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Energy Efficiency - December 2014

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 A Divided Congress Continues To Affect Energy Policy

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Infrastructure Renewal Program Helps Healthcare Facility's Sustainability Efforts

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PRES Energy Partners with Pritchett Controls and InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance Members for Energy Management System Solutions

Building Operating Management
5-Year Plan Delivers Energy Savings, Stable ROIpart 2: Use Three Steps To Build Long-Term Capital Planpart 3: Tie Capital Decisions To How Building Has Evolvedpart 4: Rules of Thumb to Guide 5-Year Capital Plan

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning: Getting Back to Efficiencypart 2: Retrocommissioning: Finding Barriers to Energy Efficiencypart 3: Setting the Scope for a Retrocommissioning Projectpart 4: How to Ensure a Successful Retrocommissioning Project

  


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Transwestern Ranks 17th Out of 84 Teams Midway Through ENERGY STAR National Building Competition

Building Operating Management
Especially In Net-Zero Energy Buildings, A Careful Eye On Operations Pays Offpart 2: Facility Managers' Grasp Of Big-Picture Issues Is Crucial To Net-Zero Performancepart 3: Flexible Design, Careful Energy Monitoring Are Vitalpart 4: Despite Buildings' Success, Facility Managers Aim For More Performance

  


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How Outcome Based Compliance Can Ensure Efficient Operations

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Global Gains And Future Potential For Clean Diesel Power In All Modes Of Transportation Outlined At 7th Emissions Summit USA

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Plug Load Data Loggers To Monitor Cable Set-Top Box Energy Use As Part Of Energy Efficiency Study

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EarthTronics' High Efficiency LED Lighting Featured At ENERGY STAR's Change The World Event

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces Extension Of LEED 2009

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Retroficiency Analytics Improve Utility Efficiency Program Targeting And Cross-Channel Engagement

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Northeast Gears Up To Fuel Hot Trend In Buildings: Net Zero Energy

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BIRDS Is For Sustainability: New NIST Tool For Evaluating Building Performance And Trade-offs

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Utilivisor Introduces New Website HIghlighting Energy Advisory Services

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7 Transwestern-Managed Buildings To Compete In 5th Annual Energy Star National Building Competition

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Cree Sets Efficiency Standard With Commercially Available 150 Lumens-Per-Watt Troffer

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WattStopper's Retrofit Panel Solution Leverages Existing Building Control Investments To Deliver High Performance

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Enlighted Partners To Create New Market, Bringing Commercial Real Estate Into The Internet Of Things

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WiSuite Launches New Smart Screen Thermostat Line With West Coast's Largest Hotel

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California High School Chooses CPI Daylighting's Quadwall Systems To Integrate A Dual-Colored, Fire-Rated Canopy Skylight And Translucent Wall Panels

Building Operating Management
Retrocommissioning Improves Energy Efficiency in High-Performing Buildingspart 2: Key Findings from Retrocommissioning a High-Performance Building

  


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North Carolina County School District Keeps Energy Costs Down Through Period of Extreme Enrollment Growth

Building Operating Management
New Energy Code Approach Could Be Industry Game-Changerpart 2: Outcome-Based Energy Codes Link Operations To Design part 3: How Would Outcome-Based Energy Codes Be Enforced? part 4: With Outcome-Based Codes, Who Is Responsible For Performance During Measurement Period?part 5: ICC Votes On Energy Code Compliance For IgCC

  


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More Than Half Of U.S. Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency Investment In 2015

Building Operating Management
Building Recommissioning Helps Heifer International Meet Challenges Of Reliability, Efficiency, And Sustainabilitypart 2: Main Problems Identified During Commissioning Included Malfunctioning Sensors And Water Valvespart 3: Ongoing Commissioning Is Part of Comprehensive Approach

  


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Energy Savings From Occupant Training

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas Drives Service Fleet Forward Using Less Fossil Fuel

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Sarasota County School District Achieves 20 Megawatts of Energy Storage Using CALMAC's Ice-Based Cooling Technology

