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Military Report: Fighting Climate Change Top Priority

A new report from the U.S. Center for Naval Analyses and the London-based Royal United Services Institute, two of the NATO alliance’s front-line strategy centers, recommends putting more effort into fighting global warming than securing reliable supplies of fossil fuels. … Continue reading

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U.S. Cities With The Greenest Buildings

This week, the EPA released its annual list of the 25 American cities with the highest number of Energy Star certified buildings. According to the EPA, 16,000 Energy Star certified buildings in the U.S. helped save “nearly $2.3 billion in … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation

Don’t Let Efficient Use Become Opportunity to Use More Energy efficiency relates to a given amount of energy or effort it takes to accomplish a certain task relative to the least possible amount. It is true that a more efficient system/solution/product will … Continue reading

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Chicago A Leader In Rooftop Gardens

Rooftops are vastly underutilized spaces in the urban environment, yet it is possible for any landscape, plaza, or garden to be installed on a building or structure. In Europe, over the past thirty years, rooftops have become the focus of … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Forum Promotes Best Practices

Collaborative Presentation On Energy Efficiency “In this period of expanding domestic energy supply, the forum will highlight efficiency’s role as a cost effective resource to meet increasing energy demand,” says USEA Executive Director Barry Worthington. “Efficiency can also help make … Continue reading

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