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Should burning trees to generate electricity be classified as carbon-neutral?

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Should burning trees to generate electricity be classified as carbon-neutral?

Stop & Shop Turns Inedible Food Into Energy

Just in time for Earth Day, the supermarket company has opened a state-of-the-art green energy facility in Massachusetts.

March / April 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 2)

The Global Biotech Industry is the focus of Business Facilities' March/April 2016 issue, along with our annual Economic Development Awards. Plus, a look at the Aerospace Industry.

Feature Story: 2016 Economic Development Awards

With so many locations embracing cutting-edge technologies and innovative development strategies, it was hard to pare down the worthy nominees for our economic development awards festival. Here are the folks who made the cut, the best of the best in the applications of smart practices for sustainable growth.

Bayer Tackles Environmental Challenges With NJ’s Clean Energy Program

Pay for Performance incentives from New Jersey's Clean Energy Program help Bayer turn vacant buildings into showcase of energy innovation for construction of new U.S. headquarters.

World Water Day Infographic: Advancing A Circular Economy

Almost half the world's workers —1.5 billion people — work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery, according to the United Nations. So, it’s no surprise that the theme for today's World Water Day is “Water and Jobs.”

Fukushima: Five Years Later

An army of robots and an ice wall are being deployed to clean up the world's worst nuclear disaster.

January/February 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 1)

The State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards are the focus of Business Facilities January/February 2016 issue, plus an Automotive Industry Focus.

UrbanTech NYC Will Support Building Smart And Sustainable Cities

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has launched UrbanTech NYC, a comprehensive program to help entrepreneurs and innovators address New York City’s most pressing urban challenges in sectors such as energy, waste, transportation, agriculture and water.

September/October 2015 Issue (Volume 48, Number 5)

Innovation hubs and logistics are the focus of Business Facilities September/October issue, plus reports on Indiana, New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina, California.

Grid Stars: States Race To Embrace Smart-grid Technology

Nine states and Washington D.C. lead the pack in electricity grid modernization. Navagant Research forecasts that the global Smart Grid as a Service (SGaaS) market, estimated at $1.7 billion in 2014, will grow to $11 billion in 2023.

California, Illinois, Texas Lead The Charge Toward A Modernized Power Grid

For the third year in a row, California is the highest-ranked state when it comes to moving toward a modernized electric grid, according to the 3rd Annual Grid Modernization Index (GMI).

Indiana Electrical Grid Management Firm Adding 80+ Jobs

MISO Inc., an independent regional electric transmission organization, is expanding its headquarters in Carmel, IN, creating up to 84 new high-wage jobs by 2020.

1,000th Michigan Business Lands Energy Incentives

A Chinese auto parts maker joins Michigan businesses that have received over $7.5 million in Consumers Energy's new construction incentives.

Illinois Is Top State For LEED Green Building

Illinois retained its top national position on USGBC’s annual Top 10 States for LEED list for the third year in a row.

RES Polyflow Picks Indiana For Plastics-to-Fuel Operation

RES Polyflow, a renewable energy solutions company, will locate its new Midwest production hub in Ashley, IN, creating up to 136 new jobs by 2019.

Solar Installer Sunrun Plans 800 Jobs At New Denver Office

Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., will open an office in downtown Denver before the end of 2015 and plans to hire up to 800 workers over the next few years.

Business Report – California: Largest Solar Facility On Earth Goes Operational

BHE Renewables’ 579-megawatt solar project in Antelope Valley, CA is now fully connected to the California ISO grid.

Tale of Two Mayors

In Auburn, NY, the hot political issue is economic development. Both candidates emphasized job creation with a youthful population base. Lattimore pushed for large-scale manufacturing plants and renewable energy projects to the Auburn area.

Top 10 States Ranked In Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts edges out California as most energy-efficient state, Maryland among most improved, according to the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

First to the Finish Line

Block Island, RI is poised to win the race to set up the first offshore wind farm in U.S. waters.

Solar King Abdicates

The most logical place in the world for solar power can’t get its act together.

Business Facilities’ 2015 Global Rankings Report: China Leads In Renewable Energy Investment

China is the top-ranked nation among Renewable Energy Investment Leaders in Business Facilities’ annual Global Rankings Report. Switzerland retained its crown as the top-ranked nation in Global Competitiveness.

Business Report: Maryland Exports Hit Record Level In 2014

The top trade markets for Maryland goods and services are Canada ($1.9 billion), Saudi Arabia ($915 million) and China ($714 million), with transportation equipment, chemicals and electronic products leading the surge.

Sustainability Initiatives Can Drive Corporate Revenue Growth and Innovation

Sustainability innovation is powering business growth: Between 2010 and 2013, revenues from company-defined portfolios of sustainable products and services grew by 91%, according to a new study from The Conference Board.

AZZ To Build “Greenfield” Galvanizing Services Plant in Reno, NV

AZZ incorporated will build a new hot-dip galvanizing plant on a 25-acre site located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center east of Sparks, Nevada. The Reno plant will be an environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art, 50,000-square foot facility.

State Focus: Washington – A Legendary Place To Do Business

Construction cranes are dotting the idyllic skies in the northwest, where, among other projects, the new world headquarters of Amazon is taking shape amid a bustling real estate market.

Ill Wind

Cape Wind, planned as the nation's first offshore wind farm, appears to be dead in the water.

Google to Build $600 Million Alabama Data Center

Google will build a $600 million data center in Alabama’s Jackson County, creating up to 100 jobs at a facility powered by renewable energy.

P3 Used To Achieve High-performance Buildings

Building owners and policy makers are becoming increasingly interested in the performance of buildings. The P3 approach is being explored for facilities.

Aluminum Industry Partners With Department Of Energy

The Department of Energy and the aluminum industry partner to help create more jobs for an energy efficient economy.

How To Sell CFOs On Energy Efficiency Projects

In this webinar, learn from expert project finance professionals who teach you how to leverage budgets effectively for your energy projects.

Legacy, Shmegacy

The momentum to address the impact of climate change hits a wall of ice.

Atlanta Adopts Progressive Energy Policy To Tackle Commercial Energy Use

New legislation makes Atlanta the first major Southeast city to undertake a series of measures, including energy benchmarking and audits, to boost efficiency in its commercial buildings.

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In a thriving region with industry-leading credentialing programs, a world-class engineering institute, Class A rail line, superior interstate access, and prospering internationally recognized companies like ABB, General Dynamics, and Mohawk Industries, we simply build it better!