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ASHRAE in the House

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ASHRAE Explores the path toward involvement in residential buildings.
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Save Your Roof Rainwater!

By James R. Kirby, AIA
Sustainability is about more than energy efficiency. Storm water retention can be crucial.
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Children's Medical Center in Texas Becomes World's First LEED For Healthcare Platinum Hospital

By Karyn Gayle
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Acuity Brands helped Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas become the first hospital in the world to achieve LEED for Healthcare Platinum certification.
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St. Lucie School District Uses Ice as Energy Storage to Save Up to $5 Million

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Ice-enhanced cooling systems help a school district slash operating costs and improve energy ranking with full and partial storage solutions.
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From Junkyard to State-of-the-Art

By Kevin Hutchings
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In May 2012, the university opened the new, $8.5-million multipurpose sports and recreation complex with new energy-efficient features to bring the building from outdated to state-of-the-art.
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The Gypsum International Trophy Awards

By John Wyatt
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CertainTeed Gypsum and its parent company Saint-Gobain hosted the Ninth Gypsum International Trophy Awards in Berlin, Germany this spring.
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Report: Major Cities' Global Warming Reduction Strategies

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207 of the world's largest cities disclose how they tackle global warming, which is up 88 percent from last year.
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Traditional Architecture Connects TCU Campus, Earns LEED Gold

By Holly Beal
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Two new student housing projects completed by KSQ Architects for Texas Christian University (TCU) have received LEED Gold certification by USGBC.
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Net-Zero Energy Military Installation Achieves Mission Impossible

By Kevin Vaughn
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Through private financing – the hot trend, and nearly only route, for implementing energy conservation measures – reducing energy spend and shrinking the environmental footprint of federal real estate in the wake of dwindling budgets, three USGC sites in Puerto Rico are proving net-zero status is possible for military facilities.
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Futuregreen Hospitality Forum Announces Challenge Winners

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Participants discussed environmental challenges and worked together to discover new solutions for a more sustainable hotel industry. Delegates were tasked with the Cardboard Challenge, which prompted them to create simple solutions with sustainable impact using found materials.
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