Nonprofits Receive Funding For Solar Projects

The Green Mountain Energy Sun Club based in Pittsburgh announced March 16 it will donate more than $422,000 to 10 nonprofit organizations across Pennsylvania and New York to fund the purchase and installation of new solar projects that will be completed throughout 2015.

Eiffel Tower Installs Wind Turbines

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is going green with new wind turbines that will help produce electricity.

Field Museum Achieves LEED Gold

The Field Museum in Chicago was awarded LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EB O+M) on March 16.

DPR Construction Earns EPA Award

After setting a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, DPR Construction (DPR), earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leadership Award in the category of Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management.

GCGBC Wins Green Business Award

The Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council (GCGBC) has received the 2015 Green Business Award for Green Advocacy from the Cincinnati Business Courier and the Cincinnati Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

UC Merced Earns 15 LEED Certifications

Sustainable practices at the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), have earned the school its 15th LEED certification for new construction and its first LEED certification for building operations and maintenance.

Photovoltaic Capacity Reaches Record Level

Newly install solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity for 2014 grew 30 percent over 2013’s total, according to a new report.

Poll Shows Bipartisan Support for LEED

A new poll released Feb. 25 found almost equal support from Republicans and Democrats of the LEED green building rating system.

Groups Align Guidelines for Green Buildings

Several associations that develop the construction codes and standards used to create green buildings are working together to bring consistency to high-efficiency structures.

University of California Signs Carbon Pledge

The University of California (UC) has become the first university in the world to sign the Montreal Carbon Pledge, the school confirmed on Feb. 19.