Wausau Debuts Energy Efficient Windows

Wausau Debuts Energy Efficient Windows

Wausau Window and Wall Systems is launching its INvent.PLUS Series windows, a line that meets European benchmarks for thermal performance and aligns with what the company calls the North American aesthetic for “clean style and narrow sightlines.” The composite framing delivers R5 performance for operable units and R6 … Read more…

GM Chooses Flywheel UPS for Detroit Data Center

GM Chooses Flywheel UPS for Detroit Data Center

A flywheel for battery-free backup power and in-row cooling that reduces the need for electricity both contribute to a 70 percent reduction in energy use at General Motors’ new $130 million enterprise data center in Detroit. The data center has earned LEED Gold certification by … Read more…

Awards Roundup: SoCalGas, SiNode, Transwestern, Markham

Awards Roundup: SoCalGas, SiNode, Transwestern, Markham

Here’s a roundup of the latest certifications and awards in the energy management sector. Southern California Gas Co.’s Energy Resource Center, a showcase facility where business customers can learn about energy efficiency and alternative fuel transportation and make informed choices about energy consumption and conservation, has achieved LEED … Read more…

‘Green’ Schools Don’t Deliver Energy Savings, Report Says

‘Green’ Schools Don’t Deliver Energy Savings, Report Says

Green-certified schools typically cost more to build than conventional schools, and don’t always deliver energy savings, according to a USA Today report.

The newspaper says the Houston Independent School District — the seventh-largest school district in the nation — in 2007 implemented a series of energy-efficiency designs to achieve LEED certification for two new schools. These included automated light sensors and a heat-reflecting roof.

Last year, however, the schools ranked 205th and 155th out of 239 Houston schools in energy cost per student. A third “green” school built in 2010 ranked 46th.

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