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Energy Efficiency

The Energy Efficiency landing page for Facility Professionals.

Topics related to Energy Efficiency

Benchmarking, Energy Star, Energy Efficiency, ASHRAE 90.1, LEED, EPAct, Retrocommissioning, Commissioning, Lighting Upgrades, Drives, Metering
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Solar Power, Passive Ventilation Can Help Buildings Reach Net Zero

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Hitting the Mark: Benchmarking Works, Study Finds

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Creating a Market for Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings

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KYOCERA Selected to Test ADR System for Improving Electricity Management in Japan

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Schindler to Provide Elevators for Park Tower at Transbay in San Francisco

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Parkway Properties Receives Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Award

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How Energy Benchmarking Leads To Real Energy SavingsFirst of a three-part article on best practices in energy benchmarking as more cities and states make it mandatory. part 2: Pros and Cons of Using EUI In Energy Benchmarkingpart 3: Energy Benchmarking: Avoid Costly Fines For Failing To Comply

  


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Eye on Energy: Report Finds Opportunities From Tenants

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Sustainability Stars: Government Facility Facelift Brings Recognition

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Sustainability Stars: Facelift Brings Recognition to Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  


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Energy Games: Survey Targets Sports Venues

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EPA, DOE Survey Targets Energy, Water Use at Sports Venues

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RAISE Energy Announces the 2016 Top 5 Energy Reduction Technologies

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Energy-efficient Buildings Create ‘Triple Bottom Line’ Benefits

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ACEEE Presents 2016 Champion Of Energy Efficiency In Buildings Awards

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Energy Audit Standard Open for Review

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Reliable Controls Accepted as ENERGY STAR Partner

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Eye on Energy: Benchmarking Works, Study Says

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Energy Audits Standard Open for Second Public Review

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Boilers and Water Heaters: Planning for HVAC SavingsPart 1 of a three-part article on HVAC savingspart 2: Taking Next Steps to Energy Efficiency in HVAC Systempart 3: Boiler and Water Heaters: No Cookie Cutter Solutions for Improved Efficiency

  


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Getting Ready for LEED EB v4: Key Details and Updates for FMs

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ASHE Recognizes Hospitals for Cutting Energy Consumption

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Fast-growing U.S. City Teams with Siemens on Comprehensive Energy Efficient Infrastructure Program

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New York Companies Eligible for Up To $155,000 per Site for Real-time Portfolio Management

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ASHRAE Energy Audits Standard Open for Review

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Better Buildings Program Offers Energy Resources

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CPUC, Energy Commission and NBI Announce Milestone Toward Achieving Statewide Zero Net Energy Goal

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New Waste Tracking Feature Helps Building Managers Save Money and Support a Healthy Environment

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Skylab in Singapore To Research Energy Efficient Building Technologies

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Data Centers: Good News on Energy

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AAMA Releases Updated Document for Solar Reflective Surfaces

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New Book Provides Comprehensive Guide to Delivering Energy Savings and Carbon Emission Reductions

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Reduced Lighting Load Supports Net Zero Energy Goal

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Eaton Unveils 9PX UPS in 2-3 kVA Models, Delivering Flexible Power Protection in a Variety of Edge Network and IT Environments

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Parris Island Facility Designed For Net Zero

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EQ2 LLC Moves Headquarters from Vermont to North Carolina

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Energy Performance Contracts to Become More Commonplace and Affordable — Thanks to New Michigan Law

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Schneider Electric, Bluebird Network Unveil Expanded Underground Data Center

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GSA Offers Sustainabilty, Energy Efficiency Resources

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VRF as MVP: HVAC Retrofit Cools Courthouse

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New Ways Of Thinking Required To Achieve Net Zero

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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority: BuildingIQ’s Predictive Energy Optimization Platform to be Deployed Across 25 Buildings

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Nobody Knows Facilities Better than In-House Maintenance Teams

  


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Danfoss: Symposium Explores Path Toward Tomorrow's High-Performance, Integrated Buildings

