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A Peak Inside the Unisphere, One of the World’s Largest Net-Zero Buildings

December 31st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

It is hard to build a net-zero building — one that produces more energy than it consumes — in the middle of a city. For one thing, nearby skyscrapers might block sunlight from reaching rooftop solar panels. For another, urban office buildings are cramped for space, and it generally isn’t possible to set up wind turbines on site


Renewables, Efficiency Take Flight In US Air Force Energy Strategy

April 10th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

Unstable global energy supplies and greatly reduced federal funding might be the two biggest threats facing the US Air Force – but it looks like clean energy technology is the solution to both. The USAF's Energy Strategic Plan outlines a major shift toward energy efficiency, renewables, distributed generation and microgrids, and green building to "actively seek solutions to the energy challenges that pose a threat to our operations."



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