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Yaskawa, Schneider Electric Sponsoring VFD-Sustainability Webinar
Variable-frequency drives (VFDs) are becoming key to an energy-conscious society. On Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. ET, HPAC Engineering and Contracting Business will host a free hour-long Webinar, “VFDs: An Emerging Sustainability Imperative.” Presented by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and sponsored by Yaskawa and Schneider Electric, this Webinar will teach engineers and contractors about the best applications for and the advantages of this technology. AHRI will share best practices to help attendees see the role and value of VFDs today. [More]


Alliance to Save Energy Accepting Award Nominations
The Alliance to Save Energy’s Evening With the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner recognizes individuals and companies who have made a difference by furthering the cause of energy efficiency. This year's event will be held Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C. The Alliance currently is accepting nominations for the 2011 Star of Energy Efficiency Awards in several categories: [More]


The Business Case for Green Building
The U.S. Green Building Council has launched a new Web page featuring statistics, quotes, and testimonials from LEED users that demonstrate the business case for green building. The page outlines business benefits for commercial-building owners and tenants. The page lists five reasons commercial-building owners should consider green building: [More]



























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January 19, 2011
EGB Features

The True Cost of LEED-Certified Green Buildings
By Stephen J. Vamosi, PE; Intertech Design Services; Cincinnati, Ohio
Many industry professionals believe that seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification will put an additional financial burden on new and existing/remodeled buildings. Let's take a closer look at what goes into the cost of a LEED design. [More]