Energy efficiency and management, lighting, daylighting, LEDs, CFLs, alternative energy (including solar, wind, geothermal, and others), smart buildings, and other key issues related energy usage are examined here.
The Energy Improvement and Extension Act offers a credit of 10% of the total investment, with no maximum credit, for commercial system installations of ground loop or ground water geothermal heat pump... [...]
The International Code Council (ICC) has approved 23 building and fire code changes based on recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) investigation of the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) on... [...]
The Monitor-Based Commissioning approach was tracked in more than 40 facilities on 25... [...]
Innovex Technologies, a provider of components for heating and cooling systems, recently introduced its new iWorXTM valve series for heating and cooling—two position, modulating and floating actuation valves featuring accurate control and durable construction. The new ZV series, MV series and FV series valves are designed to increase comfort and reduce energy consumption while providing durability and performance at a competitive price. The... [...]
Technology is a key competitive advantage in the real estate industry, but there are too many to choose from and it can be hard to discern which ones are right for a commercial real estate team. To provide insight, Aquicore, a Washington, DC based provider of energy management and tenant billing software for large commercial and industrial portfolios, has created an eBook, titled Adopt Real Estate Technology To Increase Tenant Retention. Divided... [...]
Credit: Museum of the Future The world’s first fully functional 3D printed office is being created in Dubai. “This building will be a testimony to the efficiency and creativity of 3D printing technology, which we believe will play a major role in reshaping construction and design sectors,” said H.E Excellency Mohammed Al Gergawi, UAE Minister Of Cabinet Affairs and The Chairman of UAE National Innovation Committee. “We... [...]
Ben Crosby, CCIM, President at Crosby & Associates in Winter Haven, FL recognized that using drones, or small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), would be an inexpensive way to capture aerial video and photos for the thousands of acres of agricultural land that are the backbone of his firm’s commercial real estate business. But he thought the process to gain a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exemption was too onerous. However, when... [...]