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01/16/2014
The center is the first leasable market rate commercial structure that meets the targets of the Living Building Challenge to the Net Zero Energy standard.
01/14/2014
Commercial buildings can improve their winter time IAQ with proper air filtration techniques.
01/10/2014
With much of North America covered by snow and ice, now is the perfect time to review one of the most effective ways to keep facilities clean and healthy during the winter months.
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.

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