Calif. school district looks to save more than $5 million with energy partnership

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) is partnering with with energy and sustainability expert Schneider Electric to improve energy efficiency throughout its facilities and enhance STEM education programs. Through the partnership, Schneider Electric will implement a wide range of infrastructure...

10 ways 3D printing can impact architecture industry

10 ways 3D printing can impact architecture industry

3D printing is poised to change the world. Many have hailed the technology as the coming of the third industrial revolution.

Federal Tax Credits Extended for Cool Metal Roofs in 2017

Federal Tax Credits Extended for Cool Metal Roofs in 2017

The tax credit includes ENERGY STAR qualified metal roofs and other types of certified cool roofs.

Philippines’ first sustainable city to be built by 2022

Philippines’ first sustainable city to be built by 2022

A green and lush metropolis where the air is clean, it’s safe to walk or bike on the road and where everyone feels like they belong soon will take shape in the Philippines. Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA), Singaporean urban...

China offers significant potential for U.S. energy efficiency companies

China offers significant potential for U.S. energy efficiency companies

Being the world's largest building construction market, China can offer many business opportunities for American companies specialized in energy efficiency, a U.S. industry expert said. "There are great opportunities in China to design and construct new buildings that are very...

Study: Sealing ducts in conditioned space saves energy, reduces leakage

Study: Sealing ducts in conditioned space saves energy, reduces leakage

A new study indicates that leaks in ductwork in conditioned spaces can have a significant impact on energy savings. The study, conducted by Comfort Institute in combination with the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (GCEA), showed that the amount of conditioned...

Infographic: Advancing net zero

Infographic: Advancing net zero

The World Green Building Council has released an infographic highlighting key information relating to its global project, Advancing Net Zero. The project, which calls for 100 percent net zero carbon buildings by 2050, was launched in 2016 and has already...

Retrofitting a pathway to affordable housing

Aging properties are in desperate need of improvements, given that nearly 60 percent of multifamily buildings were built before 1980 and more than half of available rentals are at least 50 years old. Investing in retrofitting has the potential to...

Fifth Third seeks to achieve 100% renewable power

Fifth Third seeks to achieve 100% renewable power

Fifth Third Bancorp has become the first Fortune 500 company and first bank to sign a power purchase agreement to achieve 100 percent renewable power through a single project, according to a release. Fifth Third also has become the first...

Malcolm X College receives LEED gold

Malcolm X College receives LEED gold

Chicago’s Malcolm X College recently received LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its successful efforts to make the new building, opened in January 2016, a sustainable addition to the community, reports the Weekly Citizen. Leadership in...

Horizontal skyscraper rising in China

Horizontal skyscraper rising in China

China soon will add the world’s highest skybridge to its skyline. The Raffles City Chongqing project under construction in southwest China, reports New Atlas. Developer CapitaLand's reference to the skybridge as a horizontal skyscraper is an exaggeration, but a forgivable one. Named the Conservatory, the structure measures 984 feet in length.

Infographic: How real-time data changes construction industry

Infographic: How real-time data changes construction industry

Data has revolutionized the green and sustainable building industries. It provides insight to enable owners and managers to monitor the functionality of their facilities. It provides insight to enable them to change habits that promote better indoor air quality and well-being.

Wind to power Kohler facilities in U.S., Canada

Wind to power Kohler facilities in U.S., Canada

Kohler Co. plans to purchase 100 megawatts of wind power per year over the next 15 years to power all of its facilities in the United States and Canada. The power will come from the Diamond Vista wind farm located near Salina, Kan.

Business center aims to be Canada's first net positive energy office building

Business center aims to be Canada's first net positive energy office building

An office building in Ontario’s technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada, generating more energy than needed for annual operation. Developers of the new structure anticipates going beyond building industry standards like LEED...

Harvard facilities earn two LEED commercial certifications

Two recent renovation projects by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Extavour Laboratory and the Science Center - Cabot Library Project, mark the next phase in Harvard’s commitment to green buildings with their recent achievement of the first and second...

enVerid HLR technology top energy-saving opportunity in DOE study

enVerid HLR technology top energy-saving opportunity in DOE study

enVerid Systems’ HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) technology has been listed as one of the top three priorities for commercial HVAC energy efficiency in a study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – providing potential energy savings of 250,000...

Infographic: Arsenal of technology to protect planet

Keeping the air clean, the Earth green and our waters blue is as important as ever for consumers, corporations and citizens in general. Since the Industrial Revolution, our planet has become more dependent on technology and the energy that drives...

Mitsubishi expands Performance Builder Program

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.’s Cooling & Heating Division, a leading manufacturer of zoned comfort solutions and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) cooling and heating systems, has expanded its Performance Builder Program. Developed to help builders meet energy efficiency demands of buyers,...

More cities harnessing power of renewable energy

More cities harnessing power of renewable energy

A new report shows that more than 100 cities around the world are running on predominantly clean energy. That figure is up from 40 in 2015, with more cities – from Seattle to Inje, South Korea – are turning to...

UV lamp meter ends replacement uncertainty for building engineers

A new ultraviolet-C germicidal (UV-C) Lamp Hour Meter from UV Resources alerts building engineers to potential disruptions to the efficiency-boosting technology’s benefits, including decreasing HVAC energy costs by an average of 10-25 percent. UV-C lamps installed in HVAC/R systems have...

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