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Energy Efficiency

Courtesy: Arup
Energy Efficiency March 27, 2020

How to design K-12 schools: Sustainable design

With increasingly complex systems and technology coming into play, work on modern K-12 projects is anything but elementary

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Arup
Codes and Standards March 25, 2020

How to design K-12 schools: How codes and standards affect design

With increasingly complex systems and technology coming into play, work on modern K-12 projects is anything but elementary

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Grumman/Butkus Associates
Hospitals March 18, 2020

Hospital energy use and costs rising, according to survey

A survey on energy use shows a rise in energy costs and use as hospitals are struggling to reduce the carbon footprint

By Grumman/Butkus Associates
Courtesy: Affiliated Engineers Inc.
HVAC March 13, 2020

Oregon State Hospital Replacement Project – Junction City Campus

High sustainable goals were met using a geothermal heating & cooling system and heat pump chillers to provide all the building heating and cooling needs.

By Affiliated Engineers
Courtesy: Envise
Mechanical March 12, 2020

Leveraging data to make mechanical systems smarter

Analyzing building data can help to uncover and predict mechanical problems, as well as equip building operations and maintenance staff with and information to be more proactive and efficient while optimizing resources.

By Jason Gladney
Courtesy: Generate Architecture and Technologies/MIT
Sustainability March 11, 2020

New approach to sustainable building takes shape in Boston

A five-story mixed-use structure in Roxbury, designed by architects from MIT, represents a new kind of net-zero-energy building, made from wood.

By Rob Matheson
Courtesy: CxEnergy
Office Buildings March 10, 2020

Video: Benchmarking and Operational Achievements at Willis Tower

Rivion assisted Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) with achieving the ENERGY STAR certification, becoming the largest office building ever to do so.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Courtesy: Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Energy Efficiency March 6, 2020

Village of Plain: Green Technology Training and Enterprise Center (G-TTEC)

The Village of Plain Green Technology Training and Enterprise Center (G-TTEC) achieved LEED Gold certification.

By Affiliated Engineers
Purdue University researchers created a turbomachine expander that offers an efficient and safe strategy for heating and cooling. Courtesy: Purdue University
HVAC March 2, 2020

Turbomachine expander improves energy efficiency for businesses and vehicles

Purdue University researchers have developed a turbomachine expander that helps harvest previously wasted energy used in the process of moving the air from high to low pressure.

By Chris Adam
Courtesy: CxEnergy
Energy Management February 25, 2020

Video: Water Audits & Water Management in the Energy Plant and Beyond

As droughts and other factors steadily increase the cost of water, conservation becomes increasingly important.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)