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Trane Outdoor Air Product Line Deals with Humidity Problems

Linda Hardesty

Trane commercial expanded its Horizon Outdoor Air Units (OAU) product line. The Horizon OAU series uses a technology, addressing the occupant health, property damage and energy efficiency problems associated with using untreated outside air to supply building ventilation needs. Trane has completely redesigned the 10- to 30-ton platform to deliver 100-percent outdoor air without associated   …Continue Reading


Standard 189.1-2014 Now Available via ASHRAE

Linda Hardesty

New requirements to further reduce energy of buildings are contained in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the US Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society. ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, addresses energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality, among other   …Continue Reading


India’s First Net Zero Energy Building Serves as a Model for the Country

Karen Henry

India’s Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats organized a tour of the Indira Paryavaran Bhavan in New Dehli to promote the need for green building strategies in the country, Eco-Business reports. Completed almost one year ago, the government building is India’s first net-zero energy building. In   …Continue Reading


DOE Study Finds 20% Energy Savings from Cambridge HTHV Direct Gas-Fired Heaters

Linda Hardesty

According to the DOE, unit heaters account for almost 18 percent of commercial space heating energy use, specifically in commercial and industrial areas like warehouses, loading docks and production areas. The DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance commissioned a study to compare Cambridge Engineering’s SA-Series high discharge temperature heating and ventilation (HTHV) direct-fired gas heaters against standard   …Continue Reading


Bes-Tech Included in LA Better Buildings Challenge

Linda Hardesty

The Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) selected Bes-Tech as a technology partner. Bes-Tech will offer incentives for its energy efficiency systems to Los Angeles-based building owners, managers and contractors. The LABBC, a locally based leadership initiative, aims to achieve a 20 percent energy savings by the year 2020. To date, the LABBC has enrolled   …Continue Reading


Scotland Grocery Store Completes Energy Saving Retrofit

Karen Henry

Scotmid Co-operative unveiled its new energy saving store in Moredun in Edinburgh, Scotland, hailing it as one of the first major sustainability retrofits in the UK. Scotmid Moredun has been outfitted with a range of technologies to reduce energy consumption, including a building management system that uses real-time data to make efficient use of lighting,   …Continue Reading


Texas Wesleyan Spends $6.2M for Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth is undergoing a campus-wide infrastructure project to reduce energy use. The $6.2 million project is self-funded and will save the university more than $12 million over the next 15 years. The upgrades are expected to also save more than 7.2 million kWh per year. Brian Franks, executive director for facilities   …Continue Reading


Cox Media Saves 20% on Energy

Linda Hardesty

Cox Media Group says the facility housing its Atlanta TV and radio stations has met Atlanta’s Better Buildings Challenge nearly six years ahead of the 2020 goal. The facility reduced its energy and water consumption by more than 20 percent and is annually saving nearly 1,400,000 kWh. Cox incorporated a number of energy-saving projects throughout   …Continue Reading


Project Tests Energy Retrofits at 3 Buildings

Linda Hardesty

The Bricker Project is retrofitting three public buildings in Europe in three different climate zones: Spain, Belgium and Turkey. The projects are combining different active and passive technologies to achieve energy efficiency, including Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), solar Parabolic Trough Collectors (PTC), aerating windows and a ventilated facade, among other technologies. For the building in   …Continue Reading


Honeywell Provides Powerhouse for Airbus Assembly Line

Linda Hardesty

Honeywell completed the powerhouse for Airbus’ A320 Final Assembly Line in Mobile, Ala., the aviation company’s inaugural manufacturing operation in the United States. Honeywell was awarded the $37-million project in 2013. The new building houses the technology and personnel needed to provide utilities for the entire campus — electricity, heating and cooling, chilled and drinking water,   …Continue Reading


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