Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Arkansas Valley Region

 Energy Best Management Practices

   
Show Articles on Energy Best Management Practices (17)
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.

 

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.

 

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 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 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 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 (10)
There are 10 resources serving Arkansas Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving Arkansas Valley Region
Architects
William Harke
LaBella Associates - Architecture Division Director - Yarmouth, ME
Certified Energy Auditors
3FFICIENT Energy
- Oceanside, 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
Walter 'BO' Smith, Jr.
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. - Mortgage Financing Specialist - Jackson, MS
Green Building Professionals
HP Engineering, Inc.
- Fayetteville, AR
HP Engineering, Inc.
- Rogers, AR
Third-Sun Solar
- Athens, OH

 Renewable - Alternative Energy

   
Show Articles on Renewable - Alternative Energy (16)
Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

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 (30)
There are 30 resources serving Arkansas Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving Arkansas Valley Region
Alternative Energy
3FFICIENT Energy
- Oceanside, CA
AMERESCO Solar
- Framingham, MA
American Resource & Energy
- Saint Paul, MN
American Solar Energy Society
- Boulder, CO
Cianbro
- Pittsfield, ME
Conservation Blueprint
Peter Berthelsen - President - St. Paul, NE
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
Encore Renewable Energy
Jesse Stowell - Vice President of Business Development - Burlington, VT
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
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
- Tulsa, OK
Sustainable Strategies
- Saint Charles, IL
The Price Companies, Inc.
- Monticello, AR
The Solar Store
- Bend, OR
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
Waste Management Specialists
BigBelly Solar Compacting Trash Receptacle
- Needham, 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
Federal Court Rejects Immediate Halt to Record $1B Arkansas Highway Project Start - Engineering News-Record
9/8/2020 3:00:00 AM
Federal Court Rejects Immediate Halt to Record $1B Arkansas Highway Project Start    Engineering News-Record

University's Rome Center Offers Virtual International Internships for Fall - University of Arkansas Newswire
8/19/2020 3:00:00 AM
University's Rome Center Offers Virtual International Internships for Fall    University of Arkansas Newswire

CNRG Buys Arkansas Dealer – Building-Products - Building-Products.com
5/21/2020 3:00:00 AM
CNRG Buys Arkansas Dealer – Building-Products    Building-Products.com

Arkansas Urology celebrates ribbon cutting of new Conway clinic - Log Cabin Democrat
3/5/2020 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas Urology celebrates ribbon cutting of new Conway clinic    Log Cabin Democrat

Danish Architect Dorte Mandrup to Present 'Conditions and Beyond' Lecture on March 9 - University of Arkansas Newswire
3/3/2020 3:00:00 AM
Danish Architect Dorte Mandrup to Present 'Conditions and Beyond' Lecture on March 9    University of Arkansas Newswire

Contractor Team Will Replace Arkansas Bridge Pier Cap and Seek Reimbursement - Engineering News-Record
2/27/2020 3:00:00 AM
Contractor Team Will Replace Arkansas Bridge Pier Cap and Seek Reimbursement    Engineering News-Record

Pier Cap Dispute Compounds Arkansas Bridge Construction Delays - Engineering News-Record
2/20/2020 3:00:00 AM
Pier Cap Dispute Compounds Arkansas Bridge Construction Delays    Engineering News-Record

Arkansas restaurant serves 2-foot long burrito - KATV
1/28/2020 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas restaurant serves 2-foot long burrito    KATV

Largest mass timber structure in US goes up at U of Arkansas - Construction Dive
12/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Largest mass timber structure in US goes up at U of Arkansas    Construction Dive

U of A Recognized at Construction and Developers Awards Banquet - University of Arkansas Newswire
10/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
U of A Recognized at Construction and Developers Awards Banquet    University of Arkansas Newswire

75 Arkansas / Blattner Hall - new students' residence for California College of the Arts - World Architecture News
6/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
75 Arkansas / Blattner Hall - new students' residence for California College of the Arts    World Architecture News

Clinton Presidential Center tiny House auction to help fund Operation Finally Home mortgage-free project for Conway veteran - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
3/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Clinton Presidential Center tiny House auction to help fund Operation Finally Home mortgage-free project for Conway veteran    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Arkansas Idea House to Highlight High-Performance Tactics - Builder Magazine
1/14/2019 1:48:47 PM
Arkansas Idea House to Highlight High-Performance Tactics    Builder Magazine

Green parking lots becoming more commonplace in Northwest Arkansas, elsewhere - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
9/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Green parking lots becoming more commonplace in Northwest Arkansas, elsewhere    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor - Proud Green Building
1/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor    Proud Green Building

Big plans for a tiny home - Arkansas Online
11/22/2016 3:00:00 AM
Big plans for a tiny home    Arkansas Online

Architecture Students Complete Process to Obtain LEED Certification for Free Health Center - University of Arkansas Newswire
4/28/2015 3:00:00 AM
Architecture Students Complete Process to Obtain LEED Certification for Free Health Center    University of Arkansas Newswire

Clinton School Building Becomes Oldest In Arkansas To Receive Certification - KUAR
4/22/2014 3:00:00 AM
Clinton School Building Becomes Oldest In Arkansas To Receive Certification    KUAR

Greenbrier students strive for sustainability - Arkansas Online
5/23/2013 3:00:00 AM
Greenbrier students strive for sustainability    Arkansas Online

ECO Modern Flats becomes first LEED Platinum-certified apartment complex in Arkansas - Fayetteville Flyer
5/13/2011 3:00:00 AM
ECO Modern Flats becomes first LEED Platinum-certified apartment complex in Arkansas    Fayetteville Flyer