Building Operating Management
How Energy Benchmarking Ordinances Can Help Facility Managers Save Moneypart 2: Understanding Energy Benchmarking Ordinances part 3: Strategies To Reduce Operating Costs Using Energy Benchmarks part 4: Energy Benchmarking Is First Step To Savings For Chicago High Rise part 5: New Operations and Maintenance Credits in LEED v4

  


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Stony Brook University's LED Parking Project Produces Significant Savings

Building Operating Management
Electric Bills May Rise With New Regulations On Coal-Fired Power Plantspart 2: How Will Electric Utilities Respond To New Rules On Carbon Emissions?part 3: Electricity-Price Impact Of New Carbon Emission Rules Will Varypart 4: Look Closely: Will New Regulations Will Affect Your Electric Power Pricing?part 5: How To Soften Electric Rate Increases From New Rules On Coal Plant Emissions

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Infrared Imaging: Benefits Beyond the Basicspart 2: Application Possibilities Expand for Infrared Technologypart 3: Matching Infrared Imaging With Facility Needspart 4: Maximizing Payback on Infrared Imaging Purchase

  


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Energy Modeling: What Happens When You Make Bad Assumptions?

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E-Mon Now Offering the Attune Energy Dashboard Service

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Schneider Electric Announces A New Range Of Cost Effective, High Accuracy Power Metering

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Guaranteed Energy Performance

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How Do You Manage Big Data?

Building Operating Management
Budget For Energy Upgrades Requires Fully Understanding Real Costspart 2: True Energy Costs Play Important Role In Determining Energy Savings part 3: Realistic View Of Energy Savings Helps Meet Targetspart 4: USGBC Professional Exams Evolving With Launch Of LEED v4

  


Building Operating Management
Misconceptions About Energy Star Can Prevent Facility Managers From Seeing Its Benefitspart 2: Time Commitment For Energy Star Portfolio Manager Is Work That Should Already Be Donepart 3: Improving Building's Energy Performance Brings Additional Benefits As Well

  


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Trane Los Angeles Named Top Tenant Finisher in EPA's ENERGY STAR National Building Competition

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Daintree Networks Launches "Energy Champion" Awards To Honor Industry's Most Effective Energy Savers And Advocates

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Savings and Efficiency from Using HDS to Plan Retrofitspart 2: HDS Scanning Improves Efficiency at Utah Power Plantpart 3: Design, Engineering Firms Turn to HDS Technologypart 4: HDS Scanning Eliminates Need to Interrupt Facility Operations

  


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Schneider Electric's SE8000 Series Room Controllers Offer Unparalleled Design, Simple Installation and Energy Savings

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Supermarket Keeps Customers Engaged in Sustainability Practices

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BuildingIQ and S4 Collaborate to Identify Unique Energy Savings for Commercial Office Building

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Submetering: Gathering Data, Finding Savingspart 2: Submeters Effective Way to Gather Hard Datapart 3: Have Goals in Mind Before Installing Submeterspart 4: Finding Cost-Savings Opportunities in Submetering

  


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DOE Study Shows Heating And Cooling Energy Use Cut By 25 Percent With New Window Retrofit Technology

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HTS Texas Becomes eSight Provider, Launches FIT Building Division

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Upgrades at Ridgewood High School Cut Energy Costs by 18 Percent and Significantly Lower Noise Level

Building Operating Management
Utility Incentive, Rebate Programs Can Help Support Green Projectspart 2: Incomplete Utility Rebate Applications Can Cause FMs To Miss Out On Funding part 3: Retail, Investment Properties Often Miss Out On Available Utility Incentives

  


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City of Las Vegas Leads the Way with Energy Optimization

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EPA Recognizes Northwest Energy Efficiency Council With 2014 Energy Star Award

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Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems and Lutron Electronics Collaborate to Address New Building Code Requirements

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Onset Announces Low-Cost Energy Monitoring Solution

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E-Mon Introduces PowerSmart Family of Advanced Polyphase Energy/Power Quality Monitors

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Building Controls Upgrade Saves 1.3 Million Kilowatts of Energy Annually

