Can energy-efficient buildings improve the financial performance of banks, and possibly other commercial enterprises? According to a study by the University of Notre Dame, the answer is yes. Using data from 2008 through 2010, the school compared the performance of 93 LEED-rated bank branches with 469 non-rated branches. Turns out the LEED-rated facilities opened 458 more consumer deposit accounts and had over $3 million more in consumer deposit balances per facility per year. Not only that, sales at LEED-certified branches increased by $461,300 per employee. Check out the full report to see how LEED certification is proving its value in more ways than one.
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Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, America's #1 selling brand of VRF technology, gives you added performance and efficiency in a more compact design. New R2- and Y-Series units feature industry-leading efficiency ratings, increased capacity, smaller footprint, and longer line lengths. We are redefining HVAC and what you can achieve in your buildings. Learn more.
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Baltimore Aircoil Company
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Solar Curtain Keeps It Cool
Here's something pretty cool, a first-of-its-kind retrofit of a solar curtain wall. BISEM Inc. is working with California's Sacramento Municipal Utility District to install a 392 sq ft wall at SMUD's LEED Platinum-certified customer service center. Renew Grid says the curtain's solar panels generate DC electricity, which powers coolers and reduces heat build-up in the technology demonstration area.
Complimentary LEED eBOOK: Save 74% in Energy Costs Emerson Network Power / Liebert Power & Cooling
Introducing Energy Logic 2.0, a vendor-neutral roadmap of 10 strategies that can reduce a data center's energy use by up to 74%, perfect LEED projects, or just energy conscious customers. The updated approach is detailed in a new, no-cost e-book. Download now. Only from Emerson Network Power.
Extech Video Borescope: Bonus 1 m Extension
Extech Instruments, A FLIR Company
Extech's BR200 & BR250 Wireless Video Inspection Cameras help users inspect hard-to-reach areas while capturing up to 2GB video and images. With a detachable wireless display, 30 ft/10 m range, video-out, and adjustable LED lighting for dark areas, it's invaluable for adding value to inspection services.
ADH Series Air Duct Heaters
Heat Exchange & Transfer, Inc.
ADH series air duct heaters are constructed with stainless steel tubular elements mounted in a stainless flange with operating temperatures up to 1200° F. They can be designed to fit rectangular ductwork and supplied with transition sections when used on circular or smaller ducts. From Heat Exchange & Transfer, Inc.
Taking the LEED Worldwide
LEED's been making big moves worldwide, and there are now numbers to prove it. According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the total footprint of commercial buildings that have been LEED-certified is now more than two billion square feet, with seven billion more square feet in development. HPAC Engineering reports on LEED's growing impact.
HVAC Workers Get Schooled
Want to stay current on the latest green building techniques? Now you can do it from home. Pearson has partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council to launch a new online learning program, with courses to help students prep for the LEED Green Associate exam. Nine different LEED classes will be available this fall, reports Yahoo Finance.
Hub Group Goes for the Gold
When the Hub Group broke ground on a new headquarters in August, they were aiming for more than just comfort. By ensuring that the 130,000 sq ft facility has high-efficiency HVAC, energy-efficient lighting, and more — the Hub Group is determined to achieve LEED Gold status. PR Newswire explains how the company is keeping their Illinois headquarters environmentally-friendly.
High School Goes Green
You hear about businesses wanting to go green with LEED certification, but a high school? Five years ago, Illinois' Adlai E. Stevenson High School set that goal — and to make it happen, the high school worked with Siemens Building Technologies to reduce natural gas and other carbon usage and improve energy efficiency. This video shows how they did it.
Recycling Keeps Data Center Cool
Internap's data center facilities in Dallas and Santa Clara have won multiple Green Globe awards, and the Santa Clara facility is LEED-certified. How did the company do it? Data Center Dynamics has details on how Internap went green, including using recycled water for cooling, which saves the company more than 76,000 gallons per day.
LEED Reaches Convenience Stores
West Lawrence, KS, just got its first-ever LEED-certified convenience store — and the first-ever Hy-Vee store with that designation anywhere. The prototype store features solar panels on the canopy covering the gas pumps, a rooftop rain collection system, and energy-efficient refrigeration. LJWorld.com has more details on this unusual green building.
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