Armstrong Fluid Technology discussed several new products and a desire to enter the building performance management sector during an evening press conference that brought the first day of the 2017 AHR Expo to a close.
The association will represent home performance contractors, building performance contractors, and more
November 25, 2016
The South Carolina Building Performance Association (SCBPA) is a new 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association being formed to represent the companies and professionals working in South Carolina’s home and building performance industry.
Looking to improve performance of federal and commercial buildings
October 4, 2016
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a joint request for information (RFI) for next-generation building technologies in support of their respective Green Proving Ground (GPG) and High Impact Technology (HIT) Catalyst programs.
Proposed standard is open for public comment until Sept. 19, 2016
August 24, 2016
Several changes to a proposed standard to address building energy performance in rating programs are open for public comment. ASHRAE Standard 214P will provide a standardized approach for determining and expressing building energy performance in a rating program.
Formerly known as the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference
August 11, 2016
The need for practical building modeling applications along with the need to transform the design approach to a collaborative process from a sequential process will be explored in an upcoming specialty conference organized by ASHRAE.
Building management system security is an important issue
May 23, 2016
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Conference and Exhibition was dominated by talks on building management system (BMS) security and the influence of occupant behavior on building performance.
The EEED is a web application that educates occupants about building performance
April 12, 2016
QA Graphics announced that it has launched an updated version of its Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard™ (EEED). In response to an industry shift away from plug-in applications, the new version uses HTML5 to build design features that allow for a better user experience with reduced security risks.
Aim is to standardize building energy rating programs
September 11, 2015
While many building rating programs exist, there is not anything in the industry that standardizes the contents of those programs, ensuring users are knowledgeable about what impacts their ratings. A proposed standard from ASHRAE, now open for public comment, would serve as the “backbone” of such rating systems.
Gives Building Owners and Renters Information to Make Informed Decisions about How They Use Energy
May 4, 2015
The Atlanta City Council unanimously passed a building energy benchmarking and disclosure ordinance. Two days later, the Portland, Oregon, City Council unanimously adopted its own benchmarking ordinance, making Atlanta and Portland the 12th and 13th U.S. cities, respectively, to adopt such policies.
University Expects to Save Approximately 10 Percent on Utilities
March 20, 2015
IBM has announced a new smarter buildings partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the first higher education institution to pioneer use of a new cloud-based analytics system for reducing energy and facility operating costs.
In this issue, we cover ductless products for the commercial market. We also look at alternative refrigerants and trends in R-22 reclamation. Other topics include a summer forecast, business franchises, and more.
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