energy efficient

Sep 19, 2011

Cardin unveiling green jobs bill in Frederick

FREDERICK — Sen. Ben Cardin is visiting Frederick to unveil a bill that he says will create up to 40,000 green construction jobs nationwide. The Maryland Democrat says the bipartisan legislation would provide tax incentives to make the roofs of existing commercial buildings more energy-efficient. Cardin says the bill would significantly reduce the depreciation schedule […]

Aug 23, 2011

Maryland jurisdictions can adopt different building code in 2012

Starting next year, jurisdictions in the state can choose to adopt an internationally accepted green building code for private and public construction. “This will make it easier and cheaper to build green,” said Stuart Kaplow, president of the U.S. Green Building Council of Maryland. The General Assembly passed HB 972 this spring, making Maryland the […]

Jun 21, 2011

Charles Village meets Freshii

Charles Village welcomed Tuesday a fresh new addition to the neighborhood, Freshii. Located at 3113 St. Paul St. in the space formerly occupied by Gordon Florist, the Charles Village Freshii is the first location for the quick-service restaurant chain in the Baltimore area. “With sustainability at its core and customized meals made of 100 percent fresh […]

Dec 9, 2010

Commuter rides his e-bike to find a green way to work

FREDERICK — Hills present no challenge to David Bedard as part of his daily bicycle commute to Fort Detrick. When he wants an extra kick, he pushes the throttle and an electric engine propels his bike forward. Bedard, an information assurance specialist at the U.S. Army Information Technology Agency, Fort Detrick, is one of a […]

Dec 1, 2010

Report: Offshore wind power potential remains untapped

AUGUSTA, Maine — America has a largely untapped potential for offshore wind power, according to a report released Wednesday that also calls for a more aggressive approach for wind power development off the Atlantic coast. The report calls for a permitting process that’s friendlier to offshore wind power, establishment of priority zones for offshore wind, […]

Nov 23, 2010

Baltimore County watching how the wind blows

A test device will be blowing in the wind in Baltimore County, probably by this spring, and the results may determine if it’s worth resuming the two-year-old battle between environmentalists and community groups over residential windmills. Last month, the Baltimore County Council passed a bill to install an anemometer on the property of a church […]

Nov 10, 2010

What’s old is new again at Straughan Environmental in Columbia

The 15-year-old company built around sustainable environmental planning practiced what it has preached when it cut the ribbon on a recycled 25-year-old office building at 10255 Old Columbia Rd. last month. With a $700,000 budget, designers showed Straughan’s environmental scientists and engineers how to reuse what was once a non-descript brick box of a building […]

Nov 8, 2010

Expiring energy efficiency tax credit no pain to window firms

With the federal government’s tax credit for the installation of energy-efficient windows set to expire at the end of this year, some area business owners have more work than they know what to do with. Terry Klara, Maryland president of Dream House Windows, Siding and Doors in White Marsh, said that business has been up […]

Nov 4, 2010

Energy efficient appliance rebate ending Nov. 12

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Energy Administration is encouraging state residents to take advantage of the Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program, which ends Nov. 12. The administration reminded residents on Thursday that the program provides rebates to replace outdated appliances with ENERGY STAR-rated equivalents. The program has used American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money to provide [&he[...]

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