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Bell & Gossett: Company Celebrates a Century of Innovation

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RAE Coils: Company Announces Production of Highly Efficient Evaporative Condensing Tube Bundles

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Stevens: School Launches New Master's Program in Sustainability Management

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How FMs Use Social Media

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Green Generation Solutions: Company Awarded U.S. Customs Contract to Help Make Border Lighting More Energy Efficient

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Fairbanks Energy Services: Company Completes Fully Incentivized Energy Efficiency Project at Global Real Estate Firm

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Energy Not The Only Metric For High Performance Buildings

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Stiles Property Management: AutoNation Building in Fort Lauderdale Upgraded to LEED Gold

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Benchmarking: The Golden Rule of Energy and Water Efficiency

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Environmental Defense Fund: ICP Introduces Improved Targeted Protocols

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Zeller Realty, ComEd, Cypress Envirosystems, JLL: Project Upgrades Tenant Experience at Chicago Office Building

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ASHRAE: 3 Professional Certifications Earn ANSI Accreditation

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It’s Difficult To Evaluate The Link Between Energy And Occupant Performance

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Trane: Belmont University Receives Company's Energy Efficiency Leader Award

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Johnson Controls: New York Town Getting Energy-Saving Upgrades

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Schneider Electric: EPA Recognizes Company as a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

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ISSA: Association Forms Partnerships With EPA

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Danfoss: Company Showcases Ideas for Doubling Energy Productivity

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Twin Design Goals: Energy Efficiency, Occupant Satisfaction

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Occupants Create Gap Between Facility Design And Energy Performance

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Legrand: Company Underscores Market Drivers and Gaps in Evolution of High-Performance Buildings

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With Energy, It’s All About The People

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MACH Energy: Survey Reveals Broad Opportunity to Reduce Costs, Increase Profits, and Expand Sustainability for Hotel and Lodging Industry

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Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute: Nation's Largest Net Zero Plus Commercial Building Retrofit Opens in LA

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Ingersoll Rand: Company Commits to the Clean Energy Ministerial Advanced Cooling Challenge

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How To Make A Better Case For Energy Upgrades With Utility RebatesPart 1 of a 2-part article offering tips and advice for how to apply for and receive rebates for energy efficiency upgrades from utilities. part 2: How To Cut Risk In Getting Utility Rebates

  


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MaxLite: Company Partners with DOE in Zero Energy Ready Home Program

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Advances In Getting Funding For Energy Efficiency ProjectsPart 1 of a 3-part article on Environmental Defense Fund's Investor Confidence Project to standardize the process of performing energy efficiency upgrades. part 2: Real Impact of New Energy Efficiency Funding Protocol Is Financialpart 3: SIDEBAR: Energy Efficiency Upgrades: Step By Step

  


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Change Management Helps Enlist Occupants In Energy Efforts

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Simple Steps Can Improve Energy Efficiency

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Echelon: Bellingham, Wash., Is a City with an Illuminated Mission

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Schneider Electric: Company Announces Silicon Valley Innovation Program

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Transwestern: Company Recognized by EPA with ENERGY STAR Award

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ASHRAE Study Models 30 Optimal Energy Efficiency Measures

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SEMCO: Hospital HVAC Retrofit Boosts Energy Efficiency

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New York Power Authority: Partnership with SUNY Addresses Energy Efficiency Projects

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HVAC: A Closer Look at VRF TechnologyPart one of a three-part article on VRF technologypart 2: Managers Must Consider Benefits of VRF System for HVAC Upgradespart 3: Application Insights for VRF Systems

  


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Energy Efficiency and Occupant Comfort

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Loading Docks Seals Can Improve Energy Efficiency

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Evaluating How Effectively Energy Is Used

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Hines: EPA Recognizes Firm with 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award

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LEED’s Energy Jumpstart Credit: An Efficiency Compromise

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ENER-G Rudox: Philadelphia Senior Living Community Completes Clean Energy Project

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IBcon and Realcomm: 5th Annual Intelligent Buildings Boot Camp Is June 21

