Extension Offers Green Building Industry Additional Time to Prepare for Newest Version of LEED
November 14, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will allow Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June 15, 2015.
First Program of Its Kind in the Banking Industry Fosters Early Stage Clean Energy Technologies
November 11, 2014
Wells Fargo has launched its Innovation Incubator (IN2) program, a $10 million grant for clean technology startups funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to foster the development of early stage clean technologies for commercial buildings.
Projects may include HVAC upgrades, building envelope improvements, solar PV installation, and more
November 4, 2014
Sustainable Energy Fund is inviting not-for-profit and governmental entities in Pennsylvania to apply for a loans at 2 percent interest to complete energy efficiency or renewable energy projects. Projects must reduce energy consumption of non-sustainable resources or generate energy from sustainable resources.
Agencies Must Use a System That Verifies Enhanced Energy and Water Efficiency
October 27, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design. Principal among the efforts is DOE’s issuance of a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance.
Exhibition Draws More Than 700 Exhibitors and 40,000 Visitors
October 27, 2014
The IGB exhibition platform is an initiative introduced by Messe Frankfurt to meet the market demands for energy-efficient technologies to sustain continuous economic growth, competitiveness, and environmental protection.
Product Integration Enables Real-Time Decision-Making to Increase Energy Efficiency and Reduce Costs
October 15, 2014
Workiva, provider of a cloud-based and mobile-enabled platform for enterprises to compile, report, and analyze critical business data, has announced a strategic partnership with Urjanet, a provider of automated energy data. Workiva said this partnership will allow customers who use its Wdesk product to directly tap into Urjanet’s energy data.
HVAC Optimization Software to Cut Annual Energy Use
October 13, 2014
Constellation Place in Century City, California, is known for its progressive environmental efforts. From solar panels and fuel cells to high-efficiency plumbing and lighting, the 35-story JMB Realty Corp. architectural landmark is setting the bar in efficiency.
The $2 Million Project Replaces Six 25-Year-Old Temporary Classrooms
October 6, 2014
In collaboration with the Oak Park Unified School District, Balfour Beatty Construction installed seven net-zero modular classroom buildings made of single use containers used for ocean shipping at Oak Park High School. The project marks the first use of this type of modular building approved by the California Division of State Architect.