Industry News




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.
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.

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