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Posts Tagged ‘energy efficiency’

You’re Invited to the Community Energy Fair!

You’re Invited to the Community Energy Fair!

Learn how to take climate action in your communities and in your homes on Saturday, June 25 from 8 am to 3 pm at the Second Annual Community Energy Fair in Central Park—right next to the Farmers Market! Join Clean Energy Action and local [...]

TreeHugger | Older, Smaller, Better: Why new ideas need old buildings

TreeHugger | Older, Smaller, Better: Why new ideas need old buildings

"Based upon statistical analysis of the built fabric of three major American cities, this research finds that established neighborhoods with a mix of older, smaller buildings perform better than districts with larger, newer structures when tested [...]

GreenBuildingAdvisor | Stupid Energy-Saving Tips

GreenBuildingAdvisor | Stupid Energy-Saving Tips

"After the Allies defeated Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. government admitted that many of the war-time campaigns urging Americans to gather rags and steel cans for recycling were launched to give citizens a psychological boost rather than [...]

Cooling the Climate Candidate Forum: Tackling Smokestacks, Tailpipes and Trash Cans

Cooling the Climate Candidate Forum:  Tackling Smokestacks, Tailpipes and Trash Cans

On September 30, 2013, Boulder City Council candidates and citizens gathered for the "Cooling the Climate Candidate Forum:  Tackling Smokestacks, Tailpipes and Trash Cans."  The forum opened with brief statements from Eco-Cycle, Sierra Club, and [...]

PBS NewsHour | This Investment Fits Obama’s Energy Plan and Is Even Safer Than I-Bonds

PBS NewsHour | This Investment Fits Obama’s Energy Plan and Is Even Safer Than I-Bonds

"The ... advantage of a personal energy investment is that no matter what happens with the deficit, interest rates, bank malfeasance, stock fraud, or even the collapse of the euro, you own this thing. It is a productive physical asset, built into [...]

Aspen Daily News | City of Aspen’s electric energy usage dropping faster than expected

Aspen Daily News | City of Aspen’s electric energy usage dropping faster than expected

Aspen at night by mobil'homme (flickr commons) "The city of Aspen’s programs to encourage energy efficiency by charging large users higher rates may be working too well, leading to lower-than-projected electricity sales and a revenue [...]

Reflections of Boulder’s Youngest Elder Statesman

Reflections of Boulder’s Youngest Elder Statesman

Former Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor (photo from swenergy.org) In a wide-ranging talk before a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, March 1, term-limited, newly retired Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor spun colorful anecdotes, [...]

Switchboard | As good and important as it is, LEED can be so embarrassing

Switchboard | As good and important as it is, LEED can be so embarrassing

"A third charge leveled at the system is that LEED has become pro forma, more about earning points than achieving actual environmental performance. The two are not unrelated, of course, but there is a belief that applicants and their consultants [...]

The Green Economy | Retrofits for Energy and Cultural Preservation

The Green Economy | Retrofits for Energy and Cultural Preservation

"One of the lessons the green building industry is learning is that old buildings often outperform new ones — even those built to high green building standards. Though it depends on the era in which a building was designed and constructed, several [...]

Help put Boulder’s Climate Smart Loan Program back on track

Help put Boulder’s Climate Smart Loan Program back on track

In the summer of 2010, Boulder's innovative Climate Smart Loan Program screeched to a halt, because the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) decided that the property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing mechanism amounted to a lien on any [...]

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