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  • airTEXT air quality alerts for Riga

    The World Health Organisation warns that air pollution is a major global cause of death and disease, and in sensitive people short-term exposure can lead to reduced lung function, respiratory infections and aggravated asthma. Air pollution levels can vary greatly in just a few hours. Residents of Riga now benefit from a new free service Riga airTEXT, launched on ...

  • Setting, controlling and monitoring building functions

    Siemens Building Technologies (BT) is expanding its Gamma instabus range with the following three new devices for setting and controlling electrical installation systems: the Gamma N 305 scenic lighting/event module, the modular N 512/11 switch actuator and the N 151 IP viewer.  With the N 305 module, the user can recall up to eight different scenes or eight event programs such as 'Presentation' ...

  • Monitoring your building`s Air Quality

    PPM Technology has developed a range of continuous monitoring instruments for IAQ; continuous monitoring means the problems associated with single-point measurements are eliminated; the system is able to monitor multiple IAQ parameters continuously in real-time. This enables simple, effective, and flexible management of air quality. The instruments are able to collect a complete and accurate ...


    By PPM Technology

  • ZigBee Monitors Building And Ambient Air Quality

    Hitachi WirelessInfo's AirSense Monitoring Network Uses Ember's ZigBee Networking Technology to Manage Air Quality and Temperature-Sensitive Work Environments Boston, MA — A new real-time monitoring system from Hitachi WirelessInfo is helping companies create controlled environments where temperature, humidity and airborne particles can be managed to maintain ideal working conditions. The new ...


    By Hitachi Data Systems

  • Masdar city chooses SoFi to monitor carbon in buildings

    Masdar City has selected PE INTERNATIONAL’s SoFi system to monitor carbon embodied in buildings for its ambitious project to construct one of the world’s most sustainable cities, the two companies announced today. Masdar City, one of the integrated units of Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted renewable energy company Masdar, has captured enormous worldwide interest by ...


    By thinkstep

  • Environment Agency builds new technology into rain monitoring network

    During recent trials conducted by the Environment Agency (EA) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), in cooperation with the UK Met Office, OTT Hydrometry’s Pluvio2 raingauge exceeded the target performance requirements of the assessment and over 100 units have now been purchased by the EA. As a result, the quality of monitoring data will be improved and the cost of running ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Momentum builds for ‘Mercury 2013’

    Mercury is moving towards the top of the agenda for regulatory bodies and interest from the public domain is growing. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) now defines mercury as “the pollutant of greatest concern”. In response to this, the organisers of the 11thInternational Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) are finalising plans for an event that will bring ...

  • Building a culture of safety at construction companies

    Multi-tasking has evolved from a talent to a necessity to maintain the pace of everyday productivity. Whether an employee is talking on a cell phone while working or not wearing his/her personal protective equipment, many workers have placed themselves and other at needless risk to save time or be more comfortable. The bottom line is that the majority of construction accidents are not due to a ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Building a lower-carbon construction industry

    Key ideas for reducing the carbon footprint of buildings, from blueprint to build and beyond. By Dominic Burbridge, Senior Client Manager, Carbon Trust Advisory Carbon reduction is a complex challenge for all organisations, not least those in the construction industry. Taking a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain means considering all aspects of the design, construction, ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Ten Megatrends for Green Building in 2014

    What are the major trends likely to affect the green building industry and markets in the US in 2014? One of the world’s leading green building consultants, keynote speakers and authors, Jerry Yudelson, offers his top 10 list of green building megatrends. At the top of Yudelson’s 2014 list is the prediction that Green building in North America will continue its strong growth in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies introduces Dual Channel CO2 Sensor for environmental monitoring in buildings

    GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies announces the Telaire T6615 dual-channel CO2 module, designed to meet the volume, cost and delivery expectations of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). When used in a building monitoring system, T6615 allows building owners and mangers to quickly, easily and efficiently monitor the air quality in the building to stay within regulation. Applications ...


    By General Electric

  • Danfoss EnVisioneering Symposium Finds Key Aspects of Integrated Building System Efficiency: Modeling, Monitoring and a Defined Value Proposition

    Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency, electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration and motion systems, recently held its 18th EnVisioneering(SM) Symposium, "Building Blueprint for a Clean Energy Future," co-hosted by the ...


    By Danfoss A/S

  • Trial setup of Wireless Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitor in a Hong Kong office building.

    We recently performed a trial setup of the IAQ monitor system in Hong Kong in order to test out the units against a typical hot and humid Hong Kong summer. In our test, all IAQ data was taken at regular 1 minute intervals using 4 IAQ monitor units for four consecutive days. These units were placed in various locations around the building for a wider analysis of data. The information gathered was ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Visit Brüel & Kjær at London Build Expo conference

    Visitors to this year’s London Build Expo will be able to see Brüel & Kjær’s innovative construction noise and vibration monitoring solutions in action. During the show, taking place 26th and 27th October at London’s Olympia, delegates can meet Brüel & Kjær’s experts, at stand E63 in the West hall, to learn how to efficiently and ...

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Building Turbines, Inc. Announces First Production Revenue

    Building Turbines, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLDW) ("BT" or the "company"), a developer and manufacturer of commercial building rooftop mounted horizontal-axis wind turbines, announced its first production turbine revenue. According to David Parker, COO, the company just received revenue from the sale of two production turbines. Thus far in 2011, BT has launched its new innovative and patented ...


  • Siemens to build open cloud platform for industrial customers

    Siemens builds an open cloud platform for analyzing large datasets in industry. This will provide a platform for data-based services such as Siemens offers for predictive maintenance, asset and energy data management. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can also create their own applications to exploit the open infrastructure for data analytics. For example, data can be analyzed to optimize ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Gas analyzer builds complete picture of contamination

    Occupational health specialists from Wisconsin, USA, are utilising FTIR gas analysis technology to identify and quantify both known and unknown gas species in a wide variety of applications in which workers are potentially at risk. The FTIR instrument, a Gasmet DX4040, is owned by North Shore Environmental Construction (NSEC), a specialist in the management of hazardous materials response and ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • EIB building upgraded to “Excellent” for its green credentials

    The EIB’s new East building which received the rating “Very good” from BREEAM for its design has gone through a post-construction assessment in 2009 and has been granted the ranking “Excellent”. From the outset of the project, the EIB decided to put environmental considerations at the forefront of the construction of its new building. As such, the Bank chose to present the building to BREEAM, the ...

  • Synodon Builds Second realSens(TM) Instrument

    EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/21/10 -- Synodon Inc. ("Synodon") (TSX VENTURE: SYD), announces that it has completed the testing and commissioning of its second realSens™ detector assembly. The manufacturing of this second Unit was funded from the proceeds of the private placement that Synodon closed in October 2009. Adrian Banica, Synodon CEO said, "We are very pleased with the ...


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