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NEWS ARCHIVE
ODU Engineers Algae Processing Technique Selected for EPA Competition
September 17, 2013

The race is on to find sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels to meet the globe’s soaring demand for transportation fuel.

Virginia Beach Company Awarded NAVFAC Contract
September 16, 2013

Hourigan Construction Corp. wins a $14 million contract for a transportation facility, warehouse and armory at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown.

Corps Awards James River Dredging Contract to Hampton Roads Company
September 16, 2013

The project consists of maintenance dredging and disposal of dredged material by hydraulic dredge and pipeline at various shoal locations on the James River Federal Navigation Channel.

Agreement Reached On Thermal Storage Water Heater Exemption
September 13, 2013

Major stakeholders in the debate have reached a consensus on legislative language establishing a special exemption for …

ICC, NAHB and NKBA Team Up for “Design and Construction Week”
September 13, 2013

Code Council teams up with National Association of Home Builders and National Kitchen and Bath Association for “Design and Construction Week.”

VCU Awarded $25,000 Ford C3 Grant for Transportation Application
September 12, 2013

The project ‘Building Sustainable Transportation in RVA’ will address important and unmet community needs.

Engineering Career Days Scheduled At U.Va.
September 11, 2013

Sponsored by the Center for Engineering Career Development, the fall career fair will be held September 17th, 18th, and 19th 2013 …

Students Showcase Sustainable Practices in Design Competition
September 11, 2013

This year, in addition to the Student Design Competition, ASHRAE asked students to think outside the box with the new Applied Engineering Challenge.

VDOT Receives Grant For Bridge Repair
September 10, 2013

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez has announced that $11.9 million in grant funding has been awarded …

Register Now for the 2013 AHRI Annual Meeting
September 9, 2013

Registration for the 2013 AHRI Annual Meeting, to be held November 17-19, is now available.

Climate Change Tops Agenda at 2013 World Energy Engineering Congress
September 9, 2013

The conference will feature over 250 speakers, including former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Senator Jeff Sessions.

$1.6 Million Bid Wins Offshore Wind Energy Auction
September 9, 2013

Results from the latest federal auction to lease 112,799 acres for possible development of the first wind energy farm off the Virginia coast have been announced.

DC I-Corps Now Accepting Applications for Fall Cohort
September 6, 2013

New NSF-supported program revolutionizes technology transfer from university and federal laboratories.

Shared Spectrum Communications Superhighways Studied at Virginia Tech
September 5, 2013

The goal is to make trustworthy spectrum sharing technically and economically viable.

ASHRAE Issues Call for Comments
September 4, 2013

ASHRAE invites public commentary on several public review draft standards and addenda.

Williamsburg Environmental Group Employee Presents at the International LID Symposium
September 3, 2013

Loretta Cummings, Ph.D., with Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc., recently presented her dissertation on The Life Cycle Cost of Low Impact Development (LID) at the 2013 International LID Symposium held in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Copper Nanoparticles Prove Deadly To Bacteria
September 2, 2013

Jaroslaw Drelich, a professor of materials science and engineering, has discovered how to embed nanoparticles of the copper into vermiculite.

State Awards $1 Million To Advance Discoveries, Growth
September 2, 2013

The Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund advances science- and technology-based research, development and commercialization to drive economic growth in Virginia.

Best Paper Award Garnered For Construction Helmet Study
September 2, 2013

Wearable computing system installed in a helmet may protect construction workers from carbon monoxide poisoning.

ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference Announced
August 30, 2013

Organizers are seeking papers on the integration and interoperability of analytic modeling tools (BEM and SIM) with physical modeling tools (BIM).

Oak Ridge National Lab to Study Microbial Electrolysis in Biorefineries
August 29, 2013

The majority of energy for the process will be produced by electrogenic microbes—bacteria that generates electricity while dining on organic compounds.

Clapping Your Wet Hands: A Physics Lesson
August 28, 2013

Virginia Tech professor reported on the dynamics of squeezing fluids using a simple experiment of clapping with wet hands.

AREVA and Appalachian Power to Aid Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity
August 27, 2013

AREVA and Appalachian Power partner together on a community project.

High-Performing Buildings: Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Go Together
August 26, 2013

IAQ 2013, Environmental Health in Low-Energy Buildings, takes place Oct. 15-18, 2013, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


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