You’ve no doubt heard about the “graying of America.” According to the National Institutes of Health, by 2030, about 20 percent of the U.S. population or approximately 72 million individuals will be over the age of 65.
Sustainability tends to conjure up images of green buildings contributing to a healthier global environment, and that is certainly one aspect of it. But we all know that money talks, and building owners and managers are going to justifiably expect to see a solid returns on their investments (ROIs) in sustainable building measures.
It’s impossible to take stock of the thousands of sustainability measures being incorporated into commercial buildings today — the market and technologies appear to have nothing but unlimited opportunities for growth ahead.
Both the commercial and residential geothermal markets have felt the sting of the loss of federal tax credits for geothermal projects, but contractors on the commercial side remain reasonably upbeat about their market’s outlook.
The UN Economic Commission for Europe has estimated that, by 2050, the world’s population will reach about 9 billion — 70 percent will live in cities, which equates to adding 235 cities the size of Paris. This, combined with rising global temperatures, will result in a boom in demand for cooling devices, such as air conditioners and refrigerators, and a corresponding surge in energy demand, which will create additional impacts on the climate.
As contractors and leaders in our communities, we have important roles to fill. That’s because we can help to provide sustainable futures for the youth in our communities as well as our neighbors, children, and grandchildren.
Th project with Penn State is a natural fit for Danfoss.
February 13, 2017
Danfoss North America and Pennsylvania State University at Philadelphia recently announced a major grant from Danfoss in support of Penn State’s 2017 Immersive Internship in Global Sustainability Practices.
Semco LLC honored Scott Mazo at the 2016 GreenBuild International Conference and Expo
December 19, 2016
The Center of Excellence Award honors buildings with unique sustainable and energy-cost-reducing green designs, such as UPA’s recently developed 98,000-square-foot 2.0 University Place in Philadelphia’s surging University City green building corridor.