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  • A coalition of environmental, labor, veterans and religious groups formally launched a national lobbying campaign Tuesday [Sept. 8] aimed at mobilizing grass-roots support for passage of a Senate climate bill this fall.The group--dubbed Clean Energy Works--marks perhaps the most ambitious effort yet to enact legislation that would cap greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. The...
  • Plans for a new 200-meter high super sustainable skyscraper in Shenzhen, China, have been unveiled.The 96,000-square-meter building will be the regional headquarters for the Shenzhen Energy Co.The façade will be made with folded skin that shades the office complex from direct sunlight and integrates solar thermal panels, reducing the overall energy consumption of the building, according to...
  • Solyndra Inc., a Fremont [Calif.] company that designs and manufactures photovoltaic systems, is getting the backing of Uncle Sam to expand its operations, adding as many as 3,000 jobs.The U.S. Department of Energy says it will offer a $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra, according to a Sept. 4 CVBT report.
  • Builders covet LEED certification — it stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — as a way to gain tax credits, attract tenants, charge premium rents and project an image of environmental responsibility. But the gap between design and construction, which LEED certifies, and how some buildings actually perform led the program last week to announce that it would begin...
  • Oversupply and glut are the order of the day in the solar cell market as production rises while demand sinks. That may well lead to some companies going to the wall.That's according to the latest report from Displaysearch on the market for solar cells.Solar cell capacity will grow by 56 percent during this year amounting to 17GW, and that trend will continue at a compound annual growth rate of 49...
  • Applied Materials Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., today reported results for its third fiscal quarter ended July 26, 2009. Net sales were $1.13 billion, and the GAAP net loss was $55 million, or $0.04 per share, according to an Aug. 11 release. The company also reported a non-GAAP net loss for the period of $2 million, or break-even per share.“In a difficult environment, Applied improved...
  • Though green-building experts and construction lawyers laud the good intentions of the U.S. Green Building Council about its popular Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green-building rating system, many have serious concerns about at least one new requirement in the latest version of LEED, which went into effect on July 1. The requirement, a “precondition” of certification...
  • Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar visited the high-tech solar panel plant in Longmont, Colo., to call attention to a reinvigorated U.S. high-tech manufacturing sector. Salazar met with employees of an innovative solar panel company that has created more than 200 ‘green jobs’ in two years and expects to double employment by next year.“Abound Solar and hundreds of...
  • Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based XsunX is scrapping plans to build a $40 million amorphous silicon thin-film solar module manufacturing facility. But its new plan comes at one-fourth the cost, the company’s CEO Tom Djokovich told the Cleantech Group.The company is repositioning itself, with a new business model that could even bring the company back to its roots in the building-integrated...
  • Pointing to the Web site of the Environmental Defense Fund, which includes lists of companies that the group suggests would benefit from passage of cap and trade legislation, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association sent out an alert to members last week urging them to make their positions on the legislation known to their representatives.The Web site includes state maps that...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...