Commercial and hospitality spaces, such as stores, restaurants, offices and hotel lobbies, want to appear warm and inviting to consumers. A light and bright atmosphere helps to convey this, but excessive lighting can hike up energy bills.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality a grant to help reduce asbestos exposure in schools. The $137,000 grant will go toward compliance monitoring and assistance, public outreach, inspections, enforcement actions, and ensuring workers are properly trained and accredited.
Hanley Wood, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and EMerge Alliance announced that the world’s first Net Zero Zone will be unveiled at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans Oct. 22-24, 2014.
Several significant projects already underway in the metro area and Louisiana.
Entering the New Orleans market at an opportune time, TLC Engineering for Architecture has been awarded several signature projects since its office opened earlier this year in the Central Business District:
Unique Partnership Will Create Jobs, Produce Advanced Domestic Fuel and Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a $91 million loan guarantee to help finance an innovative advanced biofuel plant in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
Largest U.S. Sustainable Building Conference and Expo Taking Place in New Orleans October 22-24
Excitement and buzz are building as the final preparations take place for the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, scheduled for Oct. 22-24 at the Morial Convention Center.