Taco Introduces Clarity3 Building Automation System

Clarity3 by Taco Comfort Solutions is a simple, turnkey building automation system (BAS) designed entirely by experts who install and use these systems.

How Schneider Electric uses ‘EcoStruxure’ to improve energy efficiency, sustainability

Schneider Electric created EcoStruxure several years ago and has begun to quantify its impact—an integrated, cloud-based, IoT-system that connects all aspects of a building, from the shop floor to the top floor to tailor the use of energy. Since its...

AHR Expo accepting 2019 Innovation Awards submissions

The AHR Expo (International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) has announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2019 Innovation Awards Competition, which have showcased the industry’s ever advancing technologies since 2003. Categories include: Building automation Cooling Green building Indoor...

Experts predict more workplace sensors to monitor sustainability

Most people cringe when they think about yet more monitoring occurring in the office environment, but what if the related electronics were designed to make the workspace more comfortable, be kinder to the environment and save money for the firm?...

How the convergence of IoT and IAQ has influenced energy efficiency practices

How the convergence of IoT and IAQ has influenced energy efficiency practices

The premise is that commercial buildings should promote health, be cozy, convenient and support human productivity.

Concrete industry tackling greenhouse gas issues

Concrete industry tackling greenhouse gas issues

Manufacturers have been working to reduce their carbon footprint for years, with little success.

Online product tool adds energy-efficient windows and doors

Online product tool adds energy-efficient windows and doors

The online tool helps building professionals find energy-efficient housing products that are healthy and made locally.

Report: Energy-efficiency employment climbing

Report: Energy-efficiency employment climbing

Energy-efficiency employment in the United States topped 6.5 million in 2017, according to recent research. That’s an increase of about 2 percent, or 133,000 jobs, and the jump represented nearly 7 percent of all new jobs added across the country...

New specifications future proof IoT lighting

New specifications future proof IoT lighting

IoT-Ready-compliant products will be able to utilize any networking protocol with all LED lighting and building control networks.

Now 200 communities are solar friendly

Now 200 communities are solar friendly

Every local government in the United States is eligible to receive no-cost technical assistance to achieve designation by SolSmart.

Solar umbrella provides power in remote regions

Solar umbrella provides power in remote regions

In some parts of Africa electricity shortages routinely prevent children from having enough time for studying.

New industrial fan makes installation easy

New industrial fan makes installation easy

The XP fan line is engineered with a direct drive motor for a quiet, virtually maintenance-free operation.

Soccer stadium earns LEED certification

Soccer stadium earns LEED certification

It's likely to be an inspiration for energy efficient building of future stadiums, such as the facility being built for the Rams and Chargers.

A manufacturer will improve efficiency 15% with a new energy management plan

A manufacturer will improve efficiency 15% with a new energy management plan

The absence of a cohesive strategy and a common approach to sharing data and best practices lacked efficiency and created gaps in reporting and analysis.

Airports turn to smart windows to improve passengers' experience

Airports turn to smart windows to improve passengers' experience

Smart glass, which controls light based on the sun’s projected energy, positively impacts passengers’ experience in airports, a new study says. Installation of the technology also correlates to higher revenues and reduced operational expenses, according to research conducted at Dallas...

World Bank increases support for clean, renewable energy in Bangladesh

The World Bank has approved $55 million to expand the use of clean renewable energy in rural areas of Bangladesh where grid electricity cannot reach easily. The additional financing to the Second Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development (RERED II)...

Airports soar with environmentally friendly upgrades

Airports soar with environmentally friendly upgrades

Airports are going green in response to increasing pressure regarding the aviation industry’s environmental impact. Airport Technology recently spotlighted the world’s most environmentally friendly airports and highlighted what elements of those facilities’ design help them to offset carbon emissions. The...

Utilities can help support LEED ambitions

Utilities can help support LEED ambitions

LEED is guiding design teams to work early in the process to set energy targets and to study optimal system configurations for their designs. Beyond the prerequisite standard performance needed to achieve LEED certification, the Optimize Energy Performance credit affords...

Millions in funding available for geothermal drilling research, development

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office plans to dole out up to $14.5 million to advance geothermal energy development nationwide. The Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy funding opportunity announcement will focus on geothermal drilling in support of accelerating...

VA medical center a LEED-ing government facility

VA medical center a LEED-ing government facility

The nearly 400,000 military veterans in Colorado will soon have a new Veterans Affairs-managed hospital to seek medical attention – and a green one at that.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District declared the construction of the new campus substantially complete in January 2018.

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