Retrofitting Brings Energy-Efficient HVAC to Campbell Junior High

WINCHESTER, Ky. — Before Robert D. Campbell Junior High School’s HVAC system was retrofitted with controllable chilled beam pump modules (CCBPM) in late 2015, the school used ventilators to cool the facility and waited long periods of time for the building’s temperature to change.

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AECOM Commits to Lowering Greenhouse Gas Emissions

LOS ANGELES — AECOM, a fully integrated global infrastructure firm based in Los Angeles, announced on August 10 that it is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020. To achieve this goal, the company will focus on its largest sources of emissions, which includes fleet vehicle fuel, purchased electricity and heating and cooling for offices.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst Adopts Solar Initiative

AMHERST, Mass. — The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) has taken on a solar energy initiative designed to save over $6.2 million across a timespan of 20 years. The initiative will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide enough energy to power 900 Massachusetts homes.

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Silver Spring Library Achieves LEED Gold

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Silver Spring Library, located in Montgomery County, Md., was awarded LEED Gold certification thanks to the many energy-saving elements incorporated into its design. The library, which was finished in June 2015, is a model of sustainability for Montgomery County.

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Living Green Walls Installed at Washington School

WASHINGTON — M.V. Leckie Elementary School in Washington, D.C., recently received eight LiveFence living green walls to install inside the school. USGBC’s Center for Green Schools worked with Suite Plants, based in Cornwall-on-Hudson, to arrange the installation, according to a statement.

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