The emissions resulting from retrofitting office buildings can be reduced by as much as 70% by tapping into smart technology, according to investment management company Lateral.
A pioneering cold storage technology based on modular ice cells — and ready for air conditioning/cooling use by commercial and industrial buildings — is available from Nostromo; the company has raised $13.6 million for its clean energy storage system and will begin trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
Due to considerable advances in technology, electric boilers can match the capacity of large gas or oil-fired boilers in a much smaller footprint.
“There’s renewed commitment from companies and organizations to run their business and operations in more sustainable ways,” says Deisy Verdinez, Communications Director with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). “As communities and consumers demand more from organizations to do more to support their communities, many are not only including sustainability ... Read more »
California’s Trinkler Dairy Farm, a Nestle supplier, has become the first pilot farm within the U.S. Dairy Net Zero Initiative (NZI). With an initial $1.5 million investment from Nestle, Trinkler will test new technologies and implement sustainable farming practices to demonstrate the economic viability of achieving net zero emissions within ... Read more »
At a time when there is an urgent need to step up sustainability efforts, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) – one of the largest utilities in the U.S. – has accelerated its transition to net zero to 2030 from a previously stated 2050 timeline adopted in 2019, making the climate ... Read more »
McKeesport Area School District in western Pennsylvania is working with ABM, via an energy performance contracting program, to update HVAC systems and make other improvements by saving the district $7.8 million in energy and operating costs.
The global HVAC market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.4% in coming years, reaching an anticipated $296.7 billion in 2030 ( up from $218.8 billion in 2021), according to research from Guidehouse Insights. But a lack of product and system-design knowledge, and a shortage of well-trained experts, will hamper growth.
Amazon has unveiled plans for the buildings that will house its new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The company says it will develop 2.8 million square feet of new office space across three 22-story buildings that will “prioritize areas for collaboration, natural light, and a constant interaction with nature.”
The Seattle City Council passed a new energy code that will significantly reduce fossil fuel use in new large buildings. A new ordinance passed by the Seattle City Council bans natural gas for space and water heating in new commercial and apartment buildings taller than three stories.
The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library in Alabama is beginning a project to modernize its energy infrastructure to run more efficiently through the implementation of a new building automation system (BAS) that gives staff better control of the existing HVAC equipment and allows them to manage it more effectively.
A Marriott hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has installed an artificial intelligence solution for HVAC energy efficiency, claiming it is the first in North America to use AI for carbon reduction and energy management.