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The Sustainable SITES Initiative, Rating System, and Scorecard

The Sustainable SITES Initiative is a set of comprehensive, voluntary guidelines together with a rating system that assesses the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of landscapes. It is used by landscape architects, designers, engineers,...

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10/15/19
Implementing Energy Efficiency through Sub-meters

Participants will learn how to begin sub-metering utilities on their campus and how this data can inform and justify not only the cost of the sub-meters, but of energy efficiency projects as well. Participants will also learn how we have taken this a...

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9/13/19

 

 
Climate Action & Adaptation Plans

A strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Cities utilize climate action plans as roadmaps for achieving emissions reductions and improving community resilience. Here, there are several...

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4/15/19
Community Strategic Energy Management Guide

Many communities have or are considering policies and programs to address climate change. They understand that buildings represent a critical element of these policies, since buildings comprise more than 40 percent of energy use and account for more...

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3/14/19

 

 
 
Opportunities for Reducing Campus Water use through Recycling Case Study: Emory University

Learn about water conservation and reuse at a higher education institution and how that might be applied in a college/university garden setting or at public gardens in a variety of settings/governance structures. 

 
 
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3/6/19
Climate Change in the American Mind

The report Climate Change in the American Mind documents a continued upward trend in Americans’ concern about global warming, as reflected in several key indicators tracked since 2008, including substantial increases in Americans’ certainty...

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2/26/19
Understanding Carbon Footprint in Production and Use of Landscape Plants

Understanding carbon footprint (CF) terminology and the science underlying its determination is important to minimizing the negative impacts of new product development and assessing positive or negative cradle-to-grave lifecycle impacts. Life cycle...

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2/21/19
Mapping the Renewable Energy Sector to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas

This Atlas intends to serve as a guide for renewable energy developers and operators to maximize their contributions to the SDGs. The Atlas recommends specific actions that companies can take to advance each SDG by incorporating responsible practices...

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2/7/19
Advanced Lighting Controls with LED

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory evaluated five different LED systems with ALC at a test-bed site in Fort Worth, Texas, and provided analysis of the added savings and costs of the controls as well as guidance on where ALC with...

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1/14/19
Design, Implementation, and Operation of Modern Wood Energy Systems – Heating, Cooling, Combined Heat and Power

This presentation provides a discussion on design aspects for thermal, CHP, and cooling systems fueled by wood energy. Existing project examples will be used to highlight technology, sizing, and energy system integration approaches. The presentation...

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1/4/19
Towards a tailored indoor horticulture: a functional genomics guided phenotypic approach

As indoor horticulture gathers momentum, electric (also termed artificial) lighting systems with the ability to generate specific and tunable wavelengths have been developed and applied. While the effects of light quality on plant growth and...

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11/6/18
LED Lighting for High Bay Applications - Don't Wait to Make the Switch

As LED lighting becomes the preferred choice for industrial applications, it’s more important than ever to understand that not all LED lighting is created equal. The stakes are even higher for industrial applications; whether for new construction or...

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3/29/18
US Urban Forest Statistics, Values, and Projections

U.S. urban land increased from 2.6% (57.9 million acres) in 2000 to 3.0% (68.0 million acres) in 2010. States with the greatest amount of urban growth were in the South/Southeast (TX, FL, NC, GA and SC). Between 2010 and 2060, urban land is projected...

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3/23/18
Policy Options for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

A new federal infrastructure package presents a critical opportunity to strengthen America’s infrastructure against the growing risks posed by extreme weather and other impacts of climate change. Enhancing the climate resilience of the nation’s...

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1/25/18
Deferred Maintenance and Building Health

Check out both this webinar and powerpoint to learn more about how to diagnose your facilities and perform condition assessments and conduct surveys and evaluations of all aspects of...

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12/15/17
Accelerating Building Efficiency

Accelerating Building Efficiency: Eight Actions for Urban Leaders provides a path forward to deliver better buildings before cities “lock in” decades of inefficiency—taking this path will be key to meeting our global sustainable development...

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11/7/17
GBRL Green Roof Energy Calculator

This calculator compares the annual energy performance of a building with a green roof to the same building with either a conventional dark roof or a highly-reflective white roof. 

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11/1/15
Transportation Efficiency Canada

In Canada, transportation accounts for approximately 31% of total energy use and 37% of greenhouse gas emissions (Energy Efficiency Trends in Canada, 1990 to 2010). Natural Resources Canada works to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by...

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11/1/15
Space Heating & Cooling Research

The Emerging Technology team conducts research in space heating and cooling technologies, with a goal of realizing aggregate energy savings of 20% relative to a 2010 baseline. In addition to work involving the development of products, the U.S....

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10/27/15
Implementing On-site Renewable Energy Projects

On-site power generation provides local governments with the most direct access to renewable energy. In addition to the overall benefits, on-site projects also provide a hedge against financial risks and improve power quality and supply reliability.

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10/27/15