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DC Tops the EPA’s List for Most Energy Star Certified Buildings

Washington, DC Tops EPA’s List of Cities with the Most Energy Star Certified Buildings/Energy efficiency leads to a stronger economy and healthier environment EPA, March 30, 2016. Image credit: patticake1601 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its eighth-annual “Top Cities” list, which ranks the 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified […]

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DC Introduces the World’s Biggest Thermal Hydrolysis Waste-to-Energy System

Huuuuuuuuge New Thermal Hydrolysis System For DC Wastewater Is World’s Hugest Cleantechnica, October 9, 2015. Image credit: Notre Dame The world’s biggest thermal hydrolysis waste-to-energy system has just revved up its engines this week at the Blue Plains wastewater treatment plant on the banks of the Potomac River, making the District of Columbia — that would […]

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Significant Energy Savings Without Spending a Lot of Money

D.C. couple on a tight budget tries for ‘net-zero’ power on fixer-upper home The Washington Post, July 16, 2015. Image credit: Antranias Patrick Hughes and Amy Sticklor began their do-it-yourself approach in fall 2013, shortly after purchasing their first home in Washington’s Atlas District. Instead of replacing big-ticket items such as the aging furnace and boiler […]

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D.C. Tops the EPA’s List for Most Energy Star Buildings

D.C. Overtakes L.A. as Nation’s Energy-Efficiency Leader Washington City Paper, march 25, 2015 Take that, L.A.: For the first time, D.C. has topped the five-year leader in energy-efficient buildings to take the Energy Star crown. The Energy Star program, launched by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1999, rewards energy-efficient commercial buildings, which on average use 35 percent […]