Greenbuild International Conference & Expo 2021 is the World’s largest event of the green building industry and will be held both virtually and in-person at the San Diego Convention Center, September 21-23. It is organized by INFORMA Connect specializing in live events, educational content, and connecting professionals in their industry.
On Thursday, June 3rd, 2021, as Microgrid Knowledge’s annual conference came to an end, the renewable energy news site held their final session of the month-long event. The seminar “How Microgrids Will Change the Way We Make, Deliver, and Use Energy ” was led by Steve Pullins, Chief Technology officer at Alphastruxure. He used the opportunity to prompt expert panelists on what the future of microgrid technology and system configuration will look like.
In Minneapolis, a new proposal has been introduced for a city project that would include the use of a thermal energy system using an underground aquifer. The project includes a food hall and apartment complex on the edge of the Mississippi river. Minneapolis is known for being one of the coldest
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced their annual list of the Top 10 U.S. States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building, with Colorado at the top spot, based on 2019 LEED data. The Washington, D.C.-based USGBC created LEED, the most prolific green building framework
Scientists at Rice University in Houston TX have found a way to create Graphene by using waste. The process, named flash graphene, works by heating carbon-containing materials to 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat this intense creates graphene in 10 milliseconds. This graphene can then be used in a wide range of
Technology behemoth Microsoft, based in the United States (U.S.), made its position on corporate sustainability clear with a bold pledge late January – to be carbon negative by 2030, and further, a 2050 goal to eliminate all of the carbon the company has introduced since its inception in 1975. Many
A new mineral is being used for solar panels that could greatly improve the efficiency of solar panels. Perovskite is a calcium titanium oxide mineral found in the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1800’s. Excitement about this mineral has grown due to its efficiency, unusual properties, and its low
The British company Highview Power Inc. has developed a process to store energy for the grid without the need for fossil fuels. The system involves cooling air, storing it efficiently, and using the re-gasification process to drive a turbine and create electricity without combustion. The Cryogenic energy storage process cools
A solar-tech startup backed by Bill Gates is pushing solar technology boundaries with its concentrated mirrors producing high temperatures. The ability to reach 1,000 degrees Celsius with solar, allows solar power to be used in the steel, cement, and petrochemical manufacturing processes. Until now, this type of solar-tech was only
At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Kanye West unveiled a new Yeezy shoe prototype made with algae. According to Design Boom, the shoe is made with a combination of petroleum-based ethylene-vinyl acetate and foam produced using algae. This clog is the first release in the company move towards sustainability. West
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have created an Artificial Leaf that can be used to develop a liquid fuel alternative for Syngas. Syngas is a widely used gas currently produced with fossil fuels. The carbon neutral device is powered by simply sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water. The device can
The Australia company Sundrop Farms has been using seawater to irrigate their indoor farm in Port Augusta, South Australia. The company has developed a system that doesn’t require fossil fuels, groundwater, or soil to grow a variety of produce. The system uses seawater and solar power to achieve the energy