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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 The administration reminded residents on Thursday that the program provides rebates to replace outdated appliances with ...

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