July 28, 2008
The RBC Centre is Canada’s first major triple-A office building designed to target LEED Gold New Construction (NC) certification. The installation of raised floors with underfloor air distribution throughout 1.2 million square feet of office space significantly contributes to the structure’s LEED certification.
June 30, 2008
Two imaginative building engineers came up with a renovation solution for replacing an office building's 500 packaged terminal air conditioning (PTAC) units that helped save over 50 percent in HVAC energy costs.
May 5, 2008
The exterior of Alberta Children’s Hospital looks like a random stack of colored building blocks - and that’s what the kids who had a hand in its design wanted. It represents the hospital’s goal - responding to children’s needs. From state-of-the-art medical facilities to standby power that ensures continuous operation of critical electrical and HVAC systems, the hospital is uniquely tailored for the children it serves.
April 7, 2008
Ambient Edge wanted to automate what had been manual processes for dispatching jobs, capturing time sheet information, and tracking mobile worker activities. The company now uses mobile workforce management software integrated with service management software.
March 10, 2008
The debate whether archival room design can provide optimal conditions for artifact preservation while simultaneously operating as a green, energy-saving HVAC design has been answered at the University of Michigan’s newly-retrofitted papyrus writings storage room in its Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.
February 11, 2008
On a hot Friday morning, a fire raged at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va. When the smoke had cleared, five of the seven chiller plants that served the hospital were victims of the fire. With the temperature rising, the hospital needed temporary chillers and needed them quickly.
January 7, 2008
Usually when the words government and green appear in the same sentence, our thoughts may turn to higher taxes. But, that’s not the case in California, where the federal government’s campaign to “go green” means converting more than 30 post offices to more efficient, environmentally friendly R-410A cooling systems.
November 19, 2007
Since environmentalism and sustainability are important parts of its curriculum, New York City private school, Ethical Culture Fieldston School (ECFS) practiced what it has preached when it built its new $75 million campus expansion.
October 22, 2007
Honeywell has announced a $3.9 million contract with the city of Battle Creek, Mich., that's expected to save the city more than $190,000 in annual energy and operational costs. It includes installation of a wood chip-heated boiler that will cover up to 90 percent of the heating load for City Hall and police department facilities.
August 27, 2007
Saving energy, saving money, all while protecting the environment! How? Next to heating and cooling, a household’s second largest consumer of energy is the hot water tank, and while some people have heard about a new “free hot water” system available for homes and businesses, few understand exactly how it works.