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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.
07/26/2011
Residents of Boston will be seeing the city in a new, brighter light thanks to new light-emitting diode (LED) street lighting.
07/26/2011

The California School Boards Association, a non-profit organization representing nearly 1,000 school districts and county offices of education throughout California, has launched its newest district services program, Solar Schools, to support school districts in developing efficient solar projects at their schools.

07/26/2011
While the importance of building energy performance metrics to reduce energy use is accepted worldwide, there is no single generally accepted definition of that metric. Currently, proposed relative energy use reduction targets are subject to interpretation and difficult to verify.
07/25/2011

According to a new study from the economic consultancy AECOM, simpler solar permitting processes could generate over $5 billion in additional growth for California, an increase in nearly 20 percent.

07/25/2011

 Building on a long-established working relationship, ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently signed an updated memorandum of understanding, committing to further improve efficient use of energy.

07/21/2011

Runway noise from airports is little more than a nuisance to most, but not to theoretical physicist Surajit Sen.

07/21/2011

 The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has reported more than $400 million in energy cost avoidance since fiscal year (FY) 2007.

07/21/2011

With record summer temperatures sweeping the U.S., outdoor workers are at increased risk for heat-related illnesses and dangers.  Facility managers, building owners, and construction related roles should take careful consideration of heat risks as they manage their day to day activities and tasks.

07/20/2011

Residents of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida live in states with the most toxic air pollution, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

07/20/2011

With temperatures soaring well into the upper 90s throughout the majority of the U.S. it's important to keep energy efficiency a priority.  

07/19/2011
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Ad Council launched a national consumer education campaign today aimed at helping consumers save money on utility bills.
07/19/2011

Telecommuting is on the rise in the U.S.  A recent survey from Staples Advantage reveals some interesting facts, benefits, and tips about telecommuting strategies for your facility or building.  The data indicates that the telecommuting option may produce happier, more productive, loyal employees.

07/19/2011

The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul has been standing in Montreal’s Square Mile since 1931. At the time it was built, little or no consideration was given to the sustainability of the building materials. But when the roof needed renovating nearly 80 years later, times had changed.

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