The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) announced 37 industry partners who are participating in its Building Technology Showcase, what the organization says is a first-of-its-kind research and demonstration building for sustainable technologies in the city of Boston’s Innovation District.
The IFMA Foundation has announced the release of U.S. Government Policy Impacts and Opportunities for Facility Management, a free publication that the organization says offers a comprehensive, practical approach to making sustainability improvements to public- and private-sector facilities based on government guidelines.
Carrier has announced the lineup of speakers for its 11th Global Engineering Conference — called “20/20 the Future in Focus: Rethink. Restore. Regenerate.” — which is scheduled for March 18-20, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Investments in energy efficiency initiatives in four- and five-star United States hotels are impacted by concerns from hoteliers about building automation systems around initial costs and the perception that energy management systems will result in a negative guest experience, according to a new survey.
Members of the Hatfield Township community place a high value on locally sourced and organic foods and environmental stewardship. As such, planning for the town’s new ShopRite supermarket included making sustainability a priority from product offerings to construction of the store itself — including the choice of refrigeration systems and display cases.
The 2011 Idea Show House, located in the Creekside Village community in Shelby Township, Mich., is a stylish 4,000-square-foot home that features innovative design and green, sustainable living. One of its primary green features is a geothermal heating and cooling system.
Thornton Tomasetti, an international engineering firm, has announced the acquisition of Fore Solutions, a green building consulting firm that Thornton Tomasetti said will allow it to significantly expand its sustainability consulting services and integrate green objectives across all its practices.