The Obama administration announced its new regulations for reducing carbon emissions from fossil fuel burning power plants by 30% by 2030, or roughly equivalent to the emissions used to power more than half of the homes in the US for one year. The Clean Power Plan proposal from the U.
As the demand for more energy efficient building technologies, such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) grows, Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) have also become more in-demand. ESCOs work with organizations to design and implement retrofit projects that will improve t
Installing blast mitigation products on windows is one of the best investments for a building in terms of safety. Flying glass and other building debris fragment causes approximately 70% of all serious injuries from a blast aftermath; therefore, a strong building structure does not su
Thermolite’s RetroWAL™ interior curtain wall retrofit system disproves the myth that solar film is the only affordable solution for temperature control – it has been found to improve energy performance in an already retro-commissioned building. South Bend, Indiana (PRWEB) May 22
625 North Michigan Avenue is a 25 story tower located in downtown Chicago. It was constructed in 1970 and has approximately 350,000 square feet of conditioned space, mainly in the form of retail space and open-plan offices. The building had previously been retro-commissioned to perfor
Tax season 2014 just ended, but it’s never too early to keep next year’s tax savings in mind. The Senate Finance Committee recently approved a two-year extension of the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction, more commonly referred to as Section 179D. This little publiciz
Excessive noise, whether through conversations behind a wall or from nearby traffic or other sources, is not only an annoyance to the occupants of many buildings located in urban areas, but studies have found that continuous exposure to noise during the workday may increase the likeli
The Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building is a Class A skyscraper located in downtown Detroit. It serves as home to a variety of government agencies, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Army Corps of Engineers, Defense Contract Management Agency, Federal Bureau of Investi