Iowa's largest solar garden goes online

Iowa's largest solar garden goes online

Alliant Energy's Iowa energy company has placed Iowa's largest solar garden in service. The record-breaking site is one of two new solar energy resources from Alliant Energy, according to a release. As of late September, customers started getting solar energy...

2018 AHR Expo to host show’s largest education program

2018 AHR Expo to host show’s largest education program

The 2018 AHR Expo has expanded its seminar program, making it the largest-ever education and training agenda in the show’s history. The program now features more than 120 sessions, including free best practices and industry trends seminars from leading HVACR...

Kentucky scores with stadium renovation

Kentucky scores with stadium renovation

Kroger Field, home of the University of Kentucky football team, has become the first venue for any sport in the Southeastern Conference to earn LEED certification. The stadium received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver for its high environmental...

DOE announces projects between U.S., China businesses to reduce energy consumption

Several new projects between American and Chinese companies to collaborate and showcase successful models can help industry adapt new approaches and build business opportunities by improving energy efficiency across retrofitted systems in buildings and industrial facilities, according to the U.S....

Mass. building to be on forefront of energy efficiency

Wynn Boston Harbor is working closely with well-known international companies to implement battery technology into its building, a new technology that will help it store cheaper power purchased during off-peak hours, and contribute to an overall energy usage that is...

Vancouver convention center achieve rare LEED feat

Vancouver convention center achieve rare LEED feat

It has been nearly nine years since the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre opened its doors, and it is still making waves for its green building design. The expansion wing of the facility has received a LEED platinum certification for existing buildings’ operation and maintenance.

ASHRAE winter program focuses on reducing ecological impact

ASHRAE winter program focuses on reducing ecological impact

Reducing the ecological impact of the built environment and integrated design are featured themes in the technical program at ASHRAE's 2018 Winter Conference. The 2018 Winter Conference takes place Jan. 20-24, 2018, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

10 ways to save on your next water bill

10 ways to save on your next water bill

Dealing with high water bills or rate hikes? Here are 10 ways to save water, and money on your next water bill, according to water conservation firm WaterSignal: 1. Install low-flow plumbing fixtures: Low-flow water fixtures are sink faucets, shower heads and toilets that use less water than older, traditional models.

Winnipeg school named Canada's greenest

Winnipeg school named Canada's greenest

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Canada Coalition for Green Schools has named Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the winner of the annual CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition. In the heart of a new neighborhood...

5 ways to save energy

5 ways to save energy

Energy Efficiency Day, which is Oct. 5, is a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, business, utilities and individuals working to promote energy efficiency: the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution....

Carrier, Midea launch residential ductless HVAC joint venture

Carrier, a leader in high-technology heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions, and Midea America, a subsidiary of Midea Group Co., the world’s largest producer of major appliances, have teamed to launch of Carrier Midea North America. The new...

New tool to help boost building sustainability

The European Commission has launched the pilot phase of a new tool designed to help boost sustainability in the building sector. Level(s) aims to establish a common language around what sustainable building means in practice — shifting the debate beyond...

Beijing gets closer to nature with futuristic complex

Beijing gets closer to nature with futuristic complex

A new development in Beijing’s central business district is nearing completion. Comprising a series of multi-purpose buildings inspired by the country’s mountains and sea, Chaoyang Park Plaza – by MAD Architects – will offer an eye-catching new addition to the...

Smart city infrastructure going green

Smart city infrastructure going green

Thanks to more examples of successful implementations, new technology and a steadily increasing body of evidence about benefits, there is growing interest in the use of green infrastructure to manage issues such as stormwater, pollution and rising temperatures, as well...

4 ways to upgrade with clean energy technologies

4 ways to upgrade with clean energy technologies

One of the best ways to protect a home purchase — whether single- or multi-family — is to invest in smart renovations. Thanks to new technology, there are a number of improvement options.

Condo Canada's first to receive LEED platinum

A Markham, Canada, condominium is "LEEDing" the way in sustainability and energy conservation. River Park Condominium, developed by the Markham-based Times Group, has achieved a LEED platinum certification and become the first condominium (10-story-plus building) in Canada to receive the...

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas, has officially achieved LEED platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  Toyota’s new campus is the largest commercial LEED platinum project in the state of Texas, to date, officials said in a release.

Canadian report recommends nationwide retrofit strategy to cut emissions from large buildings

Canadian report recommends nationwide retrofit strategy to cut emissions from large buildings

A new report by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) delivers a detailed roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from large buildings like office towers, recreation centers, hospitals, arenas and schools across the country. CaGBC's A Roadmap for Retrofits in...

ASHRAE launches global training center in Dubai

ASHRAE celebrated the grand opening of its new Global Training Center in Dubai. The center will serve ASHRAE members and other building systems professionals in the Gulf Region and surrounding areas, according to the organization. “ASHRAE and our members are...

New Energy Opportunities Network expands to Europe

With rising corporate commitments and shifting regulatory requirements, companies across Europe are looking for ways to quickly advance renewable energy and sustainability initiatives. To help accelerate the pace, Schneider Electric is expanding the reach of the New Energy Opportunities (NEO)...

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