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...

3D-printed material could makes future homes more energy efficient

3D-printed material could makes future homes more energy efficient

3D printing is still a niche market among consumers. Researchers and scientists have used large-scale 3D printers to produce innovative solutions from which everyone can benefit.  Dutch researchers recently came up with a way to potentially change the way homes are built years from now, reports the Merkle.

Energy audits can improve IAQ

Energy audits can improve IAQ

Does your air conditioner kick into high gear in the summer? Is all that cool air staying inside or is it leaking out and pulling hot outdoor air in? A summer home energy audit is an excellent way to stay...

L.A. school district anticipates huge savings with energy upgrades

Energy and sustainability firm Schneider Electric has teamed with a California school district to help the district save tens of thousands of dollars annually. Schneider embarked on a comprehensive energy efficiency project with the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District (NLMUSD)...

Infographic: 5 benefits of LED lighting research

If it seems LED lighting is popping up everywhere these days, that’s because it is. Installation of A-type bulbs jumped 160 percent between 2014 and 2015, and those numbers continue to grow, according to the U.S.

Report: Fresh air improves performance of children in schools

A large number of children across Europe are working in classrooms with an inadequate supply of daylight and fresh air. Why is this a problem? New research has revealed that an optimum indoor environment can improve the performance of school...

Pittsburgh's PNC Plaza relies on ventilation for efficiency

Pittsburgh's PNC Plaza relies on ventilation for efficiency

When PNC Bank asked Gensler to build its Pittsburgh headquarters as the world’s greenest high-rise, the design firm’s San Francisco office surveyed the competition worldwide to assess the state of the art in high-performance design. They even visited projects in...

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.

5 reasons to install a ductless heating, cooling system

5 reasons to install a ductless heating, cooling system

As heat and humidity grip many parts of the nation, controlling the temperature of the home, be it a single or multi-family structure, is an important part of daily comfort. But outdated and inefficient units may leave the home uncomfortable during the dog days of summer.

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...

Light rail station achieves LEED gold

Light rail station achieves LEED gold

Sound Transit's Angle Lake light-rail station has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The designation results from Sound Transit's use of sustainable practices in the construction and design of the...

Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status

Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status

What once was a medical building in Independence, Mo., is now a sustainability standout. The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the new Independence Utilities Center with a highly coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, according to a press release.

Energy Innovation Center earns top energy-saving award

Energy Innovation Center earns top energy-saving award

Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center has been certified LEED platinum. The 200,000-square-foot classical revival building, built in 1930 as the Connelley Trade School, was repurposed and opened in 2015 as the EIC, reports Pittsburgh Business Times. It hosts apprenticeships, co-working space,...

Study: Managers want to adopt IoT to improve building performance

Study: Managers want to adopt IoT to improve building performance

Facility managers are increasingly looking to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) by implementing new digital technologies like intelligent analytics to improve maintenance decisions and operations, according to a new study. Some 89 percent of respondents indicate that they expect...

DOE invests millions to improve commercial building efficiency

DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO) is investing more than $3 million in five projects to improve the efficiency of the nation’s commercial buildings. The investment is designed to drive innovation in multisystem technology packages while also fostering the collaboration of...

Infographic: Sustainable building from bottom up

Developing a sustainable building demands a holistic approach. While newer buildings tend to perform better from an energy standpoint, due to building code advancements, it’s not always a guarantee. Planning is pivotal and literally must take place from the ground...

Light-filled cancer center harnesses nature's healing power

Light-filled cancer center harnesses nature's healing power

The healing powers of nature have been put to good use in the recently completed Maggie’s Oldham. London-based architecture studio dRMM completed the cross-laminated timber building, one of the United Kingdom’s many Maggie’s Centers that provide free practical, emotional and...

$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...

ThyssenKrupp unveils world’s first cable-free, horizontal-vertical elevator

ThyssenKrupp unveils world’s first cable-free, horizontal-vertical elevator

The elevator was invented more than 160 years ago, and engineering firm ThyssenKrupp thinks it’s time to shake things up a bit. It has designed the MULTI: a rope-less horizontal-vertical system that’s drawn comparisons to Willy Wonka’s crazy sideways-moving elevator....

Tips for saving money on energy bills in multifamily structures

Tips for saving money on energy bills in multifamily structures

With summer here, now is time most multifamily property owners and managers look to reduce their energy bill

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