Articles Tagged with ''high-performance buildings''

ESCOs Offer Energy Efficiency Without Inflated Upfront Costs

Energy Services Companies Help Buildings Affordably Trim Energy Usage
By Cherie Preville
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ESCOs continue to evolve, offering new services to meet the needs of building owners and operators.


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Proper Energy Management Facilitates High-Performance Results

ASHRAE Bestows Awards for Work Done on Several High-Performance Buildings
By Cherie Preville
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This article will look at five award-winning projects in the educational, commercial, and industrial fields.


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Breaking Barriers to High Performance

By Kimberly Schwartz
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These days, essentially everybody wants their building to be more efficient. But there are still barriers to achieving high efficiency and constructing a high-performance building.


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Higher Performance Possible with Education

By Kimberly Schwartz
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There are many obstacles contractors face when working on these types of projects, including everything from educating owners to following through on building operation.


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Forward-Thinking Design Enables Efficiency

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It takes a bit of ingenuity and a healthy dose of elbow grease to transform a 30,000-square-foot abandoned Sears auto center into a 91-point LEED Platinum certified office space, but that is exactly what Bremerton, Wash.-based Rice Fergus Miller (RFM) Architecture did. 


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Commissioning Proposed

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Commissioning for all buildings designed and built under a green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) would become mandatory under a new proposal open for public input.


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May 7, 2012: Carrier's Latest Sustainability Symposium Series to Provide Green Building Training

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Carrier is launching its third Sustainability Symposium series this month, providing consulting engineers, design-build contractors, and facility managers a one-day course on emerging trends and technologies associated with sustainable, high-performance buildings.


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Maintenance Guideline Released

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A newly published guideline from ASHRAE grants facility managers and building operating staff a foundation on which to improve performance of all buildings.


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Letters From Our Readers: April 9, 2012

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This letter is in response to Cherie Preville’s articles “HVAC’s Developing Role in HP Buildings,” and “Lessons Learned from High-Performance Projects,” March 19.


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Compressor, ACR, and High-Performance Conferences to Be Held in July

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Purdue University will host three concurrent conferences with HVACR emphasis July 16-19. The concurrent conferences are the 21st International Compressor Engineering Conference, the 14th International Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Conference, and the 2nd International High Performance Buildings Conference.


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Joseph Groh, an industry veteran boasting 35 years of HVAC experience, discusses the 2008 bicycle accident that cut his career tragically short, and how the Joseph S. Groh Foundation is his way of giving back to the construction trade. Posted on Aug. 22.

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