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News in modern and efficient green building designs.  Featured articles on sustainable building and resource management efforts, religion and the environment, parks, military efforts and more. 

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News about NRG Energy
By: Brian Gallagher
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Source: iGreenBuild.com Staff Report
NRG (NYSE: NRG) and New Meadowlands Stadium Company today announced a new sponsorship agreement that will bring sustainable solar power to MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Jets and New York Football Giants, two iconic National Football League franchises.
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Recycling and composting by Lockheed Martin and Clean River
By: Bill Graulty
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Source:
Read about Lockheed Martin's recycling and composting program in the San Francisco Bay area designed as part of the firm's leading environmental stewardship philosophy.
 
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Modular bulding is green building
By: Tom Hardiman
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Source: Modular Building Institute
The impact of construction and demolition debris on the environment is staggering. More than 135 million tons of debris from construction sites is brought to U.S. landfills every year, making it the single largest source in the waste stream (Source: USGBC White Paper –Planning for Construction Waste). 
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Solar Roadways Wins GE Ecoimagination Challenge
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
By: iGreenBuild Staff
Source: iGreenBuild.com
Solar Roadways was named as winner of the GE Ecoimagination Challenge.

U.S. Green Building Council Launches the Center for Green Schools
Friday, October 1, 2010
By: iGreenBuild Staff
Source: iGreenBuild.com
 Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces its newest initiative, The Center for Green Schools at USGBC. There are nearly 140,000 schools, colleges and universities in the United States; no one has ever counted the buildings, but thousands are barely built to code.

Washington State Department Of Commerce Introduces Electric Highways Project
electrichighway
Thursday, August 5, 2010
By: WSDOT
Source: iGreenBuild.com
The Washing State Department of Commerce and WSDOT are teaming up to implement the nation’s first “electric highway,” a basic network of public access electric vehicle (EV) recharging locations along Interstate 5.

Greendix and Sonelis Show the Concept of the Solar-Powered 'Energy Apple' Tree
solar tree
Thursday, August 5, 2010
By: Greendix
Source: iGreenBuild.com
Greendix, a fast rising supplier of custom solar panels, and Sonelis Technologies have just debuted the concept of a solar tree with “energy apples”.

City of Chicago’s First Green Office Challenge Saves 70 Million Kilowatt Hours Of Energy
ICLEI
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
By: Richard M. Daley
Source: ICLEI USA
Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Chicago Department of Environment, in collaboration with ICLEI, announced the winners of Chicago’s first Green Office Challenge.

Green Education Project Wins LEED Platinum
Frontier Project
Friday, July 2, 2010
By: Lydia Wood
Source: Frontierproject.com
June 23, 2010- Rancho Cucamonga, CA - The Frontier Project Foundation in Rancho Cucamonga, CA recently received notification of receipt of the LEED Platinum rating by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Frontier Project Foundation, which was responsible for the construction of the project,, is a non-profit organization established by the Cucamonga Valley Water District in 2005 that is dedicated to meeting the environmental challenges facing Southern California. Its mission is to show how sustainable design can be economical, efficient, and inviting by demonstrating innovations for Southern California living and working environments. The Frontier Project consists of a one-acre site that includes a 14,000 square foot sustainable resource center, demonstration gardens, and an onsite water retention system. The USGBC’s recognition of the Project is confirmation the mission is already being achieved.

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