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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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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

Building Operating Management
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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
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

  


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Net-Zero Energy Is Going Mainstream

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CxEnergy 2016: Conference's Destination Is Dallas in 2016

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ACEEE: True, Energy Efficiency Investment Creates Jobs. But How Many?

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Natural Resources Defense Council: Energy Efficiency Lessons from a Better Buildings Program

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Danfoss: Company Honored with Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award

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Humantech: Company Recognized as Finalist at Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards

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California Widens Its Lead on Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy

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NFRC: Organization to Release Faster Version of CMAST

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Army Reserve: Energy Savings Equals Enhanced Readiness for Reserves Plus a Management Award

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DOE Issues Definition of Zero-Energy Building

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DOE: Government Releases Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings, Campuses, and Communities

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Using and Managing Energy Monitoring DataPart 1 of 3-part article on keys to setting up a real-time energy monitoring systempart 2: Quick Response to Energy Waste, Quick ROI Among Benefitspart 3: Bringing Energy Understanding to Occupants, Tenants

  


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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Programs Can Save 22% of Electricity Use in Year 2030

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CEC Entertainment: Company Honored for Ongoing Commitment to Protecting Environment, Improving Energy Efficiency

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To Get Utility Incentives, Reach Out Early In Project Planning

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Tips For Getting Incentives From Utilities

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Xcel Energy and BuildingIQ: 2 Companies Partner to Launch Building Optimization Pilot Program in Colorado

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New Buildings Institute: Sept. 16 Webinar to Discuss 'Why Net Zero Means Business for Owners'

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How Real-Time Energy Monitoring Saves Energy

  


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Understanding the Revolution in Energy StorageFirst part of a 3-part article describing battery-storage technologies, how and why they’re used, and the solar optionpart 2: Energy Storage Applications part 3: Pairing Solar Power with Energy Storage

  


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Considerations Beyond ROI in Energy Optimization

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Trane: Company and California City Collaborate to Increase Treatment Plant’s Energy Independence

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Budderfly: Company Sponsors Smart City Event

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Alaska Housing Finance Corporation: Money-Saving Building Monitoring System Is Made Available for Free

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Energy-Efficient Solutions Help Carnegie Hall Earn LEED Silver Status

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utiliVisor: Independent Continuous Energy Monitoring and Oversight Opens a Window into a 'Black Box' Operating System

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Top Products — Energy OptimizationThese products can help facility managers get the most value from energy use

  


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The Energy Conservatory: 4 Factors Building Testers Need to Know about Measurement and Calibration

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Green Charge Networks: Beachfront Property Uses Intelligent Energy Storage to Curb Power Costs

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NREL: IT Industry’s Renewable Energy Procurement is Significant, Set to Climb

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Western Resource Advocates and McKinstry: New Market Study Indicates Big Savings in Western U.S. Through Performance Contracting

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Schneider Electric: Henderson State University Uses Energy Cost Savings to Create State-of-the-Art Campus

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Utility Incentives Can Help Cover Cost Of Energy Efficiency Projects

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ScottMadden: Firm to Release Fall 2015 Edition of Energy Industry Update

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Utility Technical Advice Helps Denver School Solve Hot/Cold Problem

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All Lighting: Company Receives 2015 Focus on Energy Trade Ally Spotlight Recognition 


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Schneider Electric: Company's Uniflair LE Room Cooling Series Receives DOE Certification for Energy Efficiency

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Jay Black Uses Sustainability, High-Performance Efforts to Set SL Green Apartpart 2: Active Upgrading, Energy Monitoring Also Part of SL Green Sustainability Approachpart 3: Retrocommissioning, Tenant Relationships Part of SL Green Sustainability Efforts

  


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ASHRAE: Keeping Occupants Comfortable Without Raising Energy Costs

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ACEEE: DOE Proposes Energy Reductions in Beverage Vending Machines

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Design, Sustainable Practices Are Natural Fit for High-Performance Workplacepart 2: Mobile Technology, Natural Lighting as High-Performance Toolspart 3: Sustainable Construction and High-Performance Workplaces

  


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Schneider Electric and Alliance to Save Energy: Efficiency Ranks As Key Priority among Higher Education Facility Leaders in New Study

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Advice To Improve Maintenance Focused On Energy Efficiencypart 2: Quality of Maintenance Programs and Their Effect on Energy Efficiencypart 3: Best Approach To Take With Antiquated Equipmentpart 4: Building System With Most Negative Effect on Energy Efficiency

  


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Net-Zero-Energy Buildings Are Headed Mainstreampart 2: Climate, Lighting, Renewable Energy Also Figure in Net-Zero Calculations part 3: Net-Zero Buildings and Geothermal Heating and Cooling

  


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Hospital Uses Utility Assessment To Begin Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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DTZ: Company to Compete in EPA’s 2015 ENERGY STAR National Competition: Team Challenge

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Museum Evaluates, Installs LEDs With Support From Local Utility

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Is Solar Arguably the Era's Most Disruptive Technology?

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How Smart is a Smart Building?

