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Energy Efficiency - October 2013

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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US Carbon Emissions Declining

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Energy Efficiency Efforts in U.S. Buildings Should Focus on Improvements in Regulation and Financing

Building Operating Management
Utility Rebate Programs Can Help Get Energy Efficiency Projects Off The Groundpart 2: Changes To Utility Rebate And Incentive Programs Show Importance Of Good Relationship With Utilitypart 3: How Utilities, Customers Can Both Continue To Benefit From Incentive Programs

  


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Electrical Industry Well Positioned To Expand In Face Of Energy Efficiency Boom

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Identifying Energy Wasters

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JouleX and Best Energy Reduction Technologies Team To Tackle 100 Percent of the Plug Load Problem

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Closer look: Atlanta Airport's Restroom Retrofit Saves Millions of Gallons of Water

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Commissioning Doesn't Have to Be Difficult, Expensive

Building Operating Management
How Tougher Energy Efficiency Standards Will Affect Facility Managerspart 2: Tighter Energy Codes Are Applying To Smaller Buildings, Building Systems part 3: Steps To Take To Be Compliant With ASHRAE 90.1-2010part 4: What You Need To Know About The ASHRAE 90.1 Standard Process

  


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What Is Smart Grid, Precisely?

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A Look At Chicago's Proposed Energy Disclosure Ordinance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Exploring the Benefits of System Energy Auditspart 2: Diving Into Data Generated from Energy Auditspart 3: Getting the Most out of Energy Audit Results

  


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Soraa To Energy Star: Light Quality Is Critical To Wider Adoption Of LED Lighting

Building Operating Management
How Adopting Energy Management Strategies Helps Retailers Be More Energy Efficientpart 2: Retailers Say Energy Management Systems Need To Take Disparity Between Facilities Into Accountpart 3: Energy Management Systems: Lessons Learned at Kohl's, Adidas, Westfield

  


Building Operating Management
Microsoft Uses Fault Detection And Diagnostics To Transform Facilities Managementpart 2: Microsoft Uses Big Data To Manage Buildingspart 3: As Microsoft Has Brought Fault Detection And Diagnostics Online, Management Of Assets Has Improvedpart 4: Unified Reporting Helps Microsoft's Facilities Management Team Measure And Manage Energy Usepart 5: Microsoft's 'Analytics Blanket' Is Changing How Facilities Are Managed

  


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AAMA Releases Courses On Codes And Energy

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Johnson Controls Launches New Enterprise Energy Services Offering

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Lower Energy Costs With Increased Efficiency

Building Operating Management
How To Realize Actual Savings From Green Renovation Projectspart 2: Commissioning, Retrocommissioning Are Critical Elements Of Green Renovations

  


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Open Automated Demand Response Standard Gaining Momentum Worldwide

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Energy Costs Controlled for Commercial Buildings with New Advanced, Integrated Lighting and HVAC Automation System

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Schneider Electric Introduces Energy Insight Solution Software for Advanced Circuit Panelboard Data Analysis

Building Operating Management
Can 179D Energy Efficiency Tax Deductions Be Saved?

  


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Schneider Electric Completes Turnkey Facilities Improvement Project with Savannah R-III School District

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Submetering Technology Helps Facilities Pursue Greater Energy Efficiencypart 2: Installation Considerations for Utility Meterspart 3: Streamlining and Maximizing Submetering Systems

  


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Leading Thermal Technology Innovator Expands Solutions to Growing Smart Buildings Market

Building Operating Management
Energy Consumption In Tenant Space Offers Potential For Big Savingspart 2: Empire State Building Tenant Li & Fung USA Shows How Cooperation Can Save Energypart 3: Energy Efficiency In Tenant Spaces Should Be Focus At Lease, Expansion And Renewal Stagespart 4: Demand For Energy Efficiency In Buildings Brings New Resources For Tenants

  


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Accenture Smart Buildings Solutions And Thinkeco Team Up To Reduce Plug-Load Inefficiencies At Large Facilities

