A grant from Walmart for an Eco-roof experiment

“It’s a rare opportunity to back up the rainwater absorption and evaporative cooling benefits of green roofs with data from a real world application, said David Sailor, director of Portland State University’s Green Building Research Laboratory. PSU received a $133,000 grant from Walmart to spend the next two years tracking and comparing data collected by a rooftop weather station and sensors placed throughout the North Portland store’s roof.”

Read more: http://djcoregon.com/news/2013/12/16/eco-roof-experiment-on-aisle-five/#ixzz2niRrwLj0

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NY State Investment of $225 Million to turn Buffalo into the Silicon Valley for Clean Energy Research, Development and Manufacturing

“The massive investment, which accounts for nearly a quarter of the funds pledged through the Buffalo Billion initiative, is part of an all-in effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that, within the next 18 months, would build a pair of state-owned high-tech facilities, bigger than a Walmart store, packed with the type of state-of-the-art equipment and machinery that clean energy firms covet but can’t afford on their own.”

 

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalos-future-looks-very-green-with-states-investment-in-high-tech-facilities-20131121