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The Solana Project for sustainable energy

Posted by John Noriega on Tuesday, July 6, 2010,

The project focuses on developing one of the world’s largest solar power plants in Gila Bend, Arizona.  The facility will use renewable energy sources to provide a gross output of 280-MW, and supply 70,000 homes with power.

Who’s involved?  

Abengoa Solar:  Develops power plants using several applications of solar power technology

APS:  Leading producer of electrical power in Arizona

Dept. of Energy:  Recently agreed to invest almost $1.5 billion dollars in Abengoa ...

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RETScreen: software for sustainable projects

Posted by John Noriega on Friday, June 25, 2010,

Clean, renewable energy and efficient technologies (RETs) for heating, cooling and power have been developed and are now ready for use in sustainable construction around the world.  However, we must first understand where it is necessary and what technologies can effectively be used.  While loading up a building with every new renewable, energy efficient technology may seem sustainable, in contrast it is not.  To make a sustainable building as efficient as possible, a design approach must b...

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BIM Software for Sustainability

Posted by John Noriega on Friday, June 4, 2010,

--Designing sustainable buildings

Advancements in software technology have led a new architectural drafting revolution.  Building Information Modeling (BIM) software provides an innovative approach to developing a set of construction drawings for a building.  Compared to CAD, the BIM software essentially creates a drawing for the user according to the provided input, hence the name, ‘information modeling.’  There are many additional advantages that BIM has over CAD software. 

In gene...

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New Meadowlands Stadium: A sustainable standard (Part 2)

Posted by John Noriega on Thursday, May 20, 2010,

Choosing sustainable materials to build with and cutting back energy consumption only goes so far when creating a sustainable building.  There are several other aspects to be considered when taking on a project as large as a stadium and labeling it a green facility. In order to achieve full sustainability as a goal, the engineers and designers had to make many careful design and construction choices based on site location. 

Site Sustainability

One of the most challenging aspects...

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New Meadowlands Stadium: A sustainable standard

Posted by John Noriega on Wednesday, May 19, 2010,

The EPA helped the owners select the most sustainable interior materials

The new Meadowlands Stadium in Rutherford, NJ has recently been completed, and is ready to host events this summer.  The quality of the building amenities is supported by the combined capital of the two professional football teams that call the Meadowlands their home.  What a perfect opportunity to create the most sustainable stadium in the NFL.  When the administrations of the NY Jets and NY Giants teamed up with the U...

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