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Energy Efficiency - May 2013

The Energy Efficiency landing page for Facility Professionals.

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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

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning: Ongoing Challenges, New Approachpart 2: Average Energy Savings from Retrocommissioning is 16 Percentpart 3: A Closer Look at the Retrocommissioning Process

  


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JouleX Announces Version 4.0 of Enterprise Energy Management Platform

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Baldor Introduces MST Digital Soft Starter

Building Operating Management
Reducing Energy Use: Five Steps Help Overcome Barrierspart 2: Shorenstein Properties Works Toward Comprehensive Energy Management Practicespart 3: Shorenstein Energy Plan Shows Value Of Focusing On How Business Decisions Are Made

  


Building Operating Management
Energy Efficiency Projects With New LEED On The Horizonpart 2: Equipment vs. Operations: Greatest Opportunity for Energy Efficiencypart 3: Making A Pitch For Energy Efficiency Spendingpart 4: Best No- and Low-Cost Energy Efficiency Projectspart 5: Untapped Potential for Energy Efficiency

  


Building Operating Management
How Energy Managers Can Leverage Big Data Right Nowpart 2: Planned Capital Upgrades Present Opportunities For Deeper Energy Savingspart 3: Energy Managers Often Underestimate The Value Of Energy Retrofits

  


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Report Reveals How Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs Can Help Utilities Achieve High Energy Savings

Building Operating Management
Glenborough Uses Energy Star As Guide For Extensive Energy Efficiency Effortspart 2: Glenborough's Next Project is Energy Retrofits at Corporate Headquarterspart 3: Glenborough's Long-Term Goal Is To Be Industry Leader In Sustainability

  


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Targeted Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Have History of Cost Savings Success

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Upgrades at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Cut Energy Consumption by more than 50 Percent

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Next Generation of EpiSensor Wireless Energy Monitoring System Features Smart Gateway and Data Logging at the Sensor Level

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Siemens Efficiency Technology Helps City Of Jacksonville Bring Green Initiatives To Life

Building Operating Management
Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps K-12 Facility Managers Avoid Millions in Energy Costspart 2: Portfolio Manager Helps Schools Set Baseline for Energy, Water Use part 3: Energy Efficiency in K-12 Buildings Doesn't Require Full Time Employee part 4: Communicating Early Success With Energy Star Can Help Get Energy Efficiency Efforts Off Ground in K-12 Buildings

  


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Schneider Electric Announces PowerLogic ION EEM Version 4.0 R2

Building Operating Management
Look For Utility Rebates Early In Energy Efficiency Projectspart 2: Utility Incentives Can Mean Millions Of Dollars In Savings

  


5 minutes with
Cutting costs: Simple steps help Florida county achieve sustainability

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Mandatory Commissioning for All Buildings Proposed for Green Building Standard

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Measuring Exterior Energy Efficiency

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Free iPad Energy-Saving App for Facility Managers

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Facility Dashboards Show Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Potential Energy Savings Drive Interest in Intelligent Buildingspart 2: Intelligent Buildings Link Multiple Subsystems To Building Automation Systemspart 3: Microsoft Uses Fault Detection, EMS and BAS To Manage Massive Portfoliopart 4: GSA's Building Links Project Centralizes Data To Cut Costs

  


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US Energy Group Launches Latest Money-Saving Tool

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

  


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

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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

  


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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

  


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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

  


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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

  


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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

  


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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

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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

  


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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

  


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

  


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

  


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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

  


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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

  


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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