Bobcat engineering center an environmental LEED-er

Bobcat engineering center an environmental LEED-er

Doosan Bobcat North America's Acceleration Center — a key engineering facility for all Bobcat compact equipment — is now Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. The Bismarck, N.D., facility is currently one of only a few test lab...

Fact or fiction? Examining 10 IAQ myths

Fact or fiction? Examining 10 IAQ myths

Despite the fact that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can affect the health of the occupants in any kind of enclosed space, there seem to be a lot of misconceptions about it. With individuals spending a significant amount of time...

UV Resources becomes approved CE provider for Florida engineers

UV Resources becomes approved CE provider for Florida engineers

The Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) has approved UV Resources as a continuing education provider for the organization, which regulates the practice of engineering in the state. The free one-hour training course offered by UV Resources is titled “How...

Calif. school district looks to save more than $5 million with energy partnership

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) is partnering with with energy and sustainability expert Schneider Electric to improve energy efficiency throughout its facilities and enhance STEM education programs. Through the partnership, Schneider Electric will implement a wide range of infrastructure...

Study: Sealing ducts in conditioned space saves energy, reduces leakage

Study: Sealing ducts in conditioned space saves energy, reduces leakage

A new study indicates that leaks in ductwork in conditioned spaces can have a significant impact on energy savings. The study, conducted by Comfort Institute in combination with the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (GCEA), showed that the amount of conditioned...

enVerid HLR technology top energy-saving opportunity in DOE study

enVerid HLR technology top energy-saving opportunity in DOE study

enVerid Systems’ HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) technology has been listed as one of the top three priorities for commercial HVAC energy efficiency in a study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – providing potential energy savings of 250,000...

UV lamp meter ends replacement uncertainty for building engineers

A new ultraviolet-C germicidal (UV-C) Lamp Hour Meter from UV Resources alerts building engineers to potential disruptions to the efficiency-boosting technology’s benefits, including decreasing HVAC energy costs by an average of 10-25 percent. UV-C lamps installed in HVAC/R systems have...

5 ways to leverage IoT for reliable building performance data

5 ways to leverage IoT for reliable building performance data

With the world moving toward a global village, the Internet of Things (IoT) is breaking technological barriers to ensure a truly global world. For the IoT to work efficiently and in real time, the following are prerequisites: Use of technological...

Partnership to extend infrastructure improvement projects to address STEM skills gaps

Energy and sustainability expert Schneider Electric and Accelerate Learning, a leading provider of digital curriculum solutions for science classrooms, have teamed to deliver STEM education tools to pre-K-12 school districts across the country. Through the partnership, Schneider Electric will deliver...

Enhanced building technology helps improve data visualization, decision-making

Enhanced building technology helps improve data visualization, decision-making

Honeywell, a leader in connected buildings, has unveiled its latest smart building technology. Command and Control Suite release 200 (CCS R200) connects building personnel with data analytics to help drive operational improvements and efficiencies, the company said in a release....

Green tower sprouting in Singapore features vegetation inside, out

Green tower sprouting in Singapore features vegetation inside, out

Being in nature, or even having a view of it, can help soothe the soul and make us feel calmer.

Smart technology drives commercial structure efficiency

Smart technology drives commercial structure efficiency

Imagine decreasing energy bills, reducing operational costs, increasing worker productivity, putting an end to the great “cold/hot office” debate and helping the grid become more resilient – all at the same time. What building owner or operator wouldn't want to...

Willis Tower largest office building to earn Energy Star certification

Willis Tower largest office building to earn Energy Star certification

Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower has earned Energy Star certification, becoming the largest office building and the third largest building overall to have the designation, according to property manager Equity Office. Willis Tower, previously known as the Sears Tower, was originally...

Arctic hotel for sustainable tourism unveiled

Arctic hotel for sustainable tourism unveiled

Snøhetta has unveiled its design for "Svart," a hotel for sustainable tourism company Arctic Adventure of Norway. Located within the Arctic Circle, on the edge of Norway's Holandsfjorden fjord at the base of the Svartisen glacier, the building is designed...

DOE report highlights geothermal advances

DOE report highlights geothermal advances

Geothermal technologies today – like all high-potential technologies – are driven by research and development platforms that focus not only on what’s required now, but where the needs are in the future. Geothermal energy continues to show tremendous potential, with...

Expanded app helps people navigate connected buildings

Honeywell, a leader in connected buildings, has expanded the capabilities of its Honeywell Vector Occupant App, giving facility occupants more control over their experiences with the swipe of a screen. The most significant new feature is indoor navigation, which uses...

Canadian high school recognized for sustainable construction, energy savings efforts

Greater Victoria School District in Canada has registered its first official LEED gold certified building. Oak Bay High School was recognized by the Canada Green Building Council for its sustainable construction, reports Victoria News.

Natural light best for office workers' productivity

Natural light best for office workers' productivity

Workers in daylit office environments tend to suffer less physical stress and tend to be more productive, according to a new study. The Cornell University report found that in those facilities with natural light pouring in, there’s a 51 percent...

Calif. school district saves thousands with HVAC upgrades

Calif. school district saves thousands with HVAC upgrades

The Fontana Unified School District has saved – and continues to save –thousands of dollars in energy costs annually while improving the classroom environment. That’s thanks to Carrier's installation of 201 high-efficiency WeatherExpert 48/50LC rooftop units (RTUs) at four different...

China hospital first to earn LEED gold

A Chinese hospital has become the country’s first health care facility to earn LEED gold certification. Jiahui International Hospital in Xuhui District was recognized in the area of health care construction, reports Shine. Built and promoted by USGBC (U.S. Green...

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