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.

Netherlands to increase wind production

Netherlands to increase wind production

As it looks to increase alternative energy production alternatives, the Dutch government plans to build three more offshore wind farms. That’s in addition to five new wind farms already agreed upon in the nation’s Energy Agreement. The government’s goal is...

Toolkit helping local governments put data to work

An increase in building energy benchmarking policies at the state and local levels has produced an abundance of data with potential for actionable energy-efficient approaches. However, city staff and program administrators often do not have access to proper resources or...

New Ca. government building expected to achieve net-zero energy

New Ca. government building expected to achieve net-zero energy

As it moves closer to building a net-zero energy headquarters, California’s Department of General Services recently selected a design-build partnership to plan and erect a 20-story office tower in Sacramento. The agency chose Turner Construction Co. and AC Martin to...

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

A new high-tech United States embassy building was recently completed in London. The billion-dollar project had been in the works for seven years and takes the form of a massive glazed cube supported atop colonnades, reports New Atlas. And the...

Cornell Tech Building Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling

Cornell Tech Building Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling

Highly efficient and cost-effective to run, the GSHP system delivers all the heating, cooling, and domestic hot water for the builidng.

Va. announces energy efficiency project in state office buildings

The Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) and Schneider Electric are teaming to make energy efficiency improvements to multiple government buildings, according to a release. The project includes six state office buildings, including the Patrick Henry Building that houses the...

County to save more than $10 million through energy efficiency project

County to save more than $10 million through energy efficiency project

Energy and sustainability expert Schneider Electric has begun construction of an innovative energy efficiency project with Webb County, Texas. The project will improve the county’s aging facilities and deliver significant energy and operational savings, the company said in a release....

EPA adds online environmental justice map focused on prisons

EPA adds online environmental justice map focused on prisons

The Environmental Protection Agency’s online environmental justice map has added a layer that displays the locations of American prisons, showing their positions relative to potential environmental trouble spots. Advocates for prisoner rights are hailing what they see as a promising...

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...

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...

Energy Department thinking green when tackling federal property improvements

Federal real property is getting greener, one lighting fixture, window treatment and HVAC system at a time. The Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) recently awarded 21 indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts to energy service companies (ESCOs) to help...

$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...

Solar farm to power Pa. town

Solar farm to power Pa. town

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has finalized a contract to build a solar panel farm that will provide Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., with clean renewable solar energy for the next 20 years, reducing the facility's power demand...

Delaware state building earns national recognition

Delaware state officials began the new year celebrating the national recognition of the Richardson & Robbins building in downtown Dover where the former cannery houses the state’s environmental department operations. The facility has been certified by the U.S. Green Building...

Project to modernize Okla. Air Force base, save $3.5 million annually through energy efficiencies

Honeywell and Oklahoma Gas & Electric have announced a $19.1 million facility modernization project that is expected to reduce energy consumption by 44 percent and lower energy expenses at Tinker Air Force Base's assembly plant. Combined with previous energy retrofit...

Electric vehicle charging coming to more federal workplaces

Electric vehicle charging coming to more federal workplaces

For three out of four Americans, commuting alone is the norm, and that figure has been steadily increasing since the 1980s. Employers have made some progress promoting public transportation, biking to work, teleworking and carpooling programs; however, more can be...

Federal prisons to receive $25 million in energy upgrades

Two Federal Bureau of Prisons sites will receive millions in energy and water efficiency and capital infrastructure upgrades through an energy savings, according to a press release. NORESCO, a national leader in energy efficiency and energy infrastructure solutions, has been...

Jails, prisons can learn about sustainability from commercial buildings

Today’s commercial market offers a wide variety of green and sustainable products with the demonstrated ability to help facilities of all types save money, energy and maintenance. These environmentally friendly systems, materials and initiatives have long since become a staple...

Insulation reinforces energy-efficient green building

Insulation reinforces energy-efficient green building

Energy lost through a building's walls, roofs and windows is the largest single waste of energy in most buildings—especially in hot summer months. As a result, the energy efficiency of a building often depends on the materials that help create...

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