Historic Federal Building Wins LEED-CI

Oct. 8, 2008
October 08, 2008
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Historic Federal Building Wins LEED-CI
Built in 1911 for Rand McNally, the Chicago Federal Building underwent a $67 million renovation that included a host of sustainable features. The project team evaluated all energy-efficiency measures on a whole-building energy simulation. Measures include underfloor air distribution, air-to-air total energy recovery, reconfiguration of the chilled water system into a true primary-secondary pumping system, and high-efficiency pump motors and variable frequency drives.


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Edinboro University of PA Breaks Ground on $5 Million Facility
A new $5 million facility will bring two of the university's popular academic programs under one roof. It also will include a ventilation and air-conditioning unit that, in addition to being environmentally friendly, is quiet.


Shades of Solar
When it comes to energy harvesting, technology has transformed the discussion from “can we” to “we can.” Facilities in Brighton, MA, Oberlin, OH, and Eugene, OR, show how.


ER Gets a Healthy Boost
A $3.5 million wing of a Rhode Island hospital’s emergency room includes a new two-way communications system that can transmit patient data to the hospital before the patient arrives. The wing also includes a large flat screen monitor behind the main department desk that is connected to patient monitoring systems in the rooms and tracks pending test results.

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