ASHRAE Learning Institute releases 2018 online instructor-led course schedule

ASHRAE Learning Institute releases 2018 online instructor-led course schedule

ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) has added three new courses to the 23 offerings in its 2018 online instructor-led course schedule. The course “Latest in High-Performance Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS),” taking place March 20, covers the latest in DOAS application,...

5 facts about geothermal energy

5 facts about geothermal energy

Geothermal energy — energy derived from the heat of the earth — can be harnessed both as a source of renewable electricity and directly for heating and cooling applications. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funds geothermal research and development...

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...

Research center earns platinum status

Research center earns platinum status

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) has been awarded LEED platinum certification. The recognition is the highest environmental building achievement attainable by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), pushing the center a step closer to becoming a Net Zero Energy...

AHR 2018 sets new attendance mark

AHR 2018 sets new attendance mark

AHR Expo 2018 proved to be a record-setter. The world’s largest showcase of HVAC and refrigeration products and technologies attracted more than 70,000 visitors from around the world, a 6 percent jump over last year, according to newly released ASHRAE...

ASHRAE teams with Italian organization to promote HVAC projects

ASHRAE and the Associazione Italiana Condizionamento dell’Aria Riscaldamento Refrigerazione (AiCARR) are teaming to strengthen the cooling and heating industries. The organizations recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) outlining the two groups’ shared commitment toward the promotion of common cooling-...

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...

Colorado arts center earns LEED gold

Colorado arts center earns LEED gold

The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs’ Ent Center for the Arts recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification, becoming the 10th campus building to hold the coveted designation. The building opened its doors to the campus Jan. 17, according to the school.

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...

University of Virginia puts sustainability in spotlight

University of Virginia puts sustainability in spotlight

Several buildings at the University of Virginia are being renovated with modern amenities and being upgraded to become more sustainable and higher performing. In fact, the school’s new president won’t be moving into the traditional presidential hall in August. That...

Honeywell’s adds IoT connectivity for mechanical systems

Honeywell, which offers cloud-based connected buildings services, has extended its solutions to include mechanical systems. As a result, facility managers can gain insight into a building’s performance in terms of its mechanical equipment, identify issues, make the changes needed to...

5 reasons why HVAC systems visibility needed

5 reasons why HVAC systems visibility needed

Commercial buildings account for more than 35 percent of the total energy consumption. In most of those structures, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems consume more than 30 percent of the total energy use. Building owners and facility managers are...

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Instead of concrete or metal, an eco-friendly office building in Romania features a sturdy timber skeleton – making it the first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe. Romanian firm Tecto Arhitectura designed the building as the new office for HSR...

Northwestern building university's 12th to earn LEED certification

Northwestern building university's 12th to earn LEED certification

The Kellogg School of Management’s Global Hub has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, joining Kresge Centennial Hall as a Northwestern University building to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest green building rating. Opened...

Manhattan office tower joins LEED ranks

Takenaka Corp.’s 27-story Heron Tower, a boutique office building in Manhattan’s Plaza District, has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Currently under Cushman & Wakefield’s management, a team comprising Property Manager Joseph McCausland and Chief Engineer...

LG debuts smart air solution products

LG Electronics (LG) launched its newest smart air solutions for single and multifamily homes. The LG PuriCare air purifier features a fine dust sensor and the LG DUALCOOL ThinQ Stand Inverter air conditioner with voice recognition and DeepThinQ technology make...

New cooling solutions offered for colocation, cloud-hosting data centers

New cooling solutions offered for colocation, cloud-hosting data centers

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has introduced three high-capacity cooling solutions for the growing colocation and cloud hosting data center markets, enabling providers to save money, reduce risks and more easily manage their facilities. The products are designed to be...

How to prepare buildings for changing climates

How to prepare buildings for changing climates

Marketing efforts for the benefits of a sustainable lifestyle have finally hit home, and climate change is officially part of the public discussion. But damage caused by environmental neglect is escalating quicker than anticipated. It’s imperative to do all we...

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