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OSHA: workplace safety & health align with sustainability

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GreenBiz magazine sat down with Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), and discussed how sustainablity is a movement providing “leadership, innovation and going beyond simple compliance” and that “worker engagement is one of the fundamental tenets of a comprehensive safety and health program.”

Michaels noted in the Q&A that “Worker engagement is one of the fundamental tenets of a comprehensive safety and health program… Worker engagement… Read More

Time Is Running Out on Federal Solar Incentives!

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Posted by: Bob Best

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Now is the time to move ahead with solar installations.

The federal investment tax credit (ITC) runs out at the end of 2016, and they can cover as much as 30% of the cost of a solar installation.

The rush is on now, because the ITC applies to projects that are producing power by the end of 2016, meaning that… Read More

Chicago Roars Ahead In Energy Efficiency!

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Posted by: Bob Best

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The Windy City is moving in the right direction when it comes to energy efficiency.

The American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy (ACEEE) just released its second City Energy Efficiency Scorecard rankings.

Chicago sailed from #51 to #6 and is the top city in the Midwest.  It is also one of the most improved cities in the… Read More

Solar Power without Panels in Minnesota?

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If you want solar power at a lower cost than conventional electricity, you can do it without any solar panels on your property, if you are in Minnesota (or other states looking to apply this concept in the coming months).

The concept is called a “solar garden.”

Here’s how it works. Minnesota passed legislation in 2013, allowing… Read More

Are we moving as quickly as we should?

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Simone Skopek
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Everyone has heard of the annual mammoth GreenBuild Conference, but few people in North America are aware of the World Sustainable Building Conference, which, since 1998, has been gathering together the world’s leading green building professionals and academics to share a global view of how the building industry is addressing the environmental threats to the planet.

Often… Read More