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ENERGY STAR Scoring Updates Coming August 2018

07.12.18 | Announcements

On August 26, 2018 the EPA will update the performance metrics for various building types in Portfolio Manager based on the most recent market data available from the 2012 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). CBECS is a national sample survey conducted by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) that collects energy-related building characteristics and energy usage data.   WHY UPDATE…More


Driven Doer: Ryan Anderson

07.02.18 | Announcements

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help Delta work toward its vision of achieving a Midwest region in which all communities and landscapes thrive. Meet Ryan Anderson, Lead, Strategy at Delta Institute, who frequently makes and brings bread made of artisan, local grains to the office. What do you do? Broadly speaking,…More


7 Steps to Design A Municipal Deconstruction Pilot Project

06.12.18 | Announcements

By Megan Walton An alternative to demolition, deconstruction is the process of dismantling homes or other structures in a way that enables materials to be salvaged and reused. Deconstruction practices reduce construction and demolition waste, reduce air pollution created by demolition, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, abate the need for new landfills and incinerators, preserve resources, save energy by decreasing the…More


Driven Doer: Clayton Harris III

06.06.18 | Announcements

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help Delta work toward its vision of achieving a Midwest region in which all communities and landscapes thrive. Meet Clayton Harris III, Executive Director at the Illinois International Port District. What do you do? I am the Executive Director for the Illinois International Port District…More


Planning with Coal Plant Communities in Transition

05.16.18 | Announcements

By Emily Rhodes At the beginning of the month, we published our “Coal Plant Redevelopment Roadmap: A Guide for Communities in Transition.” We compiled the lessons we learned alongside communities to ensure that no community has to start their transition from scratch. Since our founding in 1998, we’ve engaged in community-driven redevelopment of vacant sites and brownfields, which over the…More


Driven Doer: Marguerite Huber

05.07.18 | Announcements

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help Delta work toward its vision of achieving a Midwest region in which all communities and landscapes thrive. Meet Marguerite Huber, co-chair of the Delta Emerging Leaders (DELs), Communications Associate for American Institutes for Research, and passionate waste blogger. What do you do? A better…More