SkyLouver Takes Top Honors at Greenbuild 2013

There was far more to the green building conference than the LEED version 4 launch. Here’s a sampling of the innovations on the show floor. The mainstream news coverage from the Greenbuild expo in Philadelphia last week was focused on two threads. First, it played up the version 4 release for the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) building certification. Second, it demonstrated how easy it is to earn green halo points just by showing up at a conference … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Announces Johnson Controls, Macy’s, and Sprint Join the Better Buildings Challenge

  National Leadership Program to Cut Energy Waste, Create Clean Energy Jobs February 21, 2013 As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to creating clean energy jobs and lowering energy bills for U.S. businesses, the Department announced that Johnson Controls, Macy’s, and Sprint are joining the Better Buildings Challenge. Launched by President Obama in 2011, the Better Buildings Challenge brings together corporations, universities, municipalities, and other national leaders to make significant commitments to energy efficiency, reduce waste, … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Energy

Amy Kidd Project Officer, State Energy Program After 160 years in the brush industry, MBC Ventures (formerly Maryland Brush Company) decided to diversify its business model and add new energy efficiency products to its manufacturing portfolio. With an economic development grant from the Maryland Energy Administration that was made available with Recovery Act funds from the Energy Department’s State Energy Program, the company purchased and installed equipment to begin manufacturing intelligent skylight systems in its Baltimore, Md., … Continue reading

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Employee-Owners Invest Millions to Maintain and Create New Manufacturing Jobs in Maryland

Maryland Company Unveils Most Flexible and Efficient Solar Daylighting System Ever Developed On January 14, 2013, thanks to help from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Maryland Energy Administration, the employee-owners of MBC Ventures, Inc., launched a production line to begin manufacturing an innovative new patented technology, SkyLouver™ Systems. It is an energy-positive Daylighting system that significantly reduces lighting, heating and cooling costs for large commercial facilities. It also marked the launch of yet another transformation for … Continue reading

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