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  • New Analysis: LEED Buildings are in Top 11th Percentile for Energy Performance in the Nation

    A recent analysis performed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) shows that buildings in the sample are performing in the top 11th percentile in the U.S. in terms of energy usage and the average ENERGY STAR score for those LEED buildings is 89 out of 100 possible points. The analysis was based on LEED projects that have submitted data to USGBC both voluntarily and as required by LEED 2009. ...

  • Software helps design energy stingy buildings

    OpenStudio, a new quick, easy to use and free software tool created by NREL developers seamlessly combines the building energy simulation of EnergyPlus with the popular drawing interface of Google's SketchUp. Gone is the tedious and time-consuming task of manually entering building geometry data. Now users can quickly sketch a computerized 3-D drawing of a building and run a fast simulation ...

  • New systems for energy-efficient smart buildings

    IBM has announced plans to work with Tridium, Inc. to develop new technology and solutions that will allow companies to maximize efficiency of their new and existing buildings and facilities while keeping an eye on profits. Tridium, part of Honeywell"s Automation and Control Solutions group, is a global provider of software and embedded hardware that allows for integration and control of the ...


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  • Energy Institute launches guidance on safety critical task analysis

    The Energy Institute (EI), in collaboration with DNV (Det Norske Veritas), has published new guidance to help non-specialists manage human factors analysis of safety critical tasks. Managing human factors in safety critical task planning can help reduce the chance of human failure, which otherwise could lead to a major accident. Although the importance of human failures in accident causation is ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • As Green Construction Moves to the Mainstream, Automation and Energy Management Systems Also Boosted by Need to Control Building Energy Costs

    Green construction is moving from a niche to the mainstream. Interest in joining the green construction market is growing. Regulatory instruments, governmental initiatives and financial support mechanisms, together with growing consumer awareness and expectations, all put pressure on construction market participants to adopt more ...

  • Building the climate change regime

    Launch of New Paper Building the Climate Change Regime: Survey and Analysis of Approaches A month from now, countries will gather in Durban, South Africa to try to reach agreement on an ambitious programme for tackling climate change. The world’s aggregate level of effort on climate change mitigation is not in line with the science. In a call to do more, the ...

  • New TINA reports published on energy efficiency innovation and carbon emissions reduction in homes, buildings and industry

    In-depth reports have been published on innovation to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions in domestic and non-domestic buildings and the industrial sector. The analysis, additions to the range of Technology Innovation Needs Assessments (TINAs), examines the cost reduction and economic growth benefits of energy efficiency and carbon emissions reduction, ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Green building certification market to grow

    Green building certification programs are becoming increasingly important tools to verify that a building meets a set of "green" criteria including energy efficiency, sustainable materials selection, site location, and indoor environmental quality. In addition to their environmental benefits, certified green buildings can sometimes command higher property values and rents, and green building ...


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  • USGBC tackles building performance head on

    The U.S. Green Building Council has stepped up its commitment to improved building performance with the launch of the Building Performance Initiative. The Initiative will put in place a comprehensive data collection effort from all buildings that have achieved LEED certification; implement an appropriate analysis methodology of that data; and provide feedback to building owners so they have ...


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  • Global Green Building Materials Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Green Building Materials Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

  • A Future-Proof Approach to Intelligent Buildings

    Intelligent building industry participants indicate the use and adoption of life cycle costing (LCC) as a valid prerequisite in the process of adopting intelligent building design, technology and processes. However, presently, use of LCC to determine long-term return on investment is infrequent at best. As intelligent building technologies are a long-term commitment in most cases, making ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • ASTM Co-Sponsors Green Building Workshop

    During the June European Union Sustainable Energy Week, ASTM International hosted a workshop titled Sustainable Products and Their Importance to Green Buildings: A Focus on Standards and Certification. The event took place June 20 in Brussels, Belgium, at the Résidence Palace International Press Center. Discussions included the role that ASTM International plays in developing standards for ...


    By ASTM International

  • Incurvo, an intelligent buildings company, launches in London

    Incurvo launches with it’s own sustainability methodology to improve the energy performance of buildings, with a strong focus on human comfort and return on investment. Incurvo uses building automation as the main method of improving building energy usage and user experience, and sources the market for optimisation products in order to provide a realistic return on investment and payback. ...


    By Incurvo

  • Eco-Efficiency in commercial buildings - the business case

    This Sustainable Development Business Case produced by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an assessment of the market potential of eco-efficiency technologies related to the design, construction and operation of commercial buildings. It sets out a picture of how the commercial building sector will evolve over the next two decades with particular reference to technologies that ...


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  • Verdantix Says Leaders In The Technology Services Market For Energy And Environment IT Systems Continue To Build Momentum Over Less Committed Competitors

    In the global market for the design and implementation of IT systems that support energy and environmental management, Accenture, CGI, Deloitte and IBM have emerged as the standout leaders, according to a ...


    By Verdantix Ltd

  • New framework for carbon neutral buildings released

    The Vancouver-based Light House Sustainable Building Centre has released its latest research report "Towards Carbon Neutral Buildings in BC: Framework for High-Rise Multi-Unit Residential Buildings". The report presents clear and consistent performance targets for multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) that would reduce the carbon footprint of new high-rise residential buildings in the Lower ...


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  • NASA technology to enhance `Green` building efficiency

    NASA today announced that it is collaborating with Integrated Building Solutions (IBS), Inc. to develop a next-generation intelligent, automated, and integrated environmental monitoring and management capability for office buildings and research environments. The building control systems being developed jointly by NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., and IBS signal a new era in the ...


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  • CERAM Receives Accreditation for Diisocyanate Analysis

    CERAM (UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 0013), is a leading provider of environmental analysis and has now obtained full accreditation for the analysis of diisocyanates collected in solutions, on glass fibre filters and those in rinse solutions with 1-(2-pyridyl)piperazine derivatization. This includes the sampling ...


    By Ceram

  • Top 10 green building projects in the US

    Many experts believe that most residential and commercial builders in the US soon will be undertaking green building projects. In recognition of this trend, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have announced 10 top examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions. In 2004, green building comprised approximately 2% of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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