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Panoramic Power: Company Introduces Machine Learning Technology with Release of PowerRadar Device Analyzer

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enVerid Systems: Company Launches New 'All-Season' HVAC Load-Reduction Module

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Weil-McLain: New Boilers Spark Energy Efficiencies for Massachusetts School

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Solar Power, LEDs Coming to Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

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EPA: CBRE Recognized with 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award

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ASHRAE, AIA: 2 Groups Look to Future of Energy Efficiency with Signing of New Agreement

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Ecova: Company Identifies $2.1 Billion in Client Energy and Sustainability Cost Savings in 3 Years

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New York Power Authority and Office of General Services: Energy Efficiency Projects Completed at Empire State Plaza and Harriman Campus

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Aquion Energy: Company's Project with Ideal Power Brings Energy Independence, Resiliency to Sonoma Winery

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Johnson Controls: Company and Arkansas State University Sign $15 Million Energy Performance Contract

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DOE: Advanced RTU Awards Presented at Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association’s National Conference

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How Occupants Influence Building Energy Performance

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utiliVisor: Energy Monitoring Achieves 38% Energy Savings at New York City Office Tower

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association: Group's President Praises Senate Passage of Energy Policy Modernization Act

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ENER-G Rudox: Company Spearheads Clean-Energy Project at Philadelphia Senior Living Community

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ASHRAE Targets Energy Use in Historical Buildings

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Way Companies: First PACE project in Texas Will Save $35,000 Through Energy Upgrades

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EPA: Agency Recognizes MaxLite with 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award

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Re-Tuning Buildings for Improved Facility PerformancePart 1 of a 3-part article on building re-tuningpart 2: EPA Statistics Debunk Energy Efficiency Mythpart 3: Training, Preparing for Building Re-Tuning Process

  


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Calculator Provides Quick Insights into Energy Efficiency

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CxEnergy 2016 Conference: Array of Educational Sessions on Tap for Commissioning, Energy Management Professionals

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Unusual Lobby Beacon at New Pittsburgh High-Rise Illuminates Building's Energy Use

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Building Commissioning Association: Duct Leakage a Main Contributor to Energy Loss in Commercial Buildings

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Johnson Controls: Canadian University Picks JCI as Energy Service Company

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Environmental Defense Fund: Investor Confidence Project Brings Cutting-Edge Energy Efficiency to New Jersey

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CALMAC: Energy Storage Tanks Allow Library to Reduce Use of High-Priced Energy

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High–Performance Buildings Preview: PACE Programs Support Energy Efficiency, Building Upgrades

  


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Energy Use Per Square Foot In Commercial Facilities Down on Average, says EIA

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Innovative FMs Look To Save 40-50 Percent on Energy With Deep Energy RetrofitsFirst part of a 3-part article exploring how deep energy retrofits can dramatically cut energy use. part 2: Real–World Examples Show Value of Deep Energy Retrofitspart 3: SIDEBAR: Two Financing Options for Deep Energy Retrofits

  


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DOE Offers Sample Specs To Boost Energy Efficiency

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ZigBee Alliance: Company Will Show the Way to Smarter Buildings, Lighting Systems at Light + Building 2016 Conference

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Siemens: Site Controls Energy Management Platform Offers Solution for ALDI Stores

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MACH Energy: Commercial Building Teams Should Prep for ENERGY STAR Changes

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Panoramic Power: Company Helps The North Face Cut Energy Costs, Improve Operational Efficiencies

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What You Need To Know About Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure OrdinancesFirst part of the 5-part Green Building Report. part 2: Benchmarking: Opportunities for Finding Energy Efficiency part 3: SIDEBAR: Benchmarking Ordinance Resultspart 4: SIDEBAR (Exclusive online only): Benchmarking Tips and Resourcespart 5: USGBC Perspective: Top 10 States for LEED

  


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DOE/Better Buildings Alliance: 2016 Winter Progress Update Is Released

