LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance Guide Available
"Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Rating System" is a tool for building owners, managers, and practitioners to maximize the operational efficiency of their buildings while minimizing environmental impacts. The introduction to the guide contains information on recertification, performance period, exemplary performance, multitenant issues, and more. For a free download of the introduction, click here...MORE
FMLink, USGBC, BOMA, and AFE Announce Energy-Savings Survey
FMLink, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE), and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International have launched a survey to study energy-savings measures companies have undertaken. The goal of the survey is to help companies identify their "best bets" for energy efficiency. The survey is open to facility owners and managers and focuses on commercial, industrial, government, academic, medical, and other types of nonresidential facilities. The survey applies only to facilities occupied prior to Jan. 1, 2007...MORE
EnergyPlus Simulation Software
The Dept. of Energy's EnergyPlus Energy Simulation Program models heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, and other energy flows, as well as water, in buildings. EnergyPlus is available for free download and can be used with a variety of graphical interfaces. The program includes simulation capabilities, such as time steps of less than one hour, multizone airflow, thermal comfort, water use, natural ventilation, and photovoltaic systems...MORE
Inspection, Maintenance Requirements Outlined in New ASHRAE/ACCA Standard
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) recently released ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180-2008, Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, which will help ensure a consistent minimal level of HVACR maintenance and inspection to preserve a system's ability to achieve acceptable thermal comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor-air quality...MORE
American Boiler Manufacturers Association Endorses EGB Conference
The American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA) announced that it is an endorsing association for 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. In making the announcement, Randy Rawson, ABMA's President and CEO, encouraged "all ABMA manufacturer- and supplier-member companies involved in the commercial, institutional, and governmental-building sectors to take advantage of this great marketing opportunity." Rawson added: "Commercial, institutional, and industrial boiler manufacturers are aggressively pursuing markets in the renewable-energy sectors. And don't let anyone kid you: Today's conventional and condensing boiler and burner technologies offer superior and low-cost performance in the 'green' generation of comfort heating and steam."...MORE
EGB Early-Bird Registration Extended Through September
The early-bird special for HPAC Engineering's fifth annual Engineering Green Buildings (EGB) Conference and Expo has been extended through Sept. 30. ACT NOW and SAVE $150 on a full conference registration. All early-bird registrants will pay only $599, a $150 discount off the full conference cost of $749.
The $599 early-bird registration covers:
- Keynote session with Jerry Yudelson
- Choice of conference sessions
- Breakfast and lunch both days of the event
- Admission to all product demonstrations
- Welcome reception with complimentary beverages and appetizers
- Admission to the exhibit area
- Conference workbook
- Tote bag
This is an extraordinary value for two days of intensive green-building education and hands-on product interaction at the only green-design event focused on mechanical systems for commercial buildings. You cannot get this combination of in-depth learning and networking anywhere else.
EGB 2008, which will be held Oct. 21 and 22 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, has an impressive lineup of green experts, who will be on hand to provide information and guidance on your green-design and building projects. These include Jerry Yudelson, Valentine Lehr, Bill Swan, Kent Peterson, Mark Lentz, and Michael Zatz.
For complete EGB details and 10 important reasons why you should attend, click here...MORE