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Month: August 2021

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Marijuana and Climate Change

How marijuana companies are combatting the effects of climate change From wildfires to drought to hurricanes, a changing climate means more extreme weather for cannabis companies up and down the supply chain. But no one is more directly impacted by these changes than marijuana growers. Read the article HERE

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California Adopts 2022 Energy Code

California Adopts 2022 Energy Code “On August 11, the California Energy Commission adopted the state’s 2022 Energy Code, which includes stepped-up energy efficiency standards for newly constructed homes and buildings, as well as for substantially renovated existing structures.” Read the article HERE  

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Spiking Electricity Demand

EIA Reports Spiking Electricity Demand During Summer’s Intense Heat “Temperatures across the country have soared this summer. The intense heat has driven up electricity demand, as air conditioning and fans are pressed into service to provide much-needed relief.” Read the article HERE

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Multifamily Construction Confidence Declines

Multifamily Construction Sentiment Declines in Second Quarter “According to the results of the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Washington, D.C., confidence in the market for new multifamily housing decreased in the second quarter of 2021.” Read the article HERE

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More Energy Efficient Government Buildings

Government Buildings to Become More Grid-Responsive and Energy Efficient The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colo., released a plan to help the General Services Administration (GSA) shift its huge real estate portfolio to a more grid-interactive and energy-efficient operation.  Read the article HERE

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Make Room for Mushrooms

Why the cannabis industry should make room for mushrooms “There is still much growth and revenue to be made and capitalized on in the cannabis industry, but many people have started to notice the “’shroom boom” and its potential.”  Read the article HERE

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The All-Electric Home Returns

The All-Electric Home Returns: Revising an old idea with today’s technology BrightLeaf Homes, in cooperation with ComEd, developed three all-electric townhouses earning the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready designation.  Read the article HERE Photo courtesy of Brightleaf Homes LLC.

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Western States Face First Federal Water Cuts

Western States Face First Federal Water Cuts “U.S. officials on Monday are expected to declare the first-ever water shortage from a river that serves 40 million people in the West, triggering cuts to some Arizona farmers next year amid a gripping drought.”  Read the article HERE

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