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Sharp: SmartStorage System Uses Batteries, Intelligence To Reduce Demand Charges

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InsideIQ: Building Automation Alliance Firm Completes Library Recommissioning Project, Yielding Energy Savings, Utility Rebates

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Energy Optimization Strategies for Facilities

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Schneider Electric: Company Partners with San Mateo County Community College District on Energy Efficiency Initiative

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ConEdison Solutions: Building Owners Can Earn Money in Summer

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Humantech: Company Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency

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2 Ways Building Energy Performance Deterioratespart 2: Role of Staff, Training, Building Data in Loss of Energy Efficiencypart 3: Maintenance Plan, ‘Walk-Around’ Audits Can Help Restore Energy Efficiencypart 4: Comparative Data, Coil Cleaning Can Help Restore Energy Efficiency

  


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FM Survey: Energy Upgrade Paybacks, Metrics, Reportingpart 2: FM Survey: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Policies and Practicespart 3: Survey: What Facility Managers Think About Climate Change

  


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Ridgecrest Energy Advisors: Hospitals Cut Energy Consumption 10-30 Percent and Win EPA 'Battle of the Buildings'

Building Operating Management
Degree of Recognition of Energy Star and Portfolio ManagerPart 1 of a four part feature discussing Energy Starpart 2: Status of Update to CBECS Databasepart 3: Benchmarking Improves Energy Performancepart 4: Correcting Misperceptions About Energy Star

  


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Institute for Market Transformation: Green Leasing Can Save U.S. Office Market $3.3 Billion Annually

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Will Outcome Based Compliance Be The New Normal For Energy Codes?

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Consider Tax Appetite in Picking Best Financing for Energy EfficiencyFirst of a 4-part article on keys in selecting among energy-project financing options part 2: Performance Risk an Important Factor in Picking Energy-Efficiency Financingpart 3: Financing Risk Appetite, Technology Choices Also Key in Picking Energy-Efficiency Financingpart 4: The Focus on Sustainable Electricity Through PEER

  


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Five-Year Capital Plan Helps Chicago High-Rise Cut Energy Use

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Five Tips for Writing Strategic Capital Energy Plans

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DOE: Information Request Targets Solar for Commercial Buildings

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Lucid: Software Developer Launches Program to Help Cities Reduce Energy, Water Costs

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When Replacing Energy Using Equipment, To Capital Decisions To Current Operations

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Johnson Controls: Leaders Commit to Accelerating Energy Efficiency Legislation and Technology Innovation at Energy Efficiency Forum

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Transwestern: Team Completes 100th LEED Certification

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Energy Opportunity Study, Cascading Returns, Form Basis For Five-Year Capital Plan

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JLM Energy: Label Impressions Expands its Carbon Neutral Pledge with New JLM Energy System

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CALMAC: Texas School District Lowers Peak Demand Using Company's Ice-Based Energy Storage

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Schneider Electric: Company Is Among First to Join HP Composable Infrastructure Partner Program

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Kansas City. Mo.: City Council Passes Ordinance to Reduce Energy Bills by Nearly $400 Million

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Finding Best Financing Options for Energy Efficiency Projectspart 2: ‘Threshold Questions’ Help Find Path to Energy Efficiency Financingpart 3: Financing Tools Include Energy Performance Contract, Energy Service Agreementpart 4: Utility On-bill Financing an Added Option for Energy Efficiency Projectspart 5: PACE Financing an Option for More Extensive Energy Efficiency Projects

  


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Making the Right Choice with Energy Optimization Products and Servicespart 2: ROI, Applicability, Operational Impact Influence Energy Decisionspart 3: Focus on Benefits, Product Credibility in Energy Optimization Purchasespart 4: Best Practices for Energy Optimizationpart 5: Pilot Programs, Veterans’ Insights Help with Energy Optimizationpart 6: Introducing the Apex Award for Energy Optimization

  


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Siemens: Joint Project Saves University Millions in Energy Costs

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Keeping a Sustainable Building Operating Sustainablypart 2: Tapping Occupant Behavior a Key Sustainability Strategypart 3: Training, Technology Upgrades Can Boost Facility’s Efficiency

  


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Green House Data: Company Joins EPA Top 30 Tech & Telecom List of Green Power Users

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EnerNOC: Company's Energy Intelligence Software Selected by Shorenstein Properties

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ACEEE: Boston, New York, Washington, San Francisco, Seattle Ranked as Most Energy-Efficient U.S. Cities

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Utility Program Helps Fund Retrocommissioning, Upgrades at Santiago Canyon Collegepart 2: Energy Upgrades Overcome Scheduling Challenges, Produce Verified Savings

  


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National Institute of Building Sciences and New Buildings Institute: Report on 'Getting to Outcome-Based Performance' Released

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ComEd and Schneider Electric: Companies Partner to Deploy Green Button Connect My Data

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Compact, On-Demand Steam Boiler Improves HVAC EfficiencyMiura North America Inc.

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Ecova: Energy Management Company Identifies $1.6 Billion in Resource Savings in Two Years

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WSP: Engineering Firm's Federal Center South Project Wins AIA’s 'Top Ten Plus' Green Building Award

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Perkins+Will New York: Firm Honors Earth Day 2015 with 20 LEED Projects

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Timing, Scope Are Critical In Considering Deep Energy Retrofitspart 2: Deep Energy Retrofit a Chance to ‘Re-Market,’ Re-Think a Buildingpart 3: Project Size, Non-Energy Components Are Important in Deep Energy Retrofits

  


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BOMI International: Organization Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Release of New High-Performance Sustainable Buildings course, 'HP Practices'

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Long Term Planning, Recommissioning, Auditing

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How To Know How Far To Go With a Deep Energy Retrofit?

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CBRE Group: Company Acquires Environmental Systems, Inc.

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Pella: Company Honored with 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award