Achieving its state goal of 250 megawatts (MW) of solar energy four years early, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced a new, more ambitious state goal of 1.6 gigawatts (GW) to be installed by 2020.
On April 22, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the selected projects for the COTE Top Ten Green Projects program, a recognition program for sustainable design excellence now in its 17th year.
On March 12, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its first State of Our Schools report to raise awareness about the need to modernize PK-12 school facilities to meet current health, safety and educational standards.
On April 16, The Princeton Review published The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition, the company’s fourth release of the free guidebook, which highlights 320 environmentally responsible campuses in the U.S. and two in Canada.
Construction of a new $180 million research library building on Temple University’s Philadelphia campus is moving forward with the announcement earlier this month that Marlton, N.J.-headquartered Hill International will provide construction management services on the project.
At the third annual Clean Energy Challenge in Chicago April 4, the Chicago Lakeside Development, a joint venture of McCaffery Interests and U.S. Steel Corporation, presented early-stage startup SmarterShade with the Lakeside Award for clean-tech innovation and commercialization.