Environmental + Sustainability

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Echelon unifies multiple energy control standards and delivers blueprint for future-proofed smart sustainable buildings

CHICAGO – Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) today announced a suite of new tools and products for building owners, specification writers, integrators, and energy management application developers.

ClarkDietrich(TM) Building Systems Reinforces Commitment to Sustainable Building with LEED(R) Accredited Engineering Team

WEST CHESTER, Ohio – Three members of ClarkDietrich(TM) Building Systems’ engineering services team recently achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(R)) accreditation. Two members obtained the title of Green Associate and one reached the status of Accredited Professional.

Cardno acquires U.S. environmental firm TEC

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — International infrastructure services consultancy, Cardno Limited acquired TEC Inc, a Virginia-based environmental consulting firm. TEC is a 330-person consulting firm with specialist expertise in environmental management, asset management and marine infrastructure management, especially related to port infrastructure and defence facilities. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., TEC has 15 mainland U.S. offices and 5 offshore offices including Hawaii, Guam, Germany, Belgium, and Italy.

Environmental Connection 2012 registration now open

 DENVER — The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) opened registration for its annual conference and expo, Environmental Connection 2012 (EC12). Interested parties can visit IECA’s website for details on full-day courses, shorter technical sessions, special events, and the exhibit hall.

IECA accepting nominations for 2011 Awards of Environmental Excellence

 DENVER, COLO. — The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is calling for nominations for its 21st annual Awards of Environmental Excellence. The awards program recognizes industry professionals and organizations for their contributions to the erosion and sediment control community. IECA will honor all award winners during its awards program and general session at Environmental Connection 2012 (EC12) Feb. 26-29, 2012.

Sustainable construction should stress durability as well as energy efficiency and other green building...

SKOKIE, Ill.—Each year in the United States, more than $35 billion in direct property loss is caused by natural disasters. Yet, while states and municipalities are seeking to adopt ordinances that require “green” or “sustainable” construction, they are overlooking disaster-resistance construction.

Carrier Corp.’s 11th Global Engineering Conference brings emerging building trends and environmental issues into...

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – What are the emerging building design trends in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry today? What do building owners and designers need to be aware of to support environmental stewardship in the future? And how can innovative green building and sustainable design principles and strategies be applied to existing projects?

University of California, Irvine Extension launches online Multi-media Environmental Compliance course

  IRVINE, CALIF. — The University of California, Irvine Extension announced the launch of Multi-media Environmental Compliance, a new, online course developed to enhance participants’ understanding of environmental compliance programs. The six-week course, beginning Monday, Oct. 3, will be led by Christina Schwerdtfeger, Ph.D., REA, president and founder of Coto Consulting Inc.

Gannett Fleming named a charter member of Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

 HARRISBURG, PA. — Gannett Fleming was named a charter member of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), a recently formed non-profit leadership organization dedicated to developing and administering a sustainability rating system for North American infrastructure. The American Council of Engineering Companies, the American Public Works Association, and the American Society of Civil Engineers founded the national organization.

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