Articles Tagged with ''sustainability''

NYC Mayor Bloomberg, Other Speakers Address What’s Next at Greenbuild 2011

September 19, 2011
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, and more will address attendees at Greenbuild 2011.


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Project Files: Case Study in Action

September 12, 2011
At first glance it was, “a tattered-looking shotgun shack that Hurricane Ike had washed two blocks from its foundation.” Now the beautifully restored 1,000-square-foot home in Galveston, Texas, is one of the first LEED for Homes Platinum-rated historic buildings in the U.S.
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Making Icehouse a Hot Property

September 12, 2011
The Icehouse is a three-story complex that will eventually include 36 green condominiums, a one-story parking garage and commercial property that replaces several aging buildings in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia.
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AMS Earns Trane Award

August 29, 2011
American Medical Systems® (AMS) was recently presented with a Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Award.
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The Renewable Questions of Sustainability

August 8, 2011
One of the side effects of writing about the history of the industry is that you start seeing its footprints in a lot of current topics.


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Smaller Budgets Still Have Space for Sustainability

August 1, 2011
In one sense, schools face shrinking budgets like everyone else. From another angle, however, it appears that they are still more likely to allocate significant portions of those budgets for projects that a) look good in the community, and b) save money.
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Sustainable Schools Provide Growth

August 1, 2011
Schools seem to go to extremes when it comes to their mechanical systems. For many, the trend has been to ignore them, fix them on the cheap to remain within constrained budgets, and operate them in ways that often provide a disservice to the very budgets they try to conform to. However, lately they have been trending green, as examples to the students and the community.
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Ingersoll Rand Sponsors Solar Decathlon Entry to Showcase Benefits of Solar

July 25, 2011
Ingersoll-Rand plc has awarded $150,000 to Purdue University to sponsor its team’s bid in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon 2011. The company said the underwriting of Purdue’s entry illustrates the contribution that solar energy and state-of the-art technology bring in creating environmentally responsible residential homes.
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The Future of Energy Discussed at Conference

July 18, 2011
A group of nearly 550 individuals packed the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas for the 2011 HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference (NHETC). The NHETC is an annual event dedicated to providing continuing education for HVACR educators and trainers.
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Energy Forum Links Efficiency and National Security

July 18, 2011
The theme of the 22nd annual North American Energy Efficiency Forum was “Energy Efficiency: The Smart Path to Energy Security and Economic Growth” and speakers addressed the importance of pursuing energy efficiency and alternative energy sources not only to reduce energy costs but also enhance national security.
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