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Green Technologies Produce an Even Fresher Pete’s Market

Air Curtains, Dehumidifiers, Condensing Boiler Contribute to Supermarket’s Efficiency
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Supermarket retailer Pete’s Fresh Market is recognized as one of the greenest supermarket retailers in the U.S., but something sets its nine-store Chicago-based operation’s green mission apart from other chains. The chain records energy data, utilizing equipment that has proven effective at other locations.


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Nov. 25, 2013: LEED v4 Officially Launches at Greenbuild Conference

New Version Includes New Market Sectors, Time-Saving Support Tools, Building Performance Management
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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4, the newest version of the LEED green building program, launched at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.


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Green on the Upswing for HVAC Markets

Commercial and Residential Markets Trend Greener Post-Recession
By Kimberly Schwartz
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The pressure is on to go green. As the construction market recaptures its warmth, the move toward greener building is heating up along with it.


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Philadelphia Ready to Ring in Greenbuild 2013

USGBC to Roll Out LEED v4 at Popular Event
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Thirty-thousand people from 90 countries are expected to attend this year’s Greenbuild, which will consist of “three days of extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor, and ample networking events.”


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Oct. 1, 2013: Siemens, Community Colleges Promote Campus Living Laboratories

Colleges Reduce Their Carbon Footprints While Providing Hands-On Learning for Students
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Thirty community college leaders and Siemens Industry Inc. are convening for a national event to promote campus living laboratories. Living laboratories are green and building system installations (e.g., solar panels, energy monitoring, etc.) that reduce colleges’ carbon footprints while serving as learning opportunities for students.


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The Greenest of the Green

The NEWS’ Advisory Board Selects Favorite Green Products
By Matt Bishop
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We asked our HVAC contractor advisory panel to identify their go-to green products. Here are their recommendations.


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Sept. 17, 2013: Code Changes, Green Certifications Drive Demand for Commissioning

Survey Reveals Building Commissioning Trends
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Demand for the services of commissioning professionals is rising and will continue to rise into the near future, according to a survey by PECI and the Building Commissioning Association (BCA).


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Sept. 9, 2013: Aeroseal Receives NGBS Green Product Certification

Duct Sealing Technology Approved by Independent Lab
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Aeroseal announced that it has been approved by Home Innovations Labs as a National Green Building Standard (NGBS) product. Homebuilders looking to receive NGBS certification may now use Aeroseal to fulfill the standard’s mandatory requirements for HVAC duct sealing.


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USGBC Adopts LEED v4

Council Voted 86 Percent in Favor of Adopting the System
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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its membership has voted to adopt Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4, the next update to the green building rating system.


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July 17, 2013: LEED v4 Passes Ballot and Will Launch This Fall

Newest Version of Green Building Rating System to Launch at Greenbuild
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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its membership has voted to adopt LEED v4, the next update to its green building rating system. The final overall vote was 86 percent in favor of adopting LEED v4.


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