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Section 179D Federal EPAct Tax Benefits Extended For Two YearsTax deductions are again available for qualifying energy efficiency upgrades to commercial buildings

  


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Linetec: Company Offers Thermally Improved, Curved Extrusions

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ACEEE: Meet the $100 Billion Market of Energy Efficiency Financing

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Look For Third-Party Validation On Energy Optimization Products

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First Steps In Considering A Deep Energy Retrofit

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BOMA: Organization Updates Its Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP)

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U.S. Department of Energy: White House Announces Better Buildings Results and New Partnerships

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DOE Program To Share Energy Data, Best Practices

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Building Occupants Can Impede Energy Efficiency Efforts

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To Judge Energy Optimization Products, Evaluate Applicability, Operational Impact

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Berner: Company Introduces Powerful Online Energy Savings Calculator for Air Curtains

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ACEEE: 2015 Goes Out with a Burst of New Efficiency Standards

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App Automates Calculations for 90.1-2010 Compliance

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Distech Controls: Company Honored with Top Award from Government of Quebec

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NFRC: New Version Upgrades Commercial Ratings Tool

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Airxchange: New Aftermarket Solutions Target Existing Buildings for Energy Efficiency Improvements

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Resource Highlights Compliance Strategy for 90.1-2013

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Five Tips To Trim Energy Use

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AAMA: Group Releases Standard for Determining Thermal Performance in Commercial Buildings

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New Guides Target Plug and Process Loads

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ASHRAE: New App Automates Compliance Calculations for Standard 90.1-2010

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Green Generation Solutions: Brown's Wharf Project Wins BOMA Baltimore 2015 Building of the Year Award

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Allagash Brewing Uses Advanced Temperature Controllers To Keep Beer Cold

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ACEEE: Manufacturers, Efficiency Groups Praise Largest Energy-Saving Standards Ever Issued

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Trane: Phoenix Plaza Relies on Long-Term Partner to Help Decrease Energy Use

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Chicago Releases Results of Energy Assessment for Commercial Buildings

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Ecova: 2016 Survey Shows Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Adoption is Catching On

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George T. Wilkinson, Inc.: Company Acquires Ultra Filtronics

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Data Defined: New Resource Aims To Standardize Terms

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Energy Star Leaders Offer 6 Lessons for Facility ManagersFirst of a 3-part article on benchmarking your Energy Star efforts against organizations that have certified scores of buildings part 2: Meeting Energy Star Expectations and Making the Program a Foundation part 3: More Energy Star Tips: Stay the Course with Older Buildings, Engage Tenants

  


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ABM: Company to Reduce Energy and Operating Costs of Georgia School System by $5.7 Million

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EnergyCAP: Company Picked by City of Portland, Ore., for Energy Tracking

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AIA: Architects Criticize House Vote Killing Energy Conservation Requirements for Federal Buildings

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Solar Energy Powers Intelligent Energy Management SystemSunPower

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DOE: U.S. Announces Largest Energy Efficiency Standard in History

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ZigBee and EnOcean: Alliances Collaborate to Combine Benefits of EnOcean Energy-Harvesting Wireless with ZigBee 3.0

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Energy Chickens Help Save Plug-Load Energy

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ENERG-G Rudox: Company Teams Up to Do Sustainable Makeover of Retirement Community

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New Buildings Institute: Study Highlights Role of Controls in Achieving Zero Net Energy Buildings

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Take A Close Look At Product ROI Claims

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Focus on Specific Benefits of Energy Optimization Products

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Understanding How Data Should Drive Energy UpgradesPart 1 of a 3-part article on how facility managers should use numbers to plan energy measures and to prove they workedpart 2: Obtaining Primary Data to Help Support Energy Projects part 3: Measuring, Verifying, and Reporting Energy Project Results

  


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Integration a Key to Energy Management

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How The Internet of Things Saves Water

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Data-Driven Program Targets Building Energy Efficiency

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DOE Program Promotes EV Charging at Work

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College Figures Out The Right Equation for Energy Management

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Siemens: Company Will Be Gold Sponsor of CxEnergy Conference

