Category Archives for "Green Buildings"

Renewable Energy Jobs in the Green Engineering Industry

Renewable Energy Jobs in the Engineering Industry

Jobs in the green engineering industry involve jobs that that promote sustainable design practices in construction.  These jobs usually include professionals such as mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and architects.  Most renewable energy jobs in the market come from Solar PV power, but there is a myriad of jobs available in the green construction industry. Mechanical […]

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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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