Building Operating Management
As Energy-Use Benchmarking Increases, Energy Star Upgrades Portfolio Managerpart 2: Updated Portfolio Manager Will Make It Easier To Input, Report, Share Energy Datapart 3: Upgraded Energy Star Portfolio Manager Features Building Design As Part Of Target Finder

  


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Entic Delivers Major Savings and Energy Efficiency for Broward Health

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Honeywell Launches New Training Program To Help Contractors Assess And Manage Energy Use In Commercial Buildings

Building Operating Management
EPAct-created Section 179D Federal Tax Deductions Are Set To Expire In Decemberpart 2: Tweaked Section 179D, New Section 179F Would Offer Improved Tax Deductions For Energy Efficiencypart 3: Complete Fluorescent Lighting Upgrades Before End Of 2013 To Maximize Section 179D Tax Deductionspart 4: Update: Alternative Energy Tax Credits And Capturing Missed EPAct Tax Deductions

  


Building Operating Management
Deep Energy Retrofits Offer Cost Savings As Well As Health, Productivity, And Risk Mitigation Benefitspart 2: Rocky Mountain Institute's VBECS Metric Helps Calculate Value Of Deep Energy Retrofitspart 3: How To Present The Business Case For The Value Of Energy Retrofitspart 4: Property Assessed Clean Energy Emerges As Capital Source For Deep Energy Retrofits

  


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Three Places to check for Leaks

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Liberty Property Trust Named An EPA ENERGY STAR Partner Of The Year For Second Consecutive Year

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Constellation And Novar Energy Management Technology Gives Retailers Nationwide Access To Automated Load Response

Building Operating Management
Cities Turn To Energy Star Portfolio Manager As Part Of Mandatory Energy Use Benchmarking Pushpart 2: Cities Use Mandatory Energy Use Benchmarking To Promote Energy Efficiency, Design Rebates and Incentivespart 3: Seattle's Energy Benchmarking Law Is Part Of Push To Reduce Energy Usepart 4: New York's Local Law 84 Requires Large Commercial Buildings To Report Energy Use

  


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EPA Names Cassidy Turley 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

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2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award Recognizes Jones Lang LaSalle Commitment to Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Seeking Certification: School District Pursues Energy Star Certification for Data Center

  


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Seeking Certification: School District Pursues Energy Star Certification for Data Center

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EPA Recognizes Hines With 2013 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award

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ZIP Economizer Puts You Back On Track For Energy Savings

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ACEEE Releases Energy Efficiency and Pollution Control Calculator

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How To Justify Energy Retrofits

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Large Commercial Buildings To Report Energy And Water Use Starting In 2014

Building Operating Management
Energy Efficiency Projects Bring Large Savings To Poudre School Districtpart 2: Bond Issue Will Help Make Existing Poudre Schools More Energy Efficientpart 3: Data Is Lifeblood Of Colorado School District's Energy Efficiency Programpart 4: Culture Change Produces Large Energy Savings at Rocky Mountain High School

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning: Ongoing Challenges, New Approachpart 2: Average Energy Savings from Retrocommissioning is 16 Percentpart 3: A Closer Look at the Retrocommissioning Process

  


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JouleX Announces Version 4.0 of Enterprise Energy Management Platform

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Baldor Introduces MST Digital Soft Starter

Building Operating Management
Reducing Energy Use: Five Steps Help Overcome Barrierspart 2: Shorenstein Properties Works Toward Comprehensive Energy Management Practicespart 3: Shorenstein Energy Plan Shows Value Of Focusing On How Business Decisions Are Made

  


Building Operating Management
Energy Efficiency Projects With New LEED On The Horizonpart 2: Equipment vs. Operations: Greatest Opportunity for Energy Efficiencypart 3: Making A Pitch For Energy Efficiency Spendingpart 4: Best No- and Low-Cost Energy Efficiency Projectspart 5: Untapped Potential for Energy Efficiency

  


Building Operating Management
How Energy Managers Can Leverage Big Data Right Nowpart 2: Planned Capital Upgrades Present Opportunities For Deeper Energy Savingspart 3: Energy Managers Often Underestimate The Value Of Energy Retrofits

