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Energy Efficiency - February 2017

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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Eco Engineering Extends Support for Portman-Shaheen Energy Efficiency Legislation

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Legrand Provides Six Ways to Reduce Energy Usage in Commercial Facilities

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Renovate America, Greenworks Lending Announce National Partnership on Commercial PACE Financing

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Fairbanks Energy Services Saves Boston Hospital Over 5,000,000 kWh to Date Through Numerous Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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Must-See TV for FMs: DOE's Better Buildings Challenge SWAP

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Eye on Energy: Manager and Utility Team Up for Savings

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SparkFund Raises $7 Million to Transform Access to Energy Technology

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EnerNOC and Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (BGIS) Launch Strategic Partnership to Provide Advanced Energy Management to Commercial Buildings

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New ASTM Test Method Aims to Boost Energy Efficiency in Roof

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Smart Grid's Influences Range From Solar Panels To the Internet of ThingsFirst of a three-part article on how smart grid technology has dramatically changed how FMs use and analyze energy. part 2: Energy Innovation Driven By Buildings Industry part 3: Beyond Smart Grid: New Terminology, Focus on Interoperability and Data

  


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DOE Tool Aids in Financing Energy Projects

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Schneider Electric Introduces Clinical Environment Optimization Solution to Drive Energy Savings in Healthcare Facilities

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How To Ensure Clean Water Supplies? Energy-Efficient Desalination Could Be Key

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Schneider Electric Collaborates with HPE on Micro Data Center Solution to Address New Demands of Distributed IT

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We Knew Energy Efficiency Employs a Lot of People, and Now We Know How Many

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PRSM Association’s Retail Energy Benchmarking Study Helps Retailers Reduce Energy Costs

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Green Financing Remains Key, but What's the Best Way Forward? We Want Your Ideas

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2017 Is Looking Like a Good Year for Energy Efficiency as Investments Grow

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ASHRAE Announces Topics for New Building Performance Analysis Conference

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Scientists Test Solutions for Energy-Efficient Grow Houses Helping A New Industry Grow Energy-Efficient Cannabis In California

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New Michigan law strengthens energy efficiency and renewable energy standards

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Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management System Modernizes Office Environments

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Investor Confidence Project Launches 'Building Button' for Energy Efficiency

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Tool Helps Calculate Value of Energy Upgrades

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How To Capitalize on the Value of Long-Term Energy PlanningFirst of a four-part Green Building Report on long-term energy planning. part 2: Mitigating Future Cost Risk: The Real Reason For Long-Term Energy Planningpart 3: Account For the Future Cost of Energy in Long-Term Energy Planningpart 4: USGBC Perspective: New Platform Helps FMs Share, Benchmark Performance Data

  


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Mitchell Airport Receives $105,000 Check from Focus on Energy

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Alta Energy and Rawson, Blum & Leon Partner to Bring Solar to Cost Plus Plaza

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Updated Standard Covers Building Energy Efficiency

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Alta Energy and Rawson, Blum & Leon Partner to Bring Solar to Cost Plus Plaza

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Legrand North America Joins the Science Based Targets Program; Supports Global Alliance for Energy Productivity

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Can the US Cut its Energy Use in half by 2050? Yes, but We Will Have to Double Down on our Efforts

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City of Los Angeles Purchases EnergyCAP, Bill CAPture

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Schneider Electric Announces New Community Established as Part of EcoStruxure Next Generation Architecture Launch

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ASHRAE/IES Publish 2016 Energy Efficiency Standard

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DOE Focuses on Zero-Energy Schools

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Johnson Controls, South Arkansas Community College Sign Energy Performance Contract to Better Integrate Energy Management Systems

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3 High-Performance Energy Efficiency Strategies To Reduce Energy PermanentlyFirst of a two-part article exploring right-lighting, reducing stack effect, and using ductless heat pumps. part 2: Reducing Stack Effect, Replacing Boilers With Ductless Heat Pumps

  


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The Clean Power Plan and Energy Efficiency: Where Do We Go from Here?

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Johnson Controls Brings Innovative New Technologies to 2017 AHR Expo

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Current, powered by GE Triples Partner Ecosystem in Drive to Build Comprehensive Intelligent Environments

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Schneider Electric Receives Top Ranking in Navigant Research Leaderboard Report on Building Energy Management Systems

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Ten New U.S. Cities Join the City Energy Project to Cut Climate Pollution from Buildings

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Outcome-Based Pathway Needs One More Vote to Become Optional Path in 2018 IECC

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Distech Controls Honored with 2016 Canada Awards for Excellence; Receives Gold Award in the Quality and Project Category

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2016 Getting to Zero National Forum - Growing a Movement

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Eye on Energy: White Paper Aims to Enhance Efficiency

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NY Green Bank Announces Financing Deal to Cut Energy Costs for Long Island's Northport School District

Building Operating Management
Five Benefits of Energy Storage: The Holy Grail of EnergyFirst of a four-part Green Building Report. part 2: Energy Storage Case Study 1: Walmart Uses Energy Storage with Solar PVspart 3: Energy Storage Case Study 2: Reducing Peak Demand part 4: USGBC Perspective: Large-Scale Venues Earn LEED Certification

  


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A Brighter Shade of Green for One University

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How Hospitals Use EnergyFirst of a two-part article on the intersection of energy efficiency and patient satisfaction in healthcare facilities. part 2: Energy Efficiency Goals Must Align With Patient Experience

  


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Putting Thermal Imaging to Work in Facility Maintenance

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ASHRAE Updates Energy-Efficiency Standard

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EPA Urged to Level the Playing Field for Energy Efficiency in the Clean Power Plan

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ASHRAE/IES Publish 2016 Energy Efficiency Standard

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Zen Ecosystems Launches Fastest-Payback Energy Management System

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Zen Ecosystems Launches Fastest-Payback Energy Management System

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GSA Awards Contract to Green Generation Solutions to Help Reduce Energy Consumption by 68 percent in Michigan Federal Buildings, Saving Millions

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OpenADR Alliance, USEF Foundation Partnership Takes First Step to Standardize Flexibility Programs

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City of Birmingham Joins Trane in Launching Energy Saving Upgrades at Sustainability Commitment Signing Ceremony

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Lake Mead Shows Long-Term Effects of Drought on Western States

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Green Business Certification Inc. and Environmental Defense Fund Establish Investor Confidence Project

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Legrand Launches Energy Marathon 2.0, Engaging Employees for Innovative, Long-Term Energy Reduction

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Water and Energy Efficiency Technology Allows FM To Do More With LessEnergy and water efficiency is one technology area where product development has moved rapidly.part 2: Water and Energy Efficiency Products

  


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Bell & Gossett Introduces Formula for Smarter Hydronic Pump Selection

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Eye on Energy: Updated Data Terms and Definitions

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Hot Water Systems Promote the Growth of Legionella Pneumophila

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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

Building Operating Management
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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Energy-efficient Buildings Create ‘Triple Bottom Line’ Benefits

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RAISE Energy Announces the 2016 Top 5 Energy Reduction Technologies

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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