Green Building


New Advanced Energy Design Guide Available to Achieve Zero E

ATLANTA (June 25, 2019) – A new publication is now available from industry leading organizations to demonstrate to contractors and designers that zero energy office buildings are attainable.    Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small to Medium Office Buildings:  Achieving Zero Energy, provides direction for designing and constructing zero energy office buildings in all climat...


Fujitsu General Australia Officially Opens New Headquarters

Fujitsu General Australia has officially opened its new head office and warehouse in the western Sydney suburb of Eastern Creek. The 11,093-m2 state-of-the-art 5-star Green Star energy rated buildi...


Wales targets 'net zero' carbon transformation by 2050

11 June, 2019 By Neil Merrett The devolved administration will introduce legislation next year to adopt CCC recommendations to realise a 95 per cent reduction of carbon emissions compared to 1990 levels   The Welsh government will introduce stricter targets for reducing national carbon emissions to at least 95 per cent of 1990 levels by 2050. The devolved authority said it would adopt the ...


The Unisphere: Urban Test Case for Commercial Net Zero Build

Driven by an uncompromising owner, the design team created a hybrid system that delivered both sustainability and user comfort.   Kelly L. Faloon | Jun 04, 2019 For United Therapeutics Corp., ...


Mission Possible: ASHRAE's New Global HQ

By Mary Kate McGowan A concept for updating the building exterior. McLennan Design, Houser Walker Architecture, Integral Group   ASHRAE aims to exceed the provisions set forth in its standa...


ASHRAE Publishes New Guideline on Energy Efficiency for Hist

ATLANTA (April 18, 2019) – ASHRAE published a new guideline for increasing energy efficiency in historic buildings while minimizing the disturbance of the building’s historic character and...


Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

By Dwight C. Schumm, P.E., Member ASHRAE; Tim Lentz, P.E., Associate Member ASHRAE; Joe Chappell, P.E., BEMP, Member ASHRAE April, 2019 Amazing space at The Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapid...


Global standardization: ISHRAE IEQ standard available for a

14 March 2019 In the year 2016, ISHRAE had released the first set of IEQ Standard: 10001-2016, which is defining three levels for various parameters, related to Indian context as well as combining global levels of the IEQ accordingly.   This standard received a positive feedback, especially by many organisations including green building rating agencies. They applied it recommendations in t...


Helen Sommers Building (1063 Block), Olympia, Wash.

By Charles Chaloeicheep, P.E., Member ASHRAE; Zach Stevens, P.E., Associate Member ASHRAE; Eddie Kung, AIA   The Helen Sommers Building’s design honors tradition and history while expre...

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