January 29, 2014
by MoreRecycling
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Modeling buildings by the millions: Building codes in China tested for energy savings

China can build its way to a more energy efficient future — one house, apartment and retail store at a time — by improving the rules regulating these structures, according to a new study. Scientists have created a unique model that projects how much … Continue reading

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December 30, 2013
by Peter Lehner
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Five Reasons Why 2013 Was Not a Waste

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City
This year we saw a lot of smart, efficient solutions, many of which NRDC helped drive, being put into place to cut waste in this country. We waste an awful lot of resources, including 40 p… Continue reading

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September 6, 2013
by Rebecca Stanfield
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Clearing the Air: Chicago’s Condominium Community Will Benefit from Proposed Benchmarking Ordinance

Rebecca Stanfield, Deputy Director for Policy, Midwest Program, Chicago
Back in late July, a dozen Chicago aldermen moved to defer the vote on the Chicago Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance for six weeks, citing the need to inf… Continue reading

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July 18, 2013
by Justin Horner
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Smart Growth Plan Moves Forward for Bay Area

Justin Horner, Policy Analyst, San Francisco
Always a source of environmental innovation, the San Francisco Bay Area is set to lead the way yet again.  The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Are… Continue reading

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November 26, 2012
by Wendy Fok
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Less is More: A "How-To" Guide to Saving Energy and Money in Commercial Office Buildings

Wendy Fok, Project Director, High Performance Tenant Demonstration Project, Center for Market Innovation, New York
In the U.S., over $20 billion a year is spent on energy use in commercial office buildings.  With tenant spaces resp… Continue reading

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June 5, 2012
by Henry Henderson
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Fighting Climate Change, One Gorgeous Building at a Time: Chicago’s Commercial Building Initiative

Henry Henderson, Director, Midwest Program NRDC, Chicago, Illinois

Today Mayor Rahm Emmanuel announced plans to tackle one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases in Chicago (or any city), and a key part of the City’s economy … Continue reading

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February 13, 2012
by Cai Steger
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President’s Budget: A Welcome Commitment to Clean Energy and Innovation

Cai Steger, Energy Policy Analyst, New York, Center for Market Innovation
Today, the Obama Administration released its annual budget proposal, outlining  spending priorities for the upcoming year. For supporters of renewable energy… Continue reading

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January 18, 2012
by Meg Waltner
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New Report Highlights Existing Authorities for Better Buildings, Updates on Progress to Date

Meg Waltner, Energy Efficiency Advocate, Washington, DC
What can America do to promote energy efficiency and sustainability in residential, multifamily and commercial buildings if Congress remains gridlocked in an election year? A new a… Continue reading

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September 14, 2011
by Radhika Khosla
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Moving Forward on Energy Efficiency in India

Radhika Khosla, Welch Environmental Innovation Fellow, New York
Next week, Anjali Jaiswal and I will be in India to kick-start dialogues on building energy efficiency in three rapidly growing cities – Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Chennai. … Continue reading

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July 12, 2011
by Radhika Khosla
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Experts in Hyderabad Discuss the Successes and Challenges of Collaborative US-India Clean Energy Research and Development

Radhika Khosla, Welch Environmental Innovation Fellow, New York The US Department of Energy and the Government of India recently announced a multimillion dollar funding opportunity through the Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC)… Continue reading

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October 10, 2010
by Barbara Finamore
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Global Work Party 10/10/10: Building a Green China

As part of the 10/10/10 Global Work Party designed to celebrate climate solutions, NRDC is getting back to work on building a green China after a week at the Tianjin climate negotiations.   I am excited to announce that the U.S. Department of… Continue reading

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