First LEED certified apartments in Arkansas coming to Fayetteville - Fayetteville Flyer
12/29/2010 3:00:00 AM
First LEED certified apartments in Arkansas coming to Fayetteville    Fayetteville Flyer

Renewable - Alternative Energy News Items
KUHS-LP, Arkansas' only solar-powered radio station - Inhabitat
11/9/2020 3:00:00 AM
KUHS-LP, Arkansas' only solar-powered radio station    Inhabitat

‘There’s a lot more jobs and investment that could happen.’ Economist says Arkansas could be ripe for renewable energy growth - KNWA
10/23/2020 3:00:00 AM
‘There’s a lot more jobs and investment that could happen.’ Economist says Arkansas could be ripe for renewable energy growth    KNWA

Arkansas schools save millions by adopting solar power - Inhabitat
10/22/2020 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas schools save millions by adopting solar power    Inhabitat

This Arkansas school turned solar savings into better teacher pay - Energy News Network
10/16/2020 3:00:00 AM
This Arkansas school turned solar savings into better teacher pay    Energy News Network

General Motors to be off-taker of 180-MW solar park in Arkansas - Renewables Now
10/2/2020 3:00:00 AM
General Motors to be off-taker of 180-MW solar park in Arkansas    Renewables Now

Walmart to aid firms in green energy use - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
9/11/2020 3:00:00 AM
Walmart to aid firms in green energy use    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Evergy subsidiary will help Arkansas utility build new solar array - Kansas City Business Journal
8/25/2020 3:00:00 AM
Evergy subsidiary will help Arkansas utility build new solar array    Kansas City Business Journal

3 Arkansas solar installers recognized by industry publication - talkbusiness.net
7/27/2020 3:00:00 AM
3 Arkansas solar installers recognized by industry publication    talkbusiness.net

Arkansas PSC continues current net metering rates, but utilities look ahead - Daily Energy Insider
6/11/2020 3:05:20 PM
Arkansas PSC continues current net metering rates, but utilities look ahead    Daily Energy Insider

Inside Clean Energy: Rooftop Solar Gets a Lifeline in Arkansas - InsideClimate News
6/4/2020 3:00:00 AM
Inside Clean Energy: Rooftop Solar Gets a Lifeline in Arkansas    InsideClimate News

City proposes net-metering policy - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
6/4/2020 3:00:00 AM
City proposes net-metering policy    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Net Metering/Energy: Arkansas Public Service Commission Issues Order No. 28 - JD Supra
6/3/2020 3:00:00 AM
Net Metering/Energy: Arkansas Public Service Commission Issues Order No. 28    JD Supra

No rate change for residential solar - Arkansas Online
6/2/2020 3:00:00 AM
No rate change for residential solar    Arkansas Online

Arkansas clears SWEPCO's buy of 810 MW wind in Oklahoma - Renewables Now
5/12/2020 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas clears SWEPCO's buy of 810 MW wind in Oklahoma    Renewables Now

City Water and Light to Develop Arkansas Solar Energy System - Solar Industry
4/30/2020 3:00:00 AM
City Water and Light to Develop Arkansas Solar Energy System    Solar Industry

Entergy wins permit for 110-MW solar-battery project in Arkansas - Renewables Now
4/29/2020 3:00:00 AM
Entergy wins permit for 110-MW solar-battery project in Arkansas    Renewables Now

Arkansas Public Service Commission Approves Searcy Solar Project - PRNewswire
4/28/2020 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas Public Service Commission Approves Searcy Solar Project    PRNewswire

Washington news in brief - Arkansas Online
4/19/2020 3:00:00 AM
Washington news in brief    Arkansas Online

GE's LM Wind to shut doors of Arkansas blade factory - report - Renewables Now
4/15/2020 3:00:00 AM
GE's LM Wind to shut doors of Arkansas blade factory - report    Renewables Now

LM Wind Power to close Little Rock plant - Arkansas Times
4/14/2020 3:00:00 AM
LM Wind Power to close Little Rock plant    Arkansas Times

GUEST WRITERS: Solar power good for Arkansas - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
3/30/2020 3:00:00 AM
GUEST WRITERS: Solar power good for Arkansas    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Arkansas is considering new net metering rate structures – Daily Energy Insider - Daily Energy Insider
2/11/2020 3:43:48 AM
Arkansas is considering new net metering rate structures – Daily Energy Insider    Daily Energy Insider

Regulators called on to clarify solar-power pricing - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
12/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Regulators called on to clarify solar-power pricing    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Entergy Arkansas, NextEra Energy Resources announce groundbreaking of Arkansas' largest solar energy project - PRNewswire
12/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Entergy Arkansas, NextEra Energy Resources announce groundbreaking of Arkansas' largest solar energy project    PRNewswire

Hot Springs, Arkansas Is Switching Over to 100 Percent Solar Energy, Joining Only 6 Other Cities in the U.S. - Newsweek
9/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hot Springs, Arkansas Is Switching Over to 100 Percent Solar Energy, Joining Only 6 Other Cities in the U.S.    Newsweek

Largest municipal solar plant in Arkansas to be built in Hot Springs - talkbusiness.net
9/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Largest municipal solar plant in Arkansas to be built in Hot Springs    talkbusiness.net

How Arkansas eliminated third-party solar barriers in a red state - Utility Dive
3/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
How Arkansas eliminated third-party solar barriers in a red state    Utility Dive

Fayetteville commits to 100 percent clean, renewable energy - Arkansas Times
1/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fayetteville commits to 100 percent clean, renewable energy    Arkansas Times

As costs go down, solar power rises in Arkansas; homeowners, businesses installing panels - Arkansas Online
10/22/2017 3:00:00 AM
As costs go down, solar power rises in Arkansas; homeowners, businesses installing panels    Arkansas Online