Commercial Buildings

Energy Savings a Key to Calgary Building Redevelopment

Carl Weinschenk

An office tower in downtown Calgary is getting a face lift in order to attract tenants – and energy savings are a key element in reversing its fortunes. The 11-story 121,000 square foot building is owned by 300 shareholders in a limited partnership, according to The Calgary Herald. The structure, which is the former NC Lavalin building   …Continue Reading


Legionnaires’ Disease Prompts Cooling Tower Requirements

Linda Hardesty

With 12 confirmed dead and more than 120 cases of infection due to legionellosis (Legionnaires’ disease) in New York City this summer, the NY City Council adopted legislation that requires adherence to part of ASHRAE’s newly published Legionella standard. The legislation addresses registration and inspection of cooling towers. It requires owners to create and file   …Continue Reading


Electric Submeter Market to Reach by $2.5B by 2025

Karen Henry

Global revenue from electric submeters is expected to reach $2.5 billion by 2024, suggesting strong industry growth, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Global revenue from electric submeters is expected to reach $949.7 million in 2015, with investments in North America and Europe continuing to lead the market. Commercial and industrial building owners   …Continue Reading


Keep Your Facility’s AC Cool This Summer

Karen Henry

To keep your facility’s air conditioning in tip-top shape during the dog days of summer, the Facility Dude website offers the following tips: When you encounter a problem during regular inspections of your buildings, address the issue right away regardless of how insignificant it seems. Deferred maintenance issues can be more costly to fix down   …Continue Reading


Solar Film Covers Windows of Coca-Cola Building

Linda Hardesty

The Coca Cola headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, was retrofitted with Umisol Infrared Blocking Filter on its windows. The Umisol solar film helps keep the facility cool in the summer and warm during the winter, and the energy efficiency will help the company reduce its emission. By 2050 the European Union aims to reduce emissions by 80-95   …Continue Reading


IoT Emerges from Early Adopter Phase

Karen Henry

While there is still some confusion about how the Internet of Things (IoT) will be applied in business and industrial applications, the commercial IoT market is beginning to move out of the “earlier adopter” phase and is poised for a surge in growth, according to an article in The News. More building owners want to   …Continue Reading


WattStopper Offers Digital Lighting Management

Linda Hardesty

WattStopper launched a suite of Digital Lighting Management (DLM) fixture-integrated control products to provide a scalable way to incorporate individual fixture control into open office environments. The control products can be configured to meet the latest code and building requirements and changes, as well as expand into a complete digital control infrastructure. Ideally designed for   …Continue Reading


Energy Recovery Ventilator Is AHRI Certified

Karen Henry

Greenheck has released a new Model ECV energy recovery ventilator. The ventilator uses a total energy core to provide preconditioned outdoor air for commercial and institutional applications ranging from 500 to 1000 cfm. Applying energy core technology to a building’s ventilation system reduces the building’s heating and cooling loads, which can lead to substantial energy   …Continue Reading


Commercial HVAC Systems Market to Reach $47.5B in 2024

Karen Henry

The market for energy-efficient commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems is expected to more than double, from $22.8 billion in 2015 to $47.5 billion in 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Many governments have implemented efficiency regulations specific to commercial buildings, and many building owners have adopted energy-efficient technology as   …Continue Reading


Cities Should Engage with the Clean Power Plan — Here’s How

Kimi Narita

With the final Clean Power Plan rule coming out any day now, many states will soon begin a thorough stakeholder engagement process to build out implementation plans. And there’s a powerful leadership voice we should be paying attention to — the voice of cities. Mayors, city councils, and city staff have critical roles to play   …Continue Reading


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