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Energy Efficiency - July 2015

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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Hospital Uses Utility Assessment To Begin Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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DTZ: Company to Compete in EPA’s 2015 ENERGY STAR National Competition: Team Challenge

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Museum Evaluates, Installs LEDs With Support From Local Utility

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Is Solar Arguably the Era's Most Disruptive Technology?

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How Smart is a Smart Building?

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Sharp: SmartStorage System Uses Batteries, Intelligence To Reduce Demand Charges

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InsideIQ: Building Automation Alliance Firm Completes Library Recommissioning Project, Yielding Energy Savings, Utility Rebates

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Energy Optimization Strategies for Facilities

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Schneider Electric: Company Partners with San Mateo County Community College District on Energy Efficiency Initiative

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ConEdison Solutions: Building Owners Can Earn Money in Summer

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Humantech: Company Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
2 Ways Building Energy Performance Deterioratespart 2: Role of Staff, Training, Building Data in Loss of Energy Efficiencypart 3: Maintenance Plan, ‘Walk-Around’ Audits Can Help Restore Energy Efficiencypart 4: Comparative Data, Coil Cleaning Can Help Restore Energy Efficiency

  


Building Operating Management
FM Survey: Energy Upgrade Paybacks, Metrics, Reportingpart 2: FM Survey: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Policies and Practicespart 3: Survey: What Facility Managers Think About Climate Change

  


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Ridgecrest Energy Advisors: Hospitals Cut Energy Consumption 10-30 Percent and Win EPA 'Battle of the Buildings'

Building Operating Management
Degree of Recognition of Energy Star and Portfolio ManagerPart 1 of a four part feature discussing Energy Starpart 2: Status of Update to CBECS Databasepart 3: Benchmarking Improves Energy Performancepart 4: Correcting Misperceptions About Energy Star

  


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Institute for Market Transformation: Green Leasing Can Save U.S. Office Market $3.3 Billion Annually

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Will Outcome Based Compliance Be The New Normal For Energy Codes?

Building Operating Management
Consider Tax Appetite in Picking Best Financing for Energy EfficiencyFirst of a 4-part article on keys in selecting among energy-project financing options part 2: Performance Risk an Important Factor in Picking Energy-Efficiency Financingpart 3: Financing Risk Appetite, Technology Choices Also Key in Picking Energy-Efficiency Financingpart 4: The Focus on Sustainable Electricity Through PEER

  


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Five-Year Capital Plan Helps Chicago High-Rise Cut Energy Use

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Five Tips for Writing Strategic Capital Energy Plans

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DOE: Information Request Targets Solar for Commercial Buildings

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Lucid: Software Developer Launches Program to Help Cities Reduce Energy, Water Costs

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When Replacing Energy Using Equipment, To Capital Decisions To Current Operations

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Johnson Controls: Leaders Commit to Accelerating Energy Efficiency Legislation and Technology Innovation at Energy Efficiency Forum

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Transwestern: Team Completes 100th LEED Certification

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Energy Opportunity Study, Cascading Returns, Form Basis For Five-Year Capital Plan

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JLM Energy: Label Impressions Expands its Carbon Neutral Pledge with New JLM Energy System

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CALMAC: Texas School District Lowers Peak Demand Using Company's Ice-Based Energy Storage

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Schneider Electric: Company Is Among First to Join HP Composable Infrastructure Partner Program

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Kansas City. Mo.: City Council Passes Ordinance to Reduce Energy Bills by Nearly $400 Million

Building Operating Management
Finding Best Financing Options for Energy Efficiency Projectspart 2: ‘Threshold Questions’ Help Find Path to Energy Efficiency Financingpart 3: Financing Tools Include Energy Performance Contract, Energy Service Agreementpart 4: Utility On-bill Financing an Added Option for Energy Efficiency Projectspart 5: PACE Financing an Option for More Extensive Energy Efficiency Projects

  


