Manufacturing Is Surprising Bright Spot in U.S. Economy

For the first time in many years, manufacturing stands out as an area of strength in the American economy. From the NYTimes: When the Labor Department reports December employment numbers on Friday, it is expected that manufacturing companies will have … MORE

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5 Ways Manufacturers Can Cut Energy Use in 2012

Manufacturers can target five areas that could have the greatest overall effect on their facilities’ energy efficiency. From the article in the Environmental Leader, “manufacturers waste hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on unnecessary energy spending.” Consider these the … MORE

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January GreenIREM webinar – Sustainable Buildings: The Year Ahead

IREM’s final webinar in the GreenIREM series on sustainability takes a look at the emerging trends in commercial real estate and the energy saving trends of the coming year. 2011 in review Emerging industry trends Financial incentives outlook Policy outlook … MORE

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Four Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2012

The worldwide movement toward sustainability has made significant progress over the past half-dozen years as companies and cities have pursued strategies that balance future and current societal needs. Now, sustainable development is entering a new phase, characterized by greater alignment … MORE

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First-Of-Its-Kind Search Engine Will Speed Materials Research

Washington, D.C. – Researchers from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) jointly launched today a groundbreaking new online tool called the Materials Project, which operates like a “Google” of … MORE

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GreenIREM Webinar: Financing & Incentives

Thursday, December 8 from 3-4pm EST.  GreenIREM Webinar: Financing & Incentives Learn about the current energy efficiency and renewable energy rebates, incentives and financing options with the next online educational series.  Sponsored by IREM, the GreenIREM series will focus on: … MORE

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Money Still Flows

DETROIT — At a time when many government programs are fighting for survival, there’s one place the money is still flowing for now: the Great Lakes. In the past two years, Congress has pumped $775 million into the Great Lakes … MORE

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California laws aimed at clean water improvements

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs in new laws aimed at improved access to clean drinking water in California, particularly for residents in rural and disadvantaged communities. From the Huffington Post, Brown says, “Clean drinking water is a basic human right. The … MORE

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Top Ten Reasons Why Renewable Energy Wins

Top 10 Reasons Why Solar Energy Will Win 10. A job is a job is a job. With all this talk about green jobs, clean jobs, and other kinds of jobs — how about we just call it a job? … MORE

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World Energy Engineering Congress 2011

AEE is very pleased to bring the WORLD ENERGY ENGINEERING CONGRESS (WEEC) to Chicago’s magnificent Navy Pier, taking place October 12-14, 2011. Now in its 34th year, the WEEC is well-recognized as the most important energy event of national and international … MORE

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