Rinnai adds Amazon Alexa integration to tankless water heater controls

Rinnai adds Amazon Alexa integration to tankless water heater controls

Commercial users such as restaurants and medical offices can control their water heating costs with the voice controls.

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...

Water stress challenges resulting in investment of sustainable water solutions

Water stress challenges resulting in investment of sustainable water solutions

Sustainability and cost efficiency top the list of factors influencing the growth of the global water and wastewater market, according to a new report. Both municipal and industrial end-users of the water and wastewater segments are investing in sustainable solutions...

Infographic: Single- and multifamily home energy savings

Whether they’re living in a single- or multifamily residence, occupants have the ability to make moves aimed boosting the efficiency of those structures. Of course, if one is renting or leasing, doing so often means working with the facility owner or manager.

New efficient boiler targets commercial market

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., manufacturer of heating, cooling and hot water systems, has introduced a new boiler that’s designed for commercial space heating and domestic hot water applications. The Buderus SSB industrial boiler are available in 798 MBH and 1024 MBH...

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel recognized for energy efficiency

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel recognized for energy efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge has recognized Loews Hotels & Co.

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...

Vietnam's 'Forest in the Sky' apartment building topped with 50,000 trees

Vietnam's 'Forest in the Sky' apartment building topped with 50,000 trees

A planned lush residential complex in Hanoi takes green living to the extreme. More than 50,000 trees, shrubs and colorful flowering vines were used to cover the Forest in the Sky building in Vietnam, virtually camouflaging it into the surrounding...

Taco's SmartPlug named 2017 AHR Expo Product of the Year

Taco's SmartPlug named 2017 AHR Expo Product of the Year

A plug developed by Taco Comfort Solutions that learns user habits and makes hot water systems more efficient has been named 2017 Product of the Year at this year’s AHR Expo in Las Vegas, officials said. The SmartPlug was chosen...

Bosch announces new tankless water heater series

Bosch announces new tankless water heater series

The new year has begun with Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. unveiling a new line of tankless gas condensing water heaters. The Bosch Greentherm 9000 Series offers nine models for high-efficiency domestic hot water in residential or commercial applications, adding new features...

URI residence hall, fitness center earn LEED gold certifications

URI residence hall, fitness center earn LEED gold certifications

The University of Rhode Island’s Hillside Hall and Anna Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness Center have earned LEED gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the school. Hillside Hall, URI’s newest residential facility, which opened in 2012, is...

Wash. pet hospital earns environmental award

Wash. pet hospital earns environmental award

A Washington pet hospital has been recognized for its sustainable practices. Statewide business organization Association of Washington Business (AWB) selected Banfield Pet Hospital as the winner of its Leading Environmental Practice Award, according to a press release. The award recognized...

First net zero townhome development going up in Tempe

Wealth development firm Caliber has broken ground on a 32-unit net zero energy townhome community in Tempe, Ariz., according to a release. The new community, called The Roosevelt, is considered the city’s first green solar townhome development designed to achieve...

AHR 2017 registration underway

AHR 2017 registration underway

Registration is underway for the 2017 AHR Expo. The event, predicted by officials to be the West Coast’s largest HVACR event ever, will be held Jan. 30-Feb.

Infographic: Inside some of America's greenest buildings

The green building movement continues to blossom, becoming more and more a vital component in commercial building strategies. Many once considered the goal of building more energy-efficient buildings as too lofty. But as the clamor for a concerted change continues...

Cox earns second LEED gold certification

Cox earns second LEED gold certification

Media giant Cox Enterprises has had a second building certified LEED gold, according to a press release. The certification of its 578,000-square-foot office building in Sandy Springs, Ga. The new building is the second facility on Cox Enterprises' corporate campus...

New online course introduces EDGE program

New online course introduces EDGE program

EDGE (“Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies”) is a green building certification system for new residential and commercial buildings (hospitals, hotels, offices and retail) that enables design teams and project owners to assess the most cost-effective ways to incorporate energy-...

District approach provides path to net zero

District approach provides path to net zero

Although it's not new, the idea of an energy district for heating and/or cooling is a strategy increasingly being considered as a path to net zero. Depending on fuel source, a district heating system, while not necessarily energy resource-efficient, could...

PATH Act extends deduction for energy-efficient commercial buildings

Near the end of last year, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, a broader, bipartisan tax bill that extended (and in certain instances, made permanent) over 50 expiring provisions of...

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