Renewable energy industry news roundup: Feb. 14–21, 2016

Renewable energy industry news roundup: Feb. 14–21, 2016

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The demand for green buildings grows, a beverage company invests in a recycling initiative and a bipartisan agreement to focus on renewable energy development. Read these stories and more in this week's news roundup:

Innovative tech, sustainability to play key roles in building projects

The American Institute of Architects surveyed leading architects to find out their perspectives on how nonresidential building design will change over the next 10 years, and it determined that renewable energy and technological innovations will play key roles.

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Seventeen governors pledge to promote renewable energy development

A bipartisan group of 17 governors announced an agreement to increase renewable power, integrate electricity grids across state lines and boost the number of cars running on alternatives fuels.

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Global demand for green buildings grows

A study by Dodge Data & Analytics shows that the percentage of companies expecting to have more than 60 percent of their building projects certified green will more than double by 2018, from 18 to 37 percent.

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Dr Pepper Snapple invests $6 million in recycling initiative

The beverage industry giant has joined the Closed Loop Fund and set a goal to increase the U.S. drink container recycling rate to 60 percent by 2030.

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