Industry News

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.
11/22/2013
Days are getting shorter, the weather outside is getting cooler, and the holiday season is right around the corner. It is during this time of year that tenants are cranking up the heat and using more lighting, which ultimately leads to higher energy bills.
11/21/2013
The U.S. Green Building Council and Underwriter Laboratories have announced an exclusive strategic partnership centered on building product transparency and occupant health and safety.
11/21/2013
The U.S. market for building automation equipment is projected to grow by more than 40%to $2.24 billionover the next five years.
11/20/2013
The Building Agent application allows facility managers to quickly diagnose and adjust for problems based on direct occupant comfort feedback.
11/18/2013
After a rough recession that brought the sector to a standstill in 2009, Jones Lang LaSalle identified four trends shaping the industry and is calling the comeback an “Extreme Makeover,” which the organization has detailed below.
11/14/2013
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute has announced the launch of certification programs for variable frequency drives and datacom cooling equipment.
11/13/2013
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat convened its Height Committee to rule on the official height of One World Trade Center in New York.
11/12/2013
This free app allows iPhone users to select an alternative fuel and find the 20 closest stations within a 30-mile radius.
11/11/2013
The report says what contributed to Massachusetts’ number one spotwhich it has held for three years in a rowis its continued commitment to energy efficiency under its Green Communities Act.
11/07/2013
IKEA, a home furnishings retailer, announced plans to double the current size of the rooftop solar array on its Maryland distribution center.
11/06/2013
A new data center energy efficiency certification is now available through Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Power Assure.
11/05/2013
The commercial real estate industry’s ongoing focus on energy efficiency has netted positive results, according to a report from the Building Owners and Managers Association International and Kingsley Associates.

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