An energy-saving checklist for commercial buildings

An energy-saving checklist for commercial buildings

Nearly one-fifth of all the energy consumed in the United States is used by commercial buildings. As necessary as it is for the machine of the American economy to keep running, however, a good portion of the energy used by...

LG launches online rebate center for HVAC systems

LG launches online rebate center for HVAC systems

Just in time for summer, where above-average temperatures are expected for many portions of the United States, LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies is launching a user-friendly rebate tool that allows HVAC contractors and homeowners to search for local and...

Overstock.com HQ earns LEED gold certification

Overstock.com HQ earns LEED gold certification

Overstock.com’s corporate headquarters, known as Peace Coliseum, has been awarded LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, reports Home Furnishings Building. The LEED program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the foremost program for buildings, homes and...

U.S. unlikely to see deadly ‘green’ building fire like London’s

The deadly fire that engulfed London’s Grenfell Tower last week was fueled by commonly used “green energy” upgrades found on tens of thousands of buildings across the world, sparking concerns that a similar event could happen in the United States....

Western Michigan hall garners highest green building ranking

Western Michigan hall garners highest green building ranking

Western Michigan University's historic Heritage Hall has earned platinum status, the highest ranking possible, in the Leadership in Environment and Energy Design—LEED—system, which is the nation's most widely used green building ranking. The University was notified earlier this month by...

Fort Collins building earns platinum honor

Fort Collins building earns platinum honor

Fort Collins Utilities’ new administration building has been recognized as one of the most energy efficient buildings in the state. The building in Colorado has received platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designation from the U.S. Green Building Council,...

San Francisco aims for 'triple zero' airport

San Francisco aims for 'triple zero' airport

San Francisco Airport (SFO) has embarked on a journey to become the first “triple zero” airport campus in the world. The charge in the facility’s five-year strategic plan to achieve zero net energy, carbon neutrality and zero waste-to-landfill requires new...

2 D.C. hotels land gold ratings

2 D.C. hotels land gold ratings

Two Washington, D.C., hotels have earned prestigious LEED gold ratings. The dual-brand Hampton Inn by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton have been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a press release. The achievement was given for...

Texas building's platinum status celebrated

The Houston Advanced Research Center has celebrated the opening of its new green headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. HARC President Lisa Gonzalez said the new 18,000-square-foot building has been a long time coming for the organization, reports Community Impact. It...

Infographic: Green-building trends for the years to come

As consumers place more importance on evolving their communities to create more responsible, sustainable places to live, the construction industry has evolved as well to meet the needs of their customers. As the standards for building methods shift, green construction...

Building made from 1.5 million plastic bottles withstands fires, earthquakes

Building made from 1.5 million plastic bottles withstands fires, earthquakes

Plastic bottle architecture can turn a problem into an eco-friendly opportunity. The EcoARK in Taipei, Taiwan, is one such example. Built from 1.5 million recycled plastic bottles, the massive pavilion can withstand the forces of nature, including fires and earthquakes,...

4 technologies driving energy-efficiency jobs

4 technologies driving energy-efficiency jobs

When one thinks of energy jobs, they may first picture someone fixing a wind turbine or installing a solar panel. These jobs are certainly on the rise. But as businesses and home owners increasingly seek cost savings on their utility...

5 common geothermal energy myths debunked

5 common geothermal energy myths debunked

Geothermal energy is safe, reliable and resides just beneath our feet. It can help meet U.S.

Pittsburgh setting example in energy reduction commitment

Pittsburgh leads North America with the most buildings committed to the 2030 District Network, an internationally recognized initiative that challenges property partners to reduce 50 percent of their energy consumption, water use and CO2 emissions from transportation by the year...

LG offers extended warranties on energy efficient HVAC products

Long touting the durability of its energy efficient HVAC solutions, LG Electronics is further hailing the longevity of that equipment. The company has extended its limited liability warranty to 10 years for parts and compressors on qualified systems from five...

Energy Department recognizes leadership in commercial building rooftop unit efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy, through the Better Buildings Alliance's Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign (ARC), has recognized eight organizations for their energy efficiency leadership in replacing and upgrading rooftop units (RTUs) in commercial buildings. Since 2013, 300 partners have replaced...

BOMI releases new HVAC optimization program

BOMI releases new HVAC optimization program

To celebrate its 47th anniversary today, BOMI International has released its new high-performance HVAC optimization learning program. “High-Performance Sustainable Buildings: HVAC Optimization” consists of five scenario-based online modules focused on the relationships among the facility manager, building tenants and systems...

Southeast sees surge in net-zero schools

Relatively constant energy demand, large roofs for solar panels, and long-term interest driving trend.

Net positive energy office taking shape in Canada

Net positive energy office taking shape in Canada

In Waterloo, Ontario, workers are installing wells for a geo-exchange system that will heat and cool a new office development aiming to be one of the most energy efficient in Canada. What will be a LEED platinum, net-positive office building...

Montreal library racks up green building awards

Montreal library racks up green building awards

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) have awarded Montreal’s Bibliothèque du Boisé with the annual Green Building Award for 2017. Designed by the trio of Consortium Labonté Marcil, Cardinal Hardy and Eric...

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