Green building

  • by Mara Gross on November 6, 2017
    Oregon Governor Brown issued executive orders advancing energy efficiency and electric vehicles, and a new coalition announced its formation to accelerate the rapid adoption of zero energy buildings in Oregon.  Read more
  • by Denis Hayes on January 16, 2017
    We can dramatically cut carbon emissions simply by making our buildings more comfortable, cost-effective and efficient. Why haven't decades of energy efficiency programs accomplished more? Read more
  • by Eileen V. Quigley on September 20, 2016
    The City of Portland is accepting comments on a draft policy to measure the energy efficiency of homes, as part of a long-term strategy to increase energy efficiency, reduce homeowner costs, and to curb a major source of carbon emissions. Read more
  • by Seth Zuckerman on June 6, 2016
    SEIU votes to make climate action a priority, California tests zero-net-energy homes, Australian coal CEOs defect to solar and energy efficiency, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. Read more
  • by Caleb Smith on May 17, 2016
    CleanTech Showcase is the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech business event. This one-day event gathers the industry’s best and brightest to learn about the latest clean technology innovations, research and investment opportunities. Engage the industry’s best and brightest while seeing the latest cleantech innovations from across the region. Network with 350+ industry leaders, investors, media and policymakers. Hear and learn from renowned speakers across research, investing and industry. Read more
  • by Caleb Smith on May 17, 2016
    Can energy leverage the sharing economy? Two projects are finding out how cooperative district energy technologies are reshaping facility energy management and community design: Eco District and Cyrene. Read more
  • by Caleb Smith on April 15, 2016
    The GridWise® Architecture Council and Smart Grid Northwest are pleased to announce that the Third International Conference and Workshop on Transactive Energy will be held May 17 through May 19th, 2016, in Portland, Oregon, at the World Trade Center. The conference and workshops will bring together representatives of government, industry, utilities, vendor organizations and academia who have an interest in advancing transactive energy—an approach that combines economic and control techniques to improve power grid reliability and efficiency.  Read more
  • by Caleb Smith on April 7, 2016
    As a part of an international climate and energy actionable knowledge exchange, i-SUSTAIN is gathering together experts from Denmark, Sweden and Washington state in Olympia and Seattle from April 11-12, 2016. The April convening focuses on district energy and combined heat and power, with this bi-directional knowledge exchange on climate and energy continuing in 2016 with other key action areas. An open-to-the-public meeting with the delegates is being offered in Olympia (April 11th) and Seattle (April 12th): Read more
  • by Caleb Smith on March 23, 2016
    On April 19, 2016 the Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies will be holding its first Energy Symposium.  Students, faculty, and invited experts in the field of energy will be joining together on Western's campus for presentations, lively panel discussions, student poster sessions, and networking. Space is limited. Register now. Read more
  • by Elizabeth Willmott on March 22, 2016
    On March 10 Seattle took a key step on its path to be carbon neutral by 2050, when Mayor Ed Murray signed three energy efficiency ordinances that will reduce carbon pollution in the building sector.   Read more

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