Green-building consultant Jerry Yudelson, PE, MBA, LEED AP, says green building will continue to grow in spite of the global credit crisis and the ongoing economic recession in most countries. Yudelson has published a “Top 10” list of green-building trends, which includes this and other insights. [More]
EPA Announces Energy Star National Building Competition
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the Energy Star National Building Competition, a coast-to-coast contest to save energy and fight global warming with commercial buildings. Energy Star partners are invited to nominate one or more of the U.S. facilities they own or manage. [More]
Alliance Accepting Nominations for Energy-Efficiency Awards
The Alliance to Save Energy is accepting nominations for the 2010 Star of Energy Efficiency Awards. The awards honor entities that have demonstrated a significant and tangible commitment to the cause of energy efficiency. The deadline for nomination entries is March 26. [More]
USGBC Approves NCCER Curriculum
The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) “Your Role in the Green Environment” curriculum has been approved by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for 15 hours of continuing education (CE) under the Green Building Certification Institute’s Credentialing Maintenance Program. [More]
HVACR Educators Conference to be Held in Las Vegas
The Green Mechanical Council, in partnership with HVAC Excellence, will hold the 2010 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference March 14-16 at the Tropicana Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas. [More]
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Though not required until December, 2022, the new UL 60335-2-40 standard is currently active for matched and packaged air conditioners/heat pumps (no standalone systems), liquid chillers and hydronic fan coil units, hot water heat pumps, dehumidifiers and supplemental heaters (designed as part of an appliance package).
A data center or IT room uniquely alters the requirements of a building management system (BMS). This is primarily because of the criticality of IT and its dependence on facility infrastructure. IT’s reliance on power and cooling systems makes a BMS an important part of a larger data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution that brings together Facilities and IT. The cooperation and information sharing better ensures uninterrupted and efficient operation....More
A lot of leading building automations systems (BAS) are touted as being open. But what does that really mean? And does being open mean that building owners and operators are getting the most out of their BAS investments?
During this webinar, Johnson Controls BAS experts will examine the definition of openness and advise on what to look for from a BAS provider when secure interoperability and ease of integration is paramount. Because a unified intelligent infrastructure provides better interoperability so businesses run more efficiently....More