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Heat Pump Retrofit Strategies for Multifamily Buildings - Report (PDF)

Heat pump conversions of existing multifamily buildings are an important part of many climate action plans for metropolitan areas around the United States.This report aims to help market and policy actors in the multifamily building sector better understand the technology...

Siting Renewable Energy in Oregon - Report (PDF)

Report from the Oregon Smart Siting Collaboration (OSSC), a partnership of Defenders of Wildlife, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Oregon Natural Desert Association and Renewable Northwest, providing guidance to renewable energy developers, communities, advocacy organizations and others to help make...

Letter and Report Regarding PFOA Exposure and Health Risks (PDF)

Report prepared for NRDC by Schreiber Scientific, LLC, regarding PFOA exposure and health risks, and accompanying letter to the New York State Department of Health and Drinking Water Quality Council urging enforceable limits on PFOA and PFOS.

Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty: 1987—2007 - Report (PDF)

In 1987, the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice released its groundbreaking study Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States. The report was significant because it found race to be the most potent variable in predicting where...

Supermarket Emission Reduction Analysis - Report (PDF)

Commercial refrigeration contributes about one third of the nation’s emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, the highly potent greenhouse gases used as refrigerants. This study demonstrates the large potential for direct emission reductions and energy efficiency gains in supermarket systems, and...