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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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Measures Of Efficiency

Building Systems Data Can Be Used To Manage Equipment Operations And Determine How To Run The Building More Efficiently. Imagine driving a car without a speedometer, gas gauge, or tachometer. You could get from point A to point B, but would have no feedback on compliance with speed limits or the efficiency of your driving. … Read More »

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Top 10 States For LEED Buildings Released

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its 2011 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on the U.S. 2010 Census information. The District of Columbia leads the nation, with more than 31 sq ft of LEED-certified space per person in 2011. The District of Columbia, … Read More »

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Low-Tonnage Chiller Provides Superior Energy Efficiency

LA CROSSE – The world’s most efficient chiller is now available to provide steady and reliable cooling to environments with smaller cooling load demands. The CenTraVac centrifugal chiller from Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, can now be configured in the 120- to 350-ton … Read More »

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