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The “‘How Solar Users Think’” Study

Homeowners install solar panels for a variety of reasons, but one UA study is gaining insight into what truly motivates them to go green. A University of Arizona professor is collaborating with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on a study of why individual households choose to install their own rooftop solar panels. According to the news release, […] Read more

The Need of Green Construction

The Green construction aims at efficient use of resources to create healthier and energy efficient homes. It helps in creating a balance between the environment and the construction process. This article will make you aware of the Green Construction and its impact on the environment. The green construction is less noisy and more eco friendly. […] Read more

Apple Claims Green is Still A Priority

One thinks of Apple CEO Tim Cook as being an extremely calm person, but he drew a hard line against a conservative faction of shareholders who complained that the company should focus entirely on its bottom line, and knock off its demand for renewable energy and its participation in other sustainability initiatives aimed at stemming climate […] Read more

Making the Data Center Greener

It takes a lot of energy to make your data center operate at optimal performance. That surge of electricity not only causes high bills but also leads to increased emissions that affect the environment. Large data centers use more than 30 billion kilowatt hours of electrical power in a year, and some use enough electrical […] Read more

Goldman Sachs: Investing $40 Billion into Renewable Energy

That’s right, Goldman Sachs is betting on renewables for the long haul and they say it will be good business for them and their clients. Big Banks Betting on Solar In the last two years, solar has seen a surge in interest from investment banks. In 2012, Morgan Stanley backed a $300 million fund to finance residential solar in […] Read more

Sochi: Olympic Sized Greenwashing?

The XXII Olympic Winter Games offically open today in Sochi, Russia, however rather than being the greenest games ever, they will likely be remembered as being rife with greenwash. In 2007, the Olympic Committee selected the Russian Federation to host the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, a resort on the Black Sea. These games will host […] Read more

White Roofs: The Cool Roofs

It’s no surprise that white roofs triumph over black ones when it comes to mitigating climate change, but as a recent study points out – on economics at least, white roofs also beat out green roofs. “Both white and green roofs do a good job at cooling the building and cooling the air in a city, but […] Read more

The Greenest Super Bowl Yet

On Sunday, February 2, 2014, Super Bowl XLVIII will go down in history as the greenest such event ever. Everything from energy to food will be green at this year’s Super Bowl and the stadium boasts extensive use of recycled materials. There was also an e-waste recycling initiative in the region to help green the […] Read more

Solar and Super Bowl XLVIII

On February 2nd, when the Denver Broncos play the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl, there will be more to cheer about than the outcome of the game: this year’s Super Bowl will have the distinction of being the greenest in history. The game will be held at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, N.J., which is […] Read more

Walgreen’s First Net-Zero Retail Store Opens for Business

Sporting two wind turbines, 850 solar panels and a geothermal system burrowed 550 feet into the ground,Walgreens has opened the first net-zero energy retail store in the US. Walgreens is the largest drug store chain in the nation. Located in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, Walgreen’s president of operations Mark Wagner said at the ribbon cutting, “We have facilities that […] Read more

4 Reasons to Go Green Right Now

The energy landscape is changing rapidly. Renewables are no longer the cottage industry that they were decades ago. New technology and financing combined with rapidly dropping prices have opened the door to a new age of energy. These four striking facts demonstrate why. 1. Solar Panels are 99% cheaper than it used to be Solar […] Read more

In Focus: Green Football

Being environmentally friendly is a new popular trend that many try to incorporate in various aspects of their lives. We eat foods that are organically grown, wear clothes that are made with fibers that are organic and are made in eco-friendly factories. A lot of modern homes are also designed to be environmentally friendly; they […] Read more

LEED: Is It Working?

At Destiny USA there’s always a lot of buzz generated around our LEED© certification. When we began the expansion, we wanted to continue the commitment to the environment we began when first building Carousel Center in 1990. Now, having just celebrated our one-year anniversary as Destiny USA, we are proud to be recognized not only […] Read more

Google Buys 240 MW of Wind Power

Courtesy of Treehugger, here’s yet more evidence that wind power has become an economically competitive, mainstream power source across America. Over the past few years, Google has started to turn into an energy company – arenewable energy company – on top of everything else that it does. They’ve made countless investments in solar power and wind power, […] Read more