Building Operating Management
Making the Right Choice with Energy Optimization Products and Servicespart 2: ROI, Applicability, Operational Impact Influence Energy Decisionspart 3: Focus on Benefits, Product Credibility in Energy Optimization Purchasespart 4: Best Practices for Energy Optimizationpart 5: Pilot Programs, Veterans’ Insights Help with Energy Optimizationpart 6: Introducing the Apex Award for Energy Optimization

  


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Siemens: Joint Project Saves University Millions in Energy Costs

Building Operating Management
Keeping a Sustainable Building Operating Sustainablypart 2: Tapping Occupant Behavior a Key Sustainability Strategypart 3: Training, Technology Upgrades Can Boost Facility’s Efficiency

  


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Green House Data: Company Joins EPA Top 30 Tech & Telecom List of Green Power Users

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EnerNOC: Company's Energy Intelligence Software Selected by Shorenstein Properties

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ACEEE: Boston, New York, Washington, San Francisco, Seattle Ranked as Most Energy-Efficient U.S. Cities

Building Operating Management
Utility Program Helps Fund Retrocommissioning, Upgrades at Santiago Canyon Collegepart 2: Energy Upgrades Overcome Scheduling Challenges, Produce Verified Savings

  


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National Institute of Building Sciences and New Buildings Institute: Report on 'Getting to Outcome-Based Performance' Released

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ComEd and Schneider Electric: Companies Partner to Deploy Green Button Connect My Data

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Compact, On-Demand Steam Boiler Improves HVAC EfficiencyMiura North America Inc.

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Ecova: Energy Management Company Identifies $1.6 Billion in Resource Savings in Two Years

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WSP: Engineering Firm's Federal Center South Project Wins AIA’s 'Top Ten Plus' Green Building Award

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Perkins+Will New York: Firm Honors Earth Day 2015 with 20 LEED Projects

Building Operating Management
Timing, Scope Are Critical In Considering Deep Energy Retrofitspart 2: Deep Energy Retrofit a Chance to ‘Re-Market,’ Re-Think a Buildingpart 3: Project Size, Non-Energy Components Are Important in Deep Energy Retrofits

  


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BOMI International: Organization Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Release of New High-Performance Sustainable Buildings course, 'HP Practices'

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Long Term Planning, Recommissioning, Auditing

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How To Know How Far To Go With a Deep Energy Retrofit?

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CBRE Group: Company Acquires Environmental Systems, Inc.

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Pella: Company Honored with 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award

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Simple Payback is Thinking Too Simply

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NRG Controls Assists Pennsylvania School to Achieve $170,000 Annual Savings

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Don't Underestimate the Importance of Benchmarking

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Pick Low Hanging Fruit, Retrocommission, To Set Stage For Capital Plan

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Use Capital Plan To Achieve Stable Energy Savings

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Great Eastern Energy Partners with UM Technologies to Release Its First-Ever Customer-Facing Energy Management Application

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Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Gameplan for Building Automation Systems and Energy Efficiencypart 2: Showing Success With Your BAS Setuppart 3: Maximizing System Efficiency Through BASpart 4: Setting Proper Trends Important to Achieve Success With BAS

  


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JRC Reports Lists Vacuum Insulation Panels as One of Technologies Needed to Phase Out Inefficient Buildings in Europe

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EPA Recognizes DTZ with ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

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Updated CxEnergy Program Features 31 Hours of AIA-Approved Education

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Distech Controls' ECLYPSE and ENVYSION for Facility Management

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Sharp Electronics' Energy Storage Solution Installed on Baker Electric Facility in California

Building Operating Management
Building’s Energy Efficiency, Occupant Comfort Are RelatedResearch, new metrics show the often overlooked relationship between energy efficiency and occupant comfort helps to define a truly high-performance building. Part 1 of a 5-part article.part 2: Occupant Response Measures Must Figure in Building Evaluation part 3: Buildings’ Data Helps Reveal Effectiveness of Energy Usepart 4: AIV Metric Can Build Accountability into Building Performancepart 5: LEED Dynamic Plaque Is a Paradigm Shift in the Making

  


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Siemens Now Offers Retailers OpenADR 2.0 Compliance for Demand Response

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Sharp Unveils SmartStorage Energy Storage System to Reduce Peak Demand Charges

