Energy Efficient Homes

Energy-Smart Series: Tip 5 – Increase In-Wall Insulation

U.S. Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

When most people think of insulation, they think of the attic. But your home should also have plenty of insulation in the walls–not only in exterior walls, but in internal walls separating rooms. Many homes weren’t constructed with enough insulation, especially those built during or prior to the 1980s, but new green technology makes it possible to add insulation to ...

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Historical Chicago Building Converting to LEED-worthy Green Exchange

U.S. Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

Most people may not realize that the city of Chicago, Illinois is one of the greenest cities in the US, largely due to its green technology commitment for building sustainable architecture that’s LEED certified. “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED) is the architectural design industry standard where green energy costs for building supplies as well as building maintenance can ...

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Green Technology Dominated Five Top Stories in 2011

Solar Jobs, Environmental Start-ups

The efforts made in the world of green technology were so big in 2011 that we had to dedicate another article to the other news-making stories of this monumental year. Five words sum up this list: China. Solyndra. Climate. Apparel. Business. Five top stories of 2011 with regard to green technology are as follows: 1) China: This Asian nation ended ...

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Green Technology Council Gets New Leader

A new leader has emerged in Texas to lead the United States Green Building Council – a nonprofit organization that promotes the production of green buildings that save energy across the country. January 2012 marks the beginning of David Ronn’s chairing of the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the council. This council chapter actually is ranked third in the United ...

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New GE Solar Panel Factory in Colorado Planned for 2012

Green Technology News and Jobs | U.S. Green Technology

Aurora, Colorado is proving to be a hotbed for green technology jobs as General Electric is planning to build the largest US Solar Factory in this western city, which will create 355 jobs plus an additional 100 slated for New York over the next few years. Showing its corporate leadership, GE’s manufacturing focus for this plant is based on developing ...

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A Light Bulb Can Help to Prevent Climate Change

A light bulb has been turned on in the minds of experts at GE and other lighting companies such as Philips and Sylvania. That same light bulb is being turned on in more and more homes and businesses, and as this happens, more Americans are being turned on to new job opportunities along with an awareness of the joy of ...

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Cooper Industries Pushes LED Lighting Deal

Look around this holiday season and you’ll see all kinds of LED (light-emitting diode) lights – including Christmas lights. According to Cooper Industries Inc., even more homes need to take advantage of this energy-saving light technology, which results in the gift of financial savings combined with the gift of a healthier environment for coming years. The company is working to ...

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