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Using Switchgrass to Heat Homes and Businesses

The Unites States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has released the results of a cost-benefit analysis for using switchgrass to heat homes and business in the northeast region of the U.S.  The life-cycle assessment compared the costs … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania DEP Offers Green Grants

October 5, 2012 through October 26, 2012 the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) accepted applications for four green grants under the 2012 Growing Greener Plus grant proposal. The four separate awards are for the Watershed Protection grants, Surface Mining … Continue reading

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Highly Contaminated Gowanus Canal To Be Cleaned Up

The U.S EPA has recently published a feasibility study, or outline of the remedial options selected for the cleanup of the highly contaminated Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York.  This is the latest development in the ongoing debate about how … Continue reading

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Upcoming Healthcare Seminar in Philadelphia

Corporate Realty, Design & Management Institute is hosting a half day seminar in Philadelphia on September 14, 2011. The IFMA Healthcare Council and the Healthcare Facility Managers Association of Delaware Valley are also hosting the event. The seminar will focus … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Tech Company Distributing Green Decomp Machines

Earth Bio Technologies (EBtech), a company located in Glenside, PA has become the only distributor in the area to offer two decomposition technologies for food waste.  The first is a machine that converts food waste to liquids by the use … Continue reading

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Job Creation as a Result of Rooftop Solar Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office has offered a conditional commitment to aid in the finance of the world’s largest distributed rooftop solar generation project.  The loan for $1.4 billion was guaranteed to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, … Continue reading

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Green City, Clean Waters Plan Approved

The City of Philadelphia has received final approval on its $2 billion stormwater management plan, “Green City, Clean Waters”. Environmental officials are calling it the largest U.S. project to reduce stormwater pollution through eco-friendly measures. The plan was approved on … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Projects Save AT&T Millions

EES has posted a number of blogs regarding sustainability initiatives, and how quickly they can improve a company’s bottom line.  Last year AT&T implemented 4,200 energy efficiency projects at its facilities.  These projects ranged from lighting changes to network upgrades, … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Health Care

The Bon Secours Health System and Practice Greenhealth recently hosted a webinar concerning the subject of climate change and its relation to the health care industry. The webinar was given by David McCombs, the Vice President of ERP/Supply Chain Operations. … Continue reading

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Proposed EPA Regulation for Coal-fired Power Plants

The EPA proposed a regulation that would, for the first time, limit coal-burning power plant emissions.  The regulation would limit the amount of mercury, arsenic and other pollutants coal-fired power plants could legally emit.  While this regulation has the potential … Continue reading

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