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Energy Storage Expert Jim Kelly Brings Renewables to Railroads

Jim Kelly first began pondering the possibilities and limitations of renewables as a senior vice president of transmission and distribution for Southern California Edison. After 38 years with the state’s second-largest utility, he was named CEO of Advanced Rail Energy Storage, or ARES, which developed a system that draws energy from the grid to run weighted rail cars up an incline. When demand spikes, the cars roll downhill and a regenerative braking system generates electricity that is dispatched back to the grid. On the basis of its quarter-scale test facility in California’s Tehachapi Mountains, ARES received its first commercial commission, in 2014, to deliver reliable, renewable energy to Southern California from Nevada by 2017.
May 9, 2015
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4 Copenhagen Hotels That Combine Good Design and Green Sensibility

Tour a crop of Copenhagen hotels that are making a strong case for eco-friendly design.
May 6, 2015
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Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design to the Masses

Multifamily housing projects that meet Passive House standards are bringing European-style energy efficiency to a new demographic in the United States.
May 3, 2015
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Sustainability Guided Every Decision at this Town House Remodel in Harlem

Actors David Alan Basche and Alysia Reiner rework their Harlem town house with an eco-sensibility and an eye for smarter spaces.
May 3, 2015
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5 Energy Storage Solutions That Will Make Renewables a Viable Alternative to Fossil Fuels

Grid-scale storage may be revolutionizing the market for clean energy.
May 2, 2015
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12 Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces

Get your tongs and apron ready, outdoor grilling season is nearly upon us.
April 28, 2015
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5 Edible Urban Gardens Good Enough to Eat

From NOLA to Cuba, discover five edible gardens created by urban dwellers who weren't afraid to get their hands dirty.
April 23, 2015
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7 Inspiring Water-Wise Landscapes

These drought-tolerant yards point the way forward for sustainable horticulture.
April 23, 2015
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10 Award-Winning Green Buildings Across North America

Celebrate Earth Day with a look at 10 AIA-awarded buildings setting the (LEED) standard in green design.
April 22, 2015