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Energy Efficiency - April 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
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

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
Sustaining Sustainabilitypart 2: Sustainability Performance Measurements

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Stronger Maintenance-Sustainability Link

  


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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

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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

  


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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

  


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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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Smart Grid is HERE

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning Can Reveal Opportunities for Energy Savingspart 2: Retrocommissioning Can Overcome Operational Challengespart 3: Retrocommissioning Boon to Bottom Line

  


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OpenADR Helps Standardize Demand-Response

webcast
Maintaining and Enhancing Reliability with Equipment Upgrade Solutions

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Performance Contracting: Saving Energy, Saving Money

audio/video
Project: The Aventine

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To Save Energy, Improve Operations

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Easy Steps for Energy Savings in a Tough Economy

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How Dashboards Can Promote Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Can Boost BAS/EMS Performance With New Tools, Capabilitiespart 2: Real-time Information is Big Advantage of Modern BAS/EMS Systemspart 3: Advanced BAS/EMS Operations Still Need Staff Oversight

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Careful Planning Brings Benefits from Performance Contractingpart 2: Performance Contracting Requires Understanding Facility Needspart 3: Selecting an ESCO: Questions To Ask

  


quick reads
Making Demand Response Work

Building Operating Management
Utility Incentive Programs Can Help Facility Managers Save Dollarspart 2: Demand Response Plays Big Role in Utility Energy Incentive Programs

  


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Four Steps To Keep Energy Efficiency a Priority

Building Operating Management
Energy Star Offers New Ratings, Easier Benchmarking for Buildingspart 2: Data Centers, Senior Care Now Eligible For 1 to 100 Energy Star Scorespart 3: New Energy Star for Hospitals, Federal Involvement Among New Plans

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand-Response Programs: Understand Risks and Benefitspart 2: Demand Response: How to Coordinate Peak-Load Reductionspart 3: Demand Response: How to Meet Load-Reduction Targets part 4: Demand-Response Programs Affect Operations and Occupants

  


5 minutes with
Energy Management: One School District's Success Story with Connie Kelley

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What Is ISO 50001?

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How Should You Use an Energy Model?

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What Are Outcome-Based Codes?

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Understanding What A Net-Zero Energy Building Really Is

Building Operating Management
Different Levels of Energy Auditpart 2: Retrocommissioning vs. Energy Auditpart 3: Definitions of Net Zero Energypart 4: Top 10 Energy-Saving Opportunities

  


5 minutes with
Energy Efficiency: Role of HVAC Systems and Benchmarking with Jay Russell

Building Operating Management
Understanding What an Energy Model Can and Can't do is Critical to its Successpart 2: Realistic Expectations Needed to get Most out of Energy Modeling

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Smart Grid: Managers Have Incentives for Reducing Demandpart 2: Power Meters Designed to Interface with the Smart Gridpart 3: Smart Grid Improves Power Quality, Reliability

  


quick reads
Environmental Product Declarations: Getting Product Facts Straight

Building Operating Management
Obama Administration Promotes Energy Efficiency in Facilitiespart 2: Federal Government Taking Steps toward Sustainable Operations

  


Building Operating Management
Retrocommissioning Is First Step in Energy Upgradespart 2: Online Resources for Lighting Upgrades, Greenhouse Gas Accounting

  


case study
Healthy Savings: New York Presbyterian Hospital Improves Energy Performance

audio/video
The Role of Building Occupants in Saving Energy

audio/video
Does an HVAC Pre-Filter Improve Energy Efficiency?

audio/video
What is the EPA's National Building Competition?

audio/video
HVAC Retrofits Lower Energy Use, Reduce Hot-Cold Calls

audio/video
How to Streamline Lighting Retrofits

audio/video
Green Buildings: Retrofits to Increase in Private Sector

audio/video
The Role of Existing Buildings in Energy Use, Emissions

audio/video
Why is the Existing-Building Market So Important?

audio/video
Energy Efficiency Should Not Compromise Occupant Satisfaction

audio/video
What is the Cost and ROI of Recommissioning?

audio/video
What is the Difference Between Recommissioning and Retrocommissioning?

case study
High-Performing Bank Strikes Gold

audio/video
Facilities Management: How to Create a Energy Department

quick reads
Geothermal Heating and Cooling Can Save 60 Percent on Energy

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