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DC Tops the EPA’s List for Most Energy Star Certified Buildings

DC Tops the EPA’s List for Most Energy Star Certified Buildings

Washington, DC Tops EPA’s List of Cities with the Most Energy Star Certified Buildings/Energy efficiency leads to a stronger economy and healthier environment EPA, March 30, 2016. Image credit: patticake1601 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its eighth-annual “Top Cities” list, which ranks the 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified

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DC Introduces the World’s Biggest Thermal Hydrolysis Waste-to-Energy System

Huuuuuuuuge New Thermal Hydrolysis System For DC Wastewater Is World’s Hugest Cleantechnica, October 9, 2015. Image credit: Notre Dame The world’s biggest thermal hydrolysis waste-to-energy system has just revved up its engines this week at the Blue Plains wastewater treatment plant on the banks of the Potomac River, making the District of Columbia — that would

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Significant Energy Savings Without Spending a Lot of Money

D.C. couple on a tight budget tries for ‘net-zero’ power on fixer-upper home The Washington Post, July 16, 2015. Image credit: Antranias Patrick Hughes and Amy Sticklor began their do-it-yourself approach in fall 2013, shortly after purchasing their first home in Washington’s Atlas District. Instead of replacing big-ticket items such as the aging furnace and boiler

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D.C. Tops the EPA’s List for Most Energy Star Buildings

D.C. Overtakes L.A. as Nation’s Energy-Efficiency Leader Washington City Paper, march 25, 2015 Take that, L.A.: For the first time, D.C. has topped the five-year leader in energy-efficient buildings to take the Energy Star crown. The Energy Star program, launched by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1999, rewards energy-efficient commercial buildings, which on average use 35 percent

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The Value of Microgrids in DC

D.C. to provide money for microgrid, district energy research Fierce Energy, February 4, 2015 While researchers and scientists are still working on perfecting the technologies for microgrids, it has not slowed their implementation. The District of Columbia is providing grants for microgrids, district energy, and related research as part of an effort to its greenhouse

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