Building engineering

The U.S. Department of Energy analysis finds significant energy and carbon improvements in 2021 International Energy Conservation Code

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 5:05am

b'Washington, D.C., May 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington, D.C. \xe2\x80\x94 Preliminary analysis released by the U.S. Department of Energy\xc2\xa0(DOE)\xc2\xa0finds that the\xc2\xa0residential provisions of the\xc2\xa02021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)\xc2\xa0are\xc2\xa09.38\xc2\xa0percent more efficient than the 2018 edition and reduce greenhouse gas\xc2\xa0(GHG)\xc2\xa0emissions by\xc2\xa08.66 percent.

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  • b'Washington, D.C., May 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington, D.C. \xe2\x80\x94 Preliminary analysis released by the U.S. Department of Energy\xc2\xa0(DOE)\xc2\xa0finds that the\xc2\xa0residential provisions of the\xc2\xa02021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)\xc2\xa0are\xc2\xa09.38\xc2\xa0percent more efficient than the 2018 edition and reduce greenhouse gas\xc2\xa0(GHG)\xc2\xa0emissions by\xc2\xa08.66 percent.
  • The International Code Council has developed the IECC for over three decades; it is one of the International Codes, the most widely used and adopted set of building safety codes in the world.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cDOE\xe2\x80\x99s analysis confirms the significant contributions of the IECC to date.\xc2\xa0Adoption and effective implementation\xc2\xa0by state and local governments\xc2\xa0are\xc2\xa0critical next steps towards ensuring the\xc2\xa0IECC\xe2\x80\x99s benefits are\xc2\xa0realized.\xc2\xa0We\xc2\xa0look forward to continued work with DOE and other agencies\xc2\xa0in\xc2\xa0assisting\xc2\xa0states\xc2\xa0and localities\xc2\xa0in\xc2\xa0their\xc2\xa0efforts to\xc2\xa0address climate change\xc2\xa0and reduce\xc2\xa0residential\xc2\xa0energy bills.\xe2\x80\x9d\nThe Code Council will continue the significant progress\xc2\xa0captured in the 2021 IECC through\xc2\xa0new commitments embedded in the scope and intent of the 2024 edition and beyond\xc2\xa0including improvements from edition to edition; the inclusion of zero energy\xc2\xa0building pathways today and\xc2\xa0paths to\xc2\xa0zero energy by\xc2\xa02030;\xc2\xa0and\xc2\xa0the\xc2\xa0inclusion of additional GHG reduction strategies like electric vehicle charging and building electrification.\xc2\xa0These commitments were announced in\xc2\xa0a new energy efficiency and GHG reduction framework issued in March, Leading the Way to Energy Efficiency:\xc2\xa0A Path Forward\xc2\xa0on Energy and Sustainability to Confront a Changing Climate .\nThe International Code Council is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions.
  • Code Council codes, standards and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.\n'

Zurn Releases FloForce™ High Performance Roof Drain

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 4:29pm

b'MILWAUKEE, WI, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zurn Industries, LLC recently launched its Z100 FloForce High-Performance Roof Drain to meet code requirements and promote flow efficiency.

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  • b'MILWAUKEE, WI, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zurn Industries, LLC recently launched its Z100 FloForce High-Performance Roof Drain to meet code requirements and promote flow efficiency.
  • The FloForce is backed by data, so engineers can easily calculate the system\xe2\x80\x99s drainage requirements.
  • FloForce is the standard in roof drains.\xe2\x80\x9d\nThe FloForce parabolical design and enhancements are engineered to flow at a lower head depth.
  • Zurn offers the largest breadth of engineered water solutions, including a wide spectrum of sustainable plumbing products.

Global Sustainability Assessment Standard BREEAM Accepted Under Fannie Mae’s Green Financing Program

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 4:36pm

b'BREEAM, the leading sustainability assessment method developed by BRE Global (\xe2\x80\x98BRE\xe2\x80\x99), has announced that its Residential Plus assessment program for existing developments has been approved by national mortgage association Fannie Mae under its Green Financing Program.\nThis press release features multimedia.

