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India Needs “Green Buildings” Urgently, Says R.K. Pachauri

Originally published on Green Building Elements By Nicholas Brown. R.K.Pachauri, an internationally acclaimed environmentalist who chaired the IPCC, said that India urgently needs more green buildings, an especially radical departure from conventional building design. He said: “There has to be radical departure in the construction of new buildings. There is a change in culture which…

U.S. Gov Imposes New Tariffs On Chinese Solar Panels

Originally published on Solar Love By Nicholas Brown. The US Department Of Commerce has introduced new tariffs via a June 2 ruling on solar panels imported from China. GTM Research’s research paper states that it will increase the cost of modules exported to the US by 14%. Chinese suppliers have historically lowered solar panel prices…

University Of Louisville Building Awarded LEED Silver Certification

Originally published on Green Building Elements By Nicholas Brown. The US Green Building Council of Kentucky has awarded LEED Silver certification to The Nucleus building of the University Of Louisville in downtown. This is decent, as the LEED certifications are Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum (remember that certifications in general are not common). The building,…

The British Medical Association Has Chosen To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Originally published on Cleantechnica By Nicholas Brown. The British Medical Association (BMA), the trade union and professional association of British doctors has decided to end their investment in fossil fuels. One of the reasons stated was the irony of medical organizations investing in the fossil fuel industry which damages public health, and the medical industry’s…

San Diego Airport Receives The First LEED Platinum Certification

Originally published on Green Building Elements By Nicholas Brown. NORESCO’s Sustainability Services group guided a Green Build terminal expansion at SDIA (San Diego International Airport), earning it a LEED (Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design) Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC®), which is the highest LEED certification there is. That means that relatively…

GM Plans To Install 3 Acres Of PV Panels At Its Michigan Facilities

Originally published on Cleantechnica By Nicholas Brown. In an effort to utilize renewable energy more, General Motors (GM) will install three acres of solar PV panels at two of its facilities in Michigan. These facilities in Flint and Swartz Creek will each be equipped with a 150 kW array which is expected to collectively generate…