building water system News

  • New Zealand can play leading role in smart energy systems, says new IEA report

    New Zealand has long been a global leader in developing effective energy markets, renewable energy and establishing robust policies for electricity security, linked to its unique natural resource base and geography. Over the past decade, New Zealand's growing energy needs have outpaced improvements in energy efficiency, mainly because of the country's expanding economy and growing ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Cooling Towers & Legionnaires Disease

    The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history was traced to a cooling tower at a Bronx hotel in 2015. Over 120 people were infected and 12 of them died causing health officials to establish regulations for ongoing Legionella control measures. In March of 2016 in Sydney, Australia, 12 cooling towers tested positive for Legionella levels above the regulatory ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • DESMI Foundry in China Receives Certification

    We did not apply for it, but are very pleased that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China has recognized our facility “as an example to follow” and given DESMI’s new foundry in Xuancheng a certification followed by a cheque for 70,000 RMB. “We are very pleased with the acknowledgement from the ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • ASHRAE standard 188P update prevention of legionellosis associated with building water systems

    Public Review Period June 10-July 25, 2011 The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed a proposed Standard Practice that specifies what is required to prevent legionellosis associated with building water systems. The proposed Standard Practice was approved in July 2010 for public review publication. The ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Genap builds 6 water storage systems in the Oman desert

    To provide an oil refinery in the Oman desert with water we supplied 6 fully-enclosed GenaFlexstore water storage systems. The systems were transported to Omam in December by sea, after which they were installed on site (with a total volume of approx. 7.000 m3 = 7 million litres) by Genap ...


    By Genap B.V.

  • An Update on ASHRAE Standard 188P: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems

    Recent publications indicate recognition that ASHRAE Standard 188P, Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems, is moving steadily toward final approval. Already the proposed Standard has been published twice in public review format. The second publication of the Standard appeared in a public review that closed July 25, 2011. Final approval of the Standard is anticipated ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy monitoring system a world first for iCon building

    The award winning iCon environmental innovation centre in Daventry, UK, has become the first building in the world to have an innovative self-adjusting Wireless Building Monitoring System installed by energy management company, Seamless Sensing. The state-of-the-art £8.5m building, offers office accommodation and a supportive environment for firms working in green technologies and ...


    By RealWire

  • When is Building a Boat a Crime?

    Here’s a fact many in the recreational boating industry don’t know or haven’t dealt with: Noncompliance with EPA and California State regulations dealing with evaporative emission requirements in marine fuel tanks and fuel systems went into effect on January 1, 2012. Recent calls to Moeller Marine's ...


    By PRWeb

  • The business of building sustainable cities

    For the first time in human history, more than half the world's population now live in cities. By 2050 that percentage will rise to over 70 percent, and the social, economic, environmental challenges associated with this transformation will largely define how our societies evolve in the 21st Century. Equally challenging will be the task of mitigating the environmental impacts of mass ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The costs of not building green

    Despite the narrowing gap in cost between green building and traditional 'to-code' building, most builders and home buyers still perceive the green option to be significantly more expensive.  The reality is that due to increased builder education and an influx of affordable green building products, a building can be built green within the same budget as a non-green building.  According ...

  • Building Integrated Photovoltaics

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Building Integrated Photovoltaics ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Building the regenerative city

    Sustainability could become the first megatrend of our new century. Cleantech is attracting more venture capital than software or biotech. Mainstream ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design

    Supporting the Obama Administration’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment, the Energy Department is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design. Principal among the efforts is the Department’s issuance of a ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • SunPower to Build 1.7 Megawatts of Solar Power Systems for Rancho California Water District

    Rancho California Water District (RCWD) and SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced that SunPower will design and construct solar power systems totaling 1.7 megawatts at two RCWD facilities. The systems are expected to save the district approximately $8.5 million in electricity costs over the next 25 years. In 2009, SunPower designed and built a 1.1-megawatt solar ...


    By SunPower Corporation

  • GSA Study Shows Green Building Initiative's Rating System Aligns Better Than LEED With Federal Building Sustainability Requirements

    A study released last week by the U.S. General Services Administration shows that Green Globes®, exclusively offered in the United States by the Green Building Initiative (GBI), aligns with more of the federal sustainability requirements than any other green building rating system for new construction -- including LEED. The GSA study evaluated and compared 180 third-party green building ...


    By Marketwire

  • Green Building Trends in ‘11 and ‘12

    Green building has had its ups and downs lately. Many professionals complain about the USGBC’s LEED standards, ranging from it’s too expensive and difficult to get certification to it does not truly result in sustainability. The number of projects in the LEED pipeline has reportedly stagnated lately. Some have talked about putting out new competing standards or simpler ones that will ...


  • Sound water management key to building resilience in Africa’s Sahel

    Sound water management holds the key to building resilience in Africa's Sahel and can free rural communities from the vicious cycle of weather-related food security crises that have plagued the region over recent years, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at a high level meeting on resilience ...

  • GSA Transforms 1974 Building Into Top Performing Green Building

    Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the completion of the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building renovation project in downtown Portland, Oregon. The 39-year-old facility is now a high-performing green building designed to be one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the country. U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer and representatives from the ...

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