Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency 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 Efficiency 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 Efficiency 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 Efficiency 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 Efficiency 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 Efficiency 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 Efficiency 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 Efficiency 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
Energy Efficiency May 1, 2001

Specifier’s Notebook: 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...

By Robert Defeo and Michael Lorenz, P.E., Kling Lindquist, Philadelphia
Energy Efficiency April 6, 2001

Hydronic Systems: Are Air and Noise Problems Necessary?

March Deep Links: Many engineers have come to believe in the need for constant venting and are aware of the noise problems quite often associated with hydronic systems. This has resulted in purging high points and fan coil units, repairing corrosion damage and fixing circulators just to try to keep things quiet. Fortunately, there is now a solution to these problems.

By Staff