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8 Ways To Bring Down Data Centers

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Giving Electrical Equipment a Long, Healthy Life

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Girding the Grid: Protecting the Electricity Supply

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Two Innovations Poised to Have Big Impact on Facilities

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Arc-Flash Safety: Understanding The Hazards

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Arc-Flash Safety: Assessing Electrical Equipment

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3 Outdated Assumptions About Energy Management

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Using Planning, Checklists, Other Tools to Improve Resilience in Existing Buildings

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Other Building Resilience Issues Include Backup Power, Roofs, Preventive Maintenance

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Financing Risk Appetite, Technology Choices Also Key in Picking Energy-Efficiency Financing

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The Focus on Sustainable Electricity Through PEER

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Consider Tax Appetite in Picking Best Financing for Energy Efficiency

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New Code Requirement Mandates PV Shut Down Device

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Assessing If (And If So, Where) Installing EV Chargers Is a Good Idea

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Innovations Offer Reductions In HVAC Energy Consumption But Are Often Ignored

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Consider These Passive Or Energy-Efficient Active HVAC Systems

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Developing Enernet Foresees Buildings Playing Integral Role Within Power Distribution Network

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Future Building Needs Include Connecting Directly To Utility’s AC Power

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Enernet’s Success Will Mean Buildings Must Easily Generate Their Own Clean Energy

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Latest NEC Now Effective in 12 States

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Electric Bills May Rise With New Regulations On Coal-Fired Power Plants

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How Will Electric Utilities Respond To New Rules On Carbon Emissions?

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Electricity-Price Impact Of New Carbon Emission Rules Will Vary

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Look Closely: Will New Regulations Will Affect Your Electric Power Pricing?

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How To Soften Electric Rate Increases From New Rules On Coal Plant Emissions

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Historic Flooding Teaches University of Iowa Tough Lessons

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Lessons Learned from Flooding Chaos at University of Iowa

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Flooding Produces Campus Changes in Response Training

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Submetering: Taking Control of Power

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Submetering Helps Managers Identify Savings Opportunities

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Verifying Accomplishments Tough in Energy-Conservation Programs

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Sidebar: Picking Candidates for Submetering

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Retrocommissioning: Teaming Up For Savings

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Combination of In-House and Agency Best Fit for Retrocommissioning Project

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Streamlining the Members of Your Retrocommissioning Team

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Utility Vehicles: Sustainability and Smart Choices

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Cost of Electric Utility Vehicles Prompt Change at University of Texas

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Electric Utility Vehicles Offer Versatility

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Durability Counts When Choosing Right Utility Vehicle

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Electric Utility Vehicles in Demand as People Movers

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Financial Considerations Factor Into Utility Vehicle Purchases

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Cutting costs: Simple steps help Florida county achieve sustainability

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Use Equipment Properly To Ensure Security Success

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ROI Important Metric for Conservation Measures

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Comprehensive Preventive Maintenance Program Helps Extend Equipment Life

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Energy Efficiency: Making Demand Response Work

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Evaluating Demand Response Benefits

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Metering, a Key Role in Demand Response Management

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The What, When and How of Demand Response

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Most Demand Response Programs are Low- or No-Cost

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Demand Response Programs Include Emergency, Voluntary Options

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Considering Electric Utility Vehicles

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Considering Electric Utility Vehicles

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Weighing Benefits and Drawbacks to Electrical Utility Vehicle Specification

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Gauging Electrical Utility Vehicle Performance

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Adapting for Utility Vehicle Success

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Demand Response: No Cost Way To Reduce Energy Bills

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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Checklist

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Plugging Into Electric Vehicle Charging

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Grants, Pilot Projects Offer Low-Cost Electric Vehicle Charging Options

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Managing Electric Vehicle Charging Stations is Balancing Act

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Industry Group Sees DC Power Making Gains in Workplaces, Data Centers and Beyond

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In a Blink, Arc Flash Can Kill or Maim Workers and Damage Property

