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...

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...

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.

Alaska library recognized for sustainable design

Alaska library recognized for sustainable design

The Mendenhall Valley Public Library has received gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Monroe County Community College officials have formally recognized the college’s switch from an outdated and conventional heating, ventilation and air conditioning system to a more energy-efficient and earth-friendly geothermal-based system during a ribbon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

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.

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.

5 things to know about geothermal heat pumps

5 things to know about geothermal heat pumps

Consumers have a lot of choices these days when it comes to heating and cooling systems. One option is right below their feet—taking advantage of the earth’s constant underground temperature nearly 30 feet below the surface. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs),...

Renewable energy provides tangible benefits

Today is Professional Engineers Day, celebrating licensed professional engineers across the United States who have committed to protect and advance the public health, safety and welfare of our communities. Environmental engineering in particular has shaped the modern world in how...

$4 million awarded for geothermal deep direct-use feasibility studies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $4 million in funding for six geothermal deep direct-use (DDU) research projects to conduct feasibility studies of large scale, low-temperature deep-well geothermal systems and cascaded surface technologies, according to a...

Cornell Tech plans to reach net zero with first academic building

Cornell Tech plans to reach net zero with first academic building

Cornell Tech, under construction on Roosevelt Island in New York City, plans to achieve net zero energy efficiency for The Bloomberg Center. Designed by the architecture firm Morphosis, The Bloomberg Center is the first academic building to be constructed on...

Western Michigan hall garners highest green building ranking

Western Michigan hall garners highest green building ranking

Western Michigan University's historic Heritage Hall has earned platinum status, the highest ranking possible, in the Leadership in Environment and Energy Design—LEED—system, which is the nation's most widely used green building ranking. The University was notified earlier this month by...

Developers incorporate environmental design in warehouse projects

Developers incorporate environmental design in warehouse projects

Step foot in the Randa Logistics building in the Gateway Commerce Center in Tahoe Reno Industrial Center and it appears typical of the giant distribution centers in the area: long aisles of tall shelving with people scurrying about in a...

Texas building's platinum status celebrated

The Houston Advanced Research Center has celebrated the opening of its new green headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. HARC President Lisa Gonzalez said the new 18,000-square-foot building has been a long time coming for the organization, reports Community Impact. It...

Infographic: Green-building trends for the years to come

As consumers place more importance on evolving their communities to create more responsible, sustainable places to live, the construction industry has evolved as well to meet the needs of their customers. As the standards for building methods shift, green construction...

5 common geothermal energy myths debunked

5 common geothermal energy myths debunked

Geothermal energy is safe, reliable and resides just beneath our feet. It can help meet U.S.

New school could generate enough electricity to power 121 N.C. homes

New school could generate enough electricity to power 121 N.C. homes

A new 10-story building in downtown Raleigh, N.C., that will house Exploris School and other tenants is expected to generate so much electricity, some tenants won’t even get a power bill. The “energy positive building” will be built on the...

Southeast sees surge in net-zero schools

Relatively constant energy demand, large roofs for solar panels, and long-term interest driving trend.

Net positive energy office taking shape in Canada

Net positive energy office taking shape in Canada

In Waterloo, Ontario, workers are installing wells for a geo-exchange system that will heat and cool a new office development aiming to be one of the most energy efficient in Canada. What will be a LEED platinum, net-positive office building...

Geothermal advances provide peek underground

Geothermal advances provide peek underground

Energy sources originating from beneath the Earth’s surface satisfy more than 80 percent of total U.S. energy needs, and a key energy challenge today is to ensure safe, sustainable and affordable availability of these natural resources in the subsurface. A key issue, however, is being able to “see” what is in the subsurface.

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