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Research: U.S. Community Solar Market Can Grow 70 Times by 2030

by YijunW

A new research estimates that the U.S. community solar market, which currently accounts for 1 gigawatt of installed operating capacity, can consistently scale to 50-70 times that size by 2030. This is equivalent to 8 million new solar custo… more...

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0 replies | 5412 views | Posted on: 08/06/2018 | Last updated: 08/10/2018

If Green Roofs Cover 30% and Cool Roofs Cover 60% of the Building Roofs, 0.8 GT of CO2 Emissions Will be Reduced and $3 Trillions Will Be Saved

by YijunW

The usual rooftop is plain terrain, exposing to sun, wind, rain, and snow, and enduring extreme temperatures up to 90 Fahrenheit higher than the surrounding air on a hot day. Green roofs, on the contrary, are veritable ecosystems, or sky… more...

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0 replies | 4402 views | Posted on: 08/03/2018 | Last updated: 08/06/2018

Studies: High Ventilation Rates are Associated with Lower Rate of Illness and Absences

by YijunW

Have you thought about how ventilation* rates influence human health and performance? Studies have shown high ventilation rates are associated with lower respiratory illness, lower rates of sick building syndrome, and lower absences in offi… more...

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0 replies | 2390 views | Posted on: 07/28/2018 | Last updated: 08/01/2018

Studies: We Are Consuming Plastics from Drinking Water

by YijunW

A colorful plastic microfiber in bottled water. Photograph: Abigail Barrows Globally, we generated 275 million metric tons of plastic waste in 2010 alone (Jenna R. Jambeck et al). But we only recycle a small portion of our plastic. Accor… more...

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0 replies | 2665 views | Posted on: 07/28/2018 | Last updated: 08/01/2018

Harvard Study: Students Can't Think Straight During a Heat Wave

by YijunW

Heat waves have devastating consequences for public health globally. Buildings can heighten temperature exposures during heat waves by maintaining high indoor temperatures overnight even when high surrounding temperatures have fallen. Adult… more...

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0 replies | 1543 views | Posted on: 07/26/2018 | Last updated: 07/27/2018

Research: Electric Heating for Space and Water Heating is Already Cost-Effective

by YijunW

The report by Rocky Mountain Institute* found that costs were lower over the life cycle for electrification of space and water heating over fossil-fueled space and water heating, particularly notable for new home construction. The repor… more...

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0 replies | 3269 views | Posted on: 07/16/2018 | Last updated: 07/27/2018

Studies: High-Performance Buildings Do Not Have to Be More Expensive

by YijunW

Despite the rapidly growing recognition and expansion of sustainable initiatives and green buildings, concerns regarding the high upfront cost of green facilities continue due to the lack of quantifiable information (SA Commercial Prop News… more...

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0 replies | 1578 views | Posted on: 07/13/2018 | Last updated: 07/27/2018

Green Buildings and Health: 40 Years of Evidence Summarized by the Team at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health

by YijunW

You are in the middle of a global green movement. Have you ever asked yourself why is green building necessary? Maybe you have heard of one expert says one good aspect of green building and the other researcher says another. Is it a little … more...

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0 replies | 2817 views | Posted on: 07/08/2018 | Last updated: 07/12/2018

U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index: California in the First Place, Followed by Massachusetts

by YijunW

Clean Edge’s 2017 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index ranks the clean-tech activities of all 50 states and the United States’ 50 largest metropolitan areas from electric vehicles, renewables initiatives, policy to investments. The 2017 … more...

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0 replies | 224 views | Posted on: 06/04/2018 | Last updated: 06/05/2018

Top Sustainable Trend - The Electrification of Everything: Spotlight on Electric Vehicles

by YijunW

GreenBiz's 2018 report: "State of Green Business" identifies important emerging areas and technologies as companies address their environmental and social challenges and opportunities. The trends reflect some of the potentials of sustainabl… more...

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0 replies | 2968 views | Posted on: 06/04/2018 | Last updated: 06/12/2018

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