Green Building http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6612/more en Michigan State University Develops Transparent Solar Concentrator http://ecmweb.com/green-building/michigan-state-university-develops-transparent-solar-concentrator <div class="node-body article-body">A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/michigan-state-university-develops-transparent-solar-concentrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/michigan-state-university-develops-transparent-solar-concentrator#comments Green Building Around the Circuit Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:28:00 +0000 52611 at http://ecmweb.com <p>Solar power with a view: MSU doctoral student Yimu Zhao holds up a transparent luminescent solar concentrator module. Photo by Yimu Zhao.</p> Wisconsin Utilities Proposing to Change Rate Structure with Less Benefit for Solar http://ecmweb.com/green-building/wisconsin-utilities-proposing-change-rate-structure-less-benefit-solar <div class="node-body article-body">Two Wisconsin utilities, Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) and We Energies, are asking for rate changes based on solar energy's growth. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/wisconsin-utilities-proposing-change-rate-structure-less-benefit-solar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/wisconsin-utilities-proposing-change-rate-structure-less-benefit-solar#comments Green Building Around the Circuit Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:46:00 +0000 51821 at http://ecmweb.com chinasong/iStock/Thinkstock Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Them http://ecmweb.com/green-building/don-t-let-sun-go-down-them <div class="field-byline"> By Matthew Halverson, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As utilities push back against solar-friendly net metering policies across the country, systems’ installers in California and elsewhere argue that such a move could cloud the industry’s future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/don-t-let-sun-go-down-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/don-t-let-sun-go-down-them#comments Energy Efficiency Green Building Contractor Silver Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:09:00 +0000 51251 at http://ecmweb.com IKEA to Install Kansas’ Largest Rooftop Solar Array http://ecmweb.com/green-building/ikea-install-kansas-largest-rooftop-solar-array <div class="node-body article-body">IKEA, a leading home furnishings retailer, has announced solar energy plans for its Kansas City-area store opening Fall 2014 in Merriam, Kan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/ikea-install-kansas-largest-rooftop-solar-array" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/ikea-install-kansas-largest-rooftop-solar-array#comments Green Building News Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 48381 at http://ecmweb.com DOE Announces $10 Million for Commercial Building Technologies, Unveils Commercial Buildings 101 Video http://ecmweb.com/green-building/doe-announces-10-million-commercial-building-technologies-unveils-commercial-building <div class="node-body article-body">The Energy Department has announced a $10 million funding opportunity to help demonstrate and deploy energy efficiency technologies for commercial buildings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/doe-announces-10-million-commercial-building-technologies-unveils-commercial-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/doe-announces-10-million-commercial-building-technologies-unveils-commercial-building#comments Green Building News Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:45:00 +0000 44201 at http://ecmweb.com Solar Under Fire http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/solar-under-fire <div class="field-byline"> By Tom Zind, Freelance Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Festering fire service worries over the hazards of working around rooftop photovoltaic (PV) installations are beginning to see the light of day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/solar-under-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/solar-under-fire#comments Fire & Security Green Building Safety Silver Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:08:00 +0000 43191 at http://ecmweb.com Small Wind Electric Systems http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/small-wind-electric-systems <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When used for specific loads, small wind electric systems (SWESs) are often the sole power source.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/small-wind-electric-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/small-wind-electric-systems#comments Code Basics Green Building Silver Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:39:00 +0000 41511 at http://ecmweb.com USGBC Approves Green Advantage for Innovation Credit under LEED v4 http://ecmweb.com/news/usgbc-approves-green-advantage-innovation-credit-under-leed-v4 <div class="node-body article-body">Green Advantage, Inc. has been notified by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that the use of Green Advantage Certified Practitioners under the Green Advantage Field Personnel Standard has been approved </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/news/usgbc-approves-green-advantage-innovation-credit-under-leed-v4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/news/usgbc-approves-green-advantage-innovation-credit-under-leed-v4#comments Green Building News Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:41:00 +0000 39421 at http://ecmweb.com Interconnection Basics for Photovoltaic Systems http://ecmweb.com/green-building/interconnection-basics-photovoltaic-systems <div class="field-byline"> By Ryan Mayfield, Renewable Energy Associates </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States are most commonly interconnected with electric utility systems as opposed to being set up as stand-alone or off-grid systems. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/interconnection-basics-photovoltaic-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/interconnection-basics-photovoltaic-systems#comments Green Building Contractor Silver Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:06:00 +0000 38991 at http://ecmweb.com PV America East http://ecmweb.com/pv-america-east-0 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Boston Convention and Exhibition Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 415 Summer St. </div> <span class="locality">Boston</span>, <span class="region">MA</span> <span class="postal-code">02210</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=+415+Summer+St.%2C+Boston%2C+MA%2C+02210%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> PV America is the only event in the eastern United States designed specifically for PV-focused solar professionals. &nbsp;The 2014 event will focus on issues facing the Northeast region as the show heads to Boston.</p> <p> Join us June 23 &ndash; 25, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for three days of a regionally focused event covering market trends, policy, and technology, as well as a comprehensive look at issues, information, and innovations that are on the forefront of the photovoltaic solar industry. Both demand and capacity for photovoltaic technology are growing by leaps and bounds, and PV America is the place to do business and address the challenges unique to your markets.</p> <p> Make your plans today&mdash;as an exhibitor, sponsor, or attendee&mdash;to join more than 3,000 professionals for a PV-focused educational conference and expo.&nbsp;From the skill-building&nbsp;PV Technical Training,&nbsp;to the bustling Expo hall featuring &nbsp;more than 100 exhibitors, multi-track&nbsp;Conference Program&nbsp;and networking opportunities, PV America packs a lot into a few days.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ecmweb.com/pv-america-east-0#comments Green Building Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:30:00 +0000 38041 at http://ecmweb.com