Monthly Archives: September 2012

British housing development with biomass district heating achieves highest Code for Sustainable Homes Level

Green Building Press reports that Stoneham Green affordable housing development near Southampton is one of the UK’s first Code For Sustainable Homes to achieve Level 6. Two biomass boilers and a district heating system help the development’s eleven 2- and … Continue reading

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District energy a powerful opportunity for Toronto

The Toronto Star reports that when Toronto City Council made the decision three years ago to let boutique hotelier Henry Kallan develop a hotel on the grounds of Exhibition Place, the idea was to make the Allstream Centre and Direct … Continue reading

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Siemens receives 5th order for CHP plant in Korea

Siemens has received its fifth order for H-Class power plant technology from South Korea. The CHP power plant Daegu Innovation City will be built in Daegu Metropolitan City, the fourth largest city in the country, located 240 km southeast of … Continue reading

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House Bill on Master Limited Partnerships Introduced

Reps. Ted Poe (R-TX) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced H.R. 6437 – Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act, companion legislation to S.3275, introduced by Sens. Coons (D-DE) and Moran (R-KS) in June. Both bipartisan bills aim to modify the tax code … Continue reading

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Polypropylene pipe replaces copper & steel in Miss. community hospital’s Hurricane Katrina restoration

Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the Gulf Coast in August 2005, has been assessed as the costliest U.S. natural disaster to date, causing an estimated $81 billion in property damage. Case in point: The 80,000 square foot Hancock Medical Center, a … Continue reading

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Beijing, Copenhagen sign MoU on cooperation in sustainable development

Gov.cn, the Chinese government’s official web portal reports that the city authorities of Beijing and Copenhagen have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) strengthening collaboration on sustainable planning and construction—the first since the two capitals entered a twin-city partnership three … Continue reading

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Large waste heat recovery thermal energy scheme proposed for Avonmouth, UK

Alan Bailey Hon MSc, Chairman of Low Carbon South West Resource Media, a publishing and communications company with environmental objectives, based in Bristol, UK, reports that Low Carbon South West CIC (LCSW) has launched a feasibility study for a large … Continue reading

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Can LEED generate more business?

Can a LEED® rating improve the financial performance of banks, and possibly other commercial enterprises? According to a study by the University of Notre Dame, the answer is yes. In their first-of-its-kind study, “The Relationship between Corporate Sustainability and Firm … Continue reading

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Data centers waste most energy consumed

A recent analysis of energy demand and consumption in the web industries found massive amounts of waste, resulting in substantial amounts of pollution. The New York Times commissioned the report from research firm McKinsey & Company, analyzing the energy usage … Continue reading

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Ever-Green Energy takes over Duluth Steam plant management

KDAL 610 AM radio in Minneapolis reports that the Duluth steam plant is officially under new management. Ever-Green Energy Duluth is taking over management of the “Duluth District Energy System” to study and seek improvements that impact efficiency, help Duluth … Continue reading

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