Monthly Archives: August 2010

Release of New ASTM Standards for Sustainability in Building

ASTM International (formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials) has promulgated internationally-recognized standards for specifying and testing materials, products, and systems since 1898. Since 2008, ASTM has included Committee E60, a committee dedicated to developing and improving … Continue reading

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DOE Extends Filing Deadline to Apply for Renewable Energy Loan Guarantees

As noted in a previous blog entry, one of the key programs established under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) offers loan guarantee funding under a Department of Energy solicitation covering energy efficiency, renewable energy, and advanced transmission … Continue reading

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Demonstrating Carbon Capture Sequestration One Step at a Time

Carbon capture and sequestration (“CCS”), while as yet an undemonstrated technology in its entirety for climate change mitigation, is composed of relatively established industrial methods of capturing, liquefying, transporting carbon dioxide (“CO2”) (in gaseous and liquid form), injecting it into … Continue reading

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LEED® 101

The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System has become the industry standard for high performance, green buildings. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed version 1.0 of the LEED Green Building Rating System in 1998. … Continue reading

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Recycling Land

Click here for a recent New York Times article on recycling land to create green energy. And click here for a link to a recent Pepper Hamilton discussion of this issue. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.

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