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Resources Related to Energy Efficiency

Sustainability Assessments & Strategies for Business and Government Operations

Sustainability Session Presentation

Sustainability is about making green through going green.  It can also mean increased employee and customer satisfaction, enhanced marketing opportunities, and improved public relations.  This can [...]

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Solar Projects in Indian Country

Solar Projects Session Presentation

Solar projects are complicated.  Due to sovereignty, tax liability, jurisdictional, and other considerations, solar projects in Indian Country are particularly challenging.  During this session you [...]

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Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades

Energy Savings Plus Health

Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades equips school districts to integrate indoor air quality protections into school energy efficiency retrofits and [...]

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Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans

Find an array of environmental and science based lesson plans, activities and ideas on the topics of Air, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Energy, Health, Reduce-Reuse-Recycle, and [...]

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Burn Wise

Burn Wise

Burn Wise is a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that emphasizes the importance of burning the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance to protect [...]

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TCERC: Tribal Clean Energy Resource Center

TCERC: Tribal Clean Energy Resource Center

TCERC is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary center that combines the intellectual and physical resources of tribes, Northern Arizona University, private industry and national laboratories. Current [...]

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Tribal Green Casinos: Energy Efficiency

Turtle Creek

Presented by: Facility Managers at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Turtle Creek, part of the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, boasts large skylights in the hotel as well as on the casino gaming [...]

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Tribal Green Casinos: Lighting

Green Casinos LED retrofits

LED Lighting Retrofit at the Snoqualmie Casino Presented by: Harold Ellebracht with the Snoqualmie Casino Changing lightbulbs can be harder than you think! Most commercial and residential [...]

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Tribal Green and Healthy Schools Initiative: Reducing your Footprint: Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction

Tribal Green and Healthy Schools Initiative: Reducing your Footprint: Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction

This is the Reducing your Footprint: Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction session of the 2011 Green and Healthy Tribal Schools Inititiave. Speakers were: Tim Tolman - McKinstry, Myla Kelly - Peaks [...]

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Home Energy Weatherization Assistance and Rebates

Energy Home Weatherization Assistance and Rebates

From energy efficiency initiatives - such as residential weatherization and state capitol retrofits - to renewable energy projects and financial innovations, Weatherization and Intergovernmental [...]

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Tribal Energy Program Technical Assistance

Technical assistance through the Tribal Energy Program (TEP) is intended to assist federally recognized Indian tribes, bands, nations, or other organized groups and communities -- including Alaska [...]

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Tribal Climate and Energy Information

The Tribal Communities page of EPA's State and Local Climate and Energy site is designed to be a resource for tribal communities interested in implementing climate change mitigation and energy [...]

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Montana Weatherization Training Center

Montana Weatherization Training Center

The training center's goal is to train the professionals who are on the ground weatherizing homes every day. Working closely with Montana's Human Resource Development Councils and Tribal associates, [...]

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HUD Energy Efficiency and Green Building Activities

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Tribal Workgroup Conference Call Tuesday May 19, 2009 at 2 pm EDT, 1 pm CDT, Noon MDT, 11am PDT Guest Speaker: Keith Giarrusso, U.S. Dept. of Housing and [...]

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Integrated Energy Management Approach

The Mohegan Tribe's efforts to develop an Integrated Energy Management Plan for the purpose of energy [...]

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Environmental Progress at Bad River Band of Lake Superior

Powerpoint presentation given by Tom Wojciechowski at the 2006 Environmental Summit. He discusses the environmental progress made by the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa [...]

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Hopi Nation Straw Bale Home

Hopi NAtion Straw Bale Home

Red Feather Development Group is a nonprofit whose mission is to educate and empower American Indian Nations to create sustainable solutions to the severe housing crisis in reservation communities. [...]

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LEED Certified – Baca/Dlo’ay azhi Community School

LEED case study

The LEED Certified Baca Dlo'ay azhi Community School, on the Navajo Nation reservation in Prewitt, New Mexico, serves students in kindergarten through grade six. The 78,900 ft2 building incorporates [...]

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High Performance School Design On-Line Training

Helps architects and engineers design more sustainable, cost-effective, and energy-efficient K-12 school buildings. The 25-course curriculum includes an online curriculum with CHPS and LEED design [...]

