Increased energy efficiency could lower energy demand in Canada

If Canada pursued energy efficiency improvements more aggressively, it could reduce its energy consumption by up to 15 percent by 2035, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report. Key areas for energy savings potential include lighting, space heating...

Self-powered gym opens in Switzerland

Self-powered gym opens in Switzerland

Swiss researchers have created a gym and wellness building run entirely on energy from the sun and fitness equipment, such as bikes and treadmills. The first-of-its-kind facility in the country, the gym is part of a larger innovation building project...

Solar roof tiles offer tech boost for Kenya's rural classrooms

Solar roof tiles offer tech boost for Kenya's rural classrooms

It’s mid-morning at Gaitheri Secondary School in central Kenya’s Murang’a County, and students are busy with their daily routine. But their establishment is different — boasting a better power supply than most rural classrooms. One of its iron-sheet roofs is...

Report: How to cut cost of wind energy in half

Report: How to cut cost of wind energy in half

New energy science and technological breakthroughs could cut the cost of wind energy in half by 2030— making it fully competitive with the fuel cost of natural gas. The new finding is outlined in a report by the National Renewable...

New ways to decrease built environment carbon emissions in the clouds

New ways to decrease built environment carbon emissions in the clouds

As more and more organizations take their business operations to the cloud, there’s less demand for physical real estate. Hence, those who build or own real estate are finding themselves at a disadvantage against a range of “asset-less” players.  Think Airbnb as one prime example.

Energy audits can improve IAQ

Energy audits can improve IAQ

Does your air conditioner kick into high gear in the summer? Is all that cool air staying inside or is it leaking out and pulling hot outdoor air in? A summer home energy audit is an excellent way to stay...

L.A. school district anticipates huge savings with energy upgrades

Energy and sustainability firm Schneider Electric has teamed with a California school district to help the district save tens of thousands of dollars annually. Schneider embarked on a comprehensive energy efficiency project with the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District (NLMUSD)...

Sustainability plan adds more green to Ohio university

Sustainability plan adds more green to Ohio university

Bowling Green State University's campus sustainability department is one of the many university organizations consistently working on making an effective change. With the intent to achieve institutional carbon-neutrality by 2040, the Ohio university has established specific goals through its Climate...

Colleges can lead climate change fight

Colleges can lead climate change fight

As bastions of knowledge, progress, and innovation, colleges are often at the forefront of the battle against climate change, striving to implement energy efficiency, clean energy and sustainability curricula and programs. When college campuses engage in the green movement, they...

Dubai’s solar city goes live

Dubai’s solar city goes live

Dubai’s Sustainable City has kicked off operations of a solar installation that will eventually produce up to 10 MW of power at maximum capacity. Completion of the first phase of the project has seen 24,170 solar panels installed so far....

Disclosing, optimizing materials chosen for a project can earn LEED v4 points

Disclosing, optimizing materials chosen for a project can earn LEED v4 points

Product selection is a critical piece of an architect’s job. The more they learn about what is contained within the products chosen for buildings, the more they understand how important product selection can be. With the increasing emphasis on materials...

ASHRAE releases new edition of principles of HVAC textbook

ASHRAE releases new edition of principles of HVAC textbook

ASHRAE has released an updated eighth edition of Principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning. The textbook is ASHRAE’s recommended text for HVAC instruction and presents the fundamental concepts for HVAC systems and design. It is available in the ASHRAE...

Energy Department helping develop new A/C technologies

Energy Department helping develop new A/C technologies

Most people look forward to enjoying the summer sun and beating the heat in a cool, air-conditioned building. However, those dreading their summer energy bills know the dog days of summer can mean high energy consumption at a high price.   According to the U.S.

Building, energy management systems implemented in Australia’s Crown Perth complex

Building, energy management systems implemented in Australia’s Crown Perth complex

Honeywell successfully implemented its networked Building Management and Energy Management Systems at the new Crown Towers Hotel, which is an expansion of the Crown complex in Perth, Australia. The Honeywell Enterprise Building Integrator (EBI) and Building Management System (BMS) are...

Helsinki Airport goes carbon neutral

Helsinki Airport goes carbon neutral

Finland’s Helsinki Airport has announced that, through extensive efficiency improvements, it has become carbon neutral. The airport began its path toward carbon neutrality by using renewable diesel fuel in vehicles operating at the airport, reports Energy Manager Today. The buses...

DOE invests $15.8 million for technology to improve building efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is investing up to $15.8 million in 13 projects that will drive innovation in early-stage research and development for advanced building technologies and systems that will serve as a foundation for...

Water meter data management systems provide varied benefits

Water meter data management systems provide varied benefits

Before the advent of water meters, there were simply connections, and people took as much from a water source as they needed. As more and more people connected their homes and businesses to that water source, metering became the only...

India's capital features world's first 'green' local metro network

India's capital features world's first 'green' local metro network

New Delhi's city rail transit system, Delhi Metro Railway Corp. (DMRC) has been named the world's first completely "green" metro system. The Indian Green Building Council awarded the capital's rail system the world-first status for adhering to the green building...

5 reasons to install a ductless heating, cooling system

5 reasons to install a ductless heating, cooling system

As heat and humidity grip many parts of the nation, controlling the temperature of the home, be it a single or multi-family structure, is an important part of daily comfort. But outdated and inefficient units may leave the home uncomfortable during the dog days of summer.

Smart building technology to be rolled out across Canadian federal buildings

After a successful pilot project testing smart building technology in 13 buildings, the Canadian government will be making environmental upgrades in more than 100 federal buildings over the next three years, officials announced. The plan will see the Canadian federal...

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