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Challenges Seeking LEED Status in Older Buildings

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Leviton Expands VerifEye Line of Smart Meters with Series 8000 Multi-Point Meters 


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Closing Windows For Energy Savings

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E-Mon Announces Multi-Mon, New 36-Channel Branch Circuit Energy Monitor

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NEEA Releases PECI Research on Market-Changing Energy Management and Information Systems

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EnerNOC Software Platform Strengthens Connection Between Energy Usage and Costs

Building Operating Management
Getting Back On Energy Budget After a Rough Winterpart 2: Big Strides in HVAC and Lighting Efficiencypart 3: Ensuring the Most Energy Efficient Equipmentpart 4: Overlooked Low- and No-Cost Energy Effiicent Opportunities

  


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Make the Most of Your BAS: Use Automated Demand-Response

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TRACE 700 Version 6.3 Makes Modeling for LEED Certification Faster and Easier

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Ecova Launches Newly Upgraded Energy Benchmarking Service

Building Operating Management
Energy Master Plan Can Help Manage Costs On Demand Side, Supply Sidepart 2: Demand Side Management Helps Cut Energy Consumption, Costspart 3: Retrocommissioning Is Often Overlooked Way To Manage Energy Costs

  


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Berkeley Lab Report Finds U.S. Energy Service Companies Experienced Steady Growth Despite Recession

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Majority of U.S. Federal Government Agency Purchasing Decision Makers Say Energy Efficiency is Key

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New Fluke 1730 Three-Phase Electrical Energy Logger Simplifies The Discovery Of Electrical Energy Waste

Building Operating Management
Net-Zero Building Saves More Than Energy For Leon County, Fla.part 2: How Rainwater From Roof Is Captured, Reused By Leon County Sustainable Demonstration Building

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Which Energy Audit is Right for Your Facility?part 2: Examining Energy Audits at Ground Levelpart 3: Level II Energy Audit Provides Detailed Building Informationpart 4: Focusing Energy Audits on Capital-Intensive Projects

  


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Tool Calculates Savings, Environmental Impact of Energy Recovery Ventilation Technology

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QA Graphics Provides Bridge Data Manager for SystemWorks LLC

Building Operating Management
First Steps to Retrocommissioningpart 2: Types of Equipment That Should Be Included in Retrocommissioningpart 3: Consider Whether Design is Still Sensible During Retrocommissioningpart 4: How To Gauge Whether Retrocommissioning Was Successful

  


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Telkonet Announces EcoCentral Virtual Engineer Cloud-Based Energy Management Command Center

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InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance Firm Completes Church Recommissioning Project

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WPS Slated To Save $3.9 Million In Innovative Energy Practices By 2020

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Need To Understand Changing Market To Maximize Utility Incentives and Rebatespart 2: Trend In Utility Incentive Programs Is Toward More Monitoring, Proof Of Performancepart 3: Utility Incentive Programs Will Require Stricter Monitoring, Offer Greater Benefits

  


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NYPA Announces Nation's Most Comprehensive Report On Building Energy Use

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HVAC retrofits save Colorado city more than $400,000

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Acumen Energy Solutions Helps Johns Manville Build Financial Value and Protect the Planet

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Agilis Energy and Trane Leverage Energy Analytics Decision Support System to Help Building Owners Reduce Energy and Save Money

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Clean Energy And NG Advantage Sign Agreement To Construct New Natural Gas Compression Facility

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Energy Modeling: What Happens When You Make Bad Assumptions?

Building Operating Management
Information, Technology Help McGill University Save On HVAC Costspart 2: Energy Management Information System Helps McGill University Cut Down On HVAC Energy Usage part 3: Focus On Demand Can Help Cut HVAC Energy Costspart 4: Energy Audits, Retrocommissioning Are Keys To Energy Management Planpart 5: Set Design Standards, Review Them Often To Maximize HVAC Energy Savings

  


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Simergy: A Free, Comprehensive Graphical User Interface For Energy Modeling With EnergyPlus

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Automated Demand-Response Increases