Texas Custom Homebuilder Creates Fully Green Home at No Extra Cost

October 21, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
Texas Custom Homebuilder Creates Fully Green Home at No Extra Cost A builder of custom homes in Texas has proved once and for all that there is simply no need to ever break the bank in order to construct truly green homes. The company in question, Dallas base Greenbrook Homes, has just been awarded an LEED gold certification for its most recent green home project, which was built at standard market cost. The design of the home includes Water Sense Plumbing, which reduces the overall amount... »

GE Backs MPX to Double Solar Energy Production in Brazil

September 15, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
GE Backs MPX to Double Solar Energy Production in Brazil GE (NYSE: GE) and MPX, a division of EBX Group, owned by businessman Eike Batista, have agreed to double the output of MPX’s first solar power plant in Brazil. The announcement was deemed as an important step for both MPX and GE to help provide clean, renewable energy to the people of Brazil and marks GE’s entrance into the Brazilian solar energy market. Currently the plant in Taua, Fortaleza, Ceara state, has 4,680 solar panels... »

Retrofit Power Systems Decrease Energy Loss, Lower Cooling Requirements

September 15, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
Retrofit Power Systems Decrease Energy Loss, Lower Cooling Requirements GE Energy (NYSE: GE) is accelerating energy efficiency upgrades across telecom outside plants, cell sites and central offices as it has announced its broad portfolio of Retrofit Power Systems (RPS) that decrease Eenergy loss and lower cooling requirements with power electronics efficiency approaching 97 percent and flexible equipment leasing options. The new Retrofit Power Systems is said to help carriers achieve their sustainability objectives in a cost-effective way through Total Efficiency technology, which is estimated... »

Largest Biogas Plant, Hungary Backs Renewable Energy Goals, European Union’s 20/20/20 Initiative

September 15, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
Largest Biogas Plant, Hungary Backs Renewable Energy Goals, European Union’s 20/20/20 Initiative Hungary’s largest biogas plant powered by GE’s (NYSE: GE) ecomagination-qualified, Jenbacher J416 biogas engines can generate 4.2 megawatts of renewable electricity and an equal amount of thermal energy to support the plant’s onsite operations as well as the local grid. The biogas plant was formally opened yesterday in a gathering attended by energy industry officials near a large poultry processing plant in the city of Szarvas located 170 kilometers (105 miles) southeast of Budapest. The... »

LEED Green Building Program Updates from USGBC

September 14, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
LEED Green Building Program Updates from USGBC The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) next update to the LEED green building program, coined LEED 2012, will include updates to the Materials & Resources (MR) credit category, reflecting thousands of write-in comments received through the first LEED public comment period and including changes to existing LEED credit categories as well as two new credit categories, Integrated Process (IP) and Performance (PF). The updates were released following USGBC‘s disclosure of the inaugural class of LEED... »

GE to Supply Gas Turbines to N. America

September 14, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
GE to Supply Gas Turbines to N. America Underscoring the growing trend to use abundant, cleaner burning natural gas for power generation, GE (NYSE: GE) announced it has received more than $1 billion in orders for heavy duty and aeroderivative gas turbines for projects throughout North America since year-end. GE made the announcement in Houston, where it also bared its newest aeroderivative gas turbine, the FlexAero LM6000-PH, created to provide flexible, efficient power to businesses and remote communities everywhere without the need to... »

No Water Needed for GE’s Natural Gas Technology

September 14, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
No Water Needed for GE’s Natural Gas Technology GE’s (NYSE: GE) latest energy innovation to enable growth and development everywhere with fast, flexible, natural gas-driven power generation has been rolled out to the market. The new FlexAero LM6000-PH, a highly-efficient 50-megawatt (MW) gas turbine, was unveiled in Houston, dubbed as the solution for businesses and communities around the globe who need power fast. The multimillion dollar investment in research and development to create the FlexAero marks GE’s focus to create advanced technologies that... »

Empire State Building Gains LEED Gold

September 14, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
Empire State Building Gains LEED Gold The tallest building in the USA, Empire State Building, has achieved a LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council for Existing Buildings certification, recognizing the $550 million Empire State ReBuilding program. The 2.85 million-square-foot building, which previously lighted up red, white and blue, as it did during the past Labor Day, to remember those who died in the 9/11 attacks, is celebrating its 80th anniversary while nearing completion of its renewal and repurposing... »

Obama’s ‘Bold Plan’ To Get Americans Back to Work Gains Accolades

September 14, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
Obama’s ‘Bold Plan’ To Get Americans Back to Work Gains Accolades The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) commended President Obama for taking action to put people back to work and for helping ensure a stronger America and strong investments amid a “crumbling built environment”. Obama’s bold plan to get Americans back to work again was praised by the USGBC along with the accolades he received from many local government units and infrastructure associations who are now calling on Congress to pass his proposed American Jobs Act... »

Electric Vehicle Experience Tour to Rock Canada

September 14, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
Electric Vehicle Experience Tour to Rock Canada For the first time GE Energy (NYSE: GE) Industrial Solutions and GE Capital Fleet Services will bring its Electric Vehicle (EV) Experience Tour to Canada. The September 15 tour includes presentations by GE and industry leaders, educational workshops to support Electric Vehicle planning, deployment and integration strategies, and electric-vehicle test drives. The announcement came as Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco, Senior Vice President and the new CEO of GE Germany, bared the company’s EUR 85 million investment in... »

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