Infographic: Single- and multifamily home energy savings

Whether they’re living in a single- or multifamily residence, occupants have the ability to make moves aimed boosting the efficiency of those structures. Of course, if one is renting or leasing, doing so often means working with the facility owner or manager.

Is classroom air quality hindering learning?

Is classroom air quality hindering learning?

Many schools are looking to close the achievement gap and foster learning among all students. Although processed foods, socio-economic conditions, ADHD, and learning disabilities are common culprits, environmental factors are often overlooked. Is indoor air quality a missing ingredient in...

Memphis development overcomes heating, cooling challenges

Anyone who has ever fought over the home or office thermostat might appreciate the challenge of heating and cooling Crosstown Concourse. With 40 or so nonprofit and for-profit tenants, about 1,500 workers and 3,000 people in and out of the...

AHR Expo product brochure released

AHR Expo product brochure released

The full slate of efficient products that will be showcased at next year’s AHR Expo now are featured in a downloadable product preview. The 35-page digital brochure spotlights new air condition, heating and ventilation solutions in several categories: Air conditioning...

Medical product manufacturer's facility earns LEED platinum

Medical product manufacturer's facility earns LEED platinum

Global medical product manufacturer priMED Medical Products Inc. (priMED) has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification for its priMED Mosaic Centre. The priMED Mosaic Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is touted as the world’s northernmost net-zero energy commercial building, according to a release.

LG expands HVAC products with LGRED technology

LG expands HVAC products with LGRED technology

LG Air Conditioning Technologies is adding LG "Reliable to Extreme Degrees" (RED) heating technology to more of its products, including the Multi F and Multi F MAX multi-zone outdoor units. LGRED technology not only delivers heat when traditional models are...

Pakistan’s first LEED-certified construction chemical plant launched

Sika, a Swiss construction chemical manufacturing company, expanded has expanded its footprint with a new manufacturing plant that has earned LEED status. The fully automated manufacturing facility is Pakistan’s first-ever LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified construction chemical...

Office building becomes Canada's first to earn Wired Certification

Office building becomes Canada's first to earn Wired Certification

Toronto-Dominion Centre has become Canada's first existing building to achieve certification under the comprehensive Wired Certification standard. Toronto-Dominion Centre received platinum wired certification, the highest possible ranking, in all six of its towers, according to a release. Operated by WiredScore,...

New guide helps consumers breathe easier indoors

Americans spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors. That’s why it’s more important than ever to think about indoor air quality and health. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released an online guide to creating a healthier...

Ductless HVAC Market Heating Up

Ductless HVAC Market Heating Up

On the basis of application, the residential building segment is expected to expand significantly over the forecast period.

Cloud-based system provides solution to office thermostat wars

Cloud-based system provides solution to office thermostat wars

No matter the season, thermostat wars rage in offices worldwide. Workers bicker over the temperature, alternately complaining that it's too hot or too cold. Concordia, Canada, researchers may have developed a solution. A new study published in the Journal of...

Beijing’s Hotel Éclat green, swanky

Beijing’s Hotel Éclat green, swanky

Sustainability and luxury haven’t always gone hand in hand, but Beijing’s new Hotel Éclat is an example of the two worlds colliding in the most wonderful way. As part of the city’s new LEED platinum-certified Parkview Green complex in the...

ASHRAE winter program focuses on reducing ecological impact

ASHRAE winter program focuses on reducing ecological impact

Reducing the ecological impact of the built environment and integrated design are featured themes in the technical program at ASHRAE's 2018 Winter Conference. The 2018 Winter Conference takes place Jan. 20-24, 2018, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

5 ways to save energy

5 ways to save energy

Energy Efficiency Day, which is Oct. 5, is a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, business, utilities and individuals working to promote energy efficiency: the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution....

Carrier, Midea launch residential ductless HVAC joint venture

Carrier, a leader in high-technology heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions, and Midea America, a subsidiary of Midea Group Co., the world’s largest producer of major appliances, have teamed to launch of Carrier Midea North America. The new...

4 ways to upgrade with clean energy technologies

4 ways to upgrade with clean energy technologies

One of the best ways to protect a home purchase — whether single- or multi-family — is to invest in smart renovations. Thanks to new technology, there are a number of improvement options.

Boston office building earns LEED platinum

Boston office building earns LEED platinum

CBRE/New England announced that Boston’s 101 Seaport Boulevard has been awarded LEED Platinum certification, the highest LEED rating level possible, reports the Boston Real Estate Times. The 440,000-square-foot 101 Seaport Boulevard Class A office tower is in Boston’s Seaport District...

Reducing duct leakage key goal of latest green-building updates

A change is imminent to green building standards that tightens regulatory guidelines for duct testing, according to an Aeroseal-sponsored webinar titled “Changing Code and the Importance of Duct Sealing” The latest version of ASHRAE 189.1, the Standard for the Design...

Alaska library recognized for sustainable design

Alaska library recognized for sustainable design

The Mendenhall Valley Public Library has received gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Bosch unveils new connected thermostat

Bosch unveils new connected thermostat

Bosch Thermotechnology, manufacturer of high-quality heating, cooling and hot water systems, has expanded its portfolio with the new Bosch Connected Control (BCC100). The device is a full-color, 5-inch touchscreen thermostat that brings convenience and functionality to the home with Wi-Fi...

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