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  • b'BREEAM, the leading sustainability assessment method developed by BRE Global (\xe2\x80\x98BRE\xe2\x80\x99), has announced that its Residential Plus assessment program for existing developments has been approved by national mortgage association Fannie Mae under its Green Financing Program.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005757/en/\nThe Green Financing Program, established in 2015, is an initiative through which Fannie Mae offers preferential pricing for mortgage loans to real estate assets that have been certified by one of its pre-approved green certification assessment platforms.
  • Currently, there are 18 green building standards \xe2\x80\x94 including BREEAM USA \xe2\x80\x94 which are recognized by Fannie Mae.\n\xe2\x80\x9cAs BREEAM expands its presence in the US real estate market, we are thrilled to be recognized by Fannie Mae\xe2\x80\x99s Green Financing Program, further solidifying our position as one of the most rigorous sustainability assessments globally,\xe2\x80\x9d said Breana Wheeler, Director of Operations at BRE.
  • BREEAM does this through third party certification of the assessment of an asset\xe2\x80\x99s environmental, social and economic sustainability performance, using standards developed by BRE.

The Rise of The Los Angeles 'Modern Barn'

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 1:34pm

b'LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In the sprawling city of Los Angeles, a place renowned for its luxury hillside houses, charming craftsman-style bungalows, and Mediterranean-inspired homes, a new trend is taking over - and fast.

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  • b'LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In the sprawling city of Los Angeles, a place renowned for its luxury hillside houses, charming craftsman-style bungalows, and Mediterranean-inspired homes, a new trend is taking over - and fast.
  • "\n"For years, we have seen the popular Cape Cod style homes with black accents and white shiplap popping up in almost every neighborhood in Los Angeles," says Brock Wylan, co-founder of the eponymously named design firm, WylanJames.
  • "Homeowners have been drawn to the warm and familiar style, contemporary finishes, and east coast charm.
  • "\nEnter WylanJames, a dynamic ensemble not unfamiliar with being at the forefront of architectural design.

MHI Thermal Systems fully revises a lineup of inverter multi-split air conditioners for buildings in its overseas markets

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 6:06am

b"- Renewed design with same exterior dimensions, offering enhanced efficiency and other features to meet market needs.\nTOKYO, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has redesigned all 17 models in its KXZ Series of building-use inverter multi-split air conditioners for its worldwide markets.

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  • b"- Renewed design with same exterior dimensions, offering enhanced efficiency and other features to meet market needs.\nTOKYO, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has redesigned all 17 models in its KXZ Series of building-use inverter multi-split air conditioners for its worldwide markets.
  • Further updates include greater flexibility when connecting indoor and outdoor units, increased operational controls, and enhanced efficiency alongside energy performance.\nThe KXZ2 line benefits from an increased vertical height difference(1) between indoor units and between indoor and outdoor units.
  • A heightened difference between units creates a better-condensed refrigeration system in high-rise buildings with multiple indoor units, while also contributing to lower costs during installations.
  • As well as an increased exhaust system of 85Pa, increasing from a previous 50Pa(3).\nLike the previous models, the new lineup has specifications to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling, particularly in the intermediate performance range.

CEMATRIX Announces 2021 First Quarter Results

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 9:30pm

\xe2\x80\x9cI want to thank all of our employees at CEMATRIX, particularly our field staff, for staying safe and making our success possible through hard work and dedication.

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  • \xe2\x80\x9cI want to thank all of our employees at CEMATRIX, particularly our field staff, for staying safe and making our success possible through hard work and dedication.
  • The first quarter is traditionally a slower quarter due to the seasonality of construction activity in our primary markets.
  • With the capital raised we will continue the implementation of our strategic plan including accretive acquisitions, regional expansion in the USA, and balance sheet improvements.
  • Through recent acquisitions of Chicago based MixOnSite and Bellingham based Pacific International Grout, CEMATRIX is now North America\xe2\x80\x99s largest Cellular Concrete company.

Homeowners and renovators use Tover products for sustainable wood finishes and care

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 6:37pm

This shortage has caused a rise in prices, impeded housing and economic growth which in turn has hurt home buyers, home builders and home renovators.

