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01/08/2014
The proposal was created by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
01/06/2014
A new guide from ASHRAE outlines a refrigeration commissioning process that could result in substantial savings.
01/02/2014
Photovoltaic installations in the U.S. reached 930 megawatts in Q3 2013, up 20% over Q2 2013.
12/31/2013
Water is one of our most precious resources. For commercial properties, it is also one of the least managed.
12/30/2013
The final step of the Energy Independence and Security Act takes effect January 1, 2014, which means that incandescent 40- and 60-watt bulbs can no longer be manufactured.
12/27/2013
As asthma rates continue to rise, the Healthy Building Network warns that new preventive strategies are needed to address this epidemic at its source.
12/24/2013
The milestone LEED certification for a commercial building has been awarded to the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters plant in Knoxville, Tennessee.
12/23/2013
Many offices are becoming pet friendly. Here’s how to make sure your facility won’t place pets in peril.
12/20/2013
A new study shows that coal generation plants can be modified to fit within the new power sector and be a part of a cleaner energy system.
12/17/2013
The city of Dublin, California is expected to save nearly $14 million in energy savings over its 25-year long sustainability program.
12/16/2013
Ohio boasts more LEED-certified public schools than any other state, with 100 since December and hundreds more currently in the certification process.
12/12/2013
School administrators and maintenance personnel should take time to inspect fluorescent lighting fixtures as some may have ballasts that contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
12/11/2013
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, combines the 2010 standard and 18 published addenda into a consolidated standard.
12/09/2013
The year is coming to a close and OSHA’s 2013 top 10 safety violations are out.
12/06/2013
According to a recent report, new California construction could see a drastic cut in energy use if the state upgraded its commercial building energy codes.
12/05/2013
Improving the energy efficiency of these buildings by 20% will save nearly $7 billion in energy costs each year.
12/03/2013
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released a report which examines the impact, effectiveness, and feasibility of including building codes in the National Flood Insurance Program.
12/02/2013
The program will develop fuel cell technology for distributed power generation to improve grid stability, increase energy security, and balance intermittent renewable technologies.
11/25/2013
In an effort to reduce the death and destruction caused by tornadoes, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology completed a technical investigation of the Joplin tornado.
11/22/2013
A new independent nationwide survey reveals three out of four Americans are supportive of green schools.

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