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DOE awards IREC $2.2 M for solar training.

May 20, 2016

U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative announced that IREC has received funding under the Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) program. Throughout project, IREC and its industry partners will coordinate outreach and develop solar training resources designed to target 100,000 professionals in the building code, inspection, and firefighting sectors. At the end of the 2-year project, IREC aims to deliver direct training to 10,000 individuals. Read More

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DOE/DOT Collaboration advances smart transportation systems.

May 20, 2016

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Transportation (DOT) are collaborating to accelerate research, demonstration, and deployment of innovative transportation and alternative fuel technologies. Researchers at NREL have provided research and analysis on smart transportation systems and significantly contributed to development of DOE's SMART Mobility consortium. DOE and DOT are also among several groups working with NREL to advance its Sustainable Mobility Initiative. Read More

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EPA proposes increase in renewable fuel levels.

May 20, 2016

EPA proposed increases in renewable fuel volume requirements across all types of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard program. Total renewable fuel volumes would grow by nearly 700 million gallons from 2016–2017. Advanced renewable fuel, which requires 50% lifecycle carbon emissions reductions, would grow by nearly 400 million gallons from 2016–2017. Biomass-based biodiesel, which must achieve at least 50% lifecycle emissions reductions, would grow by 100 million gallons from 2017–2018. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment, Green & Clean

Amcor Captures Two DuPont Packaging Awards

May 19, 2016

100% Post-Consumer Recycled PET Bottle and Pharmaceutical Blister Packaging Are Honored for Technical Achievement and Sustainability Amcor Limited, a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, has been recognized by the 28th annual DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation competition for its leadership in delivering technologically advanced and sustainable solutions for the home care... Read More

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NREL Announces Winners of 26th Solar and Lithium-Ion Car Races.

May 19, 2016

In total, 57 teams from 15 Colorado middle schools competed in 26th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium-Ion Battery car competitions. Students were required to race solar- and lithium-ion battery powered vehicles they designed and built. Ken Caryl Middle School (Littleton) swept first place in fastest solar-powered model car as well as fastest lithium-ion battery powered model car categories. Trophies were also awarded based on technology, craftsmanship, and innovation. Read More

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NEMA says consumers should have choice in light bulbs.

May 19, 2016

In written comments filed with the U.S. Department of Energy by NEMA, U.S. lighting manufacturers reaffirmed their position that consumers should have multiple options when selecting the type of light bulbs to purchase. NEMA’s comments took issue with requirements in DOE-proposed energy efficiency rule aimed at forcing exclusive adoption of LED bulbs, thereby denying consumer choice and disrupting the ongoing and rapid market transition to energy-efficient lighting. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Green & Clean

Refrigerated Dryers feature microprocessor-based control.

May 19, 2016

Comprising 325, 410, and 470 cfm sizes, Secotec TE Series features Secopack LS thermal storage system, which contains phase-changing material. Thermal energy is stored as PCM cycles from solid to liquid state, maintaining stable outlet dew point for optimized moisture control. Internal design makes it possible to reduce pressure loss across dryer to 1.8 psi. Designed to control thermal storage process, Sigma Control Smart has alarm and service message memory, as well as remote on/off capability. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

Solar Inverter supports commercial and utility applications.

May 19, 2016

Featuring grid-tied, 3-phase, transformerless design, 80 kW Model M80U converts DC output from photovoltaic system into utility frequency AC with efficiency of 98.8%. Two-stage inverter has wide input range spanning 200–1,000 Vdc. To protect personnel and prevent damage from adverse environmental conditions, wall-mount string inverter employs separable structure that meets NEMA 4X Enclosure Standards. All-in-one design integrates 16 strings with fuses as well as arc fault detection circuits. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Construction Equipment & Supplies, Green & Clean

CertainTeed Stretches the Imagination at Hometown AIA National Convention in Philadelphia

May 18, 2016

North America's leading building products manufacturer offers innovative products, educational sessions, and onsite events at the company's new state-of-the-art headquarters in Malvern MALVERN, Pa. – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2016 National Convention theme is IMAGINE+, and hometown building products manufacturer CertainTeed Corporation is ready to inspire attendees... Read More

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NREL awards 4 subcontracts for wind competitiveness project.

May 18, 2016

NREL is awarding 4 subcontracts under the fourth round of funding through DOE's Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project. CIP aims to help manufacturers of small and mid-size wind turbines improve their turbine design and manufacturing processes while reducing costs and improving efficiency as they work toward certification. Round 4 awardees include: Primus Wind Power, Inc., Bergey Windpower, Northern Power Systems, and Endurance Wind Power, Inc. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Machinery & Machining Tools, Transportation Industry Products, Green & Clean

Proterra Announces Advancements in Battery Technology for Heavy Duty Transit

May 18, 2016

Improved Catalyst® XR Transit Vehicle will deliver 28% more range from the same storage volume BURLINGAME, Calif. – Proterra, the market leader of zero-emission, battery-electric buses in North America, today announced a new battery design for the Proterra Catalyst® XR transit vehicle at the American Public Transportation Association Bus and Paratransit Conference (APTA), a gathering for... Read More

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NREL aids BLM with geothermal energy research.