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator's U.S. Factory Earns LEED Gold Certification

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Garland Releases New Sustainable Solutions Brochure

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Trane Introduces Trane Building Advantage

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Siemens to Offer Commercial and Industrial Buildings More Water- and Energy-Saving Options

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StarLine Offers Real-time Monitoring for Peak Efficiency

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JLM Energy Introduces Measurz Energy Modeling and Monitoring System

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ASHRAE/IES Publish Updated Standard on Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings

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Carnegie Mellon, IBM Launch First Cloud-Based Analytics Partnership for Smarter Buildings

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CALMAC Launches Complimentary Energy Bill Analysis Service for Commercial Building Owners and Managers

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Green Ideas Completes LEED Gold Certification for Sandia National Laboratories

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New-Products Show to Offer Presentations by Top International Brands at ISH 2015

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Vanderbilt University Transitions Away from Coal to Natural Gas to Heat Campus Facilities

Building Operating Management
Utility Rebates, Advice Aid Energy Efficiency Effortspart 2: Utility’s Advice Aided School’s Energy Upgradespart 3: To Get Utility Incentives, Reach Out Early In Project Planning

  


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Onset Temperature Loggers Track Energy Efficiency in Green Construction Study

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Getting to Zero National Forum Kicks Off with Architecture 2030's Ed Mazria Sharing Vision for Zero Energy Buildings

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ASHRAE, IAQA Approve Consolidation

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Green Ideas Completes LEED for Existing Buildings Trifecta for Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service

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McDonald's Study Explores Idea of a Net Zero Energy Quick Service Restaurant

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New Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking Being Launched

Building Operating Management
Todd Isherwood Transforming City of Boston's Energy Strategiespart 2: Library Energy Project Replaced Outmoded Systemspart 3: Centralizing Energy Management in City of Boston Buildings part 4: Making Retrocommissioning a Prioritypart 5: Boston's EPC, PPA Plans Have Potential Big Impact

  


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13 Transwestern-Managed Office Buildings Receive Energy Star Designation

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Green Ideas Completes LEED Gold Certification For One of the Largest Federal Government Projects in the United States

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Schneider Electric and Autodesk Collaborate To Enhance Current Practices for Building Life Cycle Management

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AeroVironment's New TurboDock Workplace and Commercial EV Charging Station Puts Control in the Palm of Drivers' Hands with Smartphone App

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Access Community Health Network Receives Certificate of Renewable Energy

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Legrand Sites Recognized for Company-Wide Energy Marathon Efforts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
5 Minutes With Podcast: Neuner discusses an infrastructure renewal program that grew to fund energy reduction projects

  


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AEE: Association Offers Online Training on 'The Next Frontier for Energy Management'

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How A Divided Congress Continues To Affect Energy Policy

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Infrastructure Renewal Program Helps Healthcare Facility's Sustainability Efforts

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PRES Energy Partners with Pritchett Controls and InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance Members for Energy Management System Solutions

Building Operating Management
5-Year Plan Delivers Energy Savings, Stable ROIpart 2: Use Three Steps To Build Long-Term Capital Planpart 3: Tie Capital Decisions To How Building Has Evolvedpart 4: Rules of Thumb to Guide 5-Year Capital Plan

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning: Getting Back to Efficiencypart 2: Retrocommissioning: Finding Barriers to Energy Efficiencypart 3: Setting the Scope for a Retrocommissioning Projectpart 4: How to Ensure a Successful Retrocommissioning Project

  


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Transwestern Ranks 17th Out of 84 Teams Midway Through ENERGY STAR National Building Competition

Building Operating Management
Especially In Net-Zero Energy Buildings, A Careful Eye On Operations Pays Offpart 2: Facility Managers' Grasp Of Big-Picture Issues Is Crucial To Net-Zero Performancepart 3: Flexible Design, Careful Energy Monitoring Are Vitalpart 4: Despite Buildings' Success, Facility Managers Aim For More Performance

  


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How Outcome Based Compliance Can Ensure Efficient Operations

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Global Gains And Future Potential For Clean Diesel Power In All Modes Of Transportation Outlined At 7th Emissions Summit USA

