Design Uses Air Curtains on Entrances as well as High-Efficiency Chillers, Boilers, and Rooftop Units
June 23, 2014
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) set out to make the new $252 million Monroeville, Pennsylvania, facility the most sustainable of its 30-hospital network. Its design team delivered a building that’s saving an estimated $350,000 to $500,000 in annual energy savings.
R-1234ze Has a Global Warming Potential Lower Than One, Better Than CO2
June 9, 2014
The first UK-manufactured chiller incorporating the low global warming potential (GWP) HFO refrigerant R-1234ze is now cooling shoppers visiting the new £15 million John Lewis department store that opened in York.
Heating and Domestic Hot Water System Provides Superior Energy Efficiency
May 19, 2014
Innkeeper Matt Mattingly of Gorham, Maine, is no longer among the many American home and business property owners who dread hefty winter utility bills and fuel cost increases. That all changed five years ago when he installed a Baxi wall-hung gas boiler.
System Provides Renewable Heat for Hundreds of Low-Income Senior Residents in Southern California
May 5, 2014
Promise Energy celebrated the installation of the largest solar water heating system in the city of Norwalk at the grand opening of the Norwalk Tower, an 11-story 185-unit affordable housing retrofit project.
Government studies show more than 3,000 people die as a result of driver distraction every year. Connected mobility expert Peggy Smedley proclaims the technology to eliminate accidents and deaths due to distracted driving is literally at our fingertips.
List Includes Digital Devices Used Every Day That Could Result in a Security Breach
April 7, 2014
According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, data breaches cost U.S. enterprises an average of $5.4 million per incident in 2012. Cintas Corp. partnered with the Ponemon Institute to identify five digital devices that are overlooked areas in a business and could be subject to a security breach.
Comprehensive Contract to Address Energy Efficiency, Provide Renewable Energy Solutions
March 24, 2014
Ameresco Inc. announced that implementation of a $45 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) is now underway for the General Services Administration (GSA). The ESPC will serve two federal buildings within the GSA’s National Capital Region outside of Washington, D.C.
India Is Concerned About Economics, Spain Will Not Tax First Refrigerant Charge in New Equipment
March 10, 2014
India has continued to block the move for a global HFC phasedown at a meeting of Montreal Protocol nations due to concerns over cost and availability of technology. Spain has approved the introduction of a tax on f-gases that will see refrigerants being taxed at up to €20 per tonne of CO2 equivalent by 2016.