Sustainable Built Environment: Green Building Planning and Operations Strategies

January 4, 2013 by  
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This workshop will provide the business, environmental, and practical rationale for pursuing green strategies on all types of building projects, from tenant remodel to new construction. The course will also address practical strategies for maintaining the performance of those green features and integrating greener operational practices into existing buildings not originally constructed under a green framework.

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Sustainable Built Environment: Green Building Planning and Operations Strategies

Two-Way Envelopes Trim Billing Waste

September 25, 2012 by  
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Despite most companies offering online bill pay features and electronic statements, many consumers still choose not to take advantage of the paperless billing options. Even in the digital world, companies must offer an alternative to paperless…

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Nation’s First Net Zero School Coming to Kentucky

March 8, 2010 by  
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Warren County Kentucky is building the first net-zero energy school in the country.  Richardsville Elementary School will operate free of the grid by generating its own renewable energy, incorporating smart architectural features and a major emphasis on efficiency. The list of features for this school is mind-boggling.  The school will have thin-film PV roof arrays, solar water heating, geothermal HVAC, insulated concrete form walls, a rainwater collection system and energy-efficient lighting.  The building is designed to take full advantage of natural light and wind for cooling. The plot of land includes a reclaimed brownfield, preserved woodland, a protected stream and bioswales.

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Report Says LEDs in Short Supply

March 8, 2010 by  
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A new report from technology research corporation iSuppli warns that we’re facing a global LED shortage in 2010.  Hooray! Why am I cheering?  Because the reason for this shortage is a huge surge in demand for the energy-efficient lighting in the electronics industry.  Yes, it’s bad that the supply is low, but it’s great news that the use of more efficient lighting is becoming more mainstream. The report says that demand for LEDs is expected to rise by double-digit percentages for at least the next three years.  In 2009, 63 billion units were consumed out of the 75 billion unit capacity worldwide.  The worst-case scenario is a rise in prices for mid-range and high-end computers and HDTVs because of their larger displays

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