Tag: energy

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

DOE unveils new efficiency standards for federal buildings

March 30, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Designed for HVAC professionals, the 2019 edition of ASHRAE’s Standard 90.1 code includes more than 100 energy-focused updates since the last edition was published in 2016. In addition, the 2021 IECC incorporates significant changes over the 2018 edition, including: Increased […]

Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

States pick up the slack in efficiency policy as federal government lags

January 6, 2020

Via: BDCNetwork

Despite little action on energy efficiency at the federal level, many states forged ahead with significant policy initiatives in 2019. Among these: Washington, Colorado, and Hawaii adopted expanded energy and water efficiency standards, including for faucets, commercial kitchen equipment, and […]


Cambridge, Mass., teams up with utility on energy retrofit program

November 18, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The City of Cambridge, Mass., and electric utility Eversource have teamed up on a building energy retrofit program to spur more energy retrofits. The program targets buildings that are more than 25,000 sf or 50 units for energy-saving improvements. The […]


St. Louis could save $61 million per year in energy costs by improved building performance

October 18, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Building owners in St. Louis could save at least $61.5 million annually by improving energy efficiency in their buildings, according to the city’s first annual Building Energy Benchmarking Report & Checklist to Explore Energy Savings Opportunities report. If building owners, […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Wisconsin Commercial Building Code Updates

April 27, 2018

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

On May 1, 2018, the new Wisconsin Commercial Building Code will take effect, with updated building codes on energy standards and lighting controls. Wisconsin Commercial Building Codes represent a significant change in energy standards for the state and will affect […]

Construction Processes, Design

New building energy quotient portal gives quick analysis on energy performance

January 4, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

ASHRAE recently launched the Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) Portal. The tool provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score. “The primary goal of the Building EQ program is to promote more energy efficient buildings […]

Construction Techniques

How to Fix Nuclear Power Plant Construction

May 2, 2017

Via: ENR

Doing anything right the first time is tough. Doing it right the first time and achieving excellence is even tougher. As Westinghouse and other companies involved in building the V.C Summer 2 and 3 and Vogtle Electric Generating Plant 3 and 4 […]

Construction Processes, Design

Reconciling design energy models with real world results

April 25, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Energy modeling is at the forefront of sustainability and high performance building design. A critical tool in the design process, the information it provides has the potential to help designers transform energy performance – but the assumptions that are inherently […]