February 21, 2008


Dehumidification Design Using Data-Center Heat
By Mike West, PHD, PE, and Kannan Rengarajan, PE
Utilizing "free" heat from a server room was the concept behind an air-handling system in a college-campus building...[MORE]


President Bush Requests $25 Billion for DOE
President Bush requested $25 billion for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 budget for the Department of Energy (DOE), an increase of $1.073 billion over the FY 2008 appropriation. This request will continue investments to meet growing energy demand with clean, safe, affordable, reliable, and diverse supplies of energy; support the development of climate-change technologies; advance environmental cleanup; and ensure the reliability of the country's nuclear-weapons stockpile...[MORE]

Greening NYC's skyline
JP Morgan Chase & Company Inc. is transforming its global headquarters at 270 Park Ave. in Manhattan into a example of environmentally conscious redevelopment. The renovated building will let in more sunlight, rooftop vegetation will reduce heat, and drains will collect rainwater to flush toilets. Also, Bank of America Corp. plans to build a $1 billion-plus green skyscraper near Times Square....[MORE]

Supermarket Achieves Silver-Level LEED Certification
Under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Retail Pilot rating system, the Wild Oats supermarket in Boulder, Colo., achieved Silver LEED certification. The store features an energy-efficient lighting system that applies daylight harvesting and a refrigeration system that minimizes the environmental impact of both high energy usage and large refrigerant charges....[MORE]




Guidebook to Help Water Utilities Improve Energy Management
The Environmental Protection Agency released "Ensuring a Sustainable Future: An Energy Management Guidebook for Wastewater and Water Utilities." With the help of this guidebook, utilities systematically can assess their current energy costs and practices, set measurable performance-improvement goals, and monitor and measure their progress over time. The guidance follows the "plan-do-check-act" methodology embodied in environmental management systems and utility-management tools...[MORE]

Sustainability--Moving to the Mainstream
BOMA International recently published the free white paper "Sustainability--Moving to the Mainstream" by George Lohnes. The author looks at sustainability as an opportunity to become more efficient and to address environmental concerns. He writes that it will benefit companies, employees, and building occupants...[MORE]



EGB to Return to Vegas in 2008!

Renowned green-building-industry leader and author Jerry Yudelson will present the keynote address 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. The EGB Conference and Expo is a green-design event focused on green engineering applications as they apply to mechanical systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings. The 2007 event attracted more than 300 participants, including mechanical-system designers and specifiers and manufacturers demonstrating the green characteristics and applications of their mechanical systems, components, equipment, products, technology, and services....[MORE]

  • Register by April 15 and receive a complimentary copy of Jerry Yudelson's latest book, "The Green Building Revolution"!

  • Greening K-12 Schools
    By Jerry Yudelson, PE, MBA, LEED AP
    Green-school designs can help deliver higher test scores, financial benefits...[MORE]

HPAC Engineering Co-Sponsor of Global Engineering Conference
Designed for global consulting and design engineers, Carrier Corp.'s 10th Global Engineering Conference, co-sponsored by HPAC Engineering, will feature new technology and engineering topics in the HVAC industry. The event will focus on designing and building for sustainability and will take place April 9-11 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas...[MORE]