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Rhode Island Leads by Example in Green Building Policy

March 9, 2016 - in Analysis, Buildings, Corporate

Late last year, Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order mandating that state agencies reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions throughout their facilities. Motivated by the state’s commitment to address climate change…

Hawaii Enacts Nation’s First 100 Percent Renewable Energy Requirement

June 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewables

HONOLULU, June 10, 2015—Hawaii enacted a law this week that requires all of the state's electricity to be produced from renewable energy sources no…

Municipal Council of Recife Approves Green Roof Law

January 27, 2015 - in Buildings, Design/Engineering, Projects

On 16 December 2014, the Municipal Council of Recife, Brazil, approved the Green Roof Law. This law requires buildings with more than four floors to have…

Massachusetts Makes Smart Grid Mandatory

January 5, 2014 - in Energy

Massachusetts has joined a growing list of states demanding that its investor-owned utilities invest in the smart grid -- and find new models for how those investments should be valued. Consider it the latest move in a state-by-state reconfiguration of utility…