Ill. private school receives LEED platinum for new wing

Ill. private school receives LEED platinum for new wing

Evanston private school Chiaravalle Montessori received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED platinum certification — the organization’s highest level of environmental building — for its North Wing addition, according to a news release. The wing, which cost $7 million and...

Modine announces new geothermal pump

Modine announces new geothermal pump

Modine Manufacturing, a leader in technology in the HVAC industry, has unveiled its latest geothermal unit. The GeoSync water-to-air geothermal heat pump is designed for commercial and residential use, according to a press release. "The new GeoSync water-to-air unit provides...

Vegas wins big with AHR Expo

Vegas wins big with AHR Expo

The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference and the AHR Expo saw record attendance with industry collaboration a strong focus of the events. The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference took place Jan. 28-Feb.

Milwaukee apartments nab national honor

Milwaukee apartments nab national honor

A new apartment building on Milwaukee's east side has received a rare award for its high level of environmental sustainability. Sage on Prospect, a 34-unit development, has received platinum LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, reports the Milwaukee...

Wilde Lake Middle becomes Maryland's first net-zero energy school

Wilde Lake Middle becomes Maryland's first net-zero energy school

Wilde Lake Middle School in Columbia has made its debut as Maryland's first "net-zero energy" school, meaning the $33 million building's extensive solar panel array will help it generate as much energy as it uses. The new school is significantly...

Increasing adoption of geothermal technology leads to healthy environment

Increasing adoption of geothermal technology leads to healthy environment

The global geothermal heat pumps market is expected to grow 12.8 percent annually through 2020, according to new research. The will increase from a production figure of 52,638.18 MWt in 2013 to reach an estimated figure of 119,303.66 MWt by...

Report spotlights top trends impacting global HVAC air filter market

Report spotlights top trends impacting global HVAC air filter market

Indoor air quality, green construction spending and maintenance are expected to dominate the HVAC market over the next several years, new research shows. Technavio’s latest market research report on the global heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) air filter market...

Survey: Sales expected to boom in 2017 for HVACR industry

Survey: Sales expected to boom in 2017 for HVACR industry

86% of manufacturers express growing optimism for improving economic prospects

Indiana group hopes to make building one of world's most green

Indiana group hopes to make building one of world's most green

Wayne County, Indiana, is unofficially home to one of the greenest buildings on Earth. Cope Environmental Center staff members are getting settled into their new Sustainable Education Center in Centerville, while final construction is completed, reports the Richmond (Ind.) Palladium-Item....

6 school districts, two states among first to make zero energy schools mainstream

The U.S. Department of Energy has launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Schools Accelerator as a part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in America’s buildings. Six school districts, two states and several national organizations are working...

Flight 93 memorial incorporates sustainable building elements

Flight 93 memorial incorporates sustainable building elements

Grief and the memories hit people differently when visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania. For many, the focal point is the 17-ton sandstone boulder that marks the site where the wreckage of United Airlines Flight 93 smoldered 15...

2017 AHR Expo exhibitors reflect latest trends in HVACR

2017 AHR Expo exhibitors reflect latest trends in HVACR

Focused on HVACR industry innovation, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) is preparing for an array of companies that will be showcasing new and upgraded products in 2017. With approximately 80 percent of exhibitors indicating they will be...

Environmental center to produce more energy than it uses

Environmental center to produce more energy than it uses

The solar panels shading the parking lot at the new Frick Environmental Center in Pittsburgh are expected to generate about 150,000 kilowatt hours of energy each year, approximately 10,000 kilowatt hours more than the building is expected to use. The...

Ky. celebrates eco-friendly hospitality

Ky. celebrates eco-friendly hospitality

USGBC Kentucky recently celebrated certification of the first newly constructed LEED hotel in the state, according to a release. Hampton Inn & Suites Owensboro–Waterfront owner Malcolm Bryant was commended for recognizing the changing trend in consumer behavior, seizing upon it,...

Infographic: Geothermal as renewable energy

Geothermal heating and cooling increasingly is becoming the selection of choice for building HVAC systems worldwide – not only because of its ability to effectively heat and cool a building, but because of its ability to do it efficiently. The infographic below from Argonne National Laboratory, operated for the U.S.

Energy Department awards $29 million in enhanced geothermal research

Energy Department awards $29 million in enhanced geothermal research

The U.S. Department of Energy has committed $29 million to fund research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), according to a release from the agency. The spending is part of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) program for...

Infographic: Keeping water bills out of hot water

Water heating accounts for about 18 percent of a building’s energy use. Reducing hot water use, employing energy-saving strategies and choosing energy efficient water heaters can help reduce monthly water heating bills. This infographic from the U.S.

10 thing you didn't know about geothermal technology

10 thing you didn't know about geothermal technology

The U.S. Department of Energy regularly posts articles as part of a series titled "Top Things You Didn't Know About..."One of its latest installments centers around geothermal technology. Below are 10 things you didn’t know about geothermal energy: 10.

U.S. Army reaches $1 billion energy milestone

U.S. Army reaches $1 billion energy milestone

The U.S. Army has surpassed the $1 billion mark in energy savings performance and utility energy services contracts in less than five years, according to a press release.

Winning infographics depicts future of geothermal energy

Winning infographics depicts future of geothermal energy

Playwright Wilson Mizner once wrote, “Art is science made clear.” That statement is captured in a suite of student-designed infographics as part of this year’s Geothermal Design Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and Idaho National Laboratory. This...

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