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By Jane Margolies The New York Times At its former headquarters in eastern Pennsylvania, Air Products had a neatly manicured lawn and boxwood hedges. But when the industrial gases company moved to nearby Allentown recently and erected a new office building, it tried something different. Rather th...
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Geodesic domes, other resilient designs are gaining new attention By Christopher Flavelle The New York Times John duSaint, a retired software engineer, recently bought property near Bishop, Calif., in a rugged valley east of the Sierra Nevada. The area is at risk for wildfires, severe daytime hea...
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  By Jane Margolies The New York Times Spying an empty spot in a parking lot, a driver flicks on the turn signal and steers the car into the space. This little maneuver happens so often across the country that it’s done almost without a second thought. But now, the humble parking spot is su...
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  By Jane Margolies © The New York Times Co. NEW YORK » Worried about higher temperatures, more frequent and intense rainfall and rising seas that are nibbling away at New York’s coastal edges, the City Council enacted Local Law 97 in 2019 as part of a pioneering legislative package aimed at...
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  By Thomas Fuller © The New York Times Co. SALEM, ORE. » A giant earthquake. A huge flood. Wildfires followed by choking smoke. An ice storm that knocks out power for days. Four years ago, a group of employees at the Oregon State Treasury sat down and compiled a list of every conceivable d...
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    By Jack Ewing © The New York Times Co. Even before war in Ukraine sent fuel prices through the roof, the trucking industry was under intense pressure to kick its addiction to diesel, a major contributor to climate change and urban air pollution. But it still has to figure out which...
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  By Jack Ewing and Eric Lipton © The New York Times Co. WOBURN, MASS. » Already far behind Asian manufacturers in building electric car batteries, U.S. automakers and their suppliers are racing to develop a new generation of batteries that are cheaper, can pack in more energy and charge fas...
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  Apartment complex opens itself up to nature for all to see By Aldo Svaldi The Denver Post I.M. Pei and Michael Graves are two world-famous architects who provided Colorado with some of its most distinctive designs, including the 16th Street Mall and the Denver Central Library. Now, one of ...
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Task force proposes measures for cutting emissions   By Eric Heinz BusinessDen A Denver task force has created a series of recommendations for existing commercial and multifamily residential buildings to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades. Members...
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Why demolish instead of deconstruct? Expert says more demand for salvaged materials is needed By Lisa Prevost © The New York Times Co. As the green building movement evolves beyond energy efficiency into new areas of sustainability, one promising effort focuses on finding new life for used build...
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Expert says more demand for salvaged materials is needed By Lisa Prevost © The New York Times Co. As the green building movement evolves beyond energy efficiency into new areas of sustainability, one promising effort focuses on finding new life for used building materials, although advocates say ...
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    State wants to reduce emissions from homes, businesses By Ivan Penn © The New York Times Co. California has led the nation in fighting climate change by encouraging the use of renewable energy and electric cars. Now the state is taking on an even harder challenge — reducing emissi...
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  By Aubrey Rhoadarmer Special to The Longmont Times-Call More than half the structures in the United States are at risk from natural hazards — such as floods, earthquakes and wildfires — according to a new study published in the American Geophysical Union Journal Earth’s Future. Led by a U...
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  By Marie Tae McDermott and Giulia Heyward © The New York Times Co. Residents of the Western United States have been warned to prepare themselves and their homes for another punishing wildfire season. A widespread drought has dried out the vegetation and land in several states, priming the...
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By Patrick Sisson © The New York Times Co. Soleil Lofts, an apartment development in suburban Salt Lake City, offers a lot of amenities — pools, three spas, a basketball court, electric appliances, a dog park — to lure potential residents. But the feature that sealed the deal for Maik Kannenb...
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      By Pan Pylas The Associated Press LONDON » Struggling luxury car brand Jaguar will be fully electric by 2025, the British company said Monday as it outlined a plan to phase out internal combustion engines. Jaguar Land Rover, which is owned by Indian conglomerate ...
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53-unit building in Snowmass expected to open in 2023 By Joe Rubino The Denver Post Developers soon will break ground on a 53-unit condo building at the base of the Snowmass Ski Area that will run entirely on renewable, electric power. It’s the latest example of a growing trend in new co...
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By Keith Schneider © The New York Times Co. SPOKANE, WASH. » Although it was established in 1873 near some of North America’s most productive forests, Spokane has rarely focused on new timber products in construction. But that is starting to change.In the city’s downtown, Eastern Washing...
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Shared from the 10/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Company striving to be first in country to capture carbon on commercial scale By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post The owner of a cement plant in Florence has started design and engineering work with the goal of making it the first such U.S. facilit...
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