Why Should We Recycle?

Recycling Recycle

Resources on Earth are limited.  Plastic bags, paper, electronics, glass, buildings, and every material manufactured comes from naturals resources.  Man made products consume energy and resources to produce materials, and recycling can transform our old used products into material for new useful products.  Recycling has numerous environmental benefits as well, as we are conserving our […]

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Green Building Advisor: High Performance Buildings

Green Buildings: Examples and Ideas

A high performance building is a building that is ecologically responsible and efficient at the use of its resources.  The process of turning a traditional building into a high performance building requires sharp building systems integration and great coordination between the building owner, architects, engineers, energy modelers, and contractors during all phases of the project. […]

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World and US Green Building Council (USGBC)

A Green Building Council is a non-profit, member-based organization that promotes sustainable buildings and green design practices.  Their aim is to promote the change of the construction industry into one that is sustainable by working with the government and private industry in promoting the use of environmentally friendly design strategies. As of February, 2012, there […]

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ASHRAE Ventilation Standard 62.1

The ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning) Standard 62.1 is a design guide that is used to improve indoor air quality conditions inside buildings by specifying minimum ventilation and exhaust rates in order to provide acceptable air quality that minimizes harmful health effects for building occupants.   Ventilation Rates Standard 62.1´s minimum […]

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eQuest: Building Energy Modeling Software

Building Energy Modeling Concerns about energy and climate change have increased the need to change laws in terms of energy conservation measures and code enforcement that do not only remain on paper, but are also invoked in practice.  The evidence of how much a building consumes can be represented effectively with engineering simulations, using programs […]

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Data Center Cooling Systems Design

Dater Center Cooling Systems Design

The following are design guides for cooling systems in data centers.  This guide will show you strategies and best practices for designing mechanical systems used in data center cooling and electrical guidelines for supplying power to the data center equipment itself.  It is assumed that you have a basic understanding of air conditioning design in […]

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