Engineering in K-12 schools: Energy-efficient, high-performance buildings  | Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Consulting Specifying Engineer
interviewed 6 high profile engineers who are experienced in engineering K-12 schools.

The two main topics of discussion were:
1) Energy efficiency and sustainability are often the No. 1 request from building owners during new building design. What is your experience in this area?

2) Many aspects of structure sustainability (power, HVAC, maintenance, etc.) require building personnel to follow certain practices in order to be effective. What, if anything, can you as an engineer do to help increase chances of success in this area?

http://www.csemag.com/single-article/engineering-in-k-12-schools-energy-efficient-high-performance-buildings/12f1c11c84ec595081ffc21c7c427187.html

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A grant from Walmart for an Eco-roof experiment

“It’s a rare opportunity to back up the rainwater absorption and evaporative cooling benefits of green roofs with data from a real world application, said David Sailor, director of Portland State University’s Green Building Research Laboratory. PSU received a $133,000 grant from Walmart to spend the next two years tracking and comparing data collected by a rooftop weather station and sensors placed throughout the North Portland store’s roof.”

Read more: http://djcoregon.com/news/2013/12/16/eco-roof-experiment-on-aisle-five/#ixzz2niRrwLj0

Tech industry is intersecting with green building and sustainability in 5 ways

Tech industry is intersecting green building and sustainability

“List of issues that are generally most critical for technology industry companies when considering new office premises within New York City. You’ll note how green components specifically weave their way into items 3 through 5.”