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LEED Dynamic plaque

Honeywell, USGBC Tool Monitors Building Sustainability

Honeywell and the US Green Building Council are working together to advance facility sustainability by integrating USGBC’s LEED Dynamic Plaque, a near-real-time monitoring tool with integrated building automation technology from Honeywell to measure and provide performance feedback to help optimize operations. The LEED Dynamic Plaque assesses facility performance in the … Read more »

Jerry Yudelson

Net-Zero-Energy Buildings Attract ‘Knowledge Workers’

Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson says the business case for investment in net-zero-energy buildings is about more than energy savings. Yudelson, who will address the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) annual meeting this week in Hawaii, says energy, as a cost of operations, is small compared … Read more »

Lighting Science Group and National Park Service Open ‘First of Its Kind’ Net-Zero Visitor Center

LED company Lighting Science Group and the National Park Service have opened a net-zero visitor center (pictured) in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the first of its kind in the nearly 400 parks that make up the national parks system. Named for the congressman who introduced legislation to create … Read more »

PNC to Open Net-Zero Energy Bank in 2013

PNC Bank will open a net-zero energy branch in the first quarter of 2013, the company said. PNC expects the new Fort Lauderdale, Fla. branch to exceed LEED-Platinum certification and be the company’s most energy efficient, using 50 percent less energy than a typical branch. The 4,900-square-foot building will feature … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: EPA WaterSense, WWF Check Your Paper, LEED v4, R2

Rain Bird’s SST Weather-Based Smart Irrigation Controller has earned the EPA’s WaterSense label for verified water savings for lawn and garden use. The controller has a weather sensor with a built-in database of weather information for specific geographic areas, and is designed for use with an automatic irrigation system, the company … Read more »