The Benefits of Certifying Buildings as Green

April 18, 2008
Energy Efficiency Markets Podcast interviews Aaron Nelson–project director for the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and a U.S. Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional–about how building owners can save money and attract clientele by following the LEED energy guidelines. He explains how building owners receive LEED ratings and how LEED […]

Energy Efficiency Markets Podcast interviews Aaron Nelson–project director for the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and a U.S. Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional–about how building owners can save money and attract clientele by following the LEED energy guidelines. He explains how building owners receive LEED ratings and how LEED certification helps promote business. In LEED-certified buildings, energy consumption is reduced, emissions are lowered, and, often, the value of the building increases. What

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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Only through Standardization Can Microgrids Accelerate the Energy Transition

Jan. 18, 2024
Jana Gerber, North America microgrid president at Schneider Electric discusses how standardizing microgrids will accelerate the energy transition.

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Transforming Microgrids with Hydrogen

Utilizing hydrogen in microgrids can play a key role in overcoming many of the challenges with the traditional energy economy such as aging infrastructure, changing customer demands...