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  • June 20, 2016 10:37 AM | Anonymous

    Participants compete to prove high efficiency homes are achievable with current technology.

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – June 9, 2016 – Energize Connecticut partners, Eversource, The United Illuminating Company (UI), Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas are now accepting entries for the 7th annual Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge (ZEC), a statewide design/build competition for single and multi-family homes. 


  • May 21, 2016 5:02 PM | Anonymous

    In April, Malloy issued an executive order instructing the DAS, DEEP and the Insurance Department to work with the Office of the State Building Inspector to ensure that the next revision to the State Building Code contains standards that increase the resiliency of new and renovated homes and buildings.

    Malloy hasn't proposed anything specific, but said measures to consider include sealing seams in roof decks to guard against water infiltration if shingles blow off; stronger tie-downs of roofs to building structures; and impact-resistant glass in high-wind areas.Many measures to make buildings more resilient are relatively inexpensive, he said. He also cited research that every $1 spent on resiliency measures can save $4 in insurance claims.

    Jessie Stratton, director of policy for DEEP, said talks among state agencies would lead to a code that is more appropriate for the changing climate. DEEP is concerned about rising sea levels and more intense storms, particularly stronger nor'easters, she said.

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  • May 10, 2016 4:50 PM | Anonymous

    CTGBC Board Chairman honored by Regional EPA 

    Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s environment in distinct ways. Among the CT winners is CTGBC Board Chair, Pat McDonnell, Director of Conservation Load Management at United Illuminating Co.  Also honored were UI's CLM Team members Amy McLean-Salls and Sheri Borrelli   .Read more

  • February 19, 2016 5:03 PM | Anonymous

    The White House: Office of the Press Secretary

    FACT SHEET;Cities,Utilities,and Businesses Commit to Unlocking Access to Energy Data for Building Owners and Improving Energy Efficiency.

    Local Government, private sector, and utility actions spur access to energy data and accelerate energy efficiency investment & innovation in buildings and homes.

    Making businesses and homes more energy efficient is a win for jobs and economic growth, operating costs and bottom lines, and the President’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. That is why, today, as part of the President’s Better Buildings Program, the Administration is announcing.... 

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  • February 11, 2016 7:38 PM | Anonymous
    (Portland, Ore.) Feb. 11, 2016 – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has approved the addition of New Buildings Institute’s (NBI) Advanced Buildings® New Construction Guide as a LEED Pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP). By following the prescriptive path in the New Construction Guide, projects can earn up to 10 energy points in LEED v4.

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  • January 25, 2016 5:47 PM | Anonymous

    First Wave of Alexion Employees Move into New Global Headquarters in New Haven 

    The new Alexion headquarters building has been constructed using eco-friendly methods. It is designed to obtain the LEED Silver environmental standard certification.

    Alexion’s first wave of employees have relocated to its new global headquarters at its state-of-the-art facility in New Haven, Connecticut. As Alexion works to fulfill its mission to transform the lives of patients with severe and devastating rare disorders, the move to New Haven enables the Company to keep pace with the rapid growth of the company’s global operations and expanding pipeline initiatives. Read more


  • January 13, 2016 12:30 PM | Anonymous

    Hartford Business.com

    A proposed Beacon Falls fuel cell park, which would be the world's largest, took a big step forward recently as it received the blessing of the Connecticut Siting Council.

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  • January 11, 2016 11:29 AM | Anonymous
    GBIG Insights

    Alot of attention in the booming energy storage market is focused on battery Batteries are dominant across a range of applications, and more than anything, decreasing battery prices are driving storage adoption. But a number of other approaches – including pumped hydro, flywheels, and thermal storage....

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  • January 02, 2016 12:56 PM | Anonymous

    From www.wnpr.org

    Did you know that roughly one-third of the food we produce each year is either lost or wasted?  Food Foolish co-author John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability Officer at United Technologies Corporation; co-author of Food Foolish: The Hidden Connection Between Food Waste, Hunger and Climate Change explains how reducing global food waste could help mitigate the stresses of hunger, water shortages, and climate change

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  • December 07, 2015 11:52 AM | Anonymous

    The Day After COP21: No-Regret Strategies for Institutional Investors

    Washington, DC - By Chris Pyke, PhD  

    Three days into COP21, we can begin to see the broad contours of a global agreement to address the challenges of climate change through reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and preparation for changing climatic conditions. Momentum is building,

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