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Energy Efficiency - December 2012

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
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

  


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

quick reads
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

  


news
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

  


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

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Energy Savings Solutions for Self Storage Facilities

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Incenergy First to Offer Thermostat Based Cost of Cooling Reports for Commercial Building Market

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Incentives and Rebates: Smart Planning, Big Savingspart 2: Utility Incentives: Starting the Conversationpart 3: Beyond the Basics of Utility Rebatespart 4: Understanding Prescriptive Utility Incentives

  


Building Operating Management
Don't Let Myths Stop You From Exploring Net-Zero Energy Buildingspart 2: Net-Zero Building Design Doesn't Have to Be Difficultpart 3: Operations, Occupant Behavior and Plug Loads Can All Affect Net-Zero Goalspart 4: What A Net-Zero Ready Building Is and Isn't

  


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No- And Low-Cost Approaches To Saving Energy In Offices 


Building Operating Management
As Space Heaters Show, Facility Managers Often Have to Negotiate With Occupants to Avoid Energy Wastepart 2: Occupants Can Be Asset In Energy Efficiency Effortspart 3: Many Occupant Issues Stem From Lack Of Individual Control Of Building Systems part 4: Motivating Occupants Is Critical To Ensuring Cooperation on Energy Savingspart 5: Educate Occupants to Get Them to Save Energy

  


Building Operating Management
Building Operations Are First Place to Look to Improve Energy Performancepart 2: Evaluate Use of Building Machinery to Save Energypart 3: Facility Energy Efficiency Efforts Start With Datapart 4: Ernst & Young Plaza Scores Big With LEED-EBOM

  


news
No- and low-cost approaches to saving energy in offices can reduce plug loads by 40 percent

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Danfoss Group Member Aztec Energy Contributes to California’s EnergySmart Jobs Program

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Baltimore Convention Center To Save $18 Million Through Energy Performance Contract With Constellation

Building Operating Management
Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps Reduce Energy Expenditurespart 2: How The New York City Department Of Education Uses Portfolio Managerpart 3: Energy Star, Portfolio Manager Can Help Make Capital Investment Decisionspart 4: Twenty Years Of Energy Star

  


news
Report Provides Lessons Learned from Chinese Best Practices on Building Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Submetering Technology Helps Managers Meet Energy-Efficiency Goalspart 2: Key Factors Determine Success of Submetering Technologypart 3: Case Study on Submetering Successpart 4: Submetering: A Closer Look at 'Energy Hogs'

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy Harvesting and Building Performancepart 2: Energy Harvesting: Savings on a Small Scalepart 3: Practical Applications for Energy Harvesting

  


news
E-Mon's New Dual-Protocol Interval Data Recorders (IDR) Allow Simultaneous RS-485 and Ethernet Communications

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BOMA Benchmarking Report Shows Income Increases as Utility Expenses Continue to Decrease 


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NADA Introduces Fully Automated Online Energy Use Survey

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy Efficiency: Making Demand Response Workpart 2: Evaluating Demand Response Benefitspart 3: Metering, a Key Role in Demand Response Management

  


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UtiliVisor Performing Energy Monitoring At NYU Langone Medical Center

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Primary Designers of Energy Efficient Public Buildings May Amend Returns to Claim §179D Tax Deductions

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AtSite to Offer Innovative Energy & Performance Management Solution

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Public-Private Sector Initiative Demonstrates Energy-saving Results for U.S. Embassies

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Public-Private Sector Initiative Demonstrates Energy-saving Results For U.S. Embassies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Boiler Upgrade key to Energy Savingspart 2: GBMC Boiler Upgrade Required Careful Planningpart 3: Timely Boiler Upgrade Completed Under Budget

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy-Efficient Exterior Lightingpart 2: Controls That Maximize Exterior Lightingpart 3: Product Focus: Lighting

  


5 minutes with
5 minutes with Skip Milton, Assistant Director of Facility Operations at Texas Children's Hospital

news
Gen. Colin Powell, Ted Koppel To Headline 2012 World Energy Engineering Congress In Atlanta, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2

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IBM Smart Building Technology to Increase U.S. Federal Buildings Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Warehouse Retrofits Can Lead to Big Energy, Tax Savings Thanks to EPActpart 2: Natural Gas Discoveries Drive Down Warehouse Heating Costspart 3: Solar PV Rooftop Systems Can Help Defray Warehouse Electrical Costs

  


news
Energy Efficiency Gains Traction in Lagging States

Building Operating Management
Managing Energy a Challenge for Large Retail Organizationspart 2: Energy Management System Helps Walgreens Meet Better Buildings Challenge Goalspart 3: PNC, Nike, Walgreens Focus on Energy Efficiency in Different Ways

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Identifying Energy Rebates Delivers Bottom-Line Benefitspart 2: Energy Efficiency Incentives and Rebates Require Time Investmentpart 3: Developing an Energy-Efficiency Strategy

  


Building Operating Management
General Services Administration's Goal of Carbon Neutral by 2030 Requires Improved Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildingspart 2: High-performance HVAC Systems Help GSA Reduce Energy Consumptionpart 3: Building Controls, Smart Meters are Keys to GSA's Renovation Projectspart 4: Green Proving Ground Program Helps GSA Evaluate Energy-Saving Technologies

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy-Efficient Boilers Require Proper Maintenancepart 2: Oxygen Issues With Energy-Efficient Boilerspart 3: Short-Cycling and Energy-Efficient Boilers

