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Energy Department Announces Publication of Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator Resources Toolkit
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the publication of a high-impact, informational resources toolkit through its Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator developed in partnership with 18 cities and utilities across the nation. The Energy Data Access: Blueprint for Action Toolkit is a compilation of case studies, guidance and real-world best-practices adopted by cities and utilities to help building owners measure and track energy use, and benchmark the energy performance of their buildings.
EPA Issues Draft Risk Assessment for Chemical used in Spray Adhesives, Dry Cleaning and Degreasing
Today, the U. S. Environmental protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment and peer review a draft risk assessment for 1-Bromopropane (1-BP) used in spray adhesives, dry cleaning (including spot cleaners) applications, and degreasing uses.
New EPA Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for Multifamily Building Upgrades
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to announce the release of new, voluntary guidance: Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for Multifamily Building Upgrades
Energy Department Announces Largest Energy Efficiency Standard in History
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced historic new efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces. Developed with industry, utilities, and environmental groups, these standards will save more energy than any other standard issued by the Department to date. Over the lifetime of the products, businesses will save $167 billion on their utility bills and carbon pollution will be reduced by 885 million metric tons.
ISES 2016 Deadline symposium proposals submission extended
Seeking Lighting and Indoor Air Quality Sensing Technologies from Small Businesses
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science plans to announce a funding opportunity on November 30, 2015, for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Under this grant opportunity, DOE will seek applications for funding directed toward FY16 Phase I, Release 2 projects. Topics include "Energy Efficient Solid-State Lighting Luminaires, Products, and Systems" (topic 11a) and "Technologies for Sensing and Managing Indoor Air Quality in Buildings" (topic 11b), and can be found on pg. 42-46 of the PDF
DOE Announces Two New Open Funding Opportunities for Commercial Buildings and Solid-State Lighting
Indoor Air 2016 Call for Abstracts
American Association of Aerosol Research 34th Annual Conference Call for Abstracts
Similar to previous years, the 2015 Conference will feature a full slate of tutorials on Monday, followed by invited plenary talks, special symposia, poster presentations, platform presentations, and special events from Tuesday morning through Friday noon. The plenary lectures at the start of each morning will be given by distinguished scientists with expertise spanning multiple areas of aerosol science and technology. The technical program will also feature parallel platform and poster sessions with several scheduled breaks for informal exchange.
Indoor Environmental Quality Research Roadmap 2012-2030: Energy Related Priorities - Report Available
This report is an update and expansion of the 2002 report, Energy –Related Indoor Environmental Quality Research.
Environmental Sensing by Wearable Device for Indoor Activity and Location Estimation
Special Issue of Building Research & Information (BRI) is now published, "Counting the Costs of Comfort".
Based on the NCEUB 2014 Windsor Conference, a special issue of Building Research & Information (BRI) is now published, "Counting the Costs of Comfort". Sue Roaf and Fergus Nicol were the guest editors.
UK Energy Research Centre International Summer School
The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) is holding its 11th Annual Energy Summer School from 5th to 10th July 2015 at Wyboston Lakes Conference Centre, UK. There will be 100 places available for UK and international students.
Top Ten Priorities for Getting to 2030
Just last week we celebrated the arrival of 2015, in all of its New Year's freshness and possibility. And while I'm happy to greet the new year with streamers and champagne, I have to admit I'm feeling a bit more serious than that.
Seeking Input on Definition for Zero Energy Buildings
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department), has funded the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) to assess various potential definitions of Zero Energy Buildings (ZEBs) and propose draft definitions with input from a number of subject matter experts and stakeholder organizations.
EPA Revised Chlorpyrifos Assessment Shows Risk to Workers
EPA is releasing an assessment for public comment on the potential for human health risk of the pesticide chlorpyrifos.
The New Pharos & Product Decision Makin - How to use the New Pharos for Healthy Material Selections
How to use the New Pharos for Healthy Material Selections
LEED Adds Social Equity Credits to Rating System
New Belgian Royal decree for floor covering products
The Belgian authorities approved last month a new decree on VOC emissions from construction products.
California Department of General Services Releases California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen)
The State of California Department of General Services released their policy that provides direction to state agencies that build, lease and operate state buildings, on reducing indoor pollutant levels and ensuring healthful indoor environments for occupants in new, renovated, leased, and existing state buildings, as directed in Governor’s Executive Order B- 18-12 and the Green Building Action Plan.

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