Miami tower earns Florida green building certification

After meeting the sustainable standards established in the Florida Green High-Rise Residential Building certification program, Melody Tower in Miami has been certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition. The certification represents achievements in categories such as water conservation, indoor air...

Wendy's joins ENERGY STAR program to boost energy efficiency

Wendy's joins ENERGY STAR program to boost energy efficiency

Wendy’s has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program as an ENERGY STAR partner, according to a press release. The partnership means Wendy's will work to improve energy efficiency through a strategic, corporate energy management program that will enhance...

MassMutual earns environmental stewardship gold

The headquarters for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) has been awarded LEED gold using the LEED for Existing Buildings rating system, the company announced. The building previously achieved LEED silver in recognition of the company's ongoing progress with its...

2017 AHR Expo education program announced

2017 AHR Expo education program announced

Building on the success of such offerings at previous AHR Expos, the 2017 show, will feature a wide array of educational opportunities, host ASHRAE has announced. Throughout the event set for Jan. 30-Feb.

LG introduces U.S. HVAC industry-first VRF 5-ton unit

LG introduces U.S. HVAC industry-first VRF 5-ton unit

With the addition of 2- and 5-ton Multi V S models, LG offers homeowners and business owners more energy-efficient air conditioning options.

University building helps people make healthier choices with smart design

University building helps people make healthier choices with smart design

George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health doesn’t just promote public health through teaching. Its smart design also steers people to make healthier everyday choices, reports Inhabitat. Boston-based Payette Architects and D.C.-based Ayers Saint Gross Architects designed the...

Project to modernize Okla. Air Force base, save $3.5 million annually through energy efficiencies

Honeywell and Oklahoma Gas & Electric have announced a $19.1 million facility modernization project that is expected to reduce energy consumption by 44 percent and lower energy expenses at Tinker Air Force Base's assembly plant. Combined with previous energy retrofit...

Science center receives LEED gold certification

Science center receives LEED gold certification

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation (CSI) has earned LEED gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used third-party...

New Long Beach facility for children wins green building award

New Long Beach facility for children wins green building award

EcoHouse, a recently completed state-of-the-art daycare and preschool center serving infants and children affected by homelessness in Long Beach, Calif., will receive the Merit Award for Sustainable Sites in November at U.S. Green Building Council — Los Angeles Chapter’s sixth...

Study: Snow could reduce need for air conditioning

Study: Snow could reduce need for air conditioning

Snow cleared from winter roads can help reduce summer air-conditioning bills, according to a recent University of British Columbia study. The study, a computer modeling exercise, found directing a building’s air handling units through a snow dump — snow collected...

LG spotlighting new efficient air conditioning solutions at Abu Dhabi event

LG spotlighting new efficient air conditioning solutions at Abu Dhabi event

LG Electronics is showcasing its latest innovations in green and energy efficient air conditioning solutions this week at the inaugural edition of Climate Abu Dhabi, an exhibition dedicated to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry. As part...

Air pollution making office workers less productive

Air pollution making office workers less productive

First-of-its-kind Harvard study shows robust relationship between daily poor air quality levels and worker output

Flight 93 memorial incorporates sustainable building elements

Flight 93 memorial incorporates sustainable building elements

Grief and the memories hit people differently when visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania. For many, the focal point is the 17-ton sandstone boulder that marks the site where the wreckage of United Airlines Flight 93 smoldered 15...

Relocation transforms AkzoNobel facility into energy efficient smart building

The $10 million relocation of a research facility in the U.S. has enabled AkzoNobel to transform its biggest energy user in North America into one of the smartest and most energy efficient. Completed in November 2015, the company’s new Strongsville...

2017 AHR Expo exhibitors reflect latest trends in HVACR

2017 AHR Expo exhibitors reflect latest trends in HVACR

Focused on HVACR industry innovation, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) is preparing for an array of companies that will be showcasing new and upgraded products in 2017. With approximately 80 percent of exhibitors indicating they will be...

Intel building 'smart' Israel development center

Intel building 'smart' Israel development center

Israel's largest high-tech company, Intel Israel, is moving its 2,500 development personnel into a new building in Petah Tikva, reports Israeli business website Globes. The 34,000-square-meter building will learn the habits of every employee who chooses to disclose personal information,...

Tulsa car rental facility setting gold standard

Tulsa car rental facility setting gold standard

Enterprise Holdings’ Tulsa Shared Services building, which provides administrative support for the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold designation from the United States...

N.C. prison receiving millions in sustainable upgrades

Ameresco, a provider of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies, is partnering with the the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) as part of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to implement energy and water conservation measures at Federal Correctional...

Canadian community center uses technology to reduce energy consumption

The city of New Westminster has received LEED gold certification for the Queensborough Community Centre expansion, three years after the project was complete. Jim Lowrie, the Canadian city’s director of engineering, said the project started in 2010, was completed in...

Multifunctional facility helping LEED sustainability push in Thailand

Multifunctional facility helping LEED sustainability push in Thailand

The number of LEED projects in Southeast Asia has grown considerably over the past decade, to 795 registered and certified projects. Thailand alone has 210 LEED projects, according to the U.S.

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