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Energy Efficiency - June 2012

The Energy Efficiency landing page for Facility Professionals.

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

  


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

  


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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

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Alliance to Save Energy Commission to Create a New Portfolio of National Energy Efficiency Policies

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Studies: Revealing Buildings' Energy Use Creates Jobs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy Efficiency Blueprint?

  


quick reads
What is the Better Buildings Challenge?

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Study: Efficiency Standards Save Consumers, Businesses More Than $1.1 Trillion

Building Operating Management
New Mexico Fire Station Uses PPA To Go Solar

  


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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

  


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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

  


news
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?

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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

  


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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

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Performance Contracting: Saving Energy, Saving Money

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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

  


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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