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Kankakee Community College Setting off a Spark of Renewable Energy

By Mary Stroka, Staff Writer Kankakee Community College (KCC), about 66 miles southwest of Chicago, has taken a lot of steps towards being at the forefront of educating students and community members in the Midwest about green technology. Its exemplary Electrical Technology program, which includes a renewable energy track, was selected as the Interstate Renewable […]

Columbus Freshens-Up Its Beloved North Market

Pete Oesterling’s a suit n’ tie guy. As associate vice president for Nationwide Insurance, complete with legal staff and an office with a lofty view of Columbus, OH, his daily apparel is the requisite uniform. It’s rumored, though, that he favors Harley t-shirts and has a collection of two-wheeled machines in his garage. But it’s […]

Washington State Biomed Lab Raises the Efficiency Bar

When Washington State University (WSU) administrators made plans for a new biomed facility, the goal to achieve energy efficiency went under the microscope. The WSU Spokane Riverpoint campus Pharmaceutical and Biomedical building, which is targeting a LEED® Silver rating, has already become a model for other schools considering similar facilities. Health Sciences has been a […]

Crestview Retrofit Spans All Mechanical Systems

During the next decade, nearly 80 million baby boomers will move into their retirement years. It’s an enormous cultural shift for a nation that once had so many young people. Among the advantages in a down economy: more jobs for the younger set, and plenty of construction activity in the building of new retirement facilities.

San Francisco Gets New, LEED Silver Cruise Ship Terminal

In the world of aquatic sporting and adventure, even tourism, there are few places on Planet Earth as well recognized as San Francisco’s celebrated waterfront along the Embarcadero. Located in the very heart of San Francisco’s bustling Fisherman’s Wharf area, Pier 27, once visited daily by hordes of residents and tourists alike – had gradually […]