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WBDG - The Whole Building Design Guide

WBDG - The Whole Building Design Guide

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The toxins you breathe indoors could harm your health Escaping summer in the cool, air-conditioned comfort of your home, the office or shopping malls is almost indescribably blissful some days. But just what are you breathing in? Up to five times the amount of pollution you would be taking in outside, according to air-quality professionals. And poor indoor air quality comes with a considerable cost, one expert says. "You know how much you spend on utilities, or as a building owner you know if you save 10 per cent then that is ‘X' dollars," says Henning Bloech, the general manager for building programmes at UL Environment, a developer of green products and sustainability standards.

Screening Green Businesses Certification for Green Businesses Green America certifies businesses that are committed to using business as a platform for social change. Since 1982, Green America has evaluated over 8,000 small businesses. AEC Daily The Blue Book Building and Construction Network to Introduce New Online Education Resource for Commercial Construction Industry at Greenbuild 2012 undefined.--(Business Wire)--Recognizing the construction industry's increasing requirements for Continuing Education and the need for a comprehensive and reliable resource for these materials, The Blue Book Network has partnered with four leading content providers to launch FULL STORY Continuing Education Courses undefinedFulfill your credentialling maintenance requirements. Visit the W.R. Meadows continuing education page to view their course offerings.

Managing Energy Costs in Grocery Stores Although the actions described in this section require more extensive implementation, they can dramatically increase the efficiency of your store. Ask your local utility for more information about initiating such projects. Optimize Refrigeration The optimization of refrigeration systems can reduce energy use by 24 percent relative to standard practice. The following measures yield the largest savings.

Communities: Our Criteria General Requirements 1) Labor Standards Healthy and safe working conditions.Wages and benefits sufficient to lift workers' families out of poverty. Continuing Education for HVAC Professionals The following continuing education courses are approved by United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for LEED credentialing maintenance and American Institute of Architects (AIA) for sustainable design (SD) and health, safety and welfare (HSW) to help design professionals make sound decisions that meet or exceed the technical requirements of a green building. All courses are available at no charge to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability through sound HVAC design principles. These courses may also qualify for state-licensed professional continuing education. Please check with your local state board to find out if these courses meet local requirements. Once you have viewed the online course, please take the required assessment quiz.

HAZARDOUS AREAS, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, HAZARDOUS AREA ZONES, ATEX - HAZARDOUS AREA ELECTRICAL This glossary is offered as a guide to some of the terminology associated with hazardous areas and explosion prevention. It is not a substitute for recognised codes and standards and is subject to revision as these develop and are substituted. Always consult currently applicable standards, codes and governing bodies before initiating loop design and installation of hazardous area equipment. Approval, approved, third-party approval, NRTL North American terminology relating to the examination, testing and qualification of devices intended to meet codes and standards governing their use in hazardous (classified) locations. Equivalent to the term "certified" used in Europe and other parts of the world. Approval of a given device is gained through submission to a nationally recognised testing laboratory (NRTL). 10 Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality In order to manage the allergy symptoms that lead to asthma attacks, it’s critical to control the indoor environment. Common indoor triggers include dust mites on pillows, blankets and stuffed… Continue Reading » Conservation Groups Fight a Plan to Open 147,000 Acres of Panther Habitat to Hunters and Swamp Buggies Continue Reading » Rustic Bins, a Highly Efficient Small Vacuum and Surprisingly Durable Cardboard Furniture Sustainability Continuing Education for USGBC and AIA Professionals You've worked hard for your professional credentials. Now you need to maintain them - preferably with credential maintenance that is both engaging and educational. With deep experience and industry ties in green building and sustainability frameworks, Brightworks educational offerings are designed to add interest and value to your work so you and your organization can stand out and deliver the sustainability results your clients demand.