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PhiladelphiaÂ – In July 2015, the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care opened as the newest addition to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) campus, which serves more than 200,000 patients each year. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and FKP Architects, the 12-story, 700,000-square-foot ambulatory care center is the focus of the new South Campus. Its curving... Read More
Seattle – Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, recently provided the largest Blade Access Platform (BAP) to date for Akuo Energy Uruguay. Akuo Energy is France's leading independent producer of renewable energy and has subsidiaries in ten countries including Uruguay, their gateway to the Latin American region. With two wind farms currently in operation, Parque EÃ³lico Minas and Parque... Read More
NREL is now accepting applications for its 2016 Executive Energy Leadership Program.Â Also known as Energy Execs, program provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders throughout the country an opportunity to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools, and financing to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related... Read More
Used in commercial buildings, 14 W plug-and-play Helen Lamp T8 installs within seconds into existing fixtures –Â troffers, pendants, and shop lights – and is L70-rated to 50,000 hr. Existing Instant Start, Programmed Start, or Rapid Start T8 fluorescent electronic ballasts power lamp. Once installed, lamp emits 1,800 lm over 330Â° of its surface. CRI is 83, and available CCTs are 3000K,... Read More
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced that Canada and U.S. have adopted targets to reduce phosphorus entering affected areas of Lake Erie by 40%. Targets will minimize extent of low oxygen "dead zones" in the central basin of Lake Erie; maintain algae growth at level consistent with healthy aquatic ecosystems; and... Read More
NREL released analysis exploring potential impact of recently extended federal tax credits on the deployment of renewable generation technologies and related U.S. electric sector carbon dioxide emissions. Tax credit extensions are estimated to drive net peak increase of 48–53 gigawatts in installed renewable generation capacity in the early 2020s. Cumulative emissions reductionsÂ spanning... Read More
Optimal for large cathedral-like spaces, forward-throw Butterfly Wall combines 16-gauge 60% recycled aluminum housing, integral line-voltage power, and clear tempered-glass lens. Back-lighting component provides soft upper wall or column-lighting effects. Butterfly-12 model is 12 in.Â² x 4.5 in. deep, while Butterfly-18 measures 18 in.Â² x 7 in. deep, both with curving sides that taper to... Read More
Powered by solar energy at all times with 5-night minimum reserve, pole-, surface-, or ground-mounted SolarAlpha LED projects light onto buildings and other structures, parking areas, signage, and landscape features. Completely off grid LED outdoor luminaire, which isÂ automatically self-storing andÂ self-recharging, is designed toÂ minimize light trespass, spillover, and waste. There are... Read More
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Offering color temperatures from 2700K to 6500K and >80 CRI, human-centric LED Light Troffer retrofit kit creates comfortable and natural light in hospitals, wellness centers, senior living, and other healthcare facilities as well as office and commercial buildings and retail environments. Light panel uses 38 W LED source and mimics natural Kelvin changes of sun throughout day inÂ 2 x 2... Read More
Advanced power management and control system preserves critical loads for campus microgrid. PULLMAN, Wash. — A new microgrid control solution from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) marks the latest of University of California, San Diego’s ongoing improvements to its campus electrical utility system. The recently installed high-speed islanding detection and load shedding system... Read More
Used to conserve energy and meet Title 24 building energy codes dimming or turning off lights in unoccupied spaces, bi-level dimming occupancy sensors incorporate PIR (Passive Infrared), ultrasonic, and microwave technology. BluetoothÂ®-enabled version, which can be controlled remotely by Android or IOS device, supports initial set upÂ as well asÂ subsequent sensor adjustments. Microwave... Read More
To help ensure reliably accurate measurements of the big 3 long-lived greenhouse gases, NIST has issued two new Standard Reference Materials. Southern Oceanic Air (SRM 1721) and Northern Continental Air (SRM 1720) contain painstakingly measured concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. They respond to growing need for greenhouse gas calibration standards that extends beyond... Read More
Wausau, WisconsinÂ – Rochester Management, Inc. (RMI), a not-for-profit property developer and property management firm located in Rochester, New York, has been involved in the management of Brighton Towers’ apartments since their construction in the early 1970s. With providing high-quality, affordable housing at the heart of its mission, RMI was intent on planning a major renovation of... Read More
Available for InternationalÂ® HX Series trucks, AERO CLADÂ® offers bright metal bumper option for both set back axle and set forward axle models.Â Stainless steel finish is 10x thicker than chrome plating and provides mirror bright surface that resists corrosion, even after damage from impact. ToughÂ finish will not crack, peel, rust, or fade. Saving 52 lb compared to standard painted... Read More
On March 2, ANSI will host free webinar on role of certified professionals in urban infrastructure planning and sustainable development. ANSI’s accreditation program based on International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 provides independent validation that credentialing program adheres to this globally recognized standard. Webinar will include remarks by each panelist on scope of their... Read More
Designed for hospitality, health care, office, education, and retail environments, ENERGY STARÂ®-certified DLR Series featuresÂ 4, 6, 8, and 9 in.Â configurations withÂ 1,000–5,000 lm outputs. Standard CCTs include 3000K and 4000K, while 2700K, 3500K, and 5000K are options. Flood beam configuration is standard, and spot beam distribution is optional. Offering 100,000 hr operating life,... Read More
Available forÂ long- and regional-haul service fleets, R283A™ Ecopia™ steer tire delivers optimized wear life and rolling resistance via IntelliShape™ sidewall design, tread compound, andÂ low cap/base junction. Other casing features include footprint optimizing shoulder design and Fuel Saver Sidewall that reduces heat generation and energy loss. Along with 4-rib design, EPA... Read More
WithÂ 60 mm cylindrical form factor, K2Â enables transportation industry to retrofit systems to increase power, reduce engine weight, and improve fuel efficiency. Grid markets will also benefit from options for more available power to smooth power intermittencies and reduce expenses. Able to perform over -40 to +65C range, ultracapacitor incorporates DuraBlue™ Advanced Shock and Vibration... Read More
EPA announced 38 People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants to university student teams for proposed projects to develop new, sustainable products and strategies. Each team will receive up to $15,000 for proposals. This year’s teams are testing innovative ideas such as repurposing chemical byproducts from the mining industry into new concrete that helps inhibit corrosion of steel, and... Read More
Manufactured with proprietary sustainable resin blends, which are made with approximately 30% renewable feedstock, LumirrorÂ® BioView™ PET Film is suitable for solar control window films used inÂ commercial and residential applications. Bio-based bi-axially oriented polyester film consists of multi-layer structure with surface and optical qualities that are strictly controlled by... Read More