The USGBC recently announced the top 10 states for the LEED green-building rating system, an annual ranking highlighting states that made significant strides in sustainable-building design, construction, and transformation over the previous year.
During its 2017 Winter Conference Jan. 28 in Las Vegas, ASHRAE recognized outstanding achievements in building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor-air quality, and energy conservation as part of its 35th Technology Awards program.
The 2017 edition of the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition is expected to be the largest event in the show’s 88-year history. Here is your guide to some of what awaits you at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The one and only steam sterilizer at Stony End Home for the Aged is water-logged; if it shuts down, clinic operations will come to a screeching halt, with the next-closest medical facility more than two hours away. Luckily for Facilities Manager Thatcher “Thatch” McGowan, his old pal Johnny Tundra is only a phone call away.
Citing UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education figures, Waterless Co. Inc., manufacturer of no-water urinal systems, recently shared a list of the 10 countries with the largest annual water footprints in the world.
Will the world achieve the United Nations’ 17 sustainable-development goals by 2030? What can business do to lead the charge? DNV GL set out to answer these questions in its new forecast examining the future of our “Spaceship Earth.”
Data breaches and other cyber crime cost companies billions each year worldwide, and the damage to brand reputation can be incalculable. Since hackers look for weakly defended systems to attack, this paper presents 5 cybersecurity “best practices” to mitigate system vulnerabilities. Some are commonsense measures like effective password management; others involve securing open ports and other access points, software upgrades, user management, and vulnerability plans....More
A top priority for higher education institutions is to provide a competitive learning environment for their students. In order to succeed, they must address outdated, aging campus facilities. In these older buildings maintenance and operations costs are high, space utilization is inefficient and poorly managed, and current technology is lacking. This white paper explores four strategies for converting campus facilities into a network of smart buildings that address the needs of current and future students....More