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Microsoft Pledges to Go Carbon Negative by 2030 Including a $1 Billion Climate Innovation Fund

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Microsoft took an impressive climate leadership position this week when the company announced a promise to remove all of the carbon the company has ever put in the atmosphere directly or by consumptio

Filed under: Climate Change,

Keywords: Climate Change, Microsoft, Climate Leadership, Carbon Negative,

0 replies | 4 views | Posted on: 01/27/2020 | Last updated: 01/27/2020

Google's Henderson, Nevada Data Center to be Powered by a $1 Billion Solar Farm

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Google’s new data center in Henderson, Nevada will be powered largely by a $1 billion solar farm.  The project is one of the largest corporate solar deals signed in the US, and maybe t

Filed under: Renewable Energy,

Keywords: Solar, Renewable Energy, google, Nevada,

0 replies | 3 views | Posted on: 01/27/2020 | Last updated: 01/27/2020

Arizona Public Service Company (APS) Announces a Commitment to Carbon-Free Energy Production by 2050

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Arizona Public Service Company (APS) CEO Jeff Guldner announced that the company will produce all electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050 and will produce 45% of power from renewable sources by 2

Filed under: Energy,

Keywords: Climate Change, Utilities, Carbon-Free,

0 replies | 3 views | Posted on: 01/27/2020 | Last updated: 01/27/2020

Chicago's Willis Tower Goes LEED Platinum

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Chicago’s Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, is now the largest US building to achieve the USGBC’s LEED Platinum rating.  At 1451 feet tall, the building was the world&r

Filed under: LEED (USGBC),

Illinois Green Building Group

Keywords: Green Building, LEED Platinum, Willis Tower,

0 replies | 3 views | Posted on: 01/27/2020 | Last updated: 01/27/2020

Did You Know that Consumer Funding for Electric Vehicles has been Reinstated in Massachusetts?

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Great news: Rebates for electric vehicles have been reinstated in Massachusetts! 

Rebates for electric vehicles have been reinstated in Massachusetts! For the next two years, at least $27

Filed under: Electric Vehicles,

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: EV, Electric Vehicles,

0 replies | 3 views | Posted on: 01/27/2020 | Last updated: 01/27/2020

Rhode Island is the First US State to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy by 2030

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

In her annual State of the State speech to lawmakers, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order this month calling for an end to fossil fuel reliance by 2030.  The action make

Filed under: Renewable Energy,

Rhode Island Green Building

Keywords: Energy, Wind, Rhode Island, Offshore Wind, 100% Renewable Energy,

0 replies | 1 views | Posted on: 01/26/2020 | Last updated: 01/26/2020

Minneapolis City Council Approves “Home Energy Score" Requirement for Real Estate Transactions

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Home energy data collection is now a part of required Truth in Sale of Housing (TISH) evaluations in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The data is used to generate an Energy Disclosure report to be used i

Filed under: Real Estate,

0 replies | 5 views | Posted on: 01/26/2020 | Last updated: 01/26/2020

Tiny Home Communities in Development for Homeless Veterans - Nine-Line Foundation and Veterans Community Project (VCP)

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

The Nine-Line Foundation has partnered with the Golden Isles Veterans Village to build a new development of tiny homes for homeless veterans in Brunswick, Georgia.  Between 30 and 40 homes will b

Filed under: Tiny Houses,

Tiny Houses

0 replies | 11 views | Posted on: 01/26/2020 | Last updated: 01/26/2020

FREE Webinar, Daylighting by Design, Tuesday, February 4,12 - 1pm EST

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

This course discusses the benefits of a thoughtfully- designed light control system and how to make it work for your project's natural-lighting and shading needs. The discussion emphases implement

Filed under: Webinars,

0 replies | 188 views | Posted on: 01/24/2020 | Last updated: 01/24/2020

Passive House Certified Builders Training, March 16-19, Waitsfield, VT

by abu417 // Climate Connoisseur. Eco-Maniac. Solar Sommelier.

Superinsulation, air-tight envelopes, high-performance window installation, site management, component sourcing – passive house construction presents special challenges to builders. This PHIUS C

Filed under: Education ,

Related to: Education , Training and Development Programs, Workshops,

Keywords: Construction, Passive House Institue US, Green Building Training,

0 replies | 33 views | Posted on: 01/24/2020 | Last updated: 01/24/2020

Energy Design Conference & Expo February 25-26, Duluth, MN

by abu417 // Climate Connoisseur. Eco-Maniac. Solar Sommelier.

Join for the 30th anniversary of northern Minnesota’s Energy Design Conference & Expo! With an opening keynote from someone in the business, an expanded electric vehicle display, a

Filed under: Energy,

Related to: Designers, Energy Management, Electrical,

Keywords: Energy, Design, Minnesota,

0 replies | 107 views | Posted on: 01/22/2020 | Last updated: 01/22/2020

The World’s First LEED Zero Water Certification

by Suelen Ribeiro // Architect/ LEED GA

The USGBC has on August 14th, 2019, certified the first LEED Zero Water to the Eurobusiness, a commercial office building located in Curitiba, Brazil. The building had already achieved the Platinum ce

Filed under: Green Building News,

Brasil Green Building

Keywords: Green Building, Green Building Awards, Net Zero Water, LEED Certification,

