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LEED 2012 Anticipated Changes

One of the long-time criticisms of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system has been its inability to track and enforce building operational efficiencies post-occupancy and post-certification. Since its inception in 2000, the rating system’s credits mainly have addressed the design of a facility and its projected … Read More »

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Green Jobs: HVAC Predicted Growth Leader in Green Buildings Market

In late January 2012, LG Electronics introduced new energy efficient HVAC products to the market. As an award-winning HVAC solutions provider, LG is committed to developing innovative products that save energy. According to the press release, their third generation Variant Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Multi V III commercial air conditioning system headlined the new line of … Read More »

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Evolving Standards

Defining High Performance Buildings High performance buildings support mission-critical objectives. Sustainable design principles guide new construction, while operational protocols and maintenance best practices ensure that buildings perform optimally over time. No matter what their age, high performance buildings use energy and water resources efficiently, while creating a positive occupant experience. Most importantly, high performance buildings … Read More »

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Building-Efficiency Partnership Formed

PHILADELPHIA — A signed memorandum of understanding brings together the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) to improve energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of buildings through the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC) for Energy-Efficient Buildings. ASHRAE and Penn State signed the memorandum to pursue … Read More »

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