EGB News

Guidance on Sustainability Latest Addition to ASHRAE Handbook
As economies transition from carbon-based to other forms of more sustainable energy, engineers are being challenged to meet an ever-increasing tide of regulation and demand. To assist the building-environment industry in meeting this challenge, guidance on designing for effective energy-resource use is being emphasized in the newest edition of the ASHRAE Handbook. [More]


Falcon Waterfree Founder Wins Global Green Millennium Award
Marc Nathanson, founder of Falcon Waterfree Technologies, has been recognized by Global Green USA with the 2009 Millennium Award for Green Building Environmental Leadership. [More]


Danfoss Chairman Receives Cleantech Pioneer Award
Jorgen M. Clausen, Danfoss chairman of the board, received the Cleantech Pioneer Award at Cleantech Forum XXII in Copenhagen, Denmark, on April 29. [More]


Green School & University Virtual Conference and Expo
Presented by American School & University magazine and sponsored by Johnson Controls, Green School & University is a free virtual conference and exposition that will be held online Wednesday, June 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. [More]


EGB Calendar


EGB Conference & Expo Sessions and Speakers Announced

The 2009 Engineering Green Buildings (EGB) Conference & Expo, now a component of HVACR Week, will get under way Thursday, Sept. 24, at 9:15 a.m. with the keynote event: Robin Crow’s “The Power of Service," presented by Trane. Trane

Following the keynote presentation, EGB offers the first of seven technical sessions designed to help attendees design greener, more energy-efficient mechanical systems that will save energy and money and reduce the carbon footprint of the buildings they design.

Learn about green engineering practices and impacts from the industry’s leading engineering and buildings professionals – individuals with extensive green-building knowledge and experience and immense passion that drives them to share their knowledge with others.

Sessions and speakers scheduled for this year’s EGB are:

"31 Tannery: The Nation’s First Net-Zero-Electric Commercial Building" by Edward H. Brzezowski, PE, LEED AP, Noveda Technologies

"High-Performance HVAC Retrofits: Achieving 40- To 70-Percent Energy Savings" by Ben Erpelding, PE, CEM, Optimum Energy LLC

"Evaporative Cooling: The Greenest of HVAC Processes" by Mark S. Lentz, PE, Lentz Engineering Associates Inc.

"Busting The Myth That Green Costs More" by James D. Qualk and Paul McCown, PE, LEED AP, CEM, CxA, SSRCx LLC

"The Role Of Controls In Commissioning Green Buildings" by Ron Wilkinson, PE, LEED AP, AKF Group LLC

"The Greenhouse-Gas Impact of Various Chiller Technologies" by Gerald J. Williams, PE, LEED AP, McClure Engineering

"Commissioning: A Basic Ingredient For A High-Performance School" by Jim Seckel, PE, LEED AP, CxA, CBCP, and Colleen S. Smith, PE, LEED AP, CxAP, SSRCx LLC

Online Registration Now Open

Plan now to attend the sixth annual EGB Conference & Expo, now part of HVACR Week 2009. Your EGB Conference Pass entitles you to participate in all EGB activities and HVACR Week events, including the HVACR Week Welcome Reception, Comfortech, and the all-new Commercial HVACR Symposium.

For complete details and to register today, visit www.egbconference.com



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June 17, 2009
EGB Features

Finding Energy Savings With a Biomass Boiler
By Michael Daskalakis and Venkat Iyer
The story has become increasingly common in the current economic climate: An organization must address its aging infrastructure and building equipment while trying to manage ever-tightening operating budgets. For Arnot Ogden Medical Center, a not-for-profit, 433,000-sq-ft medical facility in Elmira, N.Y., the answer to this challenge came in the form of a renewable-energy technology- and infrastructure-upgrade program designed to positively impact the environment as well as the hospital's bottom line. [More]