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National laboratories explore tomorrow’s energy grid

The 17 national laboratories of the US Department of Energy have been leaders in scientific innovation for more than seventy years. Much of the research at those laboratories today focuses on how to migrate the petrol-powered energy grid of today to one that leverages renewable energy. The transformation will involve significant challenges: Delivering ample power, […]

Online event to focus on energy and environmental careers

Are you working in the energy and environmental sector or pursuing opportunities there? Here’s an online event that you may wish to consider: On Wednesday, April 20th at 4:00 pm Eastern time, the Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) will present a Career Spotlight and Mastermind Coaching Session. Register for the 4/20/2022 […]

The lower-carbon future of coal-fired power plants

Conversion to natural gas In the 1980’s, horizontal drilling and fracking had become common practice. Natural gas prices plummeted. Those lower costs, and the reduced carbon dioxide emissions of natural gas, caused many coal-fired power plants to be converted to natural gas. Power plant owners minimized transition costs, using the existing power grid without having […]

Sustainability Specialist earns LEED accreditation!

Congratulations to Ashley Schnetzer for her recent accreditation as LEED Green Associate. It’s further evidence of the benefit Ashley brings to every project, sharing from her depth of knowledge in green building practices. The U.S. Green Building Council created the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system to evaluate the environmental performance of […]

Three quick wins to launch a recycling program

The U.S. EPA presents a compelling case for recycling. Looking back a decade, their 2020 Recycling Economic Information (REI) Report found recycling and reuse activities that produced 681,000 jobs while contributing $37.8 billion in wages. For every 1,000 tons of recycled material, 1.17 jobs were created. Construction and Demolition waste provided the greatest employment benefits. […]

Sustainability Specialist advances LEED status to Accredited Professional

Morgan McDonald, Sustainability Specialist at ecoPreserve, recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) status. This accreditation, awarded by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) focuses on Building Design and Construction (BD+C). The U.S. Green Building Council created the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system to evaluate the […]

Any building can be a better building

Better buildings aren’t limited to downtown zip codes or trendy street address. They are not marked on maps. GPS devices will not locate them. There’s no need. Chances are, a better building is literally within your reach. Here is what sets them apart: Greater energy efficiency Are energy costs a concern in your building? The […]

ecoPreserve’s Vice President credentialed as Envision Sustainability Professional

Congratulations to Mital Hall for earning the Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) designation. The framework at the core of  ENV SP practice is quickly becoming globally recognized as a highly credible approach to sustainable, resilient, and equitable infrastructure. The ENV SP credential was developed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). It is a framework […]

More communities commit to 100% renewable energy

Cities, counties, and states across the U.S. have set goals to end reliance on fossil fuels and instead to generate electricity from renewable sources. As of November 2021, Ready for 100% campaigns have launched int0 more than 180 cities, ten counties, and eight states nationwide.[1] Originally planned by the Sierra Club, Ready For 100 (RF100) […]