Energy Efficiency

Energy, Power September 19, 2001

Cogen Plant Sets New Standards

The M/E Roundtable for September focused on cogeneration, and one of the most innovative projects of the year involves the construction of a combined cogeneration power plant and wastewater treatment plant in Klamath Falls, Ore.

By Mike Kuenzi, P.E., Director of Public Works for the city of Klamath Falls
Energy, Power August 20, 2001

ICC Electrical Code Under Fire

In response to the International Code Council's announcement "that it has no plans for the development of an electrical code that would duplicate the purpose and then compete with the National Electrical Code (NEC)," a coalition of electrical industry organizations has called for the ICC to formally rescind its ICC electrical code.

By Barbara Horwitz, Associate Editor
Energy, Power August 1, 2001

International Merger Creates MWH Global

With the merger of Montgomery Watson, Inc., Broomfield, Colo., and Harza Engineering Company, Chicago, the new firm—Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH) Global, Inc.—now employs 5,500 professionals in 30 countries. Last year the two companies generated revenues in excess of $700 million.

By Staff
Energy, Power August 1, 2001

ICC Electrical Code Under Fire From Industry Coalition

In response to the International Code Council's (ICC) announcement "that it has no plans for the development of an electrical code that would duplicate the purpose and then compete with the National Electrical Code (NEC)," a coalition of electrical industry organizations has called for the ICC to formally rescind its ICC Electrical Code.

By Staff
Energy, Power July 20, 2001

Periodicals

Back to ‘Build it Green’ Numerous ‘green building’ periodicals (popular magazines, newsletters, and peer-reviewed journals) can be found online. In general these online versions of the hard-copy version include searchable archives of past issues and often free downloads of selected articles. Some of the most popular include the following. Building & Environment This peer-reviewed journal publishes original papers and review articles on building research and its applications, and on the social, cultural and technological contexts of building research and architectural science.

By Staff
Energy, Power July 9, 2001

BOMA to Study Workplace Efficiency

In an attempt show a correlation between efficient building systems and workplace performance, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has commissioned a new research project.

By Staff
Energy, Power July 5, 2001

DOE Reconsiders Efficiency Standard

The U.S. Department of Energy has reconsidered its decision to propose a 30-percent increase in the minimum energy-efficiency standard for air conditioners and heat pumps, opting instead for a 20-percent efficiency increase.

By Staff
Energy, Power June 12, 2001

Survey Says … Senior Facilities Will Grow

Despite the nation's economic slowdown and a fair amount of market saturation, health-care, residential and commercial facilities designed for seniors are still projected to grow this year, according to a recent Consulting-Specifying Engineer-conducted survey...

By Staff
Energy, Power June 1, 2001

DOE Funding Spurs Superconductor Advance

Funds from the U.S. Department of Energy over the last decade have helped spur the possible coming boom in superconducting devices, according to Gregory Yurek, CEO and founder of American Superconductor Corp., Westborough, Mass. DOE funding "allowed us to explore things we just couldn't do otherwise," Yurek told The Chicago Tribune.

By Staff
Energy, Power May 1, 2001

Blending Project Design and the Internet

Computer-aided design (CAD) can range from simply creating two-dimensional documents for engineering deliverables to generating complete three-dimensional (3D) computational database models of design intent. In either case, the Internet can increase the usability of CAD information in a variety of ways, from making documentation more interactive to sharing intelligent information among project...

By ROBERT L. DEFEO, Manager of CAD Operations, MICHAEL R. LORENZ, P.E., Director of Engineering, Kling Linduist, Philadelphia