|June 2010 ♦ Vol. 8 Issue 6|
Get Passive, Go Green
We need a new lens. Although technology is an important part of green building, we can’t look blindly to it for every solution. People need to be brought back into the equation to fix the problems we’ve created instead of looking to new technology to free us. In terms of buildings, a less-automated scenario that incorporates passive strategies and activates people can provide a boost to human health, social engagement, and the environment. Passive solutions are low-energy solutions. Indigenous architecture and historic buildings offer great lessons on sustainable strategies that we can integrate into new construction, but there are many things you can do in an existing facility too.
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Both cutting costs and green buildings are here to stay. Passive building designs can help you cut costs while becoming greener because this method needs less work from fans and air handlers to push air around in order to maintain thermal conditions and air quality, while keeping building occupants comfortable.
Going green doesn’t demand state-of-the-art advances or sophisticated features. In fact, some of the more successful sustainable concepts are grounded in tried-and-true practices and cost very little (if properly planned).
Data centers must be viewed as interconnected environments—from rack to row to room to building. Schneider Electric calls this integration the data center physical infrastructure. The only clear path to the highest availability and maximum efficiency, it comprises power, cooling, physical security, and rack systems and is monitored and managed via software solutions and professional services. The result? Maximized energy efficiency and guaranteed availability across the data center physical infrastructure.
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Silverback Solar Racking functions as an easy-to-spec system.
Using the Three Cs to Market Your Green Building
Volume Certification Takes a Different LEED Tact
Finding Your Best Renewable Energy Strategy
LEED on a Budget
Tried and True – The Art of Simple Solutions and Integrated Design
Alternatives in Green Building Frameworks
Clearing Up LEED Misperceptions
Schools Offer Lessons in Building/User Interface
Life-Cycle Cost Assessment as a Tool for Retrofits
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