Mitsubishi expands Performance Builder Program

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.’s Cooling & Heating Division, a leading manufacturer of zoned comfort solutions and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) cooling and heating systems, has expanded its Performance Builder Program. Developed to help builders meet energy efficiency demands of buyers,...

Fannie Mae closes 500th green multifamily financing deal of 2017

Fannie Mae closes 500th green multifamily financing deal of 2017

Fannie Mae has closed its 500th green financing transaction of 2017, a portfolio of 10 multifamily properties, demonstrating the broad market adoption of Fannie Mae's green finance program. The transaction is a significant milestone for the Fannie Mae Green Financing...

Survey: 84 percent of residents say living in green apartment important

Survey: 84 percent of residents say living in green apartment important

A new survey of more than 2,800 U.S. apartment residents indicates that 84 percent of respondents say living in sustainable/green homes is important to them, and 85 percent believe living in sustainable/green homes is beneficial to their health. In its...

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...

Singapore-Denmark partnership to test smart city innovations

Singapore-Denmark partnership to test smart city innovations

What do Singapore and Denmark have in common? Both are prosperous, have small populations, have among the world’s most innovative economies and are coastal, facing rising water levels as a result of climate change. The two countries, which have engaged...

10 water-saving tips for early spring

10 water-saving tips for early spring

As winter quickly draws to a close, the time has come to inspect the damage caused by the past few months of freezing temperatures, ice and snow. With the inevitable annual thaw in mind, water conservation firm WaterSignal has compiled...

Green-roofed visitor center blends into Quebec’s lakeside landscape

Green-roofed visitor center blends into Quebec’s lakeside landscape

The timber building by the lake looks like a sumptuous holiday retreat, but rest assured it’s open to the public for all to enjoy. Canadian design studio Anne Carrier Architecture completed the visitor center in Quebec’s Mont Orford National Park,...

Technology key as cement, concrete industries address water scarcity

Technology key as cement, concrete industries address water scarcity

Technology will play an increasingly vital role in reducing the consumption of and dependence on water in cement and concrete production, according to a new report. The white paper from Solidia Technologies, a cement and concrete technology startup, comes as...

Technology driving change in concrete industry

Ahead of the annual World of Concrete expo, concrete maker QUIKRETE has revealed what it considers major trends that will permeate the industry in the coming years. The company, according to a release, anticipates these trends will influence the way...

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