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Dead Man Swimming? UK Crematorium to Heat Local Swimming Pool

... The Redditch [UK] Council wants to warm its Abbey Stadium Sports Centre, including its swimming pool, with renewable energy from its neighboring crematorium. By the transfer of heat from the crematorium’s incinerators to a system that would warm… more »

Green Building Market and Impact Report

Based on average materials costs, green building materials represented approximately $14.5 billion in cumulative spending through 2010, reaching nearly $120 billion by 2030. Moreover, the embodied energy in buildings that are renovated instead of dem… more »

New Report Finds Urban Growth Strategies Provide Economic Benefits and Improve Quality of Life - “Growing Wealthier” Report Examines How Smart Growth Can Enhance Prosperity

Efficient urban planning – known as smart growth development – enhances community prosperity and generates economic benefits for local businesses, households and governments, according to a new report published January 19, 2011 by the Center for Clean A… more »

Rocky Mountain Institute Launches Online Resource for Deep Retrofits in Commercial Buildings - RetroFit Depot helps building owners, managers and service providers cost-effectively undertake deep energy efficiency retrofits

On January 24, 2011 Rocky Mountain Institute launched the RetroFit Depot, an online resource for commercial building owners and service providers to discover the business case, best practices and software tools for successful commercial building deep re… more »