Online Training Series Debuts

Over the past decade, Green Technology has organized hundreds of educational and training events, with a focus on supporting the efforts of public and private sector professionals engaged in sustainability programs and projects. Along the way, it has developed relationships with a wide range of experts in subjects ranging from energy efficiency and renewable energy to Read more about Online Training Series Debuts[…]

Report: Three Years to Avert a Climate Tipping Point

In advance of this week’s G20 Summit in Germany, California Governor Jerry Brown joined a group of signatories that published a commentary in the journal Nature warning that “should emissions continue to rise beyond 2020, or even remain level, the temperature goals set in Paris become almost unattainable.” The collaborative Mission 2020 campaign also issued a report, 2020: The Climate Read more about Report: Three Years to Avert a Climate Tipping Point[…]

Study: Air Pollution Reducing Solar Energy Production

One more reason to move away from fossil fuels: A study just published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters suggests that air pollution has the potential to reduce solar output by as much as 17-25 percent in some regions. “Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) has the potential to diminish solar energy production by direct and indirect radiative forcing Read more about Study: Air Pollution Reducing Solar Energy Production[…]

Nation’s Largest Net Zero Plus™ Commercial Building Retrofit Opens in Los Angeles

The Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute includes demonstration center & living laboratory for emerging energy technologies  LOS ANGELES – June 6, 2016 – Today marked the opening of the nation’s largest net zero plus commercial building retrofit, the Net Zero Plus Electric Training Institute (NZP-ETI) located in Greater Los Angeles. The 144,000-square-foot demonstration center and living Read more about Nation’s Largest Net Zero Plus™ Commercial Building Retrofit Opens in Los Angeles[…]

CHPS Updates: Summit Sessions Open to All

The California-based Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) was founded in 1999 to address energy efficiency in schools. CHPS quickly expanded its efforts to encompass all aspects of school design, construction and operation. The CHPS Criteria were the first comprehensive guidelines available to California schools for use in planning and building high performance facilities. CHPS will be Read more about CHPS Updates: Summit Sessions Open to All[…]

Video: How is Prop 39 Implementation Going?

Prop 39 will be discussed in numerous sessions at the upcoming Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit. We recently had a chance to talk to one of our speakers about her session and her perspective on the state of Prop 39 implementation. Christine Marez, Director, Energy for Cumming will moderate a session in which three districts Read more about Video: How is Prop 39 Implementation Going?[…]

ZNE School Retrofits: Interview and Training

The next stage in the evolution of energy efficiency is the “Zero Net Energy” building – one that, on an annual basis, produces as much energy as it consumes. ZNE projects will play a big part in California’s efforts to improve the efficiency of existing buildings by 50 percent by 2030. A Pre-Summit training at the Read more about ZNE School Retrofits: Interview and Training[…]

Retired Admirals and Generals:Climate Change Will Catalyze Instability and Conflict

A new report from a group of 16 retired Generals and Admirals from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps reflects concerns about the accelerating impacts of climate change on national security. “The potential security ramifications of global climate change should be serving as catalysts for cooperation and change,” the authors say. “Instead, climate Read more about Retired Admirals and Generals:Climate Change Will Catalyze Instability and Conflict[…]