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Beginning June 27, New LEED Registered Projects Will Use LEED v3
June 26 is the last day projects will be able to register for the current version of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Starting on June 27, all projects must use LEED v3, which includes LEED-Online and LEED 2009, the latest version of the rating system...MORE


ASHRAE Funds Research into Keeping Kitchen Staff Cool and Comfortable
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is funding research in thermal comfort in commercial kitchens. A 2005 report by the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York and the New York City Restaurant Industry Coalition found that, "Nearly half of the 530 workers surveyed reported that it gets unsafely hot in the kitchen where they work." The research will include walk-in surveys and on-site data collection in operational commercial kitchens in selected cities across the United States...MORE


DOE Recognizes Top Energy Star Partners
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored businesses, regional groups, and government entities for their commitment to the Energy Star program. Organizations recognized have achieved major energy savings or are helping consumers save money while also increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions...MORE


EGB Facts

Green Progress, Change for the Better--LEED 2009
In the 2009 edition of Trane's Engineers Newsletter, Mick Schwedler discusses the changes made to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for 2009...MORE


DOE Webcast, Renewable Energy on Contaminated Lands
On April 22, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Project (TAP) for state and local officials is offering a Webcast on how to develop renewable-energy projects on contaminated or old industrial sites, also known as "brownfields." The presentation, "Taking It From Brown to Green: Renewable Energy on Contaminated Lands," will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET...MORE


Wind Turbines Could More Than Meet U.S. Electricity Needs
A report by the Minerals Management Service unveils that wind turbines off the U.S. coast could produce at least 20 percent of the power demand for most coastal states. The report also states that the biggest wind potential lies off the nation's Atlantic coast, which could produce 1,000 gigawatts of electricity--enough to meet a quarter of the national demand....MORE



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April 22, 2009
EGB Features

Hybrid Geothermal: Triple-Tiered HVAC Savings
By Glenn Krueger, PhD; Tom Durkin, PE, LEED AP; Ben Kincaid; Kurt Stevens; Johnny Man; and Bill Orsburn
Dedicated-heat-recovery-chiller and geothermal-heater/chiller technologies reduce heating, cooling, geothermal costs...MORE