Progress has been steady on the Green Restaurant Initiative since last month's newsletter update. The final solar thermal panels have been installed by Sundance Power Systems for the French Broad Chocolate Lounge and Posana Café. These two restaurants back up to each other between Biltmore Avenue and South Lexington Avenue and occupy the same building complex, allowing the restaurants to co-locate their systems on an adjacent building. After running into challenges related to the age of the…Continue
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Waste Reduction Partners (WRP), a division of Land of Sky Regional Council, is offering a limited number of no-cost “Greening Assessments” to hospitality businesses in North Carolina. WRP's Hospitality Greening Assessment is an on-site, technical review of a business’s utility use and…Continue
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Asheville, NC– In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, American Recycling of Western North Carolina, LLC announced its plans to launch operations in the Asheville market, creating 20-30 new positions within the next three months. The firm’s anticipated $1.5 million investment in its Enka plant will strengthen the company’s significant presence in the Southeast, serving national and international markets.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia,…Continue
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Application Due: March 31, 2012
Eligible Entities: State and local governments, federally recognized tribes, businesses, companies, corporations, school districts, communities, non-profit organizations, and special purpose districts.
The U.S. Forest Service requests proposals for wood energy projects that require engineering services. These projects will use woody biomass, such as material removed from forest restoration activities, wildfire hazardous fuel treatments,…Continue
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Application Due: March 5, 2012
Eligible Entities: Partnerships between sustainability directors and local, place-based foundations. A sustainability director can include any person who leads a multi-department and community-wide urban sustainability initiative from within a local government or an Urban Sustainability Directors Network member from throughout North America.
In partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), the Funders' Network for…Continue
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As the City of Raleigh moves forward with strategic plans to improve energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint, it has launched a unique biomass-to-biofuels project. In addition to an LED-certified building and solar arrays, the City of Raleigh is now producing biodiesel derived from sunflowers at the Neuse River Waste Water Treatment Plant, a 60 million-gallons-per-day facility that serves Raleigh, Garner, Knightdale, Wake Forest, Zebulon, Wendell, and Rolesville. The project’s…Continue
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