Partnership to extend infrastructure improvement projects to address STEM skills gaps

Energy and sustainability expert Schneider Electric and Accelerate Learning, a leading provider of digital curriculum solutions for science classrooms, have teamed to deliver STEM education tools to pre-K-12 school districts across the country. Through the partnership, Schneider Electric will deliver...

$100 million development one of Australia's ‘greenest’

$100 million development one of Australia's ‘greenest’

Adelaide, Australia’s $100 million U City development has been given the title of the state’s “greenest” building, reports The Advertiser.  The 20-story building under construction is predicted to use 45 percent less energy and 30 percent less water than a comparable new building.

Report shows how LEED helps achieve zero energy goals

Report shows how LEED helps achieve zero energy goals

The New Buildings Institute recently released its "Getting to Zero Status Update and List of Zero Energy (“ZE”) Projects for 2018," a compilation of almost 500 certified, verified and emerging zero energy projects in the U.S. and Canada. The report...

DOE report highlights geothermal advances

DOE report highlights geothermal advances

Geothermal technologies today – like all high-potential technologies – are driven by research and development platforms that focus not only on what’s required now, but where the needs are in the future. Geothermal energy continues to show tremendous potential, with...

Expanded app helps people navigate connected buildings

Honeywell, a leader in connected buildings, has expanded the capabilities of its Honeywell Vector Occupant App, giving facility occupants more control over their experiences with the swipe of a screen. The most significant new feature is indoor navigation, which uses...

Solar helps power Vans headquarters to environmental honor

Solar helps power Vans headquarters to environmental honor

Less than a year after moving in, the new corporate headquarters of shoe-maker Vans has earned a top environmental award. The facility in Costa Mesa, Calif., received LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest standard for...

Research reveals companies unprepared for new energy economy

Research reveals companies unprepared for new energy economy

Lack of integrated energy, sustainability planning, execution, data management create barriers

Trio of Nebraska college buildings earn LEED gold

Nebraska’s Metropolitan Community College has had three of its buildings earn LEED gold status, reports radio station U.S. 92. The designations were for the Construction Education Center, Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology and Career and Academic Skills Center. LEED is designated by the United States Green Building Council.

Panasonic building smart city outside Denver

Panasonic building smart city outside Denver

Panasonic’s presence is just about everywhere these days, from car batteries to airplanes. Now, now the company is building a smart city. Called CityNow, the futuristic city is rising outside Denver and will be a living lab experiment for creating...

Vail Resorts takes next step toward zero footprint

Vail Resorts takes next step toward zero footprint

A new partnership aims to help Vail Resorts identify and implement renewable energy projects the company may purchase or fund as part of its comprehensive sustainability commitment. In teaming with Boulder, Colo.-based Renewable Choice Energy (RCE), a Schneider Electric company,...

Honeywell’s adds IoT connectivity for mechanical systems

Honeywell, which offers cloud-based connected buildings services, has extended its solutions to include mechanical systems. As a result, facility managers can gain insight into a building’s performance in terms of its mechanical equipment, identify issues, make the changes needed to...

Partnership produces free tool to save building energy

Partnership produces free tool to save building energy

A partnership between Lucid Design Group of Oakland, Calif., and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have produced a free tool that can benchmark a building energy’s use. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Small Business Voucher (SBV)...

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Instead of concrete or metal, an eco-friendly office building in Romania features a sturdy timber skeleton – making it the first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe. Romanian firm Tecto Arhitectura designed the building as the new office for HSR...

Northwestern building university's 12th to earn LEED certification

Northwestern building university's 12th to earn LEED certification

The Kellogg School of Management’s Global Hub has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, joining Kresge Centennial Hall as a Northwestern University building to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest green building rating. Opened...

PyeongChang aims for sustainable Olympics

PyeongChang aims for sustainable Olympics

Over the past decade, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has promoted environmental friendliness and sustainability. The Olympics host countries have made renewable energy, carbon offsets and conservation aspects of their hosting plan. PyeongChang, South Korea, site of the 2018 Winter...

Manhattan office tower joins LEED ranks

Takenaka Corp.’s 27-story Heron Tower, a boutique office building in Manhattan’s Plaza District, has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Currently under Cushman & Wakefield’s management, a team comprising Property Manager Joseph McCausland and Chief Engineer...

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans to build a new energy efficient campus in California. The tech giant has chosen BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) to design its new campus, reports New Atlas. BIG previously designed the company’s Charleston East and London facilities. The newest...

New cooling solutions offered for colocation, cloud-hosting data centers

New cooling solutions offered for colocation, cloud-hosting data centers

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has introduced three high-capacity cooling solutions for the growing colocation and cloud hosting data center markets, enabling providers to save money, reduce risks and more easily manage their facilities. The products are designed to be...

7 tips for winterizing multifamily structures

7 tips for winterizing multifamily structures

With much of the United States mired in a lengthy, bitter cold stretch, the owners and managers of some multifamily structures are finding that their structures aren’t ready for winter. Proper winterization is key to keeping the facility in good...

Ala. schools to modernize facilities, reduce annual energy spending

Gadsden City Schools in northeast Alabama is partnering with energy and sustainability firm Schneider Electric on a comprehensive energy efficiency project that will help the district modernize its 14 campuses. The project will allow the district to drive efficiency and...

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