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Connected to the Earth – Risk Assessment Tool

A do-it-yourself risk assessment tool for homeowners to evaluate environmental and health risks in and around their homes. From keeping drinking water safe to avoiding household hazards like [...]

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Collaborators with Expertise in Energy Efficiency

Funding Related to Energy Efficiency

Feb
28

Regional Energy Technology Innovation Ecosystems Characterization Assessments

The objective of this FOA is to fund analytical studies that characterize and examine the potential of an integrated strategy for a multi-state region to enhance and accelerate energy innovation via [...]

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Energy & Climate – Hewlett Foundation

GOAL: To ensure that energy is produced and used cleanly and efficiently, with limited impacts on human health and the environment, and that global average temperatures increase less than 2°C to [...]

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Events Related to Energy Efficiency

Montana Weatherization Training Center

The training center's goal is to train the professionals who are on the ground weatherizing homes every day. Working closely with Montana's Human Resource Development Councils and Tribal associates, [...]

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News Related to Energy Efficiency

Nov
23

The town that stood up to coal

The Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Southwest Montana sits on an estimated 23 billion tons of coal. Coal companies are looking here to expand their reserves. However, the Northern Cheyenne say they will oppose the coal development to no end.

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Jul
30

Tribes Get Federal Help With Renewable Energy Projects

Five American Indian tribes now join five Alaska Native villages in receiving technical assistance from the Department of Energy this year on their renewable and anti-climate-change energy projects. The five tribes will get help through the DOE’s Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) program.  

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Jun
4

Northern California Tribe Harnesses Sun and Wind for Renewable Energy System

It’s sunny and windy on the northern coast of California. So why not put these elements to good use to help power a reservation, expand energy independence and reduce the carbon footprint? That’s the thinking behind the decision by the 577-member Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria to install […]

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Jun
4

Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Recognized for Efforts

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma has been recognized for its environmental and recycling efforts. In a formal ceremony Wednesday at the Tribal Annex Building in West Seneca, Patrick Riley of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality said the department’s mission is to protect, preserve and restore the state’s natural […]

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Apr
21

Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation

Most people can’t imagine living without smartphones or the Internet, let alone without electricity. But even today — even in the United States — there are still people who live without lights and refrigeration. Many are Native Americans living on tribal reservations.

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Oct
20

Nevada and Southern California Tribes Net $10.4 Million in Grants From EPA

Tribes in Calfornia and Nevada have been awarded a combined $10.4 million for environmental improvements to their lands from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Southern California tribes will receive $5.8 million for environmental programs, water infrastructure development, community education and capacity building, while Nevada tribes have been awarded $4.8 […]

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Aug
26

Kashia Pomo Tribe plugs in to Electric Vehicle Stations

Kashia’s Department of Environmental Planning began its quest into alternative energy transportation in 2010. Its goal was to acquire reliable, “environmentally clean” transportation so that Tribal members could safely make the 60 mile trip between the remote Rancheria and the Tribal Office as well as access health care service providers […]

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May
7

Secretary of the Interior Announces Grants for Tribal Energy Efforts

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to build strong and prosperous tribal communities and the Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the approval of the 200-megawatt Moapa Solar Energy Center Project on tribal trust land […]

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Feb
20

Interior Approves Two Ivanpah Valley Solar Projects on Chemehuevi Homelands

Two controversial solar projects in the Ivanpah Valley, a renowned desert tortoise habitat that contains traditional homelands of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, have been approved by the US Dept. of Interior.

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Jun
25

Three Tribes Go Solar With Help From Department Of Energy

Three Tribes from Arizona, California and Colorado have gone solar with the help of the Department of Energy’s  Strategic Technical Assistance Response team, or START program.

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Jun
14

Tribal Leaders Learn From Each other At Energy Conference

Over 300 Tribal and non tribal energy leaders and companies held a conference June 10-12 aimed at helping tribes increase their self sufficiency efforts, explore energy policies and resource development.

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May
14

Indian Country Leading Green Building Revolution

Two prototype green homes have been built, attempting to regenerate the environment, the people and the culture. Modeled loosely on traditional roundhouses, they will provide a blueprint for 15 new healthy, water-and energy-efficient residences the Pinoleville Pomo Nation hopes to construct.

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