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What Does Green Actually Mean to HVAC?

Thu, Apr 11, 2019 @ 01:08 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, Green, Energy Savings, High Performance Buildings, Energy

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Why are green buildings better? According to the US Green Building Council (USGBC), a green building can have the following impact:Savings of green building

  • 15 - 40% reduction in energy use over non-green buildings
  • 20 - 40% reduction in carbon emissions over non-green buildings
  • 30 - 50% reduction in water use

One of the best ways to achieve optimal environmental and financial results from greening your building is “Greening the HVAC.” There are basically three things to consider when looking to improve the efficiency of your building’s HVAC. 

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Best Practices for Achieving High-Performance HVAC Systems

Thu, Mar 14, 2019 @ 02:26 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, indoor air quality, High Performance Buildings, Energy Management Strategies, energy conservation

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Jim Newman recently contributed an article highlighting keys to designing and maintaining a higher performing HVAC system for maximum profitability.

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BOMA 2018 in San Antonio was Hot!

Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 02:50 / by Jim Newman posted in Energy Savings, Energy Audit, High Performance Buildings, Energy Management Strategies, energy conservation, Internet of Things

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Connectivity. The Internet of Things (IoT). Controlling Costs.

Maybe these are not such new ideas in building operations and maintenance, but every year they improve and it was all on display in San Antonio at BOMA 2018It was a hot time in Texas! Touring the exhibit floor, I made a point to learn what’s new in these areas.

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Lessons from the ASHRAE Conference: The 4th Step to Achieving True Sustainability in Buildings

Thu, Feb 01, 2018 @ 01:32 / by Jim Newman posted in solar, Energy Independence, Green Design, renewable energy, clean energy, High Performance Buildings, Sustainable Design, resilience, resiliency

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If steps 1, 2 and 3 are Energy Efficiency; Green Building; and High Performance, what’s next? Resiliency!

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1st Sustainable Detroit Forum Moves the Issues Forward

Thu, Nov 09, 2017 @ 12:01 / by Doug Elbinger, Energy Systems Analyst posted in Triple Bottom Line, Net Zero Building, USGBC, Sustainability, High Performance Buildings

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Event Introduced Innovative Ideas and Communities, Generated Ideas to Keep Sustainability Movement Going

On October 25, 2017 the USGBC Detroit Region presented an event designed to connect and cross-fertilize the sustainability communities of Detroit. The event was hosted at the McGregor Memorial on the Wayne State University campus. The NCG team was there as a sponsor and participated in many of the activities that day.

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