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Honeywell: Survey Shows U.S. Facilities Lack Connectivity and Intelligence

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USEF and OpenADR: 2 Organizations Sign Strategic Memorandum of Understanding Fostering Cooperation in Optimizing Smart Energy Systems

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Advances in Submetering Technology Optimize Energy-Saving SystemsPart 1 of a 4-part article on the advances in submetering technologypart 2: Data, Cost Important Considerations for Submetering Upgradespart 3: Long-Term Benefits of Commissioning Energy-Monitoring Systemspart 4: Spotlight on Smart Buildings

  


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The Challenge of Choosing Energy Optimization Products

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ACEEE: The Many Ways Energy Efficiency Can Boost a Community's Resilience

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NRG Renew and Lucid: Channel Partnership Bringing 2,500 Office Buildings Online with Lucid's BuildingOS Platform

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Solar-Energy Technologies Emerging as Options for Commercial and Institutional FacilitiesPart 1 of a 3-part article on solar-energy technologiespart 2: Solar Market Growing, but Challenges do Existpart 3: Developments on Solar-Technology Front for Maintenance Managers

  


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ROXUL: Company Launches Energy Design Center, an Online Portal for Architects, Designers and Building Specifiers

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Next-Generation Data Logger Provides Data RemotelyOnset

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Cleaner Energy Sources Benefit Bottom Line at Vanderbilt UniversityPart 1 of a 3-part article on Vanderbilt University's energy efficiency HVAC projectpart 2: Natural Gas Transition Saves Vanderbilt Millions on Maintenancepart 3: New HVAC System Changes Priorities for Vanderbilt Maintenance Department

  


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IBEW/NECA: $300 Million Fund Announced to Finance Energy Solutions Projects for Commercial Buildings

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Are Elevators the Next Smart Items for Facility and Maintenance Managers?

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Kingspan Energy: Company Completes Sunpower Solar Installation and Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Optics Firm

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Delta: Company Opens New Headquarters Designed to be LEED Platinum and Net Zero

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Demand Response Software Works With Building Management SystemsMurata Energy Solutions Americas Inc.

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Best Practices In Implementing Energy Optimization Products

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Trane: Company Teams Up with Industry Partners to Win at ASHRAE Net-Zero Challenge

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Environmental Defense Fund: New Jersey Spurs Energy-Efficiency Market

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DOE: Better Buildings Webcast to Address 'Plug and Process Loads'

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Schneider Electric: Company Launches New 'Life Is On' Brand Campaign in North America

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BuildingIQ: Predictive Energy Optimization Platform Deployed at Higher Education Institutions Across the U.S.

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Integrated Environmental Solutions: Team IES Crowned Winner for Best Energy Use Results at ASHRAE's LowDown Showdown

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Johnson Controls: Products Help World's Largest Commercial Building Regulate Energy Use

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Diesel Technology Forum: Clean Diesel Technology Continues to Lead on Clean Air Ambitions

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Noesis: New Payment Advantage Increases Project Close Rate by 400%

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ACEEE: 4 Energy Efficiency Trends to Look for in New DOE Quadrennial Technology Review

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Energy Upgrades Begin with Careful Planning, Knowledge of Equipment and Building DesignFirst of a 3-part article on taking the right steps to ensure a successful energy upgradepart 2: Role of Measurement and Verification in Energy Upgradepart 3: Communication Is Key in Energy Upgrade

  


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Xcel Energy: Company Announces Building Optimization Pilot Program

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Danfoss: Company Advocates Incentives to Deploy Proven Technologies

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Training Series Aims to Optimize Buildings' Energy Efficiency

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5 Minutes With Podcast: Energy Management Program Produces Massive Savings for Texas School District

  


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Electronics Leader Gets Paid for Energy Performance

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ASHRAE Guideline Aims To Optimize Facility and System Operation

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Wright Commissioning: Philadelphia-Area Firm Get a New Home

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Energy Upgrades Roundtable: Managers Discuss Energy Efficiency Challenges