May 18, 2016

Bureau of Land Management is tasked with deciding appropriate uses for 245 million acres of public lands, such as whether to allow operation of geothermal plants. NREL will provide technical and regulatory analysis that agency can use to develop program for inspecting geothermal wells, update information about wells as part of effort to create agency-wide digital database of geothermal projects on federal lands, and develop screening tool for projects that could cause induced seismicity. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Green & Clean

Mass Transit Simulator shows benefits of EV technology.

May 18, 2016

Visualizing mass transit networks and providing customized, system-level information on electric bus deployment, Proterra® EV Simulator helps fleet managers assess cost savings, performance improvements, and environmental benefits of battery-electric transport. Side-by-side comparison of Proterra transit solutions with diesel, CNG, and hybrid technologies on specified transit routes within chosen public transit system and with diverse variables calculate financial and environmental benefits. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Green & Clean

Linetec Finishes Penn Family Medicine Center's Pyramid Skylight Manufactured by Super Sky

May 17, 2016

Wausau, Wisconsin – Designed by Array Architects, Penn Family Medicine Southern Chester County’s new 72,000-square-foot outpatient facility in West Grove, Pennsylvania, opened in 2015. The $28 million building highlights “ample natural light” among its amenities, which is made possible in part by its pyramid skylight. Super Sky Products Enterprises, LLC, manufactured the 23-by-23-foot... Read More

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EPA Awards NY High School Student for drinking water project.

May 17, 2016

For her project, currently providing clean drinking water affordably to one community in Kenya, Half Hollow Hills High School West (Dix Hills, NY) senior Alexis D’Alessandro won U.S. EPA's Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award. Alexis D’Alessandro, who took part in Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Phoenix, AZ), won said award for providing cost-effective alternative to reverse osmosis water purification for one community in Turkana Basin of Kenya. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

Commercial LED Downlights offer adjustable lumen output.

May 17, 2016

Suitable for retrofit or new construction applications, Energy Star® certified INNOFIT Series includes 9.5 in. 45 W CDL, 8 in. 27 W CDL, 6 in. 21 W CDL, and 4 in. 14 W CDL downlights featuring field-adjustable lumen selector for 3 lumen levels equivalent to CFL lamp combinations. To select desired lumen output, user slides switch on top of housing to High, Medium, or Low setting. Downlights operate on 120–277 V universal voltage and offer color temperatures of 2,700, 3,000, 3,500, and 4,000 K. Read More

Paints & Coatings, Green & Clean

Valspar Shares New Colors, Green Innovations and Continuing Education at AIA

May 16, 2016

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia addition features nine of Valspar’s PVDF colors; Sharing their passionate knowledge of color and expertise in architectural coatings, the Valspar Corporation's representatives will be exhibiting in booth #3621 at the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Expo, May 19-21, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Paints & Coatings, Green & Clean

Pennsylvania's Crozer-Chester Medical Center's 40-foot-diameter Skylight Finished by Linetec

May 16, 2016

Wausau, Wisconsin  - Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Chester, Pennsylvania, designed by Charles Cross Architecture, features a 40-foot-diameter dome skylight, manufactured and installed by Super Sky Products Enterprises, LLC. Linetec finished the 1,411-square-foot skylight’s aluminum framing in a Silver mica high-performance architectural coating. Linetec’s senior marketing specialist,... Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Safety & Security Equipment, Green & Clean

Relying on Wausau's Windows, Wisconsin Public School Renovates for Improved Energy, Comfort and Aesthetics

May 16, 2016

Wausau, Wisconsin - More than 55 years after opening its doors, Wisconsin’s Franklin Middle School received much-needed renovations, including energy-efficient windows from Wausau Window and Wall Systems. Working directly with the school district and based on Somerville Architects’ design, glazing contractor Lueck’s installed more than 125 of Wausau’s project-out windows. The 4250i-XLT... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Green & Clean

Interplastic Corporation to Exhibit at the Niagara Falls Trenchless Technology Road Show

May 16, 2016

St. Paul, MN – Interplastic Corporation announced that it will be showcasing its CoREZYN® Cured-In-Place Pipe resins at the 2016 Niagara Falls Trenchless Technology Road Show. The event will be taking place at the Scotiabank Convention Center, May 18 – 19, 2016, in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada. At booth #305, Interplastic will feature its CIPP resin products. These resins have helped... Read More