This Week’s Green Building News

The top 10 green buildings for 2019, named by the American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment has announced this year’s recipients of its highest honor, the COTE Top Ten Awards. These projects have expertly integrated design excellence with cutting-edge performance.

Source: USA Today

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Fiserv Forum awarded LEED Silver Certification from US Green Building Council

MILWAUKEE — Fiserv Forum was awarded a LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Milwaukee’s world-class arena received an A+ rating and is the first sports and entertainment venue in Wisconsin to earn LEED Silver Certification.

Source: Fox 6 Now

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The greenest buildings in Detroit, mapped

Developers in Detroit have increasingly recognized the impact of their buildings on the environment. By including green features in designs, building owners not only decrease their energy costs, but also improve the local ecosystem and create healthier places for the people who use them.
Source: Detroit Curbed

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This Week’s Solar Energy News


Marking the largest commitment to solar energy in Maryland and one of the most significant pledges to greenhouse gas reduction in higher education, Johns Hopkins University has entered into a long-term agreement to supply its campuses with more than 250,000 megawatt-hours of solar power per year.
Source: Johns Hopkins University

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Earth Matters: A younger generation pushes South Africa’s solar power revolution

A major energy crisis has affected millions of peoples’ livelihoods in South Africa. A decade of mismanagement and corruption has left the national electricity grid close to collapse, regularly plunging much of the nation into darkness.
Source: CBS News

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Solar energy generated in Arlington goes up for sale

In a nod to Earth Day, Snohomish Public Utility District customers can buy into solar energy generated in Arlington starting Monday.
One unit, or about one-fifth of a solar panel, costs $120.
The “community solar” program aims to allow those who can’t afford their own rooftop solar unit, don’t have an adequate roof or live in rented housing to support the development of solar power.
Source: Herald Net

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This Week’s Water Conservation News

Dozens of sixth-graders learn about conservation

The Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) hosted its 48th Annual Youth Conservation Camp at Edmunds Park on Friday, April 5.

This year’s camp was attended by 130 sixth-graders from Halifax County Middle School. The students spent the day learning about conservation and natural resources.

Source: The Gazette Virginian

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New Jersey American Water & Scholastic Partner to Provide Water Conservation Curriculum to NJ Teachers & Students

In celebration of Earth Day, New Jersey American Water and Scholastic are partnering together again this year to provide valuable curriculum to teachers for educational lessons for students throughout the state of New Jersey focused on water. 

Source: AP News

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AI-Powered Leak Detection Launches in the U.S.

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Using artificial intelligence, WINT (Water Intelligence) is a solution that detects water leaks and helps conserve water, which can improve a hotelier’s bottomline.

WINT’s Chief Product and Strategy Officer Yaron Dycian explains that while water leaks are a common problem for all buildings, it is especially pronounced in hotels.

Source: Hotel Business

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