Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Capital River Region

 Energy Best Management Practices

   
Articles on Energy Best Management Practices
pdf 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.

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits & Weatherization

Home Energy Audits You can easily conduct a home energy audit yourself. With a simple but diligent walk-through, you can spot many problems in any type of house.

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.

pdf 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.

pdf 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.

pdf 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: 

pdf 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.& ...

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

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

pdf 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.

pdf 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.& ...

pdf 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.

pdf 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

   
Articles on Green Building
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.

What is Green Building Certification?

Residential green building is no longer a trend — it is the future of building.  According to the National Association of Homebuilders’ Green.

Green Building Organizations & Professionals
There are 15 resources serving Capital River Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving Capital River Region
Architects
Donald Fant, AIA LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Director of Design - New Orleans, LA
Erik Wismar, AIA, LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Senior Architect - New Orleans, LA
John Dalton, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Senior Architect - New Orleans, LA
Woodward Design+Build
Thibodaux Office - Thibodaux, LA
Certified Energy Auditors
3FFICIENT Energy
- San Luis Rey, CA
Mississippi Solar, LLC
Will Hegman - Carthage, MS
Energy Efficient Mortgage Lenders
Access National Mortgage
- Reston, VA
Department Of Veterans Affairs Regional Loan Center
- St. Petersburg, FL
Green Building Professionals
Ceva Green Development, LLC
Tanya and Corbett Scott - Jackson, MS
Donald Fant, AIA LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Director of Design - New Orleans, LA
Erik Wismar, AIA, LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Senior Architect - New Orleans, LA
Euroshield Recycled Rubber Roofing Products
Global Environmental Manufacturing (G.E.M.) Inc. - Calgary, AB
John Dalton, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Senior Architect - New Orleans, LA
McInnis Brothers Construction
Minden Office - Minden, LA
Woodward Design+Build
Thibodaux Office - Thibodaux, LA

 Renewable - Alternative Energy

   
Articles on Renewable - Alternative Energy
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.

pdf 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.

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

pdf Hydropower
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Moving water has energy.

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

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

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

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

pdf 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.

Extreme Biodiesel: Off the Shelf Alternative Fuel Options
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Once the exclusive purview of the do it yourselfer, innovative companies are increasingly providing turn-key, off-the-shelf solutions to homeowners and business who want their energy independence now, not later.

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.

Find Biodiesel In Your Area
National Biodiesel Board Member Plant Maps

This map represents the physical locations where our members plants are located. Contact our member plants for service areas or product availability.

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 »

pdf 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.

pdf 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.

Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals
There are 41 resources serving Capital River Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving Capital River 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
Chuck Payne
PNK BIOMASS - Marketing - Summertown, TN
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
Gulf Coast Green Power
- Fairhope, AL
Heatek Energy LLC
Evan Jones - Engineer - Auburn, ME
LetsGoSolar.com
Laura Brigham - Editor - San Francisco, CA
McLan Electronics, Inc.
- Raymond, MS
Mississippi Solar, LLC
Will Hegman - Carthage, MS
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Pika Energy
- Westbrook, ME
Smart Solar
- Libertyville, IL
Solar Panels Plus
- Chesapeake, VA
Southwall Technologies Window Films
Jill Clardy - Director, Sales Operations & Customer Service - Chicago, IL
Sustainable Strategies
- Saint Charles, IL
The Price Companies, Inc.
- Monticello, AR
Westervelt Renewable Energy
- Tuscaloosa, AL
ZeroBase Energy, LLC
- Ferndale, MI
CFL Disposal sites
Home Depot Brandon,MS #2907
Jonathan L. Carroll - Brandon, MS
Home Depot Brookhaven #2913
Ronnie P. Leboeuf - Brookhaven, MS
Home Depot Clinton,MS #2917
Travis D. Ackley - Clinton, MS
Home Depot NE Jackson #2902
James Hickingbottom - Jackson, MS
Home Depot Vicksburg #2909
Quan S. Steward - Vicksburg, MS
Lowes Mccomb
- Mccomb, MS
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
Mississippi Solar, LLC
Will Hegman - Carthage, MS
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