Wendy's recognized by Energy Department for efficiency

Wendy's recognized by Energy Department for efficiency

The Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge has recognized the Wendy’s Co. and its franchisee, Wendco Group, for leadership in energy efficiency, according to a release. The restaurant achieved a 37 percent total energy reduction or more than 50 percent energy...

Butler University fieldhouse renovation scores big in sustainability

Butler University fieldhouse renovation scores big in sustainability

The old pool section of Butler University’s Hinkle Fieldhouse, which has been converted into a weight room, training center and administration offices, has received LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the Indianapolis campus paper The...

Bridgewater Academy Building directs its energy to environment

The exterior walls of the Bridgewater (Mass.) Academy Building are white, and that’s about the only thing in the recently renovated town hall that isn’t green. Bridgewater was already deemed a “green community” by the state’s Executive Office of Energy...

Delta facility earns top LEED rating

The renovation of its existing headquarters building has earned Delta Electronics in Taiwan LEED’s top rating. The company’s facility recently was recognized with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification in the category of operation and maintenance of existing...

IT solutions have potential to push green building to next level

IT solutions have potential to push green building to next level

Green-focused tech innovations make sustainable practices simple to implement and highly scalable. Luckily, some of the sharpest minds in the tech world are working on it. In the green building arena alone, countless startups, mature businesses and major IT vendors...

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.

Carrier updates ductless lineup

HVAC manufacturer Carrier has updated its Performance Series ductless multi-zone heat pump lineup, looking to offer increased flexibility, greater energy efficiency and improved operation compared to the company’s previous models, according to a release. The improved Performance Series multi-zone ductless...

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...

Project's LEED certification a first for southwest China

Chengdu International Finance Square, a flagship project by the Wharf (Holdings) Limited, has earned LEED EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance) platinum certification. It’s the first such award in southwest China, reports the website Eco Business. With energy efficiency at...

Software platform helps cut energy costs for smaller buildings

Software platform helps cut energy costs for smaller buildings

Arlington County, Va., a Better Buildings Challenge partner, has made significant progress in recent years in cutting its energy use. The county has seen a decrease of 11 percent since 2009, putting Arlington County well on its way to a...

8 tips for reducing energy consumption

8 tips for reducing energy consumption

In addition to using technological advances, there are many low-tech energy management techniques that HVAC contractors have learned that can boost energy savings. To help aggressively reduce your home, industrial, school or corporate energy needs, Star Service offers eight ways...

Oregon center earns highest LEED recognition

Oregon center earns highest LEED recognition

The expanded and renovated Student Recreation Center at the University of Oregon in Eugene has received LEED platinum certification for its sustainable design elements, reports the website American School and University. The $50 million project, which encompasses 110,000 square feet...

Anaheim Convention Center awarded LEED gold certification

Anaheim Convention Center awarded LEED gold certification

The Anaheim Convention Center, the largest convention center on the West Coast, has been awarded LEED gold certification, a designation reserved for the world’s highest performing and most sustainable buildings. The Anaheim Convention Center is the largest U.S. convention center...

New Denver highrise strikes gold

New Denver highrise strikes gold

One of Denver’s premier construction projects is well under way, and the structure for the Class A office tower will soon be emerging as one of the most monumental buildings in the city’s skyline, reports the U.S. Green Building Council....

ERV offers balanced ventilation solution for new, existing apartments, homes

ERV offers balanced ventilation solution for new, existing apartments, homes

Zehnder America has made the North American unveiling of its ComfoAir 70 Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV), which is specifically designed for retrofitting apartments and houses, according to a press release. The unit’s development comes as homes are being more tightly...

Developer experiments with eco-friendly net zero units in large rental complex

Developer experiments with eco-friendly net zero units in large rental complex

Houston-based developer Hanover Co. opened its third in a series of seven-story downtown Los Angeles apartment buildings in April.

DOE invests $19 million to improve efficiency of nation's buildings

The Energy Department plans to invest $19 million to improve the efficiency of the nation’s homes, offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants and stores, according to a press release. The projects will develop advanced building technologies that will help American consumers and...

AHR 2017 registration underway

AHR 2017 registration underway

Registration is underway for the 2017 AHR Expo. The event, predicted by officials to be the West Coast’s largest HVACR event ever, will be held Jan. 30-Feb.

New energy efficient arena fit for Sacramento Kings

New energy efficient arena fit for Sacramento Kings

The new home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, slated to open this fall, will feature integrated building automation systems designed to make the facility operationally smarter, safer and more sustainable and, ultimately, enhance the fan experience, according to a release....

Hospital HVAC retrofit uses external facade return air ducts

Hospital HVAC retrofit uses external facade return air ducts

Limited indoor space wasn't about to thwart Saint Thomas West Hospital's efforts to retrofit its HVAC exhaust air system for more cost-cutting energy recovery, preheating increased outdoor air and enhanced indoor air quality (IAQ). Instead of space-consuming conventional indoor HVAC...

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