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Opportunities Growing for Green-Roof Design

November 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · Feature writing, Uncategorized, Writing

The motivation for incorporating green roofs into commercial building plans has evolved in the almost two decades since the technology made the move to the United States from Europe. New water-runoff rules could see their fortunes rise even higher, as municipalities strive to meet tightened clean-water requirements. This article originally ran in the November 2011 [...]

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Virtual Power Plants: Systems of the Future

July 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

“VPP” is the latest electricity-system-of-the-future phrase in the expanding smart-grid lexicon. Virtual power plants (VPP) are the latest concept promising to improve distribution-system reliability and, possibly, to limit the need for new peak-period generating capacity, enabled by improved communications and response technologies. This article originally ran in the July issue of Electrical Contractor Magazine. Virtual [...]

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Forging an Alliance – Integrated Design & LEED

August 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Sustainable design depends on a comprehensive understanding of a building’s siting and systems, so it seems reasonable to assume a more integrated design and construction process could play a role in project success. But with certification to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards becoming an increasingly common building [...]

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