Several proposals are moving through the House and Senate this week that threaten imperiled gray wolves and undermine the nation’s most important wildlife conservation law, the Endangered Species Act.
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) headquarters office is the first space in the world to achieve both Platinum Level Certification for the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™) under WELL v1 and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), under the LEED ID+C rating system – the highest recognition awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™). The office space, designed by Perkins+Will, incorporates the most innovative health and wellness design features, and has sustainability as a central philosophy.
Department of Energy Announces Scaling Up the Next Generation of Building Efficiency Packages Funding Awards
DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced it is investing more than $3 million in five projects to improve the efficiency of the nation’s commercial buildings. This investment is designed to drive innovation in multisystem technology packages while also fostering the collaboration of dynamic industry teams that include energy consultants and nongovernmental organizations, utilities, and technology providers.
A coalition of environmental and tribal citizen groups filed a lawsuit over the Trump Administration’s decision to indefinitely delay common-sense standards that reduce the waste of publicly owned natural gas resources, and limit the release of methane (a powerful greenhouse gas) and toxic air pollution on public and tribal lands.
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of three projects to receive up to $8 million, aimed at reducing the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts. These projects will deliver high-impact tools and techniques for increasing the productivity of algae organisms and cultures. They will also deliver biology-focused breakthroughs while enabling accelerated future innovations through data sharing within the research and development community. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create jobs, spur innovation, improve quality of life, and achieve national energy security.