Industry News

08/10/2011

ASHRAE, along with HVAC&R, architecture, interior design and building construction industry colleagues from around the world, will host the seventh International HVAC Cold Climate Conference, Nov. 12-14, 2012, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

08/10/2011

US venture capital investment in clean tech plummeted 44% to $1.1 billion in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, according to Ernst & Young’s latest analysis.

08/10/2011
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced its Fire & Life Safety Conference will take place December 12-14.
08/09/2011

The Department of Energy today announced that it has awarded up to $39 million in research grants aimed at developing cutting-edge nuclear energy technologies and training and educating the next generation of leaders in the U.S. nuclear industry. 

08/09/2011

While roofs across the world sport photovoltaic solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity, a Duke University engineer believes a novel hybrid system can wring even more useful energy out of the sun's rays.

08/08/2011
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department of Energy finalized a $967 million loan guarantee to Agua Caliente Solar, LLC. 
08/08/2011
The American Federation of Government Employees National Council #238 of EPA Locals today launched its "Save the Environment—Save the EPA" campaign to bring attention to the dangerous impacts the draconian budget cuts proposed by Congress would have on the ability of the EPA to protect our nation's human health and the environment.
08/08/2011

The True Cost of Solar Power: The Pressure's On, the latest global solar supply-chain cost study by PHOTON Consulting found that While PV module manufacturers have made considerable progress driving down the cost of solar in the U.S., decreases in installer non-module costs have not kept pace.

08/08/2011

Researchers from a team funded by the National Science Foundation have examined some of last spring’s massive tornado damage and conclude in a new report that more intensive engineering design and more rigorous, localized construction and inspection standards are needed to reduce property damage and loss of life.

08/05/2011

First impressions are everything, especially for prospective and current tenants. The first thing people notice is the overall scenery of a potential new location. Are you doing everything you can to make sure their first impression of your building is a positive, lasting one?

08/04/2011

The DOE announced the next step of its comprehensive website reform, making Energy.gov a cutting-edge, interactive information platform and saving taxpayers more than $10 million annually.

08/04/2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule to advance the use of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies
08/03/2011

Repairing cracked or spalled concrete in commercial buildings seems like an obvious solution to keep ownership costs down. But if the underlying damage is severe, it may be cheaper over the long term to tear everything down and rebuild.

 

08/03/2011

A new research grant from ASHRAE will provide funding for research to significantly advance High-tech HVAC&R.

08/02/2011

 

Energy efficient heating and cooling options have acquired vast interest in the recent years, but scientists in China may have found the ultimate solution.

08/01/2011

President Obama has announced a historic fuel efficiency standard that will affect approximately 90% of all vehicles sold in the United States.  Thirteen major automakers will work to increase fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light duty trucks by Model Year 2025.

07/29/2011

The AIA has released growth forecasts for 2011-2012, with predicting a decline in nonresidential construction spending for 2011 with improvement expected in 2012.  With the costs of key building materials increasing, the design and construction industry has yet to see a recovery.

07/28/2011

As the quantity and availability of Smart Grid/Smart Meter news and information continues to increase, a new national energy study says there is good and bad news when it comes to consumer awareness and support of the technologies.  

07/27/2011
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program announced the top contenders at the midpoint of the 2011 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings
07/27/2011

Violence in the home can lead to violence in offices, facilities, and workspaces. Employees are at risk for facing workplace violence where they, or their co-workers, are experiencing domestic violence situations.

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