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President Obama has unveiled his plan to make America’s commercial buildings more energy- and resource-efficient over the next decade.
With the Super Bowl shining a spotlight on the NFL, fans of another stripe are cheering sustainable developments at Philadelphia’s eight-year-old Lincoln Financial Field, which recently announced plans to go to net zero and generate power needs through onsite sustainable or renewable sources.
This web exclusive comes from Paula D. Ziegenbein, LC, LEED AP, Application Marketing Manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA.
Until the end of 2010, qualified businesses can participate in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which provides a cash rebate of 30% of the cost of a solar-produced (renewable) energy system. The rebate generally comes within 60 days following completion of the system installation.
The bill directs the GSA to identify core competencies, professional certifications, a recommended curriculum, and continuing education courses to ensure that federal buildings are operated in accordance with industry best practices and standards.
The end of the tunnel appears to be about nine or so months away. The light there is, thankfully, not from an oncoming train. Or so it seems.
This cooling product for data centers is designed to provide cooling in the most efficient manner for existing conditions.
Building officials from across the nation voted to support gains in the energy efficiency of building energy codes at the Final Action Hearings for the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
Through a funding contract with the Department of Energy, copies of the I-P edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are being offered as a free downloadable PDF as of October 22, 2010.
In September, the ACEEE announced the first ever awards initiative for exceptional state-led energy efficiency programs.
States across the county have achieved major new strides in energy efficiency, according to the 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the nonprofit and independent ACEEE.
NIBS has encouraged DOE to use a holistic approach to achieve sustainability in federal buildings; look at lifecycle costs instead of first costs as a basis for sustainable decision making; and include operations and maintenance staff and building occupants in the long-term strategies for sustainability.
As of June 2010, the building codes of 14 states and four territories do not meet the requirements in 90.1-2007. A total of $5 million from the DOE is available to be awarded for up to 20 states.
The proposed standard will coordinate with work by the North American Energy Standards Board to develop a basic energy usage data model and create a facilities data model that provides additional energy usage data elements for commercial and industrial buildings.
Recognizing his lifetime commitment to sustainable building practices, ASHRAE President Gordon Holness has been recognized with the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC) Award.
Held in Washington, DC, the week helps underscore the importance of sustainable practices to federal, state and local lawmakers, as well as the public.
The recently introduced Green Energy Efficient Roofs and Job Creation Act will stimulate job creation and accelerate the acknowledged role high performance roof systems play in reducing carbon emissions and improving energy efficiency.
Across all regions surveyed, energy management is considered an important priority among commercial decision makers (92%). Notably, respondents from India (85%) and China (80%) were more likely to consider energy management very or extremely important as compared to those in Europe (55%) and North America (53%).