streamline Tool Development @USGBC @ASHRAEnews @AIAnati...

edcmag.com 21 Aug '14, 3pm

The International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the...

Indonesia forests so damaged they burn whether or not there's drought: Mongabay

news.mongabay.com 21 Aug '14, 2am
Indonesia forests so damaged they burn whether or not there's drought: Mongabay

CAPTION: The three-million ha study area in Riau province, Sumatra. (a), Fire hotspots. MODIS...

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