Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in South Central Plains Region

 Energy Best Management Practices

   
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Cut Electricity Costs

This site offers advice on how to save money by saving energy. Learn proven tips that cost nothing to implement and require very little lifestyle change that have the potential of cutting your electric bill significantly. For the more energy conscious homeowner, there are discussions on more advanced topics like residential wind power, home solar energy, and low energy lighting. Be green and save green! Click here.

 

Best Management Practices for Solar and Wind Energy Development: A Conservationist’s Guide
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Best Management Practices provide science-based criteria and standards that land managers and conservation planners follow in making and implementing decisions about human uses and projects that affect our natural resources.

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Integrating Renewable Energy into Site Cleanup
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Use of renewable energy resources provides a significant opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of activities conducted during investigation, remediation, and monitoring of hazardous waste sites.

 

15 O & M Best Practices for Energy Efficient Buildings
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Building operation and maintenance programs specifically designed to enhance operating efficiency of HVAC and lighting systems can save 5 to 20 percent of the energy bills without significant capital investment.

 

Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips
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Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

 

Tips: Your Home's Energy Use
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A home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) will show what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways to cut energy costs.

 

Anaerobic Digestion 101
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This is an article from the EPA site about anaerobic/biomass recovery systems.  Click here to read the information: 

 

Partial Composting for Biodrying Organic Materials
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This factsheet differentiates composting from biodrying, with the former leading to good soil amendments and the latter leading to good material for bioenergy production.& ...

 

Composting
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This factsheet explains the compost process, what can be composted, its benefits, and the major different methods of composting.

 

Easy Compost
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How to make and use a garbage can composter.

 

Three-Bin Turning Compost Bins
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This fact sheet explains how to build bins from concrete blocks or wood, and how to add waste and maintain the compost.

 

Best Management Practices for Fayetteville Shale Natural Gas Activities

This 30-page document developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with numerous state and federal agencies, provides a comprehensive overview of recommended voluntary practices for energy companies during exploration, drilling and reclamation activities.& ...

 

U.S. Farm Anaerobic Digester Status: A 2011 Snapshot
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This EPA factsheet gives information on trends in use of these manure management systems in the U.S.

 

Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

 

 Green Building

   
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Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

What is green building?

By U.S. Green Building Council
How do buildings work with our natural surroundings to create a more sustainable place to live? Learn how LEED can help make our world greener for all.
 

 

The Business Case for Green Building

The WorldGBC launched its new report, "The Business Case for Green Building" in March 2013. Miles Keeping introduces the report and its findings at Ecobuild in London.

 

Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

 

Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM)
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What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage? Energy efficient mortgages (EEMs, sometimes known as “green mortgages”) are loans that allow homeowners to finance energy-efficient upgrades for their current home or in a new home purchase.& ...

 

The five principles of green building
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Green buildings are designed, constructed, and operated to enhance the well-being of their occupants and support a healthy community and natural environment.

 

Show Green Building Organizations & Professionals (11)
There are 11 resources serving South Central Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving South Central Plains Region
Certified Energy Auditors
3FFICIENT Energy
- San Luis Rey, CA
HP Engineering, Inc.
- Rogers, AR
HP Engineering, Inc.
- Fayetteville, AR
Energy Efficient Mortgage Lenders
Access National Mortgage
- Reston, VA
Bank Of Little Rock Mortgage Corp
- North Little Rock, AR
Green Building Professionals
Euroshield Recycled Rubber Roofing Products
Global Environmental Manufacturing (G.E.M.) Inc. - Calgary, AB
HP Engineering, Inc.
- Fayetteville, AR
HP Engineering, Inc.
- Rogers, AR
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
McInnis Brothers Construction
Minden Office - Minden, LA
Third-Sun Solar
- Athens, OH

 Renewable - Alternative Energy

   
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Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

Cut Electricity Costs

This site offers advice on how to save money by saving energy. Learn proven tips that cost nothing to implement and require very little lifestyle change that have the potential of cutting your electric bill significantly. For the more energy conscious homeowner, there are discussions on more advanced topics like residential wind power, home solar energy, and low energy lighting. Be green and save green! Click here.

 

Residential Solar Panel Systems Complete Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home
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Solar panels are the stars of the residential solar system, gleaming on the rooftop as they tell the world, or at least the neighborhood, that this homeowner cares enough about the environment to ease the household’s carbon footprint while smartly lowering electric bills. & ...

 

Finding the Right Solar Panel Installer
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Finding the right contractor is possibly the single most important part of a solar installation project. Homeowners choosing to go solar often are excited to start the process.

 

Why Renewable Energy?
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Clean energy sources like wind and solar can help us reduce climate change, but can harm wildlife and wildlands if not carefully located.

 

Hydrogen Energy
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Hydrogen can store energy until it's needed and move it to where it's needed.

 

Hydropower
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Moving water has energy.

 

Biomass Energy
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Biomass is anything that is, or once was, alive. Biomass is wood, plants, and garbage.

