July 23 , 2008


Greater Efficiency Through Energy Audits

By Louis Rugulo, PE, CEM
Facility managers can find expendable energy use simply by asking employees to make energy-saving suggestions...MORE

The Business Case for Green
By Jerry Yudelson, PE, MBA, LEED AP
With multiple benefits, green buildings make good business sense...MORE

The Refrigerant Shift in Centrifugal Chillers: From HCFCs to HFCs
By Tony Digmanese
Ever since a link was established between refrigerant chemistry and its impact on the environment, refrigerants have been evaluated by not only performance metrics, but ozone-depletion potential (ODP) and global-warming potential (GWP)...MORE



The 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act passes House
Following the U.S. House of Representatives' approval of H.R. 3021, the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act, the U.S. Green Building Council is urging the Senate to pass the legislation as well...MORE

LEED 2009 to Debut in January
The U.S. Green Building Council is changing its certification process for green buildings through its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. A 30-day online public-comment period ended June 22, and the new version, dubbed LEED 2009, is slated to debut in January...MORE




A Mega-Event for Mechanical-Systems Designers


HPAC Engineering
's fifth annual Engineering Green Buildings (EGB) Conference and Expo, which will be held Oct. 21 and 22 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, is dedicated to the design of greener mechanical systems for commercial/industrial/institutional buildings. Also, it is a place where you can network with green experts who will be on hand for two days to provide information and guidance on projects you currently are designing.


The Biggest, Most Information-Packed EGB Event Ever!

ONE: Engineering Green Buildings Conference and Expo
The fifth annual conference on green buildings for mechanical-systems designers and specifiers and the ONLY green-design event focused on mechanical systems in commercial buildings.

TWO: Commissioning Green Buildings Conference and Expo The inaugural green-design event for commissioning mechanical systems in commercial buildings and the best place to learn about the role commissioning plays in green building, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, and sustainability.

PLUS: Nevada Power Sure Bet Program Conference and Exhibition
A one-day conference and regional-partner exhibition featuring the latest energy-saving technology and energy-efficient-equipment installation services on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

EGB 2008 – The ONLY Green-Design Event Focused on YOU!
  • Understand the impact of green design on your job.
  • Learn about green-building products and their applications.
  • Meet key suppliers to the HVAC market.
  • Learn about energy-saving projects in Nevada.
  • Hear top industry experts discuss energy-efficient technologies.
  • Network with your colleagues on the green-building boom.

You will not find this combination of in-depth green-building education and hands-on product interaction--developed specifically for mechanical systems designers and specifiers--anywhere else!

For speaker, sessions, and sponsor information and to register online, visit www.egbconference.com