District embraces energy saving initiatives to upgrade learning environment
July 4, 2016
Ameresco Inc. and the Hillsboro School District announced that they have begun work on a nearly $3.5 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to improve 13 schools and increase their operational efficiency.
The benefits of going green will be experienced by residents of River Pointe, a new senior apartment community built to National Green Building Standard (NGBS) requirements. CertainTeed’s SoftTouch™ duct wrap insulation will play a role in delivering that experience, as 24,000 square feet of the product has been installed.
Heat recovery ventilation systems maintain healthy indoor air
June 6, 2016
After years of planning, design, and construction, Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage is complete. All of the homes were built to the passive house standard: they use 90 percent less energy to heat and cool than a typical code-built home. To maintain healthy IAQ, each home is equipped with a HRV system.
Cloud technology will give ALDI visibility and control across nearly 1,500 stores
May 23, 2016
ALDI has successfully deployed Siemens’ Site Controls Energy Management System (EMS) at nearly 1,500 of its retail locations. The majority of the installations were retrofits at existing stores replacing thermostats or third-party energy management systems, but Siemens also installed Site Controls in newly constructed stores as well.
The Madera County Board of Supervisors announced it has completed the latest chapter in its successful solar and energy efficiency program with OpTerra Energy Services. The county is set to achieve nearly $15 million in energy savings as a result of the comprehensive solar and energy efficiency upgrades.
Small to medium sized buildings make up the vast majority of buildings. Many existing buildings are inadequately insulated, use outdated, inefficient HVAC technologies, and have poorly functioning control systems. This poses a pressing renovation need, notes BSRIA, and also a host of new business opportunities.
Lynn Dison, an applications engineer at RAE Corp., shares the wisdom of six decades
April 4, 2016
Looking back on a refrigeration technology career stretching over six decades, Lynn Dison, an applications engineer with RAE Corp., said that he knew from the very start of it all that he would be at home in the industry for his entire career.
BMS, electrical distribution, and field devices ensure energy and operational efficiency
March 21, 2016
Located in Zuidas, Europe’s fastest growing business and knowledge district, The Edge in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is heralded as the world’s most sustainable office building. Officially opened in May 2015, this 40,000-square-meter, multi-tenant, Class A office building was conceived by OVG Real Estate.
Garage ventilation utility fees reduced from $5,100 to just $237 a year
March 7, 2016
The Nagle Energy Solutions (NES) digital garage ventilation system was able to achieve a 95.4 percent reduction in both kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumption and peak kilowatt (kW) demand at the corporate headquarters of Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco.