Early-stage energy modeling assesses building performance

Early-stage energy modeling assesses building performance

The demand for high-performing buildings is increasing, according to the National Institute of Building Sciences. That demand compels key stakeholders to consider all available sustainable methodologies and technologies at their disposal. One powerful technique for assessing the performance of a building is whole-building energy modeling.

Water meter data management can save money, resources

The real time monitoring service provided by a water meter data management system is a critical tool for property management teams that seek to save not only money, but also precious natural resources. Here’s a look at how a water...

USGBC to adopt RELi building standard

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will formally adopt RELi, a resilient construction standard initially developed in 2012 by the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability, Perkins + Will and others, the organization announced in a release last week at...

Memphis development overcomes heating, cooling challenges

Anyone who has ever fought over the home or office thermostat might appreciate the challenge of heating and cooling Crosstown Concourse. With 40 or so nonprofit and for-profit tenants, about 1,500 workers and 3,000 people in and out of the...

AHR Expo product brochure released

AHR Expo product brochure released

The full slate of efficient products that will be showcased at next year’s AHR Expo now are featured in a downloadable product preview. The 35-page digital brochure spotlights new air condition, heating and ventilation solutions in several categories: Air conditioning...

Va. announces energy efficiency project in state office buildings

The Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) and Schneider Electric are teaming to make energy efficiency improvements to multiple government buildings, according to a release. The project includes six state office buildings, including the Patrick Henry Building that houses the...

Greenbuild 2017 kicks off Wednesday

Greenbuild 2017 kicks off Wednesday

The world’s largest green building and sustainability event gets underway on Wednesday in Boston with a presidential and scientific feel. Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is expected to attract more than 20,000 people from around the world – builders, architects,...

LG expands HVAC products with LGRED technology

LG expands HVAC products with LGRED technology

LG Air Conditioning Technologies is adding LG "Reliable to Extreme Degrees" (RED) heating technology to more of its products, including the Multi F and Multi F MAX multi-zone outdoor units. LGRED technology not only delivers heat when traditional models are...

How to enhance cooling tower water efficiency

Understanding where and how all the water in a building is being used is a critical component of responsible facility management. While restrooms and irrigation systems are some of the most water-intensive systems, cooling towers also require large quantities of...

County to save more than $10 million through energy efficiency project

County to save more than $10 million through energy efficiency project

Energy and sustainability expert Schneider Electric has begun construction of an innovative energy efficiency project with Webb County, Texas. The project will improve the county’s aging facilities and deliver significant energy and operational savings, the company said in a release....

Office building becomes Canada's first to earn Wired Certification

Office building becomes Canada's first to earn Wired Certification

Toronto-Dominion Centre has become Canada's first existing building to achieve certification under the comprehensive Wired Certification standard. Toronto-Dominion Centre received platinum wired certification, the highest possible ranking, in all six of its towers, according to a release. Operated by WiredScore,...

Data center takes top LEED honor

The Portland, Ore., facility of Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, has achieved LEED platinum certification. , the highest rating offered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Infomart Portland is the first data center in Oregon...

Saudi Arabia to invest $500 billion in fully automated city

Saudi Arabia to invest $500 billion in fully automated city

Robots may outnumber humans in a new pioneering city billed by Saudi Arabia as "a new blueprint for sustainable life," which would be entirely powered by renewable energy and served by driverless vehicles and vertical farms. The city, called Neom,...

Research center focuses on energy efficiency

Research center focuses on energy efficiency

Rising out of the desert landscape of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, like a giant insect, Zaha Hadid Architects' unusual KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre) is a non-profit institution tasked with researching more efficient uses of energy. The building...

Cal Poly Pomona earns California's first green parking certification

Cal Poly Pomona earns California's first green parking certification

Cal Poly Pomona has earned the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification for a parking structure in California. Parking Structure 2 earned a bronze certificate from Parksmart, which is a component of the U.S Green...

Johnson Controls, Pfizer team on platinum-certified pharmaceutical factory

Johnson Controls, Pfizer team on platinum-certified pharmaceutical factory

Johnson Controls, a leader in efficient energy solutions and Pfizer recently partnered to help Pfizer build its first LEED platinum pharmaceutical factory. The achievement comes on the heels of an expansion project at Pfizer's factory in Dalian, China, according to...

Cloud-based system provides solution to office thermostat wars

Cloud-based system provides solution to office thermostat wars

No matter the season, thermostat wars rage in offices worldwide. Workers bicker over the temperature, alternately complaining that it's too hot or too cold. Concordia, Canada, researchers may have developed a solution. A new study published in the Journal of...

Clif Bar scales green power leadership mountain

Clif Bar scales green power leadership mountain

Clif Bar & Co. has received two 2017 Green Power Leadership awards—one for Excellence in Green Power Use from the U.

Solar-powered theater in France considered engineering feat

Solar-powered theater in France considered engineering feat

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban recently completed an innovative theater building in Paris, featuring a wall of solar panels that is movable so that it can follow the sun all day. Ban created the Seine Musicale theater building in collaboration with...

Data provides valuable insight to smart buildings

Data provides valuable insight to smart buildings

Data is the foundation for transforming a commercial facility into an intelligent building. The connectivity and instrumentation of an intelligent building solution give stakeholders unprecedented insight into equipment, systems, facility and even employee performance. Updating commercial buildings with connectivity and...

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