0 replies | 238 views | Posted on: 01/12/2020 | Last updated: 01/12/2020

FREE Webinar: Integrative Process and Whole Canopy System Solution Design, January 16, 12pm EST

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Canopy systems are sometimes one of those building elements that gets taken for granted or overlooked, despite the important role they play in providing coverage, shading and reduced heat gain to a bu

Filed under: Webinars,

0 replies | 349 views | Posted on: 01/12/2020 | Last updated: 01/12/2020

Free Webinar: GridOptimal: Outcomes and Lessons Learned from the First Pilot Project, January 30, 11 am PST (2 pm EST)

by Connie NBI

The role of buildings in the grid is changing as historic grid infrastructure strains to handle more centralized and distributed renewables, electric vehicles, and smart systems. NBI and USGBC are lea

0 replies | 1598 views | Posted on: 01/11/2020 | Last updated: 01/12/2020

Indoor Air Quality 101

by FGHVAC

Ensuring high ventilation rates to dilute CO2 and other gases that cause negative effects on humans should be a priority in commercial and industrial buildings, but that is not always the case. I

City Buildings in River Falls, Wisconsin are now Powered with 100% Renewable Energy

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

On January first and after years of effort to cut dependence on fossil fuel use, River Falls Wisconsin “flipped a switch” to power all city buildings with 100% renewable energy.  This

Filed under: Renewable Energy,

Wisconsin Green Building Group

Keywords: 100% Renewable Energy, River Falls, Wisconsin,

0 replies | 2 views | Posted on: 01/05/2020 | Last updated: 01/26/2020

Sixteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, January 29-31, Santiago, Chile

by abu417 // Climate Connoisseur. Eco-Maniac. Solar Sommelier.

Much of the sustainability literature focuses on the Global North and on issues salient to policy makers in developed countries, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and ozone depletion. By cont

Filed under: Environment,

Related to: Environment, Environmental Activism,

Keywords: Environment, Sustainability, Culture,

0 replies | 411 views | Posted on: 01/03/2020 | Last updated: 01/03/2020

How the Living Building Challenge Moves the Green Building Industry Forward

by abu417 // Climate Connoisseur. Eco-Maniac. Solar Sommelier.

            Being an intern at RateItGreen.com, I learned a lot of vocabulary and catchy names along the way. The things that really stuck out to

Filed under: Certifications/Labels and Transparency ,

Keywords: Hitchcock Center for the Environment, R.W. Kern Center,

0 replies | 24 views | Posted on: 01/02/2020 | Last updated: 01/02/2020

Global Conference on Agriculture and Horticulture, September 10-12, 2020

by Lydia Wagner AGRI 2020

Magnus Group takes a huge gratification to welcome you for “Global Conference on Agriculture and Horticulture” AGRI 2020 scheduled during September 10-12, 2020 in Paris, France.

 Agriculture

Filed under: Education ,

0 replies | 45 views | Posted on: 12/26/2019 | Last updated: 01/06/2020

Sustainable Job Opportunity - The National Housing Trust, State Policy and Equity Advocate

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Position Summary:

This is an exciting opportunity for a coalition-builder interested in working at the intersection of affordable housing policy, environmental policy, and racial equity. The State

Filed under: Green Building Jobs,

0 replies | 311 views | Posted on: 12/09/2019 | Last updated: 12/09/2019

Sustainable Job Opportunity - NeighborWorks: Director, Healthy Homes and Communities

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Position Summary:

NeighborWorks launched the Healthy Homes and Communities Initiative in 2014 to advance efforts at the nexus of health, housing and community development. Through this initiative,

Filed under: Green Building Jobs,

0 replies | 403 views | Posted on: 12/09/2019 | Last updated: 12/10/2019

Sustainable Job Opportunity: Harvard University, Assistant Director of Communications, Sustainability

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Position Summary: The Sustainability Manager, reporting to the Associate Director, utilizes a change management framework with members of the University community to drive implementation of major

Filed under: Green Building Jobs,

0 replies | 27 views | Posted on: 12/09/2019 | Last updated: 12/18/2019

Sustainable Job Opportunity: Harvard University, Sustainability Manager

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Duties & Responsibilities:

Position Summary: The Sustainability Manager, reporting to the Associate Director, utilizes a change management framework with members of the University communit

Filed under: Green Building Jobs,

0 replies | 815 views | Posted on: 12/09/2019 | Last updated: 12/09/2019

Webinar: Innovation in Food Rescue Today Leads to Food Security Tomorrow, January 21, 1 pm ET

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

The impact of food waste is undeniable.  Here in the US alone, more than 72B pounds of food is wasted, not including food wasted in the home, and this is in a country where more than 36 million p

0 replies | 3665 views | Posted on: 12/06/2019 | Last updated: 12/06/2019

Solar Power Mexico, March 24-26, Mexico City, Mexico

by abu417 // Climate Connoisseur. Eco-Maniac. Solar Sommelier.

Solar Power Mexico is the first exhibition and conference specialized in the energy and solar technology segment, a business with growth rates of over 25% and an expected investment of over USD $100 b

Filed under: Solar Energy ,

Related to: Energy Management,

Keywords: Solar Energy, Energy Storage, Mexico,

0 replies | 329 views | Posted on: 12/06/2019 | Last updated: 01/24/2020

 

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