There are two ways in which roof designs can directly impact operating costs: the insulating value of the roof system and the reflectivity of the roof surface.
Minimizing heat loss from the interior in winter months and minimizing heat transfer in the summer months should reduce HVAC requirements and, thus, lower operating costs.
“Going green makes business sense...and demand for experienced HVAC Expertise required to make that possible is rising.”
So, look for the logo—your assurance that the HVAC companies behind it feature top managers and supervisors and experienced, certified technicians who will provide you with environmentally-conscious strategies and installations.
December marks the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Buildings Program, which has committed itself to increasing the energy efficiency of American buildings.
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RMI, in collaboration with AASHE, has announced the release of a new practical guide to help higher education institutions get past specific barriers to mitigating carbon emissions and managing energy costs.
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Operations and Maintenance: Keys to Energy Management
The Challenges and Benefits of Mixed-Use Facilities
Rethinking Intergrated Building Systems
Marketing Your Facilities Department
Renewable Energy for Existing Buildings
Doors and Their Impact on Facility Performance
Water Conservation Protocols
Chiller Upgrade Yields Cool Savings
World's Greenest Office High-Rise
Creating Sacred Spaces on Your Campus
|December 14, 2009|