Mandating Green Buildings: IgCC and ASHRAE 189.1

Mandating Green Buildings: IgCC and ASHRAE 189.1

It was back in the mid-1990’s when the idea of green buildings was developed and accepted. Although it took a while to get some traction, eventually the movement had an enormous impact on buildings, particularly with new construction. Many of the major innovations in buildings have been the equipment (elevators, construction cranes, power tools). The intense focus on energy and sustainability has been a different type of innovation in the industry that changed the way we design and operate buildings. Building owners were interested in marketing “green buildings” to tenants, hoping to shave a few dollars on energy costs and demonstrating their desire to be good, responsible corporate citizens. Architects and engineers had to adjust their design approach and evolve with new techniques and technologies.

Verge NY: June 4, 2014

Verge NY: June 4, 2014

Upcoming SBI Webinar

Upcoming SBI Webinar

Join the Smart Buildings Institute on April 24, 2014, 9:00 to 9:45 am (PST) for an informational webinar.  This webinar will provide an overview of the SBI, educational content and upcoming classes.  Click on the link to register.

The SMART Generation

The SMART Generation

Pushing the Envelope: Analytics Beyond HVAC

Over the recent past, the best use of an analytic software application for building systems has been fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) specific to HVAC systems. There is research and a number of case studies with verified results showing analytic software reduces energy consumption, improves the efficiency and effectiveness of building operation, and reduces building OPEX. Once used, FDD becomes a core operational tool for many facility managers.

Smart Buildings Now and Tomorrow

Smart Buildings Now and Tomorrow

Target Hackers Broke in Via HVAC Company

Target Hackers Broke in Via HVAC Company


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