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Solar Energy Usage – Today and for the Future

Businesses and consumers alike are more focused today on sustainability and ecological responsibility. Solar energy usage today is one of many green initiatives that require numerous efforts to improve the environment and reduce carbon footprints:Reduction in the use of paperRecycling to avoid the impact of landfillsEnergy conservation – more efficient appliances and automobilesElectric vehicles – hybrids or totally electric cars and trucks... Read More

Energy Engineering Company Unveils 6 Fundamental Principles of Sustainable Building Design

Buildings all over the nation use a variety of resources (energy, water, materials, etc), they generate waste (construction, occupant, etc) and release atmospheric emissions. And building owners are often faced with the challenge to meet the ever changing demands for new, upgraded facilities that are accessible, secure and healthy; while minimizing environmental impact. Thus, choosing sustainable building design can help to reduce operation costs... Read More

Sustainable “Green” Building Design Checklist

The many benefits of going green are well known. Not only is it good for our environment, it also makes office building a healthier place to work for employees (boosting productivity), is more aesthetically pleasing, benefits the community, and saves money (boosting ROI). Making the choice to use sustainable architecture are an easy way to lower greenhouse gas emissions and boost business at the same time. Check out our recent blog post, Importance... Read More

Sustainable Design Benefits the Community

Green buildings with sustainable designs are responsive to the environment and can actively contribute to the development of healthy communities. Green buildings are not a simple development trend; more and more, communities are becoming interested in reducing their carbon footprint and are looking to encourage sustainable behaviors for the environment. Businesses are internally implementing sustainability initiatives and are encouraging other companies... Read More

Importance of Sustainable Hospital Engineering: Going for the Green

Sustainable building engineering design and construction is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout the life cycle of a building– from selecting the site to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and finally, deconstruction. Energy and resource efficient, eco- friendly designs are beneficial to the community and environment, socially responsible... Read More

Sustainable Engineering: Energy Modeling

Sustainable engineering utilizes energy modeling, or the virtual simulation of a building that focuses on energy consumption, utility bills and life cycle costs of various energy related items such as air conditioning, lights and hot water. It is also used to evaluate the payback of green energy solutions like solar panels and photovoltaics, wind turbines and high efficiency appliances.Determining a building’s energy use is not always an intuitive... Read More