Green building News for June 2009

Green building News Archive

French candidate Hélène Pelosse appointed as the first Interim Director-General of IRENA.

Four candidates with strong backgrounds in the field of renewable energy were nominated by the Member States for the position.

Tanaka: renewables have a "key role to play"

Speaking at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum in New York City, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka, said that renewable energy sources have a "key role to play with respect to both energy security and climate change".

UK government proposes US$100bn manifesto ahead of COP15 global climate talks

The UK has set out its official position ahead of the crucial COP15 summit in Copenhagen later this year.

Buildings seeking LEED to provide performance data

As part of LEED v3, the latest version of the US Green Building Council’s program for green building design, construction, operations and maintenance, buildings seeking LEED certification will begin submitting operational performance data on a recurring basis as a precondition to certification.

New report: "5 million US jobs possible in clean tech by 2020"

In a presentation before US policymakers and analysts, leading clean energy CEOs, venture capitalists and academics unveiled the “Gigaton Throwdown,” an assessment of the US’ clean energy potential.

Blair supports UAE IRENA bid

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s bid to host the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is a major boost for the developing world in the global quest for a sustainable future, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said.

Intersolar: SCHOTT Solar launches InDaX 225 module series

SCHOTT Solar has announced a new generation of modules for roof-integrated solar systems at the Intersolar 2009 event in Munich, Germany.

Trilliant acquires SkyPilot Networks

Trilliant Incorporated, which delivers smart grid solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations, and renewable resource integration, has acquired Santa Clara-based SkyPilot Networks, Inc., a provider of long-range wireless mesh broadband equipment.