building water system News

  • 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

  • HVAC a primary driver of energy-efficiency jobs

    HVAC named one of four technologies stimulating energy-efficient job growth According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), American energy-efficiency jobs are on the rise. Per the DOE’s second annual “National Energy Employment Analysis,” a total of 6.4 million Americans now work in the traditional energy and energy-efficiency industries. More than 300,000 net ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 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

  • 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

  • CH2M HILL Receives 2 Design-Build Awards for Water Projects

    DENVER, November 2, 2007 - CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm, won two awards yesterday from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) for outstanding project work using design-build delivery. The awards were presented at the Design-Build Conference in Dallas, Texas. CH2M HILL received awards for its work with the Southern Nevada Water Authority ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • ACCIONA to build a second water treatment plant in Mexico City

    The contract, valued at 764 million Mexican pesos (€47 million), entails the design, construction operation and maintenance of the El Caracol waste water treatment plant for 23 years. Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua) has awarded a contract to a consortium of ACCIONA Agua and a ...


    By Acciona Agua

  • ASTM E2128 - 12 Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls

    This guide is intended to provide building professionals with a comprehensive methodology for evaluating water leakage through walls. It addresses the performance expectations and service history of a wall, the various components of a wall, and the interaction between these components and adjacent construction. It is not intended as a ...


    By ASTM International

  • ACCIONA will build its third Drinking Water Treatment Plant in Italy

        A Design & Build project for the Siniscola (Sardinia) drinking water treatment plant will service up to 170,000 inhabitants; at an investment of more than 9 million euro. Italy's Abbanoa S.p.a, the public sector company that runs the island of Sardinia's integrated water services, has awarded ACCIONA Agua a Design & Build and commissioning contract ...


    By Acciona Agua

  • EVAPCO Welcomes New CDC Legionella Prevention Guidelines that Focus on Building Water System Management

    CDC Vital Signs data also conclude that “the most common source of building-associated Legionnaire’s disease outbreaks was drinkable water (56 percent).” Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines in the fight to prevent Legionnaires' disease. The publication of the toolkit is a giant step forward in offering practical ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Building urban resilience to climate change

    Certain characteristics make the urban environment particularly vulnerable to heat, flooding and water scarcity. For example, buildings and road surfaces store heat and prevent water from draining away, while in times of water shortage, high population density and the demands of industry put pressure on water sourced from the surrounding regions. As climate change intensifies, it will exacerbate ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...


  • Building a continental renewable super grid

    As the planet warms and the economy cools, renewable resources are emerging as a realistic means to solve both problems in a timely fashion. Advocates of renewable energy want trillions of dollars spent in the coming decades on a continental-scale smart grid that will slash global greenhouse gas emissions and turn society toward a prosperous and ecological future. How can we build such a grid? ...


    By Global Policy Innovations

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