Green Building

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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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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Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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