 

Geothermal Energy
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Geothermal energy is heat inside the Earth. Geothermal energy is renewable.

 

Wind Energy
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Wind is moving air. There will be wind as long as the sun shines.

 

Solar Energy
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Solar energy is light energy. Solar energy is renewable.

 

Why Is Solar Energy?
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Every day, the sun radiates an enormous amount of energy - called solar energy. It radiates more energy in one day than the world uses in one year.

 

Home Solar Panels: Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs
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Once limited to consumers with deep pockets and strong environmentalist values, solar panels are less expensive than ever.

 

NREL: Dynamic Maps, GIS Data and Analysis Tools - Visualization & Geospatial Tools

National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Geospatial Data Science Team have developed tools that allow users to determine things such as how much electricity can be produced from solar systems on a house or what renewable resources are available in a specific area. The most current list of available NREL's GIS tools for biomass, solar, geothermal, wind, transportation and hydrogen can be accessed here.

 

BioDiesel Retail Location Finder

Biodiesel is a clean-burning replacement for petroleum diesel that can be used in virtually any diesel engine without modification. Biodiesel is produced from a variety of domestically available, renewable sources including vegetable oil, biomass (such as wood chips) and animal fats. It acts like diesel fuel, but produces fewer harmful emissions, is biodegradable and nontoxic, and is safer to use the diesel fuel.
Find a biodiesel retail location in your area »

 

Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Forest Sustainability in the Wake of Emerging Bioenergy Policies
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Renewable energy policies generally have assumed that forests can provide a significant source of environmentally-friendly feedstocks for electricity, heat and power generation.

 

A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits

This guide offers a path for local landowners to earn additional income while helping diminish adverse effects of global climate change through implementation of carbon sequestration and other stackable incentives.

 

Show Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals (32)
There are 32 resources serving South Central Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving South Central Plains Region
Alternative Energy
3FFICIENT Energy
- San Luis Rey, CA
AgBioworks
Peter Nelson - Co-Coordinator - Memphis, TN
AMERESCO Solar
- Framingham, MA
American Resource & Energy
- Saint Paul, MN
American Solar Energy Society
- Boulder, CO
Cianbro
- Pittsfield, ME
Dasolar
Douglas ArrisonNV
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
DISGEN Development Services, LLC
Dale Osborn - President - Lakewood, CO
ElectraTherm
- Reno, NV
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
FDC Enterprises Grasslands Services
- New Albany, OH
FutureMetrics
- Bethel, ME
Heatek Energy LLC
Evan Jones - Engineer - Auburn, ME
LetsGoSolar.com
Laura Brigham - Editor - San Francisco, CA
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Pika Energy
- Westbrook, ME
Ridgeland Enterprises
Alan Strain - Clarkridge, AR
Smart Solar
- Libertyville, IL
Solar Panels Plus
- Chesapeake, VA
Southwall Technologies Window Films
Jill Clardy - Director, Sales Operations & Customer Service - Chicago, IL
Sun City Solar
- Little Rock, AR
Sustainable Strategies
- Saint Charles, IL
The Price Companies, Inc.
- Monticello, AR
Westervelt Renewable Energy
- Tuscaloosa, AL
ZeroBase Energy, LLC
- Ferndale, MI
Energy Assistance Programs
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Energy Saving / Green Products
Euroshield Recycled Rubber Roofing Products
Global Environmental Manufacturing (G.E.M.) Inc. - Calgary, AB
Natures Hardware LLC
- Beaverton, OR
Walter 'BO' Smith, Jr.
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. - Mortgage Financing Specialist - Jackson, MS
Waste Management Specialists
BigBelly Solar Compacting Trash Receptacle
- Newton, MA
EarthCare Technologies Inc.
Phil Fredericks - Owner - West Fork, AR
 

 Google News about Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources

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Green Building News Items
World looks on as EB-5 stalls - Real Estate Weekly
4/25/2018 12:39:50 PM
Real Estate Weekly World looks on as EB-5 stalls Real Estate Weekly Explained Newbold, “Wyoming, Wisconsin, Arizona and Arkansas have a certain idea of what they want EB-5 to become. Then you have the Relateds, Extells and Silversteins who want it to be a certain way; you've got the shopping center lobby and ...

UACCM Dedicates Workforce Training Center - Log Cabin Democrat
4/23/2018 5:21:11 PM
Log Cabin Democrat UACCM Dedicates Workforce Training Center Log Cabin Democrat The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton invites the public to attend the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Workforce Training Center on Thursday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m.. Gov. Asa Hutchinson will deliver the keynote ...