  


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Report Reveals How Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs Can Help Utilities Achieve High Energy Savings

Building Operating Management
Glenborough Uses Energy Star As Guide For Extensive Energy Efficiency Effortspart 2: Glenborough's Next Project is Energy Retrofits at Corporate Headquarterspart 3: Glenborough's Long-Term Goal Is To Be Industry Leader In Sustainability

  


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Targeted Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Have History of Cost Savings Success

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Upgrades at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Cut Energy Consumption by more than 50 Percent

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Next Generation of EpiSensor Wireless Energy Monitoring System Features Smart Gateway and Data Logging at the Sensor Level

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Siemens Efficiency Technology Helps City Of Jacksonville Bring Green Initiatives To Life

Building Operating Management
Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps K-12 Facility Managers Avoid Millions in Energy Costspart 2: Portfolio Manager Helps Schools Set Baseline for Energy, Water Use part 3: Energy Efficiency in K-12 Buildings Doesn't Require Full Time Employee part 4: Communicating Early Success With Energy Star Can Help Get Energy Efficiency Efforts Off Ground in K-12 Buildings

  


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Schneider Electric Announces PowerLogic ION EEM Version 4.0 R2

Building Operating Management
Look For Utility Rebates Early In Energy Efficiency Projectspart 2: Utility Incentives Can Mean Millions Of Dollars In Savings

  


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Cutting costs: Simple steps help Florida county achieve sustainability

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Mandatory Commissioning for All Buildings Proposed for Green Building Standard

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Measuring Exterior Energy Efficiency

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Free iPad Energy-Saving App for Facility Managers

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Facility Dashboards Show Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Potential Energy Savings Drive Interest in Intelligent Buildingspart 2: Intelligent Buildings Link Multiple Subsystems To Building Automation Systemspart 3: Microsoft Uses Fault Detection, EMS and BAS To Manage Massive Portfoliopart 4: GSA's Building Links Project Centralizes Data To Cut Costs

  


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US Energy Group Launches Latest Money-Saving Tool

Building Operating Management
Five Sources Of Data Can Help Facility Managers Analyze Energy Usepart 2: Energy Star Automated Benchmarking Services Can Aid Building Energy-Data Gatheringpart 3: Submeters Help Measure Energy Used By Specific Building Areapart 4: Use Building Automation System To Learn Information On Energy Usepart 5: Data Loggers Offer Specifics Of Equipment's Energy Usepart 6: Proposed EPAct Deduction Extension Would Create Deep Retrofit Tax Incentive

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Identifying Energy Waste in HVAC and Electrical Systemspart 2: Components to Consider When Identifying Energy Wastepart 3: ROI Important Metric for Conservation Measurespart 4: Comprehensive Preventive Maintenance Program Helps Extend Equipment Life

  


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CPUC Report Outlines Energy Efficiency Success; Consumers Help State Avoid Building New Power Plants And Improve Environment

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Check Efficiency Of Daily Operations

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New Copeland Scroll Condensing Unit FFAP Series 15 Percent More Efficient Than Standard Reciprocating Condensing Units

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New Analysis: LEED Buildings Are In Top 11th Percentile For Energy Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Understanding ESCOs and Facility Needs Equals Successpart 2: ESCOs: Success Starts with Identifying Energy-Efficiency Targetspart 3: ESCOs: Success Requires Careful Selection of Energy-Efficiency Projects

  


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Guardian Industries and Pythagoras Solar Announce Collaboration

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Guardian Industries And Soladigm To Deliver Energy Efficient Dynamic Glass That "Switches On Demand"

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Occupant cooperation need to save energy

Building Operating Management
Alternate Path To Energy Star for "Non-Traditional" Buildingspart 2: Most Common Facility Types Under Energy Starpart 3: How To Avoid Common Energy Star Errorspart 4: How Will The 2013 Portfolio Manager Update Affect Current Ratings

  


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NEMA and Energy Efficiency Advocates Petition for Energy Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors