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  • November 28, 2016 4:47 PM | Anonymous

    Sustainable CT: Local Actions. Statewide Impact

    Lynn Stoddard, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University (ISE). Lynn will discuss Sustainable CT, an exciting new initiative being developed by municipal leaders, ISE, and multiple stakeholders. Sustainable CT is an emerging municipal sustainability certification program that will include technical assistance, education, detailed sustainability actions and tools, various funding and topic resources, and the opportunity for statewide recognition. The municipally-driven program is voluntary, incentive-based and beyond compliance. For over 15 years, the Institute has worked with stakeholders across Connecticut to implement practical solutions that increase energy efficiency, sustainability and resilience.  Friday, December 2, 2016 12:00 pm                             Register for this webinar

  • November 22, 2016 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    Hartford's 777 Main is LEED® Platinum-certified and a net-zero energy building, producing its own heat, hot water and electricity without combustion of fossil fuels via a 400KW fuel cell and 115KW solar array.

    The project incorporates advanced technologies including energy and heat-recovery, Nest thermostats, high-efficiency water-source heat pumps, LED lighting and occupancy sensors, high-performance interior envelope, regenerative-drive elevators, and 11 electric car-charging stations.

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  • November 18, 2016 5:18 PM | Anonymous

    Burlington's decades-long commitment to sustainability has paid off with cheap electricity—and some pretty great homegrown food.                       Each day 1,800 tons of pine and timber slash, sustainably harvested within a 60-mile radius and ground into wood chips, is fed into the roaring furnaces of the McNeil Generating Station, pumping out nearly half of the city’s electricity needs.                                                                                                         Much of the rest of what Burlington’s 42,000 citizens need to keep the lights on comes from a combination of hydroelectric power drawn from a plant it built a half mile up the Winooski River, four wind turbines on nearby Georgia Mountain and a massive array of solar panels at the airport. Together these sources helped secure Burlington the distinction of being the country’s first city that draws 100 percent of its power from renewable sources. The net energy costs are cheap enough that the city has not had to raise electric rates for its customers in eight years.

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  • November 07, 2016 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Danbury,CT  

    Over the summer, Immaculate High School in Danbury installed new solar panels on the roof—topping off numerous other energy efficiency upgrades completed in August.  Also replaced was the 50-year-old roof and the boilers well as every single light bulb. The renovation also gave the students a new energy-efficient physics laboratory. The complete project cost $700,000, but it’s projected to save Immaculate 20 percent annually in energy costs.

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  • November 06, 2016 3:24 PM | Anonymous

    CT Post 

    At Two Roads Brewing Co., it’s all about trying new things. And that doesn’t just apply to its craft beers.

    “We have always invested in energy efficient technology,” according to Patrick Doering, a co-founder. “One, it’s the right thing to do. And two, you actually earn a rate of return on your investment.”

    The company has saved thousands of dollars over the last 10 months the system has been in place, achieving a 67 percent energy savings.

    “The systems are smart so you can have daylight and occupancy sensors,” said Patrick McDonnell, a senior director for conservation and load management at United Illuminating, a partner in the program. “You can program them with schedules built for certain employees.”

    Read more about Two Roads   (Photos + site of CTGBC Holiday Party!)

  • November 02, 2016 10:14 AM | Anonymous

    From Fairfield County Business Journal

    Energy-saving passive housing, something of a “bubbling under” trend to many, seems to be gathering momentum, including in Fairfield County where a pair of developers are rolling out the concept to both residential and commercial customers.

    “I’ve had a special interest in green building for a long time,” said Mike Trolle, who is the founder and, with his brother Chris, co-owner of BPC Green Builders in Wilton. “Once I learned more about passive housing, I realized that this really is the future of development and construction.”

    The concept, which originated in 1988 as “passivhaus” in Germany, includes continuous insulation throughout the building without any thermal bridging; air-tight construction, which prevents infiltration of outside air and loss of conditioned air while providing better air quality within the building; high-efficiency windows (usually triple-paned) and doors; and an efficient whole-house heat- and moisture-recovery ventilation system.

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  • October 31, 2016 1:53 PM | Anonymous

     BuildingEnergy NYC November 3, New York City. The BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show is NYC's fastest-growing event for professionals and practitioners working on energy efficiency initiatives and high performance buildings. Produced by volunteer members of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), BuildingEnergy NYC 2016 expects to attract 700 attendees and 50 exhibitors, responsible for the energy performance of thousands of buildings in New York City and State. Attendees span all sectors of the building & energy industries so you can ask tough questions, get honest answers, and strengthen your practice. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available.

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  • October 06, 2016 4:13 PM | Anonymous

    NEW STUDY: BETTER THINKING, BETTER HEALTH IN GREEN-CERTIFIED BUILDINGS

    Benefits may extend beyond workday to include improved sleep quality

    Considering all the time we spend at work, have you ever wondered if the building you are working in is healthy? Or, could make you think better, or be more productive?

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  • August 17, 2016 1:41 PM | Anonymous

    Registration is open for the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Oct. 5-7. Join industry leaders, experts and green building professionals dedicated to sustainable building to share ideals, network, take in inspiring speakers and attend curated education sessions. Register today at  http://ow.ly/QbXa300Tz2Y



  • July 28, 2016 4:17 PM | Anonymous

    The Board of Trustees recently raised UConn’s minimum green building standard from LEED Silver to LEED Gold, taking another step toward achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and securing other environmental goals.

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