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Plug Load Data Loggers To Monitor Cable Set-Top Box Energy Use As Part Of Energy Efficiency Study

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EarthTronics' High Efficiency LED Lighting Featured At ENERGY STAR's Change The World Event

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces Extension Of LEED 2009

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Power MeterSchneider Electric

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Retroficiency Analytics Improve Utility Efficiency Program Targeting And Cross-Channel Engagement

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Northeast Gears Up To Fuel Hot Trend In Buildings: Net Zero Energy

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BIRDS Is For Sustainability: New NIST Tool For Evaluating Building Performance And Trade-offs

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Utilivisor Introduces New Website HIghlighting Energy Advisory Services

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7 Transwestern-Managed Buildings To Compete In 5th Annual Energy Star National Building Competition

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Cree Sets Efficiency Standard With Commercially Available 150 Lumens-Per-Watt Troffer

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WattStopper's Retrofit Panel Solution Leverages Existing Building Control Investments To Deliver High Performance

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Enlighted Partners To Create New Market, Bringing Commercial Real Estate Into The Internet Of Things

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WiSuite Launches New Smart Screen Thermostat Line With West Coast's Largest Hotel

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California High School Chooses CPI Daylighting's Quadwall Systems To Integrate A Dual-Colored, Fire-Rated Canopy Skylight And Translucent Wall Panels

Building Operating Management
Retrocommissioning Improves Energy Efficiency in High-Performing Buildingspart 2: Key Findings from Retrocommissioning a High-Performance Building

  


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North Carolina County School District Keeps Energy Costs Down Through Period of Extreme Enrollment Growth

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New Energy Code Approach Could Be Industry Game-Changerpart 2: Outcome-Based Energy Codes Link Operations To Design part 3: How Would Outcome-Based Energy Codes Be Enforced? part 4: With Outcome-Based Codes, Who Is Responsible For Performance During Measurement Period?part 5: ICC Votes On Energy Code Compliance For IgCC

  


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More Than Half Of U.S. Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency Investment In 2015

Building Operating Management
Building Recommissioning Helps Heifer International Meet Challenges Of Reliability, Efficiency, And Sustainabilitypart 2: Main Problems Identified During Commissioning Included Malfunctioning Sensors And Water Valvespart 3: Ongoing Commissioning Is Part of Comprehensive Approach

  


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Energy Savings From Occupant Training

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas Drives Service Fleet Forward Using Less Fossil Fuel

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Sarasota County School District Achieves 20 Megawatts of Energy Storage Using CALMAC's Ice-Based Cooling Technology

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Building Management SystemSchneider Electric

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Smart MetersE-Mon LLC

Building Operating Management
How Energy Benchmarking Ordinances Can Help Facility Managers Save Moneypart 2: Understanding Energy Benchmarking Ordinances part 3: Strategies To Reduce Operating Costs Using Energy Benchmarks part 4: Energy Benchmarking Is First Step To Savings For Chicago High Rise part 5: New Operations and Maintenance Credits in LEED v4

  


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Stony Brook University's LED Parking Project Produces Significant Savings

Building Operating Management
Electric Bills May Rise With New Regulations On Coal-Fired Power Plantspart 2: How Will Electric Utilities Respond To New Rules On Carbon Emissions?part 3: Electricity-Price Impact Of New Carbon Emission Rules Will Varypart 4: Look Closely: Will New Regulations Will Affect Your Electric Power Pricing?part 5: How To Soften Electric Rate Increases From New Rules On Coal Plant Emissions

  


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Energy Efficiency FinancingNoesis Energy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Infrared Imaging: Benefits Beyond the Basicspart 2: Application Possibilities Expand for Infrared Technologypart 3: Matching Infrared Imaging With Facility Needspart 4: Maximizing Payback on Infrared Imaging Purchase

  


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Energy Modeling: What Happens When You Make Bad Assumptions?

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E-Mon Now Offering the Attune Energy Dashboard Service

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Schneider Electric Announces A New Range Of Cost Effective, High Accuracy Power Metering