Archive http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7343/more en UC Berkeley Recognized for Leadership in Campuswide Energy Innovations http://hpac.com/archive/uc-berkeley-recognized-leadership-campuswide-energy-innovations <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge program recently recognized the University of California, Berkeley, for leadership in energy efficiency.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/uc-berkeley-recognized-leadership-campuswide-energy-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/uc-berkeley-recognized-leadership-campuswide-energy-innovations#comments Archive Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:22:00 +0000 29691 at http://hpac.com Taking the High Road in Promoting Sustainability http://hpac.com/blog/taking-high-road-promoting-sustainability <div class="node-body blog-body">Previously, I praised the Green Building Initiative for pledging to promote green-building practices regardless of the "product" used. Now, USGBC South Florida has taken that same high road.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/taking-high-road-promoting-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/taking-high-road-promoting-sustainability#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:06:00 +0000 29661 at http://hpac.com Energy Department Announces Progress Toward 2020 SunShot Goal http://hpac.com/archive/energy-department-announces-progress-toward-2020-sunshot-goal <div class="node-body article-body">After just five years, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s SunShot Initiative and the U.S. solar industry are more than 90 percent of the way to meeting the goal to reduce the cost of utility-scale solar photovoltaic electricity to 6 cents per kilowatt-hour by 2020.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/energy-department-announces-progress-toward-2020-sunshot-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/energy-department-announces-progress-toward-2020-sunshot-goal#comments Archive Thu, 17 Nov 2016 03:12:00 +0000 29621 at http://hpac.com Ramanujam Takes Over as U.S. Green Building Council President and CEO http://hpac.com/archive/ramanujam-takes-over-us-green-building-council-president-and-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors announced today that Mahesh Ramanujam completed the transition to the role of president and chief executive officer of the USGBC effective Nov. 4.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/ramanujam-takes-over-us-green-building-council-president-and-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/ramanujam-takes-over-us-green-building-council-president-and-ceo#comments Archive Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:33:00 +0000 29611 at http://hpac.com DOE Announces Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Partnerships http://hpac.com/archive/doe-announces-better-buildings-zero-energy-districts-partnerships <div class="node-body article-body">As part of the Obama administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National League of Cities today launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/doe-announces-better-buildings-zero-energy-districts-partnerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/doe-announces-better-buildings-zero-energy-districts-partnerships#comments Archive Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:33:00 +0000 29601 at http://hpac.com Voting to Add Optional Outcome-Based Pathway to 2018 IECC Is Open http://hpac.com/archive/voting-add-optional-outcome-based-pathway-2018-iecc-open <div class="node-body article-body">During the recent International Code Council Public Comment Hearings, governmental members considered the National Institute of Building Sciences’ proposal to add an optional outcome-based pathway for compliance to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/voting-add-optional-outcome-based-pathway-2018-iecc-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/voting-add-optional-outcome-based-pathway-2018-iecc-open#comments Archive Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:15:00 +0000 29591 at http://hpac.com Proposed Changes to Green-Building Standard 189.1 Open for Comment http://hpac.com/archive/proposed-changes-green-building-standard-1891-open-comment <div class="node-body article-body">Eleven proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are open for public input.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/proposed-changes-green-building-standard-1891-open-comment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/proposed-changes-green-building-standard-1891-open-comment#comments Archive Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:34:00 +0000 29581 at http://hpac.com Smithsonian Executive to Keynote 2017 Building Innovation Conference http://hpac.com/archive/smithsonian-executive-keynote-2017-building-innovation-conference <div class="node-body article-body">Judson J. McIntire, program executive for the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture, will serve as opening keynote speaker for Building Innovation 2017: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fifth Annual Conference and Expo.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/smithsonian-executive-keynote-2017-building-innovation-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/smithsonian-executive-keynote-2017-building-innovation-conference#comments Archive Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:59:00 +0000 29551 at http://hpac.com On the Phaseout of HFCs and a Milestone for Nuclear Power http://hpac.com/blog/phaseout-hfcs-and-milestone-nuclear-power <div class="node-body blog-body">Last month marked two significant events: the signing by more than 170 countries of a legally binding accord that phases out the use of hydrofluorocarbons and the 60th anniversary of commercial nuclear power.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/phaseout-hfcs-and-milestone-nuclear-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/phaseout-hfcs-and-milestone-nuclear-power#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Wed, 09 Nov 2016 03:05:00 +0000 29451 at http://hpac.com <p>ricochet64/iStock</p> ASHRAE, IES Publish 2016 90.1 Building Energy-Efficiency Standard http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-ies-publish-2016-901-building-energy-efficiency-standard <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE recently announced the publication of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-ies-publish-2016-901-building-energy-efficiency-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-ies-publish-2016-901-building-energy-efficiency-standard#comments Archive Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:10:00 +0000 29411 at http://hpac.com