Report: Intelligent building automation technologies market to grow

Report: Intelligent building automation technologies market to grow

The intelligent building automation technologies market is expected to reach a value of $95.95 billion by 2022, according to new research. Increasing awareness regarding workplace safety, a shift toward smart buildings, and improving the comfort level for occupants are expected...

Norway plans sustainable city At Oslo Airport

Norway plans sustainable city At Oslo Airport

Already a noted champion of sustainable aviation, Oslo Airport soon will be home to a sustainable city. Norwegian architects are planning to build Oslo Airport City, reports GreenMatters. That will enable travelers visiting Oslo Airport to be able to experience...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

Chicago Skyway flips switch on green energy

Chicago Skyway flips switch on green energy

Skyway Concession Company (SCC), operator of the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge (Skyway), has completed a major modification to lighting on the Skyway, upgrading the entire road and bridge lighting system to use LEDs (light-emitting diodes). LED lighting is energy efficient,...

Bloomberg N.Y. headquarters earns highest 3-star Fitwel certification

Bloomberg N.Y. headquarters earns highest 3-star Fitwel certification

Bloomberg L.P.'s headquarters in New York City has been certified by the Center for Active Design (CfAD) with a Fitwel 3-Star Rating, the system’s highest achievement level, according to a release. Fitwel is the leading global health certification, evaluating evidence-based...

10 pre-spring water-saving tips

10 pre-spring water-saving tips

With spring approaching, it’s time to inspect for any damage caused by the past few months of freezing temperatures, ice and snow. With the inevitable annual thaw, below are tips for owners and managers of multifamily and commercial properties from...

7 Solar Energy Myths and Misconceptions

7 Solar Energy Myths and Misconceptions

In the first half of 2017, wind and solar accounted for 10 percent of monthly electricity generation for the first time.

Pa. high school makes green-certification grade

Pa. high school makes green-certification grade

Lewisburg, Pa.'s new high school, which opened last year, has earned among the highest ratings given to new "green" facilities. Administrators at Lewisburg Area School District recently learned that the 181,000-square-foot high school earned LEED gold Certification, the second highest...

Solar power windows can boost efficiency of tall buildings

Solar power windows can boost efficiency of tall buildings

The presence of a large number of skyscrapers makes rooftop solar power systems unviable, according to a new report. However, the windows of such tall buildings have the potential to be converted into solar power panels, which can produce at...

Ala. school district tops $500,000 in energy savings

A partnership between energy and sustainability expert Schneider Electric and Chambers County Schools in Lafayette, Ala., that aimed to trim the district’s energy expenses has topped $500,000. The milestone resulted from a comprehensive facilities improvement project, according to a release....

5 ways to leverage IoT for reliable building performance data

5 ways to leverage IoT for reliable building performance data

With the world moving toward a global village, the Internet of Things (IoT) is breaking technological barriers to ensure a truly global world. For the IoT to work efficiently and in real time, the following are prerequisites: Use of technological...

Nutritional products maker's new HQ earns LEED gold

Nutritional products maker's new HQ earns LEED gold

Prolacta Bioscience, a leading provider of human milk-based neonatal nutritional products to hospitals, has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for its new headquarters. The 40,338-square-foot facility in Duarte, Calif., was recognized for its highly...

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