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New Resource Bank Targets Green Development With Construction Loan Discounts

San Francisco-based New Resource Bank, founded in 2005 as the country’s first bank specifically created for green business, has launched a loan program which will provide developers with financial incentives for green building projects. The bank’s founding members include green building experts Greg Kats, Jonathan Rose, and Malcolm Lewis of CTG Energetics, and the new […]

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New York’s Cleantechs Aren’t Cleaning Up

According to Crain’s, the rest of the country is leaving New York State in the dust when it comes to the cleantech industry. Cleantech companies (manufacturers of any product or providers of any service furthering natural resource conservation) received $2.9 billion in venture capital in 2006, up 78% from 2005. However, from 1999 through 2005, […]

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Venture Capital Flowing to Green Building Materials Sector

According to the Associated Press (via Forbes), during the last two quarters of 2006, several venture investors, including DFJ Element, NGEN Partners, Nth Capital, and Rockport Capital Partners, backed a variety of companies producing sustainable construction materials. NGEN, for example, led the Series B round last August for Hycrete, Inc., a Jersey City, New Jersey-based […]

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