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  • FAB-HOMES design wins treehuggers “best of green” award

    FAB-HOMES, a new Passive House design studio based in Vancouver, Canada, has won Treehuggers 'Best of Green' Readers Choice Award 2010 in the category Design and Architecture. Treehugger is the leading green media outlet in North America with over 3.5 Million visitors per month, dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. The 2nd annual 'Best of Green' Awards highlight the individuals and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Calculating carbon emissions

    Refrigerant Gas & Fugitive Emissions Compliance Includes CO2 Calculations If you manage a facility using a refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) system or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC-R) system, it’s time to comply with federal and state environmental laws regarding carbon emissions. To help reduce greenhouse gases, the law requires calculating carbon emissions. This ...


    By Accruent

  • Jersey Home Set For Enerphit With Kingspan TEK

    A 1960’s bungalow is expected to become Jersey’s first EnerPHit certified home thanks to an extensive refurbishment, featuring the Kingspan TEK Building System. The owners prepared a sensitive redesign and extension of their own property, set within Jersey’s Green Zone conservation area. The final home combines a range of traditional materials, with the high performance ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

  • Wireless Control Systems for Smart Buildings are Expected to Reach $434 Million in Annual Revenue by 2023

    A recent report from Navigant Research examines the state of the global wireless building controls industry, including global market forecasts for wireless node unit shipments and revenue through 2023. Wireless controls can be used to link devices found in a variety of building systems, including heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, fire and life safety, and security and ...

  • New HVAC Guidelines for Reopening and Reducing Risk of Viral Transmission

    Changes to the operation of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems in buildings nationwide will play a key role in the reopening of American businesses. In May, The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) issued a series of recommendations aimed to curb the spread of COVID-19 once customers return to stores. ASHRAE’s epidemic task force ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Ductless cooling systems will account for nearly 30 percent of global energy efficient HVAC Systems Revenue by 2020

    The development of new technologies for efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems is progressing due to increases in regulated energy efficiency standards and demand for higher-efficiency products. Yet, the technological progress is incremental because it proceeds via stepwise increases in efficiency, rather than major leaps or disruptive technologies. According to a ...

  • German green building pavilion DAS HAUS is coming to Canada

    DAS HAUS, the internationally acclaimed exhibition that connects industry professionals in Canada and the US with the latest market-ready renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions from Germany, is coming to Vancouver. This highly anticipated DAS HAUS, exhibition will be open from March 12 - 21, 2012 (overlapping the GLOBE 2012 Conference and Trade Fair on the Business of the Environment) ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • HVAC Systems and COVID-19

    Discussions on HVAC systems and maintenance best practices have become prominent amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With this development comes the recognition that buildings can no longer neglect their HVAC systems, particularly as it relates to adhering to maintenance best practices and enhancing maintenance programs. While there are other control methods, such as social distancing and increasing ...


    By TrakRef, LLC

  • Honeywell Scores Highest in Navigant Research Assessment of Smart Thermostat Manufacturers

    Smart thermostats have varying degrees of functionality for controlling temperature, automation, remote access, learning, and connectivity to home area networks, utility pricing signals (e.g., time-of-use and demand response), and cloud-based services. These devices have gained traction in North America and Western Europe, and steady growth for the smart thermostat market – driven by rising ...

  • Sensors and Network Control Gear for Intelligent Lighting Will Reach $2.7 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2020

    As falling prices for light-emitting diode (LED) lighting systems drive up adoption rates of LED lamps in the coming years, the adoption of intelligent lighting controls is also expected to accelerate. Intelligent lighting controls, including occupancy sensors, photosensors, and networked controls, offer building owners and managers the same central monitoring and management capabilities for ...

  • National home builders commit to EPA’s new guidelines for energy star qualified homes/over 400 builders pledge to develop the next generation of energy star qualified homes in 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognized the leading builders across the nation who have already committed to meeting the updated and more rigorous requirements for new homes that earn the Energy Star label in 2012. With the next generation of Energy Star qualified homes, builders can offer homebuyers updated features that deliver better value, quality, and comfort while ...

  • HGTV green home 2009 earns EPA’s indoor airPlus and energy star labels

    The Home and Garden Television (HGTV) Green Home 2009 has earned EPA’s Indoor AirPlus and Energy Star labels. Indoor AirPlus qualified homes include all the features consumers would normally want in a new home, plus moisture control, radon control, pest barriers, improved heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, low emitting materials and independent verification. The home is ...

  • IAQ Concerns Worry Many Parents as Children Return Back to School

    In many parts of the country, children have already begun the new school year while others are enjoying a few final weeks of vacation. During the summer months many classrooms sat empty while some school districts used the break to conduct renovation and remodeling activities in the empty classrooms. Some of these vacant rooms experienced water leaks and moisture intrusion from heavy summer ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New ‘cool’ initiative to slash UN’s own emission of greenhouse gases

    In a bid to have the United Nations lead by example, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today unveiled “Cool UN,” a three-pronged initiative which seeks to limit the use of air conditioning, slash greenhouse gas emissions and save money. The new programme – which will begin this Friday – will raise the thermostats at the Secretariat building in New York by five degrees from 72 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit ...


    By United Nations

  • Networked lighting controls will surpass $5.3 billion in annual revenue by 2020

    The market for lighting controls in commercial buildings has entered a period of dramatic transformation, as the demand for both local controls, such as occupancy sensors and photosensors, and networked controls, rises and the adoption rate of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting systems begins to climb as well. According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from networked ...

  • Student and young professionals` competition 2011

    EPUK's National Student and Young Professional Competition was held at the University of the West of England on 28th June. The competition was hosted by EPUK (South West Division) and held in UWE's brand new 'R' block built to exacting environmental criteria for the faculty of Built Environment. Six finalists presented papers. Presentations are available at the UWE website Kieran Laxen of Air ...

  • Breaking ground for measurement systems

    On the 15th of November the ground-breaking ceremony for the new building extension of the local premises was held by the NIVUS managing directors Udo Steppe, Ingrid Steppe and Marcus Fischer together with the mayor of Eppingen, Peter Thalmann. Architects and representatives of the involved project companies also attended the ceremony. NIVUS expands its head office by new areas for production, ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • The Clorox company headquarters achieves LEED platinum certification

    The Clorox Company corporate headquarters is now one of only 38 buildings in the U.S. to achieve Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Existing Building/Operating and Maintenance (LEED-EB) certification. Platinum LEED-EB certification is the highest sustainability recognition an existing building can attain. Clorox invested significant financial resources and more than nine ...

  • Wireless Control Systems for Smart Buildings Will Reach 57.4 Million in Annual Node Shipments by 2023

    As building automation and information technology converge, wireless technology is providing a range of potential benefits for commercial building owners and managers. While building automation and controls have been used for decades, wireless communication systems are becoming the catalyst for enabling more granular control over building systems, without many of the design and labor challenges ...

  • CMT for high resolution vapor intrusion monitoring

    Background Vapor intrusion refers to the movement of volatile chemicals from the subsurface into the indoor air of overlying buildings. The most common source is groundwater or soil contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs emit vapors that migrate into pore spaces of the soil and upward into the overlying environment. Generally, vapors enter buildings through cracks and openings ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

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