Articles Tagged with ''high-performance buildings''

Breaking Barriers to High Performance

March 25, 2013

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

March 25, 2013

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

March 25, 2013

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

November 26, 2012
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

May 7, 2012
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

May 7, 2012
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

April 9, 2012
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

March 26, 2012
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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Products That Integrate

March 19, 2012
This roundup showcases some of the myriad products that can be used in high-performance buildings, from controls to components and equipment. 


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HVAC’s Developing Role in HP Buildings

March 19, 2012
As one of the latest concepts to emerge from the trend toward sustainability, high-performance (HP) buildings are generating a lot of buzz. And the role of HVAC equipment and those who install it is rapidly developing in response to this construction trend.


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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