ASHRAE opens registration for developing economies conference

ASHRAE opens registration for developing economies conference

ASHRAE, in partnership with ASHRAE India and the Delhi Chapter of ISHRAE, has opened registration for the Developing Economies Conference. The event, set for Nov. 10 and 11, 2017, in Delhi, India, will operate under the theme “Trends, Opportunities and...

12 projects selected for the 2017 Education Facility Design Awards

12 projects selected for the 2017 Education Facility Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected 12 projects for this year’s CAE Education Facility Design Awards. Several of this year’s winners have been noted for their green and sustainable approaches. The program...

Kimberly-Clark commits to wind in sustainability push

Kimberly-Clark commits to wind in sustainability push

Kimberly-Clark Corp., the maker of Kleenex, Huggies and Depend, plans to purchase 245 MW of output from two new wind power projects in Texas and Oklahoma, a new approach for the company in how it powers its operation. The company...

Report: Energy approaches could save schools billions

Report: Energy approaches could save schools billions

Some $2 billion could be saved every year if K–12 schools implemented energy-efficient technologies and strategies, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Knowing how tight district budgets are, and how much schools could use these savings for classroom programming, the...

Pilot program to use data to transform efficiency of Chicago buildings

Pilot program to use data to transform efficiency of Chicago buildings

Over the past few years, Chicago has established itself as a leader in energy-efficient buildings. The city’s landmark energy benchmarking program, for which properties measure and report on their energy use, has already saved Chicago more than $17 million, while...

Schools teaching people the way forward with sustainability

If you want to encourage ecological awareness in children, it makes a profound difference if the school they attend practices what it preaches. For the kids at Howe Dell Primary in Hatfield, England, not only are environmental issues a major...

Infographic: The future of solar power

In the United States, 0.005 percent of all energy consumed comes from solar. This may seem like a drop in the ocean, but it’s quite substantial.  Globally, there was a 33 percent increase in global solar power generation from 2014 to 2015.

5 NFL stadiums score big on efficiency

5 NFL stadiums score big on efficiency

Football is back. September kicks off the start of another football season. And, while most fans will be focused on what’s happening on-the-field, there’s another storyline already forming off it.

Yale launches carbon charge for campus buildings, departments

After three years of study, discussion and experimentation, Yale University has implemented a carbon charge that affects more than 250 buildings and nearly 70 percent of campus carbon dioxide emissions. The carbon charge began July 1, according to the school....

Shimmering LED-studded tower focuses on sustainability in Seoul

Shimmering LED-studded tower focuses on sustainability in Seoul

American firm The Beck Group recently designed an office tower in Seoul, South Korea, that makes its focus on sustainability an asset. Known as the Harim Group Headquarters, the 86,000-square-foot tower features many energy-saving technologies, including an S-shaped recess in...

AHR prepares to showcase latest HVAC technologies

AHR prepares to showcase latest HVAC technologies

As the annual AHR Expo nears, a host of companies have begun revealing some of the green and sustainable products they plan to display this winter to a global audience. Among them will be thermostat technologies, digital valves and thermal...

$19M SUNY New Paltz Residence Hall upgrade completed

$19M SUNY New Paltz Residence Hall upgrade completed

A $19 million renovation at SUNY New Paltz's Bevier Hall has been completed. The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York improvement project for the 49-year-old residence hall included a new roof, windows, floors and bathrooms. The 212-bed hall...

Salt Lake City to require commercial building owners to report energy scores

Salt Lake City to require commercial building owners to report energy scores

Owners of Salt Lake City’s largest buildings — or many of them, anyway — soon will have to report their energy usage. The City Council has passed an ordinance that city officials believe will cut energy costs and reduce air...

Registration opens for 2018 ASHRAE winter conference

Registration is now open for ASHRAE’s 2018 signature events in Chicago.  The 2018 Winter Conference is scheduled for Jan. 20-24, 2018, in the Palmer House Hilton., and the AHR Expo will be held Jan.

Planned S.C. buildings expected to make as much energy, or more, than burn

Planned S.C. buildings expected to make as much energy, or more, than burn

Every hour, the sun beams more energy onto Earth than it needs to satisfy global energy requirements for an entire year, according to National Geographic and other sources. Of course, harnessing and storing solar energy as a primary source of...

Mich. college cuts ribbon on geothermal system

Mich. college cuts ribbon on geothermal system

Monroe County Community College officials have formally recognized the college’s switch from an outdated and conventional heating, ventilation and air conditioning system to a more energy-efficient and earth-friendly geothermal-based system during a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event was the culmination...

Bosch unveils new connected thermostat

Bosch unveils new connected thermostat

Bosch Thermotechnology, manufacturer of high-quality heating, cooling and hot water systems, has expanded its portfolio with the new Bosch Connected Control (BCC100). The device is a full-color, 5-inch touchscreen thermostat that brings convenience and functionality to the home with Wi-Fi...

Energy Department working to help schools achieve net zero

Energy Department working to help schools achieve net zero

Children around the nation are heading back to school, and some are going into buildings that have significant energy savings potential. Zero energy schools can use up to 80 percent less energy than conventional schools—that’s a lot of money that could be used for school supplies instead of energy bills. The U.S.

New digital thermostat technology saves NYC time, cost, energy

New York City has finished its 50th installation of wireless pneumatic thermostats, a sustainable technology that officials say will save time, money and energy in older buildings. As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s goal to transform New York City’s...

Colo. college's library modernized with high-tech, energy-efficient attributes

Colo. college's library modernized with high-tech, energy-efficient attributes

Like other Colorado College students, sociology major Manuel Meraz had to find another place besides the campus library to study last school year. Most of Tutt Library was closed for renovations. After the first day of class that kicked off the school's 144th academic year, Meraz was back at it.

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