Oil has monopolized America’s transportation sector, but this is changing. By the end of 2010, several major automobile manufacturers, including Nissan, General Motors, Volt, Nissan,GM, Ford, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Volvo, BMW, and Mercedes will release their first generation electric vehicles – vehicles that allow you to run partially and even fully on electricity. The US government has also committed to spending millions of dollars to help prepare our cities and communities for the coming wave of electric vehicles.
International Code Council Sustainable Building Technology Committee Call for Committee Member Applications
The International Code Council (ICC) Board approved the creation of a new committee entitled the Sustainable Building Technology Committee (SBTC). The SBTC is a committee that will be involved in the improvement of ICC Codes, Standards and Guidelines in the areas of sustainability and high performance. This includes areas of water, energy and mechanical efficiency, as well as new and renewable energy sources such as solar, hydrogen fuel cells and other systems. The SBTC will also serve in an advisory role to the ICC Board of Directors regarding the development of new ICC Codes, Standards and Guidelines.