Study Examines Job Postings That Required a LEED Credential
October 1, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the results of a study of job postings from across the United States, revealing that demand for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and LEED Green Associate credentials grew 46 percent over a 12-month period.
Package for Engineers Assists with Integration of Mechanical Systems in Sustainable Building Designs
September 5, 2014
DesignBuilder Software has released version 4 of its whole building energy simulation program, DesignBuilder. The company said this new version adds a substantial set of new features and improvements oriented to the different but overlapping needs of engineers and architects.
Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Energy Loan Will Fund Building Retrofit Project
August 18, 2014
Honeywell has launched a campus-wide energy efficiency retrofit project for Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that is expected to decrease the college’s electricity use by 25 percent and natural gas consumption by almost 50 percent, and deliver approximately $220,000 in guaranteed energy and operational savings each year.
Report Says a Green Label Adds an Average 9 Percent Price Premium
July 24, 2014
The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, has announced its support for a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) report that finds green labeled homes can sell at higher prices.
Plant-Filled Wall Panels Filter Impurities from the Indoor Air
June 18, 2014
Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have spent several years researching ways to harness plants’ natural abilities to filter toxins out of the air into an application that could be used in indoor spaces like office buildings. Those researchers have now unveiled the first public-scale prototype of their green wall.
Projects Must Reduce Energy Consumption or Generate Energy from Sustainable Resources
May 19, 2014
Sustainable Energy Fund invites not-for-profit and governmental entities in Pennsylvania to apply for a limited number of loans or leases at zero percent financing to complete energy efficiency or renewable energy projects.