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Week four of Building Safety Month—the International Code Council’s educational public safety campaign—focuses on energy and green buildings.
Green building has become a long-term business opportunity with 51% percent of study firms planning more than 60% of their work to be green by 2015, up from 28% of firms in 2012. The largest opportunity areas for green building globally are in new commercial construction and renovation of existing buildings.
The level of sophisticated energy profiling needed by high-volume consumers is unobtainable using the standard utility meter found at the facility’s main electrical service entrance. In response to the need for more granularity in terms of the energy intelligence needed to optimize today’s facility operations, electric submeters continue to provide a cost-effective way to help identify literally thousands of dollars in reduced energy savings opportunities.
The firm’s acquisition of Fore Solutions broadens the sustainability services it provides to clients.
To honor the church’s historic district status and vibrant past, a church building committee was established to turn back the clock on its exterior.
Under current executive authority, the Obama Administration has the ability to use over 30 existing federal programs worth $72 billion to enhance efficiency in commercial buildings and multifamily housing, with no new legislation.
While much of the last decade had all of us focused on shiny new green buildings as the silver bullet for the many environmental challenges in the built environment, the virtual collapse of new development has helped the industry to refocus on the real solution: greening existing buildings.