The Week in Green: September 3-9, 2011

Jean Danielson

Jean Danielson

The Week in Green is a series that highlights green technology, building science and sustainability in the news.

* * * reports that the private sector has invested over $2.4 trillion in green businesses since 2007, according to Ethical Markets Media. The media group also anticipates a continued investment and commitment of nearly $1 trillion annually through 2020. in the September 5, 2011 article “Many of the Military’s ‘Green’ Tools go Unseen,’ the author discusses an intricate HVAC system designed to meet clean technology initiatives. This project is “part of a federal mandate to go green,” according to the article’s author, Scott Harper, “to modernize old military bases with energy-efficient technologies, clean alternatives and eco-friendly buildings and materials.”

An Iowa State University press release reported that the National Science Foundation has awarded a  $20 million, five-year grant to “build Iowa’s research capacity in renewable energy and energy efficiency.”

The majority of the research project will take place at three of Iowa’s Universities: Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa.


– Jean Danielson is director of operations for Indigo Dawn. She is beginning to forsake her friendships for all things Kindle.


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