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  • This shortage has caused a rise in prices, impeded housing and economic growth which in turn has hurt home buyers, home builders and home renovators.
  • Tover offers solution for homeowners, interior designers, and renovators that want to update their interior and exterior wood surfaces.
  • With many people wanting to beautify their outdoor living areas, the price and availability of lumber for exterior has also risen significantly.
  • has been developing, producing, importing and combining custom wood flooring products from Europe, for installation into luxury designer projects around the world.

Revenue Ascend Celebrates 5th Year of Business by Launching HVAC Technician Student Scholarship Program for 2021

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 1:44pm

b'CHICAGO, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Revenue Ascend LLC (Revenue Ascend), a private and award-winning digital marketing agency that delivers superior revenue-generating results online is announcing the recent launch of its HVAC and plumbing digital marketing system which will eliminate the need for any HVAC or plumbing owner to ever hire a monthly retainer digital marketing agency again and keep full control of its business growth.\nMore importantly, Revenue Ascend is announcing the Revenue Ascend HVAC Technician Student Scholarship program for 2021.

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  • b'CHICAGO, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Revenue Ascend LLC (Revenue Ascend), a private and award-winning digital marketing agency that delivers superior revenue-generating results online is announcing the recent launch of its HVAC and plumbing digital marketing system which will eliminate the need for any HVAC or plumbing owner to ever hire a monthly retainer digital marketing agency again and keep full control of its business growth.\nMore importantly, Revenue Ascend is announcing the Revenue Ascend HVAC Technician Student Scholarship program for 2021.
  • Revenue Ascend is committed to helping HVAC technicians and HVAC business owners of the future.
  • Additionally, we provide other high-value resources and a private community to help your business ongoing.
  • "\n"Additionally, we believe in truly helping the HVAC and Plumbing industry as we are launching the HVAC technician scholarship program for 2021.

Join Aquark, Creator of InverPad® Pool Heat Pump

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 10:00am

Aquark's R&D team with 20+ years of experience will keep tech-innovation for inverter pool heat pump.\n250,000+ InverPad pool heat pumps have been exported in 2020, which leads to a new trend in pool heat pump market.\n3The mission of Aquark is to create the highest value for global partners & pool industry.\nImbued with vitality and innovation, Aquark is focusing on implanting inverter pool heat pumps with silence and lower energy consumptions.

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  • Aquark's R&D team with 20+ years of experience will keep tech-innovation for inverter pool heat pump.\n250,000+ InverPad pool heat pumps have been exported in 2020, which leads to a new trend in pool heat pump market.\n3The mission of Aquark is to create the highest value for global partners & pool industry.\nImbued with vitality and innovation, Aquark is focusing on implanting inverter pool heat pumps with silence and lower energy consumptions.
  • Aquark brand awareness thrives in its InverPad pool heat pump, which is conducive to creating business opportunities for its dealers.\nThe InverPad pool heat pump was the one and only inverter pool heater with a pad design at its debut in 2017.
  • Distributed to over 50 countries and regions, the InverPad pool heat pump has been widely adopted in various swimming pools around the world.
  • What's even more exciting is that the upcoming iteration of InverPad Tech is about ready to be deployed.\nBy expanding strategic cooperation, Aquark will work with its partners to bring swimming pool heat pump to a whole new level.\nAquark , the Pad Inverter creator, is a professional inverter pool heat pump manufacturer based in Guangdong, China.

Independent contractor opposes Illinois HB3437, warning construction career opportunities for minority youth are in jeopardy

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 10:12pm

That means that union contractors are not required to meet the journeyman, safety training or apprenticeship reporting requirements.

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  • That means that union contractors are not required to meet the journeyman, safety training or apprenticeship reporting requirements.
  • In fact, one of the more recent instances of a safety failure was at a 100% unionized refinery.
  • Plus, contractors like myself will be forced to abandon support of construction career pipelines like the Community Builders Program.
  • My company has partnered with a number of minority community organizations such as Project Hood to provide access to the construction industry for black and brown workers.