Green Building

Innovation Awards Recognize Honorable Mentions

January 9, 2012
In addition to the 10 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners highlighted in this issue, 31 other products have been recognized with honorable mentions in the same 10 product categories. The honorable mentions are listed here.


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Seminar Teaches Contractors Green Tech

January 9, 2012
The role of air conditioning and heating contractors — as well as those in the refrigeration sector — played a big part in a seminar called “Going Green and Paying for It: Green Tools for Municipalities” presented by the Illinois Chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).


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LEED for Healthcare Facilities Blends Comfort, IAQ, and Efficiency

October 31, 2011
Earlier this year, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED® program for hospitals and other health care facilities. LEED for Healthcare goes beyond the LEED for New Construction rating system, combining it with strong elements of the Green Guide for Health Care.


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USGBC Kicks Off Greenbuild

October 31, 2011
The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Greenbuild International Conference & Expo kicked off in Toronto with 23,000 delegates from around the world.


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LEED Pay Off Debated by Industry Contractors

October 10, 2011
In the green movement, the most measureable aspect is the LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — certification program. There is a need for HVACR contractors to fit into the mix of trades. Is it worth it? Well, it depends on who within the HVACR sector you talk to.


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Home Performance Contracting: Our Next Great Opportunity

September 26, 2011
What exactly is home performance contracting, or HPC? This article is the first of three in a series about home performance contracting.


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85 Years of Leadership: HVAC Changes Shades of Green

September 19, 2011
Some of us remember the surge in solar and other renewable technologies in the late 70s and early 80s, and how, when incentives gradually disappeared, the market seemed to go with it. What is the risk of history repeating itself?


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Making Icehouse a Hot Property

September 12, 2011
The Icehouse is a three-story complex that will eventually include 36 green condominiums, a one-story parking garage and commercial property that replaces several aging buildings in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia.
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Contractor Champions Solar

August 29, 2011
Champion AC, a veteran-owned and operated HVAC contracting company, recently added solar air conditioners to its list of product offerings.


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Home Reaches Net Zero

August 29, 2011
Sara and Gareth Ross contacted Coldham & Hartman Architects, a firm that makes “ecologically intelligent design” a focal point of its efforts.


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