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Energy Efficiency - April 2014

The Energy Efficiency landing page for Facility Professionals.

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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

Building Operating Management
Six Steps Help Justify Building Energy Upgradespart 2: To Win Funding For Energy Efficiency Projects, Think Like A CFO part 3: M&V Done Right: Tips For Measuring And Reporting Energy Efficiency Results part 4: Facility Energy Management Produces Real Financial Benefits

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning: A New Tool in the Quest for Energy Efficiencypart 2: Retrocommissioning Sensors Monitor Energy Waste

  


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Commercial And Industrial Companies Gain Big Value Via Big Data View Of Energy And Sustainability Trends

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Johnson Controls Identifies Energy Savings At LEED Gold Rated ManpowerGroup World Headquarters Using Retro-Commissioning Process

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OpenADR Alliance Releases 2.0b Profile Specification For Full Featured Demand Response Programs

Building Operating Management
Beginning on the Path To Energy Star Certificationpart 2: Strategies for Continued Energy Efficient Performancepart 3: Misconceptions About Energy Starpart 4: Energy Star Helps Engage School Staffs, Provides National Recognitionpart 5: Government Shutdown's Effect on Energy Star Goals

  


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US Energy Group Announces Total Energy Efficiency Management (TEEM)

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Schneider Electric Launches 3D Interactive App Giving Users Access to Detailed Product Information

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Soaring Savings: HVAC, Lighting Retrofits Bring Bottom-Line Benefits

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning: Teaming Up For Savingspart 2: Combination of In-House and Agency Best Fit for Retrocommissioning Projectpart 3: Streamlining the Members of Your Retrocommissioning Team

  


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Lutron and Siemens Announce Joint Energy Efficiency Initiative For Commercial Buildings

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How Recycling System Reduced Water Use by 25 Million Gallons at the University of Alabama-Birmingham

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E-Mon Announces Agency Listings for “Smart Meters” Targeting Integration of Building Automation Systems

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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