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The LEED rating system offers four certification levels for new construction — Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum — that correspond to the number of credits accrued in five green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.

The Science of Seeds

The Science of Seeds

Remember how 10 blindfolded people in a room each describe the elephant from their own perspective? The same might be said of soil—the stuff we interchangeably refer to as ground, dirt, or surface covering. Eric C. Brevik, a professor of soil science at Dickinson State University in North Dakota, illustrates

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Known for its involvement with banking and auto racing, Charlotte is one of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the US. The city’s 2014 estimated population is nearly 810,000.

Net Zero Energy Buildings

Net Zero Energy Buildings

Imagine that your company management has told you they are planning to design and build a new headquarters, or retrofit the current building to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Platinum and net zero energy . . . and they want you to make it happen.

Building Controls: The Heart of Energy Efficiency

Building Controls: The Heart of Energy Efficiency

Digital technology has created a revolution in building controls, relegating old pneumatic instruments to the antique shops along with typewriters and calculating machines. Now, a control system can allow a technician to turn fans on or off, and/or modify temperatures or lighting in a structure from a tablet or laptop

Reader Profile:  J.T. Thielman

Reader Profile: J.T. Thielman

Public assembly spaces often entail significant energy usage, and the Huntington Center Arena and the SeaGate Convention Centre in Toledo, OH, are no exception. The convention center is 366,000 square feet, and the new multipurpose $105 million, 8,000-seat arena is 260,000 square feet. With more than 25 years of experience

Net Zero Energy

Net Zero Energy

Imagine that your company management has told you they are planning to design and build a new headquarters, or retrofit the current building to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Platinum and net zero energy . . . and they want you to make it happen.

Fuel Cells Find Work in Factories

Fuel Cells Find Work in Factories

Fuel Cells Moving Forward
Doosan Fuel Cell manufactures and markets a 400-kW fuel cell power system for commercial and industrial applications in the US and South Korea. The Doosan PureCell Model 400 combined heat and power system has more than 11 million hours of fleet field operation.

“Our technology is known for

Aesthetics and Energy Efficiency

Aesthetics and Energy Efficiency

Nearly a century ago, legislation enacted by President Woodrow Wilson founded a basic training facility for American soldiers preparing for World War I. Named Camp Benning, the post was located just outside the capital city of Columbus, GA. Following the Armistice, the post was renamed Fort Benning in 1922. But

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