  


news
Guidance on Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems Included in New ASHRAE Handbook

Building Operating Management
Department of Energy: Goal of Better Buildings Challenge is to Cut Down on $60 Billion in Wasted Energypart 2: Gathering Energy Data Often Most Difficult Part of Better Buildings Challenge Effortspart 3: Better Buildings Challenge Offers Benefits Beyond Just Learning

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning Strategies Help Establish Performance Requirements

  


news
Changes Related to Data Centers, Lighting, Space Heating Energy Source Proposed for ASHRAE/IES Energy Standard

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The City Of Milwaukee And Johnson Controls Partner To Make City More Energy Efficient

Building Operating Management
Beardmore Building Shows How Deep Retrofits Can Bring Big Savingspart 2: Off-the-Shelf Energy Efficiency Strategies Can Pay Big Dividendspart 3: Deep Retrofits Mean Better Buildings, Higher Rents, Happier Tenants

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Ohio Hospital's LEED Certification Creates Challenges and Benefitspart 2: Sustainable Building Eases LEED Certification Process part 3: Green Construction Project Maximizes Sustainability Development Goals

  


news
Grainger Explains Three Key Places to Look for Energy Losses in Commercial Buildings

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QA Graphics Releases v3.0 of Data Manager for Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard

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Alliance to Save Energy Commission to Create a New Portfolio of National Energy Efficiency Policies

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Studies: Revealing Buildings' Energy Use Creates Jobs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy Efficiency Blueprint?

  


quick reads
What is the Better Buildings Challenge?

news
Study: Efficiency Standards Save Consumers, Businesses More Than $1.1 Trillion

Building Operating Management
New Mexico Fire Station Uses PPA To Go Solar

  


quick reads
Wireless Metering Enhances Sustainability Reporting

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making Utility Rebates and Incentives Workpart 2: Becoming Familiar with Energy-Saving Program Requirementspart 3: Selecting Qualified Energy-Efficiency Service Providers

  


news
Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., Set Standard for Building Operations Best Practices

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Pittsburg State University to Gain New Insight on Utility Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustaining Sustainabilitypart 2: Sustainability Performance Measurements

  


Building Operating Management
Using Energy Star's Portfolio Manager: Tips from Facility Managerspart 2: How to Get Started With Energy Star's Portfolio Managerpart 3: Portfolio Manager: How to Avoid Mistakes with Energy Star Online Benchmarking Toolpart 4: What the Future Holds For Energy Star's Portfolio Manager

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Stronger Maintenance-Sustainability Link

  


news
DOE Study Shows Window Retrofit System Slashes Energy Use At Northeastern Mid-Rise

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ASHRAE: 50 Percent Energy Savings for Retail Stores Now Available, No Coupon Required

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Power-Metering Technology Advances Give Managers More Controlpart 2: Power-Metering Application Strategies Increase Efficiency part 3: Cost Effectiveness: Determining Facility Meter Needs

  


5 minutes with
5 minutes with Rick Storlie Director of Administrative Services, Facilities Management University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEED-EB Certification Creates Challenges and Benefits

  


Building Operating Management
Demand Response: No Cost Way To Reduce Energy Billspart 2: Perform an Energy Audit As a First Step To Savingspart 3: Overlooked Opportunities Provide Big Energy Savingspart 4: The Next Big Thing In Energy Efficiencypart 5: How To Justify Energy Efficiency Projects To Upper Management

  


quick reads
Is Now a Good Time to Lock In Energy Prices?

news
Siemens Earns LEED Certification For Efficient And Sustainable Operations At Maryland Branch Office

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Energy Models: Getting Out What You Put In

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New Study Examines How States Evaluate Utility Energy Efficiency Programs

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UtiliVisor Introduces Portable Energy Monitoring Service

quick reads
Reviewing Renewable Energy Technology

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Study: Misconceptions about Efficiency Initiatives and Impact on Customer Satisfaction Deters U.S. Hoteliers from Investing in Energy Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Energy Efficiency Strategiespart 2: Boilers: The Biggest Users of Fuelpart 3: Motors: Impact on Energy Efficiency

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Technology of Sustainability Reportingpart 2: Sustainability Reporting: Plug-Load Considerations

  


news
Event Release: eSight Energy Road Shows

Building Operating Management
Smart Grid: What Facility Managers Need to Knowpart 2: Smart Grid's Information Capabilities Help Control Energy Usepart 3: Smart Grid Helps Address Peak Demand Through Demand Response

  


news
Product Release: Baldor Expands Offering of Super-E

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Product Release: Copeland Scroll K5 Compressor

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Danfoss to Sponsor 5th Annual EE Global Forum

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Improving Motor Efficiencypart 2: Managing Motorspart 3: Motors Replacement Selectionpart 4: Product Focus: Motors

  


news
Honeywell And Hawaiian Electric To Use Demand Response To Integrate Renewables And Reduce Fossil Fuel Dependence

quick reads
How Should Embodied Energy Factor Into Product Selection?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Realistic Look at Renewable Energy Technologypart 2: Drawbacks to Renewable Energypart 3: Renewable Energy Post Installation Issues

  


quick reads
Four Steps To Ensuring Successful Commissioning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy Audits Can Reveal Opportunities for Energy Savingspart 2: Energy Audits: Setting The Stage part 3: Energy Audits: Avoiding Mistakes

  


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