Green Building Certifications are alive and well. Kudos to USGBC for reaching this milestone.Since the launch of the LEED for Homes rating system in 2007, the growth has been rapid. Beginning with 392 housing units LEED-certified in 2007, the figures rose to nearly 900 units certified in the year 2008 and nearly 3,000 certified in 2009. In 2012 and 2013 alone, USGBC certified more than 15,000 and 17,000 housing units, respectively.
Green Project Marketing Blog
Green Project Marketing blog. Get all of the latest green marketing insights and green building news right here.
Rainwater Pillow will once again be exhibiting at this year's Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) in Las Vegas February 4 - 6, 2014.
Please stop by our booth S1317 to learn about rainwater and storm water harvesting
There has been recent talk and concern about too much renewable energy being produced on a system that may not be able to handle it.
Just another challenge that the smart green folks will have to work out. Let's not stop the train, it is out of the station, moving along quite nicely and allow Americans to generate more renewable energy.
From LA Times article - Energy officials worry a lot these days about the stability of the massive patchwork of wires, substations and algorithms that keeps electricity flowing. They rattle off several scenarios that could lead to a collapse of the power grid — a well-executed cyberattack, a freak storm, sabotage.
But as states, led by California, race to bring more wind, solar and geothermal power online, those and other forms of alternative energy have become a new source of anxiety. The problem is that renewable energy adds unprecedented levels of stress to a grid designed for the previous century.
Green energy is the least predictable kind. Nobody can say for certain when the wind will blow or the sun will shine. A field of solar panels might be cranking out huge amounts of energy one minute and a tiny amount the next if a thick cloud arrives. In many cases, renewable resources exist where transmission lines don't.
What do you think?
Scientists sounded alarms Tuesday with a pair of studies challenging the idea that climate change is occurring gradually over the century and that its worst effects can be avoided by keeping emissions below a critical threshold.
Climate history has been commonly recorded by tree rings, ocean sediment and ice cores. Climate changes to the environment can be punctuated by big, sudden changes, including ocean circulation shifts and mass extinctions.
This is a local, domestic and international effort. Hopefully, China and India will pursue more laws and end up creating more jobs to reduce pollution and carbon footprint.
NRDC’s First Annual Energy and Environment Report, America’s (Amazingly) Good Energy News, is the product of an exhaustive analysis of extensive new government data that shows total U.S. energy use in 2012 was below the 1999 level even though the economy grew by more than 25 percent (adjusted for inflation) during that period. As a result of national energy efficiency measures, Factories and businesses are producing substantially more products and value with less energy, the amount of gasoline per mile driven is down, and the cost of all energy services (from lighting to refrigeration) also has decreased.
The report notes that the amount of climate-warming carbon dioxide pollution also is down, putting the nation on track to meet President Obama’s emissions reduction target of 17 percent over the next seven years, though much more must be done to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
Here is a snapshot of the report’s major findings:
The newest updates to the state Green Building Code, better known as “CALGreen,” will be effective on January 1, 2014. Are you prepared?
CALGreen, the nation’s first statewide green building code, was originally developed in 2008 has been a mandatory part of the building code since January 1, 2011. CALGreen establishes uniform minimum green building standard aimed at reducing the environmental impact of residential, commercial, and public building construction practices.
CALGreen applies throughout the full life of a building – from design to construction, operation and occupancy – and focuses on a wide variety of issues from energy efficiency, water efficiency and conservation, to indoor air quality. The code applies to all new construction and most tenant improvements.
Click HERE for CALGreen Updates.
Green Project Marketing announces it will represent SaveSorb with nationwide sales of its industry-leading, all-natural oil and chemical absorbent.
SaveSorb is both less expensive and dramatically more effective than any clay, cellulose or silica based absorbent on the market today. The key ingredient in SaveSorb is formulated peat that has been dried, blended, sifted and ph balanced to produce the best oil absorbent available.
SaveSorb doesn’t just pick up oil like a paper towel or sponge, but rather truly absorbs and encapsulates oil molecules. This full absorption means that SaveSorb does not leach absorbed product when under pressure or exposed to water.
It’s this non-leaching characteristic that has allowed SaveSorb to pass U.S. Federal and CA State non-hazardous landfill requirements for a multitude of products (e.g. motor oil, hydraulic oil, diesel, gasoline).
In addition, SaveSorb is hydrophobic. It floats on water and can be used to take oil or fuel off of the surface of water or can be used as a water filter.
SaveSorb mats and booms can be used in environments where rain and runoff can cause oil cleanup and removal to be near impossible with other products.
SaveSorb is offered in loose form, pads, mats, pillows, berms and socks.
To purchase SaveSorb or to learn more, please contact Michael Stevens at (310) 890-9182 PST or mstevens[at]greenprojectmarketing[dot]com.
Offshore wind took another major step toward becoming reality in America yesterday with the second-ever competitive lease sale to develop renewable energy in federal waters.
Virginia Electric and Power Company, a subsidiary of Dominion Virginia Power, won the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) auction to develop 112,800 acres about 23 miles from Virginia Beach with a final bid of $1.6 million.
Wednesday’s auction was the second successful DOI offshore wind lease sale held in a month, after a July 31stauction of 164,750 acres in New England, and could signal the start of a rush to develop new tracts of wind-rich areas off the Atlantic coast.
For more information, please visit:
Green Project Marketing represents The Original Rainwater Pillow®
A rainwater harvesting system ideal for irrigation, toilet flushing, storm water management, and fire suppression.
- Your Original Rainwater Pillow comes as a complete rainwater harvesting kit that includes the pillow, filter, pump, remote control and all fittings fully automated and easy to use. Potable and Non-Potable systems.
- Harvest from 1,000 to 200,000 gallons of rainwater. Store in wasted horizontal space such as a crawlspace, greenhouse, under deck area or under your porch. Custom size pillows can be manufactured to fit your available space. Commercial and Residential applications.
- Pillows are made from durable, heavy duty, industrial strength fabric commonly used by the military. A woven polyester scrim that is coated on both sides with a polymer alloy is the foundation to the material's strength, stability, and durability. Historical use and lab testing shows UV resistance of 20 + years.
- Collect, filter and store rainwater for use in your garden hoses, standard sprinklers, drip irrigation systems, flush your toilets, etc. You can even use it to wash your car! Potable water systems available.
- Our systems are designed to meet site-specific requirements and goals with economical solutions
LED Platek Moon. Designed specifically as a bollard for lighting public spaces, the elegant fixture comes in four different heights and can be based in the ground or mounted onto a wall, and the aluminum body is corrosion-resistant. Also, the LEDs are smartly housed within the body to reduce vandalism.
Contact Green Project Marketing
To discuss how your company and project can benefit from our services as well if there are representation opportunities, please contact Michel (Michael) Stevens, President, at (800) 260-6008 ext. 301 PST or mstevens[at]greenprojectmarketing[dot]com. Skype ID: GreenProjMktg.