EGB, May 2009

May 21, 2009
EGB News Johnson Controls, USEA Induct Energy-Efficiency Leaders to Hall of Fame As the United States and the world develop policies and actions designed to reduce energy and prevent climate change, Johnson Controls Inc. and the U.S. Energy ...
EGB News
Johnson Controls, USEA Induct Energy-Efficiency Leaders to Hall of Fame
As the United States and the world develop policies and actions designed to reduce energy and prevent climate change, Johnson Controls Inc. and the U.S. Energy Association (USEA) will honor 22 people who have dedicated their careers to energy efficiency. [More]
Online Course Helps Build Energy Savings into School Designs
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through its EnergySmart Schools program, is offering a no-cost, 2-hour, Web-based training course that helps building professionals implement the recommendations in the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings. Members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) who complete the course and pass the quiz can earn 2.0 AIA/Continuing Education System learning units with credits for health, safety, and welfare as well as sustainable design. [More]
Ed Begley Jr. to Address Energy and Sustainable-Industry Professionals
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) has announced that actor and energy activist Ed Begley Jr. has been added to the keynote opening conference session for the West Coast Energy Management Congress & Expo scheduled for June 10 to 11 in Long Beach, Calif. [More]
EGB Now Part Of HVACR Week!
The Engineering Green Buildings Conference & Expo, along with HVAC Comfortech and the new Commercial HVACR Symposium, have joined together to create the 1st annual HVACR Week, which will be held September 21-26 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

This new mega-event will cover the gamut of the HVACR industry under one roof: from design to installation to maintenance and service.

HVACR Week 2009 brings together three events to create a single, comprehensive industry expo. Residential and commercial HVACR contractors will team with designing/specifying engineers to learn about the latest trends in the industry and the best business improvement tactics. Plus, the top manufacturers and industry suppliers will be on hand to show off their latest products and services.

EGB – Energy Efficiency for Greener Non-Residential Buildings

Produced and managed by HPAC Engineering, the Engineering Green Buildings Conference & Expo is the only green-design event focused on green engineering applications as they apply to mechanical systems for commercial, industrial, institutional and government buildings.

EGB 2009 – the sixth annual Engineering Green Buildings Conference & Expo – will offer technical sessions on green design and energy savings for non-residential buildings. Attendees will discover how they can design greener, more energy-efficient mechanical systems that will save energy and money, and reduce the carbon footprint of the buildings they design.

For details, visit
EGB Calendar
Green Virtual Conference & Expo
Presented by American School & University magazine and sponsored by Johnson Controls, Green School & University is a free virtual conference and exposition that will be held online Wednesday, June 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. [More]
Piping LEED Reference Guide
Efficiency and environmental benefits of polypropylene piping systems detailed in the company’s updated guide. Aquatherm’s LEED guide provides practical advice on earning LEED credits and explains how using Aquatherm’s polypropylene piping products can reduce emissions and indoor air pollutants onsite, as well as reducing waste and energy consumption. The most recent edition also includes information on reclaimed and rainwater systems; improved insulation techniques; and details how replacing metal piping systems with polypropylene systems can earn “Innovation in Design” credits. Available via
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May 20, 2009
EGB Features
Utility Shows Off LEED Platinum HQ
By Scott Arnold
Great River Energy, an electric generation and transmission cooperative serving the Upper Midwest, opened the doors of its headquarters in Maple Grove, Minn., to members of the trade press April 16, showcasing the first building in Minnesota to be certified Platinum under Version 2.2 of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction and Major Renovations Green Building Rating System. [More]