Brighter Isn't Better

Dec. 20, 2010

Imagine a LEED point that gives you the power to minimize your impact on wildlife and human health while putting money back into your pocket. The Light Pollution Reduction point – SS Credit 8 – provides guidelines for reducing interior and exterior lighting levels. These adjustments, in turn, provide ongoing energy savings.

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Security Systems Enter Next Generation

What if you could stop intruders at the door without lifting a finger? RFID ushers in a new era of wireless building controls and security options.

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$5 Million in DOE Funding for Superior Energy Performance Program
The DOE has announced allocation of up to $5 million in seed funding to hire a Program Administrator for the country's Superior Energy Performance certification program. Click here for complete article…
RoofPoint Green Building Rating System Receives Firestone Support Firestone Building Products Company, LLC has backed a sustainable roofing guideline known as RoofPoint. Click here for complete article…
Children's Hospital of Alabama Going LEED
The Children's Hospital of Alabama is on its way to becoming the first LEED certified hospital in Alabama, thanks to an arrangement with Johnson Controls.
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Can the Air be Cleared on IAQ?
Research shows a relationship between interior air quality and productivity, yet solutions are complex and often involve tradeoffs. Click here for complete article …
EPA Moves to Improve Indoor Air Quality
The EPA is awarding 17 agreements to nonprofit organizations and a university totaling almost $2.4 million to improve indoor air quality across the nation.
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Preventing Problems with Building Controls Unseen problems can cause your building controls to lose the efficiency they're supposed to create. Click here for complete article …
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