Sustainability

The “green and sustainable” building movement has evolved from a marginal movement to fully evolving as an acceptable mainstream force. The increased adoption of sustainable building materials is having a positive impact as they have many attributes including; increasing energy efficiency, ensuring life safety and even improving building air quality. Companies are continuously looking for Read more

Report developed with Dr. Freihaut of The Pennsylvania State University identifies a holistic approach as key to building transformation that revolutionizes energy productivity and economic growth Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, today published a report on making the buildings-energy equation Read more

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Clean Power Plan, which will cut carbon pollution from existing power plants by more than 30 percent in part through increasing renewable energy and energy efficiency. “This is the most significant environmental policy we’ve seen in recent years, and also a huge catalyst Read more

Washington, D.C. — International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) Government Relations Vice President Dain Hansen on Wednesday was invited to attend a pair of White House events surrounding green infrastructure. At a morning leadership roundtable, Hansen spoke on IAPMO’s green initiatives and detailed the association’s commitment to the Green Infrastructure Collaborative, part of Read more

Recently, select media members were invited to tour the LEED Platinum Grainger Distribution Center, located southwest of Chicago. According to information provided by Grainger, the company, with 2013 sales of $9.4 billion, is North America’s leading broad supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products. The 1 million-sq.-ft. facility is indeed impressive. From the building’s layout Read more