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USGBC APPROVES NEW CONSTRUCTION GUIDE FOR LEED PILOT CREDIT LIBRARY

(Portland, Ore.) Feb. 11, 2016 – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has approved the addition of New Buildings Institute’s (NBI) Advanced Buildings® New Construction Guide as a LEED Pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP). By following the prescriptive path in the New Construction Guide, projects can earn up to 10 energy points in LEED v4.

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CTGBC Sponsor Moves to new Global Headquarters in New Haven

First Wave of Alexion Employees Move into New Global Headquarters in New Haven

The new Alexion headquarters building has been constructed using eco-friendly methods. It is designed to obtain the LEED Silver environmental standard certification.

Alexion’s first wave of employees have relocated to its new global headquarters at its state-of-the-art facility in New Haven, Connecticut. As Alexion works to fulfill its mission to transform the lives of patients with severe and devastating rare disorders, the move to New Haven enables the Company to keep pace with the rapid growth of the company’s global operations and expanding pipeline initiatives.

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Record-breaking Fuel Cell Park Approved for CT

Hartford Business.com

A proposed Beacon Falls fuel cell park, which would be the world's largest, took a big step forward recently as it received the blessing of the Connecticut Siting Council.

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Storing Energy and Mitigating Cooling Costs with Ice

GBIG Insights


Alot of attention in the booming energy storage market is focused on battery technology. Batteries are dominant across a range of applications, and more than anything, decreasing battery prices are driving storage adoption. But a number of other approaches – including pumped hydro, flywheels, and thermal storage -- can complement batteries or fill market niches just as effectively, if not more.

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Has Society Become Too "Food Foolish"?

From www.wnpr.org

Did you know that roughly one-third of the food we produce each year is either lost or wasted?  Food Foolish co-author John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability Officer at United Technologies Corporation; co-author of Food Foolish: The Hidden Connection Between Food Waste, Hunger and Climate Change explains how reducing global food waste could help mitigate the stresses of hunger, water shortages, and climate change.

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