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A flat or curved component, typically rectangular, that forms or is set into the surface of a door, wall, or ceiling.

Geosynthetics for Roadway Construction

Geosynthetics for Roadway Construction

Ever since the Romans used palm fronds and other plant fiber matting to reinforce the sub-bases of their famous roads, fabrics have been used to improve road longevity and performance. Modern road construction methods rely on a family of materials called geosynthetics to achieve the same results. But these more sophisticated materials can

Extending The Range

Extending The Range

If you’ve ever been stuck behind a garbage truck in traffic, you’ve probably wished that diesels were banned. Asphyxiating exhaust fumes from these big Class 8 trucks rival the grating noise created by frequent stopping. But what if the noise and the diesel fumes were largely eliminated? You might still

An Encouraging Outlook

An Encouraging Outlook

There are now more than one million individual solar installations nationwide, with the residential solar market remaining strong, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. The US installed 1,665 megawatts (MW) of solar PV in the first quarter of 2016 to reach 29.3 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, enough

Intelligent Infrastructure

Intelligent Infrastructure

Buildings are getting smarter every day, says Don Kasper, vice president of operations at Ecorithm. With more connected devices and better building management system data, facility managers can analyze and diagnose building systems to optimize comfort, energy efficiency, and maintenance.

Editor’s Comments: Aligning Orbits

Editor’s Comments: Aligning Orbits

In a theory known as musica universalis, the “harmony of the spheres,” Pythagoras proposed in the 5th century that the Sun, Moon, and planets emitted their own vibrational hum based on their orbital revolution.

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

An older Walgreens store in Evansville, IL, had been selected for replacement in 2012 when executives suddenly recognized that it would be the ideal location for the net zero project they’d been contemplating. Located just 15 miles from corporate headquarters, the outdated store offered ease of access for engineers and

Sand Filter Systems With Detention: A Perfect Solution

Sand Filter Systems With Detention: A Perfect Solution

For stormwater detention and filtration in small, highly impervious drainage areas, sand filter systems with detention may be the perfect solution. In urban areas, they may sometimes be the only solution. They’re appropriate for commercial, municipal, and industrial operations.

Solar Toolkit Developed to Help Municipalities Advance Solar Projects

Solar Toolkit Developed to Help Municipalities Advance Solar Projects

Payment-in-lieu-of-tax guidance will assist local governments spur economic growth and help state achieve 50% renewable energy by 2030

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has developed a Solar PILOT Toolkit to assist the state’s municipalities in understanding and negotiating payment-in-lieu-of taxes (PILOT) agreements for solar projects larger

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