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DOE Releases Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings, Campuses, and Communities

September 16, 2015 - 5:38pm NREL Research Support Facility, photo credit: Bill Gillies, NREL WASHINGTON, DC – Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reached a significant milestone in bringing the building community together by releasing a common definition for a zero energy building, or what is also referred to as a “net zero energy” [...]

By |September 28th, 2015|Industry|0 Comments

California sets 50% Renewable Energy Target

UNITED STATES: Legislative bodies in California have passed a law extending its renewable energy target from 33% to 50% by 2030. 15 September 2015 by Ros Davidson The Alta Wind Complex in California The state assembly and senate passed final versions of the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act on 11 September. Governor [...]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Industry|0 Comments

Printing Transparent Glass In 3-D

New system is the first to create strong, solid glass structures from computerized designs. David L. Chandler | MIT News Office September 14, 2015 The technology behind 3-D printing — which initially grew out of work at MIT — has exploded in recent years to encompass a wide variety of materials, including plastics and metals. [...]

By |September 17th, 2015|Industry|0 Comments