CleanTech OC Daily - 1/23/13

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Battery startup Leyden Energy raises $10M for its next-gen lithium ion batteries
Leyden Energy announced this week that it’s closed a series C round of $10 million to continue to work on commercialization. The company was previously focused on selling its next-generation lithium ion batteries for e-bikes, electric vehicles, and laptops, but shifted to tablets and start stop vehicle tech. The company was founded in 2007 with a patent acquired from chemical giant Dupont, and a $4.5 million investment from investors.

U.S. Green Building Council LEED-certified buildings are becoming more and more common across the U.S. Have you ever wondered how each state stacks up? For 2012, California made the top ten, but only at number 9. Washington, D.C. leads the list again, with more than 22 million square feet of LEED space. Virginia edged out Colorado this year for the number-two spot, with 3.71 square feet per resident in 2012.

NASA’s Ames Sustainability Base recently announced a partnership with Autodesk where two entities will develop and test a new technology that can monitor and optimize the operational life-cycle of high performance buildings in real time.

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