Naval Shipyard Streamlines Operations

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), harbored on an island between Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has weathered many a storm since its creation in 1800 under President John Adams. As the nation’s first naval shipyard, PNS has risen and fallen with the fortunes of sail, steam, and atomic-powered seacraft. In recent decades, it has reinvented […]

ASHRAE Proposes Reducing Lighting Energy Use

Using the latest lighting technology and techniques to reduce energy use is proposed in an addendum to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) energy conservation standard. The lighting power limits allowed under ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2001, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, would be completely revised under proposed addendum g, […]

Senate Fails to Address Nation’s Environmental, Energy Needs

Environmental Defense criticized energy legislation passed by the U.S. Senate for favoring fossil fuels over renewable energy and for lacking tough conservation measures ? including a specific increase in gas mileage standards for America’s cars and trucks. “Finding environmentally friendly provisions in this bill is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Knowing what […]

ASHRAE Expands Guidance on Risk Management

In the past, building occupants were primarily concerned with facilities being healthy and comfortable. Following Sept. 11, 2001, safety also became a major focus not only for occupants but for owners and designers as well. Findings from a report on safeguarding people in their environment, whether under normal or extraordinary incidents, will be presented at […]

Impact of Humidity on Residents Explored

Controlling humidity is essential for human health, productivity, protecting building components and minimizing mold growth. And so control of residential humidity and mold is increasingly important. Issues related to residential and small building humidity control will be addressed in a public session held at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) 2003 […]