Using Solar Heat to Power Air Conditioning
from the Los Angeles Times
Everyone knows solar power can heat homes and generate electricity.
But on a rooftop in Downey, Southern California Gas Co. engineers are using solar mirrors to cool down their offices.
Facilities America Presented by Fluor: Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2009 - Register Now!
AFE’s Facilities America Presented by Fluor is a comprehensive conference program on the latest in facilities management topics being held in conjunction with the Carolina Industrial & Facility Maintenance Show October 29 – November 1 in Greenville, SC. Click here for more information and to register.
Renewable Energies Will Benefit U.S. Workers' Health, Expert Predicts
from Science Daily
Expansion of renewable energies should appreciably improve the health status of the 700,000 US workers employed in the energy sector, according to a commentary by Medical College of Wisconsin researchers, in Milwaukee. Their review is published in the August 19, 2009, issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. More
How Far Up Will Dubai Tower Finally Top Out?
from The Wall Street Journal
Amid a slumping real-estate market and canceled or delayed development projects across this city-state, a mystery is swirling over the nearly completed Burj Dubai, already the world's tallest skyscraper: When will it open? More
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Certified Plant Engineer (CPE) Online and Classroom Review Classes Now Scheduled!
Online CPE Review: Join instructor Jim Taylor of Machinery Management Solutions for an extended review of the CPE Review Pack. This online class is double the instruction time of the traditional week-long review to allow working professionals to dedicate the appropriate time to prepare. Classes will be held from 12-2 EST. Traditional Classroom Review: To be held Sept. 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 3 and Oct. 10, 2009 in Eastern Massachusetts. For the schedule, pricing and registration, please click here. or contact Carol Lawrence at (571) 203-7238 or CLawrence@AFE.org.
AFE, Power Management Concepts Partner to Offer Valuable Online Courses
AFE has partnered with Power Management Concepts (PMC) to offer its members the opportunity to gain valuable Professional Development Hours through a variety of online courses covering essential components such as generators, transfer switches, UPS and cooling systems, as well as sound engineering practices. These courses are focused on providing updated content on the challenges of reliability and resiliency of critical infrastructure. For information on how to enroll in a course, visit http://afe.powermanage.com
From Nets to Kilowatts
from The Christian Science Monitor
At the Covanta Energy-from-Waste facility in Preston, Conn., a 30-foot wall of garbage towers above 10 tons of tangled fishing gear. Fishing nets, ropes, lobster traps, and buoys from the fishing port of Provincetown, Mass., lie on the floor where trash is dumped for disposal. These massive nets and other gear – some pulled from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean – may look like trash, but they’re about to become something more useful: electricity. More
Germany Unveils World Class Sustainable ECO CITY
Today Germany's historic Hamburg-Harburg Harbor announced the development of a sustainable ECO CITY that combines industry, entertainment and pedestrian life into one super green package. Designed by international firm Tec Architecture and the global engineering company ARUP, ECO CITY is one of the only projects in the world that is seeking to achieve the highest level of environmental certification from all three major green building rating systems (LEED, BREEAM and DGNB). The project is an exceptional example of how to integrate efficient technology and building methods while fostering social interaction and community rebirth. More