Building green good for self-storage businesses

Building green good for self-storage businesses

If a self-storage company is committed to developing its holdings in a way that benefits the corporation, community and environment, green building must be an inherent practice. How facilities are constructed and maintained makes a huge difference in the health...

Hoboken condo project offers green, sustainable lifestyle

Hoboken condo project offers green, sustainable lifestyle

In creating the homes at 118 Madison St., Chartier Group, in partnership with Pintak Development, has set out to not only achieve LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council but also to do so while crafting carefully considered,...

Wilde Lake Middle becomes Maryland's first net-zero energy school

Wilde Lake Middle becomes Maryland's first net-zero energy school

Wilde Lake Middle School in Columbia has made its debut as Maryland's first "net-zero energy" school, meaning the $33 million building's extensive solar panel array will help it generate as much energy as it uses. The new school is significantly...

Connected thermostats offer gateway for increasing energy savings

Connected thermostats offer gateway for increasing energy savings

Some 45 percent of homeowners plan to install smart systems or devices as part of renovation projects, according to a recent survey by Houzz and the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA). Among the top three systems listed in...

Aeroseal, Lawrence Lab develop technology to find, fill building leaks

Aeroseal, Lawrence Lab develop technology to find, fill building leaks

Many residential and commercial buildings leak air like sieves, wasting up to 40 percent of their heating and cooling energy. The primary reason for this energy loss is gaps and holes that exist in buildings’ air ducts. Getting an airtight...

Increasing adoption of geothermal technology leads to healthy environment

Increasing adoption of geothermal technology leads to healthy environment

The global geothermal heat pumps market is expected to grow 12.8 percent annually through 2020, according to new research. The will increase from a production figure of 52,638.18 MWt in 2013 to reach an estimated figure of 119,303.66 MWt by...

Tunable LED patient-room lighting offers energy efficiency, more

Tunable LED patient-room lighting offers energy efficiency, more

Health care accounts for 9 percent of the energy used in U.S. commercial buildings, and lighting represents the largest electricity use in all of health care, according to the Department of Energy. But as scientists learn more about light’s nonvisual...

A look ahead

A look ahead

Year-end forecasts project significant growth for green, sustainable building industry in coming years.

Report spotlights top trends impacting global HVAC air filter market

Report spotlights top trends impacting global HVAC air filter market

Indoor air quality, green construction spending and maintenance are expected to dominate the HVAC market over the next several years, new research shows. Technavio’s latest market research report on the global heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) air filter market...

Survey: Sales expected to boom in 2017 for HVACR industry

Survey: Sales expected to boom in 2017 for HVACR industry

86% of manufacturers express growing optimism for improving economic prospects

Indiana group hopes to make building one of world's most green

Indiana group hopes to make building one of world's most green

Wayne County, Indiana, is unofficially home to one of the greenest buildings on Earth. Cope Environmental Center staff members are getting settled into their new Sustainable Education Center in Centerville, while final construction is completed, reports the Richmond (Ind.) Palladium-Item....

LG LED tube, driver fixtures meet strict new standards from DOE for external power supplies

New LED ballasted tube lighting fixtures with external drivers from LG Electronics are among the first to meet the U.S. Department of Energy's stringent new external power supply standards that took effect this year, the company said in a press...

A look inside 8 of 2016's coolest LEED projects

A look inside 8 of 2016's coolest LEED projects

As the leading green building rating system, LEED has always been in the forefront of the movement to create healthy places in which to live, learn, work and play. Worldwide, about 170,000 gross square meters of space is LEED-certified every day, according to the U.S.

LG helps Florida AC installers streamline process

LG helps Florida AC installers streamline process

Developers typically want to methodically speed through construction of a building. They want to get it up. Settle in the occupants.

Solar-powered SkyVille boasts deep-green public skypark

Solar-powered SkyVille boasts deep-green public skypark

Singapore just took a green leap forward with the SkyVille housing complex, uniting communities with an eco-friendly, un-gated design. Architecture firm WOHA included a public plaza and garden in the heart of the high-rise structure, demonstrating that “high density can...

Global elevators market leveraging IoT, green building trend

Global elevators market leveraging IoT, green building trend

Escalators and elevators are considered integral to the urban landscape and are installed across various public and private places such as parks, hotels, retail outlets, residential and commercial buildings, restaurants and others. The vendors operating in the global elevator market...

Delta's Mumbai office awarded LEED platinum rating

The Mumbai office of Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, has achieved a platinum rating under the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) commercial interiors rating system, according to a press release. The interior of...

Michelin awarded LEED gold for Midwest distribution center

Michelin awarded LEED gold for Midwest distribution center

Michelin’s Midwest distribution center in Wilmington, Ill., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a press release. The LEED rating system is recognized as a benchmark for the...

Cape Town center a standout for sustainable hospital operations management

Cape Town center a standout for sustainable hospital operations management

A range of green technologies is making the new Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a model facility for sustainable hospital operations management. A special double-skin façade and electricity-generating elevators are two of the solutions implemented...

Pueblo PAWS uses donations, grants for clean energy compound

PAWS for Life is dedicated to saving animals. And, the limited admittance shelter in Pueblo, Colo., is doing its part to help the environment. PAWS, built without taxpayer funding, features a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building, known as...

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