Press Coverage

One of the Most Surprising LEED projects is a WindCurrent Customer....October 6, 2010

There are over 5000 LEED-certified projects in the United States alone. They run the gamut from hotels, schools, public libraries, sustainability think tanks, and condos.

Check out these projects that have us raising our eyebrows:

#4 Phi Kappa Tau House in Atlanta
Frat boys are usually too busy planning ragers and swilling beer to care about the environment. But, surprise, the Phi Kappa Tau house at Georgia Tech is a LEED-certified frat mansion.

It features a light-colored roof to reflect heat, low-flow showerheads, and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems. The undergraduates moved in the house last fall. Let’s hope they haven’t already destroyed it.

WindCurrent Founder Jim Maguire featured in Money Magazine....October 6, 2010
From Software to Wind Energy

Jim Maguire's second act led him to become a wind-energy entrepreneur

WindCurrent Founder Quoted on State of Small Business Lending...March 1, 2010

"Bankers now seem to be more interested in making small-business loans than they were before", said Jim Maguire, founder of WindCurrent, a company that matches producers and purchasers of wind-generated energy.

“Six to 12 months ago, this was a dead zone,” Maguire said. “I was beginning to think that banks were irrelevant and that I’d have to go to individual investors [for financing].”

Startup companies didn’t stand much of a chance of attracting the interest of the lenders, however. In a handout distributed to attendees at the Chamber event, half of the 14 lenders said they weren’t looking to talk to companies in business less than two years, although some said they would consider those qualified by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

WindCurrent Founder Jim Maguire Named Eco CEO of 2009...January 1, 2010

Greater Baltimore's business landscape is getting greener by the day. There are many small ways we can go green in our daily lives, whether it's walking to work, drinking from a reusable water bottle or throwing that 20-page report into a recycling bin rather than a trash can. Yet, there's so much more CEOs can do to be more eco-friendly and environmentally conscious.

According to the U.S. Green Building Council, buildings in the United States are responsible for 39 percent of CO2 emissions, 40 percent of energy consumption and 13 percent of water consumption per year. Greater building efficiency can meet 85 percent of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs.

The inaugural EcoCEO Awards recognizes environmental excellence in businesses. This section profiles companies in Baltimore that are catalysts for change, not only in their own companies, but with their clients' companies.

"During a recession, 'sustainable' takes on a whole new meaning. Some businesses go into a defensive posture, trying to merely survive, trying to solve yesterday's problems with even fewer resources. But what the situation needs is turning up our efforts to a higher level, making investments that improve efficiency for creating long-term strategic advantage." Jim Maguire

WindCurrent Greens the U.S. Green Building Conference GreenBuild...November 11, 2009

BALTIMORE, MD (11/11/09) - Baltimore-based WindCurrent, a provider of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), announced today that they are greening the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual Greenbuild International Conference & Exposition, which begins today in Phoenix, Arizona.

“WindCurrent has provided RECs for the annual GreenBuild event since 2006, and we are proud to be selected as the provider again this year,” said Jim Maguire, President of WindCurrent. “Based on projected attendance and energy consumption at the GreenBuild Conference, we are helping to offset the production of 4,200,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, which is the equivalent to taking 269 cars off the road for a year.”

WindCurrent’s green energy came from Green-e certified wind farms in the eastern United States.

Greening this year’s conference has offset 100 percent of the greenhouse gas, sulfur dioxide, and mercury emissions, as well a portion of the nitrogen oxides emissions associated with the event. Due to this emission reduction achievement, Greenbuild 2009 earned Gold-level certification through the Cleaner and Greener® Program.

This year, former Vice President Al Gore will provide the conference keynote address.