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HVAC Optimization for Energy Savings

Jan. 4, 2010

Almost every building wastes 10 percent or more of the energy it consumes due to inefficient operation of the HVAC system. In many buildings, the inefficiencies were built in during construction and have become part of the baseline consumption numbers used to predict operating costs each year.

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Regional and Rapidly Renewable Materials

Material selection is always a huge element of new construction, renovation, and commercial outfitting. Although the percentage of points allocated to the Materials and Resources (MR) category decreased from 19 to 13 percent in the 2009 LEED rating system, materials remain the primary visual and tangible interaction points between occupants and buildings.

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USGBC Approves Online IREM Course on “Sustainable Real Estate Management”
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) has announced that its course “Sustainable Real Estate Management” has been approved for continuing education credit for LEED Professionals by the USGBC.
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Modular Building Institute Publishes White Paper on Modular Building and LEED Version 3.0
The Modular Building Institute (MBI) has commissioned a report that provides the overview of how the commercial modular construction industry’s current practices can benefit from an awareness of the USGBC’s LEED Building Rating System.
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School Building Teaches Sustainability
In a year that has seen admissions to private schools decline, Millbrook School in Duchess County, NY, has seen admissions inquiries increase by 30 percent since its new building project began.
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Is HVAC Refurbishment an Option?
Depending on the scope of the repair and project requirements, HVAC equipment may be refurbished for less than 50 percent of the cost of new equipment.
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Maintaining Your HVAC System
Maintaining your HVAC systems not only protects the equipment – it also protects the people in your building from discomfort and IAQ concerns, and protects you from a lawsuit.
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LEED Success Strategies Session 6: Regional & Renewable Materials in LEED
Interested in furthering your understanding of renewable and regional materials – and ways to successfully incorporate their use? This webinar is the sixth in our “Strategies for Success in LEED” series, designed to teach individuals about strategies useful in meeting LEED requirements in various credit categories.
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X-Pack by Munters
Munters’ X-Pack™ utilizes Heatex cross-flow plate heat exchangers and advanced manufacturing techniques to attain low cost and high performance.
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FlexStat by KMC Controls
Designed for small building automation and unitary equipment control, or as part of a larger BACnet system, FlexStat is an integrated controller and sensor that offers remarkable flexibility.
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DuPont RoofLiner by DuPont Building Innovations
DuPont™ RoofLiner by DuPont Building Innovations is a lightweight, premium, synthetic roofing underlayment scientifically engineered to provide excellent protection against leaks.
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