Green Building

GreenSTAR Contractors Lead the Way

November 12, 2012
As the green movement continues its forward momentum, numerous contractors are well ahead of the learning curve, thanks to a comprehensive qualification program, courtesy of the Mechanical Service Contractors of America. What is the association’s latest offering?


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Manufacturers Go Green at Greenbuild

November 12, 2012
A number of manufacturers are greening their product offerings. Several of these manufacturers will be attending Greenbuild 2012. What will they bring to the show?


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Greenbuild Invades San Francisco

November 12, 2012
The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) 11th annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will take place Nov. 14-16 in San Francisco. What can be expected?


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Twin Maples Embraces Sustainable Future

November 12, 2012
Since its construction in 1908, Twin Maples has been a silent witness to history, some of it up close and very personal, including a 2008 top-to-bottom makeover. How did it become a green show house?


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What Green Is in 2012

September 24, 2012
Green seemed to be all the rage several years ago, both inside and out of the HVACR industry. But is it the buzzword it once was? In 2012, what does green mean for the HVACR industry and what are customers, especially commercial customers, seeking?


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Marketing Yourself as a Green Company

September 24, 2012
You feel your company is more green than it used to be, so now what do you do with that information? The NEWS spoke with two contractors whose companies perform both commercial and residential work about green marketing and promotion of their business.


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AHR Attendees Rank Energy Efficiency Most Important

April 30, 2012
According to a post-show survey of 2012 Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Exposition (AHR Expo) attendees, 93 percent of respondents ranked energy efficiency-related areas as the most important products/technology to see at the trade show.


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Builder Show Highlights Home Building

April 16, 2012
The 2012 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS), though downsized considerably from the glory days of new home construction, can still make a local home and garden spring show look like really small potatoes.


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Project Files: Hospitable HVAC for Hotel

April 2, 2012
For New Horizons Hospitality’s Hilton Garden Inn, the objective was to achieve a LEED Gold rating with energy-efficient HVAC.


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Feb. 23, 2012: Third Public Comment Period for LEED Update to Open March 1

February 23, 2012
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that the third public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program will open on March 1, 2012.


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