The Training School - Arkansas News
4/16/2018 6:57:25 PM
Arkansas News The Training School Arkansas News The first building that the Training School called home was the Green Building . It was also an architectural model for all rural four-room schoolhouses in Arkansas . There were two large, well-lighted classrooms, one for domestic science and one for ... and more »

Arkansas Construction Hall of Fame Recognizes 4 Inductees (Advertising Supplement) - Arkansas Business Online
4/16/2018 1:44:33 AM
Arkansas Business Online Arkansas Construction Hall of Fame Recognizes 4 Inductees (Advertising Supplement) Arkansas Business Online The South's first LEED Platinum building was also named a national AIA/COTE Top 10 Green Building , Arkansas ' only winner. In 2011, Rowland's CALS Arkansas Studies Institute received one of five, national AIA/ALA Awards of Excellence honoring the best ... and more »

PROFILE: Welcome home, world traveler - Arkansas Online
4/8/2018 8:36:56 AM
Arkansas Online PROFILE: Welcome home, world traveler Arkansas Online Monika Fischer-Massie, executive director of Welcome Health, Northwest Arkansas ' first free health clinic, was born in a town named Garmisch-Partenkirchen. .... LEED Certification indicates the building is a " green" building : healthy and energy efficient. and more »

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor - Proud Green Building (press release) (blog)
1/10/2018 12:12:26 AM
Proud Green Building (press release) (blog) 2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor Proud Green Building (press release) (blog) LEED is a voluntary, third-party verified green building rating system that addresses the site, water energy, materials and indoor environmental quality of the facility. According to a press release about the achievement, “the LEED certification of 15 ...

Fayetteville building awarded LEED Platinum certification - Fayetteville Flyer
1/8/2018 5:38:00 PM
Fayetteville Flyer Fayetteville building awarded LEED Platinum certification Fayetteville Flyer Architects and developers will offer tours of the building highlighting the green building elements, and Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan and Linda K. Smith, USGBC Director for Arkansas and Oklahoma will present the LEED Seal. For a bit more info, ...

Investor lands $45M loan through Fannie Mae for biggest real estate deal yet in Texas - Dallas Business Journal
12/14/2017 1:59:40 PM
Dallas Business Journal Investor lands $45M loan through Fannie Mae for biggest real estate deal yet in Texas Dallas Business Journal An investment group, Little Rock, Arkansas -based BSR Trust LLC, has recently closed on its biggest real estate deal yet in Texas. It has made a $45 million acquisition of the Windhaven Park Apartments, a 474-unit apartment ... The borrower also took ...

Nation's first large-scale mass timber residence hall breaks ground in Arkansas - Inhabitat
11/30/2017 5:46:46 AM
Inhabitat Nation's first large-scale mass timber residence hall breaks ground in Arkansas Inhabitat Cross-laminated timber may finally be having its heyday in the United States. The nation's first large-scale mass timber residence hall recently broke ground at the University of Arkansas . The Stadium Drive Residence Halls project and living learning ...

Fayetteville Public Library wins Green Building Legacy Award - Fayetteville Flyer
7/27/2017 12:21:40 PM
Fayetteville Flyer Fayetteville Public Library wins Green Building Legacy Award Fayetteville Flyer The Fayetteville Public Library was selected as the 2017 Green Building Legacy Award winner by the U.S. Green Building Council – Arkansas , library officials announced today. The award is one of seven given out each year by USGBC Arkansas as part of ...

Renewable - Alternative Energy News Items
AEP Names Smoak President And COO Of SWEPCO - PR Newswire (press release)
5/14/2018 12:38:01 PM
AEP Names Smoak President And COO Of SWEPCO PR Newswire (press release) Smoak previously was vice president, Distribution Region Operations for SWEPCO with responsibility for the electric distribution system, engineering, operations, construction and maintenance for SWEPCO customers in Louisiana, Arkansas , northeast Texas ...

AEP Investing In Regulated Businesses To Build Energy System Of The Future, Shareholders Learn At Company's ... - PR Newswire (press release)
4/24/2018 11:15:42 AM
AEP Investing In Regulated Businesses To Build Energy System Of The Future, Shareholders Learn At Company's ... PR Newswire (press release) AEP's forecasted $1.7 billion renewable energy investment between 2018 and 2020 does not include the company's 2,000-megawatt Wind Catcher project, which will bring clean energy and lower bills for customers in Arkansas , Louisiana, Oklahoma and ... and more »

AEP, owner of SWEPCO, announces accelerated move away from coal to renewable energy - Arkansas Times (blog)
2/6/2018 12:40:27 PM
Arkansas Times (blog) AEP, owner of SWEPCO, announces accelerated move away from coal to renewable energy Arkansas Times (blog) AEP's resource plans include adding 3,065 megawatts (MW) of solar generation and 5,295 MW of wind generation to the portfolio serving its regulated utility customers by 2030. AEP's largest planned renewable energy investment is the ... If approved ... and more »

Alternative energy offers significant benefits to agriculture. - Delta Farm Press
10/27/2017 2:18:05 PM
Delta Farm Press Alternative energy offers significant benefits to agriculture. Delta Farm Press Brian Kirksey, a cattle, ornamental shrub, and timber farmer in Amity, Arkansas , says renewable energy is poised to play a big role in rural areas, including providing a significant part of the electricity needs for chicken houses, dairy operations and ...