Infographic: To buy or replace an AC unit?

To repair or replace an air conditioning unit?   That is the question.   A new infographic below from newACunit.com helps building owners and managers explore whether it might be best to upgrade a system or simply install anew.

Architects endorse legislation enhancing, making permanent energy efficiency tax incentive

Architects endorse legislation enhancing, making permanent energy efficiency tax incentive

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) strongly voiced its support of bipartisan legislation that makes permanent a key energy efficiency tax incentive for owners and designers of energy efficient buildings and that expands its benefits to designers of hospitals, schools, tribal community facilities and other non-profits. H.R.

LG launches online rebate center for HVAC systems

LG launches online rebate center for HVAC systems

Just in time for summer, where above-average temperatures are expected for many portions of the United States, LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies is launching a user-friendly rebate tool that allows HVAC contractors and homeowners to search for local and...

LG offers extended warranties on energy efficient HVAC products

Long touting the durability of its energy efficient HVAC solutions, LG Electronics is further hailing the longevity of that equipment. The company has extended its limited liability warranty to 10 years for parts and compressors on qualified systems from five...

5 ways cities can benefit from solar challenge

5 ways cities can benefit from solar challenge

In 2016, solar energy was the largest source of new generating capacity in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

DOE program helping universities go solar

DOE program helping universities go solar

Dormitory mini fridges, dishwashers in dining halls and campus computer labs lead to large utility bills for colleges and universities across the country. The Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative is working to make it easier for college campuses to use...

New Fannie Mae incentive updates benefit multifamily builders

The Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly known as Fannie Mae, has made several updates to the government-sponsored lending program that are aimed at assisting those involved in multifamily projects across the country. Preferential pricing Fannie Mae gives preferential pricing for...

Low interest rates, larger loans available for green apartments

Low interest rates, larger loans available for green apartments

Lenders increasingly are rewarding apartment properties that use less energy with lower interest rates and larger loans — and apartment owners are eagerly signing up. “We see a lot of interest from our borrowers,” Stephanie McFadden, managing director of debt...

USGBC Ky. chapter keeping pace with EPAD

USGBC Ky. chapter keeping pace with EPAD

With the April passage of an ordinance in Louisville, Kentucky now has seven Energy Project Assessment Districts (EPAD), called Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) elsewhere in the United States. Thanks to the efforts of many, Kentucky now counts itself among...

USGBC supports HUD green building financing

USGBC supports HUD green building financing

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has voiced its support of changes to mortgage insurance premiums (MIPs) recently proposed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for several Federal Housing Administration (FHA) multifamily mortgage insurance programs. Specifically, LEED-certified...

Efficiency projects net Michigan International Speedway incentive, annual savings

Consumers Energy is supporting the efforts of Michigan International Speedway to be the "greenest" NASCAR track in the country with a $29,460 energy efficiency incentive check, according to a press release. "We applaud MIS for completing projects that help them...

PATH Act extends deduction for energy-efficient commercial buildings

Near the end of last year, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, a broader, bipartisan tax bill that extended (and in certain instances, made permanent) over 50 expiring provisions of...

Energy Department, USDA partner to support energy efficiency in rural communities

Energy Department, USDA partner to support energy efficiency in rural communities

Programs helping agricultural producers and small businesses construct renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement projects.

Congress passes funding, tax incentives for green building community

Congress passes funding, tax incentives for green building community

Legislation considered a win for those in green building.

Fannie Mae offers green building pricing break

Fannie Mae offers green building pricing break

Program provides low-interest loans for certain multifamily projects.

Financial institutions partner for commercial clean energy financing

Connecticut Green Bank, Hannon Armstrong providing access up to $100 million for commercial and industrial green energy projects.

Houston program helps building owners' efforts to go green

Houston program helps building owners' efforts to go green

PACE allows owners of commercial, industrial and residential properties with five or more units to obtain low-cost, long-term loans for water conservation, energy-efficiency and renewable retrofits.

New guide helps lenders understand high performance buildings

New guide helps lenders understand high performance buildings

The new guide highlights the four components of value: revenue, occupancy, operating expenses and risk.

U.S. renewable energy surges to historic levels, coal continues to fall

U.S. renewable energy surges to historic levels, coal continues to fall

The amount of renewable energy from wind turbines, solar panels, and other technologies now equals roughly 10 percent of the nation's energy use.

Phase 2 of LEED apartment complex breaks ground in Boston

Phase 2 of LEED apartment complex breaks ground in Boston

With 129 new apartments completed, construction begins on 40 additional apartments as part of the phase-two redevelopment effort at the Boston Housing Authority's Old Colony public housing development.

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