• Case study

    Green Buildings at the Navy Yard

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    Every building developed in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, a rapidly developing area, is required to meet and will be registered for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The Navy Yard is home to three completed LEED certified buildings and, pending completion and/or review, will be home to four more.

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  • Case study

    Greenfield School

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    Greenfield Elementary School is a model of sustainable site improvement and community involvement in Philadelphia. Sustainable improvements at Greenfield, which were completed between 2009 and 2010, include a stormwater management system with two indigenous Pennsylvania woodland forest rain gardens, porous pavement, permeable recycled play surface, an agriculture zone, and solar shading.

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  • Case study

    Energy Service Company (ESCO) Model

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    The ESCO model was developed to recoup the savings from implementing more energy efficient strategies onto commercial and industrial properties. Broadly, the ESCO model can be especially attractive to those considering structural rehabilitation of existing buildings that also focus on energy efficiency retrofits.

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  • Case study

    The major goal is to reduce energy consumption at the facilities of Moscow by transformation of low potential heat, emitted to the air by ventilation system into thermal capacity suitable for heat pump usage. The project is implemented in the especially protected natural territories of Moscow in the places of power lines absence. LED lamps powered by solar energy and wind turbines are used for lighting. The key objective was to implement heat pumps utilizing thermal energy of vent emissions.

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  • Blog post

    The results of the first fiscal year of operation of Tokyo’s cap and trade program are in – and they go far in validating the city’s groundbreaking initiative to introduce a market-based approach to emissions reductions at the urban scale. Reports on 1,159 building facilities show collective emissions reductions of 13 percent over base-year figures; this was due to the active implementation of more than 5,700 measures by building owners to reduce energy use and corresponding emissions.

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