How the convergence of IoT and IAQ has influenced energy efficiency practices

How the convergence of IoT and IAQ has influenced energy efficiency practices

The premise is that commercial buildings should promote health, be cozy, convenient and support human productivity.

New industrial fan makes installation easy

New industrial fan makes installation easy

The XP fan line is engineered with a direct drive motor for a quiet, virtually maintenance-free operation.

Stanford center West Coast’s first LEED platinum children’s hospital

Stanford center West Coast’s first LEED platinum children’s hospital

The new main building at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been awarded LEED platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., which opened in December 2017, is one of just five new...

Landmark Montana center lays foundation for sustainability education

Landmark Montana center lays foundation for sustainability education

An innovative educational center – and the first net-zero facility in Montana – is scheduled to open to coincide with Earth Day 2018. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship (CSE) is set for...

Technical program announced for ASHRAE annual conference

Technical program announced for ASHRAE annual conference

The 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference technical program will provide practitioners with topical, in-depth educational tracks to optimize the design and performance of buildings. The conference is June 23-27 in Houston. The five-day event includes eight conference tracks, tours, social events...

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America earns 2018 Energy Star Award for Excellence

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America earns 2018 Energy Star Award for Excellence

Panasonic Eco Solutions will be honored April 20 for its outstanding efforts to improve the availability of energy-efficient indoor air quality solutions in the marketplace.

Businesses recognized for commercial building rooftop unit efficiencies

Seven organizations have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign for leadership in installing more energy efficient RTUs in commercial buildings. As part of the Better Buildings Initiative, the Advanced RTU Campaign works...

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Vita, a LEED gold-designed mixed-use residential rental apartment community in the Denver metro area, is nearing completion. The sustainable 159-unit apartment community, designed for people 55 years old and older, was developed by Denver-based Zocalo Community Development and designed by...

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...

10 ways to keep tenants happy by ensuring indoor air quality

Since most people spend more than 80 percent of their time indoors, it is important to ensure that high levels of indoor air quality are maintained. It not only affects the health of the occupants, but also severely decreases employee...

New Ca. government building expected to achieve net-zero energy

New Ca. government building expected to achieve net-zero energy

As it moves closer to building a net-zero energy headquarters, California’s Department of General Services recently selected a design-build partnership to plan and erect a 20-story office tower in Sacramento. The agency chose Turner Construction Co. and AC Martin to...

Canadian college installing $9.1 million geothermal field

Canada’s Durham College plans to install a geothermal system to heat and cool one of its largest buildings. The project is part of a larger effort to institute energy upgrades at the school. The $9.1 million geothermal field will be...

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...

Notre Dame facilities earn LEED gold status

Notre Dame facilities earn LEED gold status

In recognition for achieving a high level of sustainability, the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of undergraduate residences Flaherty Hall and...

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...

Business center aims to be Canada's first net positive energy office building

Business center aims to be Canada's first net positive energy office building

An office building in Ontario’s technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada, generating more energy than needed for annual operation. Developers of the new structure anticipates going beyond building industry standards like LEED...

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...

Mitsubishi expands Performance Builder Program

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.’s Cooling & Heating Division, a leading manufacturer of zoned comfort solutions and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) cooling and heating systems, has expanded its Performance Builder Program. Developed to help builders meet energy efficiency demands of buyers,...

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...

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