05 May '11, 12pm

Daylight-Mimicking LEDs, Recycled Concrete Net Green Building Grants

Daylight-Mimicking LEDs, Recycled Concrete Net Green Building Grants

PITTSBURGH, PA — Lights that copy daylight and concrete made with recycled materials are on the receiving end of grants from the Green Building Alliance . The group's latest round of Product Innovation Grants divvies up $250,000 among five projects. The grants, which have now given out more than $1.2 million to 24 projects, are intended to push green building products into the marketplace and boost manufacturing in Pennsylvania. Thar Geothermal and Energy Wall were each awarded $100,000. Thar Geothermal is working on a ground-scale geothermal heat pump that uses carbon dioxide to move heat. The grant will help it, along with Carnegie Mellon University, implement and evaluate a commercial-scale pump. Energy Wall will work with Pennsylvania State University in making and testing a passive heat and moisture transfer membrane for ventilation air recovery. Drexel University wil...

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