Eco-Friendly Wall Coatings Reflect Well on Green Building Project
Eco-friendly exterior wall coatings that incorporate heat reflective technology helped a Florida office building earn a LEED-Gold green rating and won the project recognition from an industry magazine. More
Facilities America to be Held Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2009 - Register Today!
AFE will present Facilities America, a comprehensive conference program on the latest in facilities management topics being held in conjunction with the Carolina Industrial & Facility Maintenance Show October 29 – November 1 in Greenville, SC. Click here for more information and to register.
Can Wind Farms Change the Weather?
from The Washington Post
Large-scale wind farms, consisting of hundreds to thousands of wind turbines spread over large areas for generating electricity, are likely to play an increasingly important role in providing a climate-friendly source of energy. Unlike power plants that burn oil, coal or natural gas, wind power requires no fuel, emits no pollution and produces neither carbon dioxide nor any other greenhouse gas. More
A Sustainable New Orleans Slowly Rises in Katrina's Wake
from The New York Times
People here are finally seeing a bright side to the catastrophic damage done four years ago by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The city is being rebuilt slowly as what many hope will be a clean, green model for the nation. More
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AFE's virtual classes provide a one-stop educational resource for the plant/facilities engineering, operations, and maintenance professional. Classes are taught by experienced representatives from the field. In addition, each course equates to 0.1 CEU or recertification credit for individuals currently holding AFE credentialing (CPE, CPMM or CPS). Plus -- it's free for AFE Members! For information on upcoming classes, Click here.
New York City Hails New Eco Landmark
from Building Design & Construction
Manhattan’s newest landmark building, the Bank of America Tower, has become a symbol of both the city's hope for a recovery from last year’s financial crash and its push to become the United States' greenest city. More
Sears Tower Name Change is Official
from AP the Chicago Sun-Times
Known as the Sears Tower since it opened in 1973, the tallest building in the United States is set to change its name to Willis Tower. The London-based insurance brokerage Willis Group Holdings made the name change official with a ceremony at the downtown Chicago skyscraper. Willis is leasing 140,000 square feet and moving 500 employees to the building. More
U.S. & China Team Up on Cleantech Research
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has inspired hand-wringing among some companies and trade groups in recent months with calls for the international community to take a “very collaborative” approach to improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Department of Energy offered a first glimpse of how Chu’s vision of collaborative cleantech innovation will really unfold, announcing plans to develop a new U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center, starting with a total of $15 million in funding (split equally) from the two governments.