North Carolina Ranked 7th for LEED

North Carolina has been recognized as one of the foremost states in the ongoing movement toward more sustainable building design.

The United States Green Building Council placed North Carolina seventh on its ranking of the Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. North Carolina certified 133 building projects representing 17,183,099 square feet

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Governor Corbett Announces Energy-Efficiency, Pollution-Prevention Grants for Four Small Businesses Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1243045#ixzz2U3AmZsFR

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $32,880 in grants to help four small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects.

Pennsylvania’s Small Business Advantage Grant program, funded through the state’s Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, helps businesses with 100 or fewer

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North Beaver farm receives energy efficiency grant

HARRISBURG — A North Beaver Township farm was among four small businesses from across Pennsylvania to receive energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention project grants totaling $32,880.

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Kentucky Releases Action Plan for Energy Efficiency Programs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/15/13) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet released today Kentucky’s Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, a series of recommendations to mobilize energy efficiency in the Commonwealth which can ensure energy security, environmental protection, create jobs and maintain low-cost, reliable energy into the future.

The Action Plan outlines a strategy for furthering Governor

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Tennessee Launches 2 Energy Programs

Two significant, statewide energy programs—the Tennessee Energy Education Initiative and the Qualified Energy Conversation Bond Program—launched Monday during a Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC) event in Jackson, Tn. Both programs are designed to help Tennessee organizations of all types become more energy efficient and increase the use of renewable energy to improve

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Hampton Roads lands on list for energy efficiency

When the federal government publishes its list of Energy Star cities each year, municipalities in Hampton Roads are typically nowhere to be found. But not this year.

For the first time, the region cracked Top 25 in the list of metropolitan areas with the most energy-efficient buildings, as tracked and reported by the U.S. Environmental

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April 10 workshop to be hosted by Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Manufacturers’ Association

Environmental Leadership : A Smart Business Choice

This year’s workshop will feature speakers providing timely information on energy efficiency, solid waste management and reduction, and environmental best practices. Presentations include case studies from two Mississippi industries, Toyota and Southwire.

More information is available on the MDEQ website.

2 Berks County, Pa., businesses awarded DEP grants

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $290,010 in grants to help 36 small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects, including two in Berks County.

“Since 2004, DEP has invested $7.5 million in 1,756 small businesses statewide,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “We are committed to investing in energy

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How Philadelphia is leading in energy innovation

GreenBiz.com, Feb. 27, 2013 — The Philadelphia region is poised to become one of the nation’s leaders in fostering a more energy-efficient building stock. While President Barack Obama’s comments in last month’s State of the Union speech highlighted the administration’s commitment to energy efficiency as an important strategy to mitigate climate change, public and private

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DEP Awards Energy-Efficiency, Pollution-Prevention Grants to 32 Small Businesses

Harrisburg, PA. – The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $239,809 in grants to help 32 small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects.

“Becoming energy-efficient can involve an initial up-front investment that will be proportionally higher for small businesses,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “The investment will pay for itself and more

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