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How to Analyze Your Arc Flash Risk

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Utilities Offer a Range of Incentives for Improving Energy Performance

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Infrared Imaging: Debunking Misconceptions

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Smart Grid Allows FMs to Better Manage Electricity Consumption

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Cashing in with Smart Grid on Wholesale Electric Price Volatility

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Understanding Electricity Bills Helps Avoid Unpleasant Surprises

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New Technologies Mean New Rates

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Power Management: Demand Response & The Grid

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Smart Grid's Rapid Deployment Brings Perks

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Smart Meters Bring Time-of-use Electric Rates

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Energy Utilization Index: Meters, Software Improve Facilities Monitoring

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Sub-Meters Monitor HVAC Components

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Bringing DC Power Into The Workplace

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Illinois House Measure Defines Tire Burning As 'Green'

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Protecting Against Electrical Hazards

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Infrared Imaging: Viewing Modes Expand

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Project Team Replaces Switchgear, Specifies Direct Digital Controls

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Electric Utility Vehicles Bring Benefits, Questions

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Infrared Imaging: Beyond Electrical Systems

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Worker Safety: The 10 Most Common OSHA Violations

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Worker Safety: Protect Against Electrical Hazards

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Lessons in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response with Dan Heater

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DOE Awards $620 Million of Stimulus Funds for Smart Grid Research

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PRODUCT FOCUS: Boilers and Water Heaters

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Utility Vehicles: Sustainability Affects Product Specification

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$3.4 Billion Investment to Spur Transition to Smart Grid

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NIST Unveils Plan for Smart Grid Interoperability

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Flood Recovery: Cleaning and Rebuilding Mechanical, Electrical Systems

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Poll Shows Bipartisan Support for Renewable Electricity Standard

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NIST Announces Plan for Smart Grid Standards

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FERC Orders Electric Power Marketplace to Allow Energy Efficiency Projects

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Energy Efficiency Programs Could Slash Demand for New Power Plants

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Energy Retrofit Program Cuts Energy Costs

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Utility Vehicles: Assessing Power and Speed

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Disaster Planning: Securing Power and Water Supplies

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Infrared Cameras Detect Dirty, Oxidized Electrical Connections

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Lockout-Tagout Training Reduces Injury Risk

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Electrical Training Prevents Fire, Shock and Electrocution

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Utility Vehicles: Power and Fuel Considerations

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The Keys to Preventing Motor Failure

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Elevator Upgrades and Electrical Systems

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NEMA Offers Resource on Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment

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Mold In Electrical Equipment

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U.S. Nuclear Electricity Generation at Record Level in 2007

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Regulators Discuss Transitioning to Smart Grid

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Climate Change Driving Electric Industry Evolution

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Specifying Utility Vehicles

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Reliability, Environmental Concerns Top Utility Survey

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Utility Vehicles: Driving Toward Sustainability

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Poll Shows Bipartisan Support for National Renewable Electricity Standard

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House Energy Bill Provision Provides Energy Savings Potential

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Aging Workforce, Environmental Regulation Concern Participants in Electric Reliability Survey

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Nation's Electricity Infrastructure Insufficient For Growing Usage

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NIOSH Targets Safety on Metal Ladders

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Navigating the Electricity Market

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IEEE Updates Standard for Designing Power Systems

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Nothing Shocking: Safety Pays

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Average Price of Electricity for Industrial or Large Commercial Facilities Jumped 4.7 Percent Since April 2006

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Violation Risk Factors of Reliability Standards Approved

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Summer Electric Reliability Expected to be Adequate

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New Electric Reliability Standards Approved

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Virginians Opposed to Energy Monopolization

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NEMA Guide Targets Cable Tray Installation

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NERC Reports Electricity Reliability Adequate this Winter

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NEMA Offers Guidance on Water-Damaged Equipment

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Regulators Meet to Discuss Electricity Demand Response Policies

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North American Electricity System Faces Capacity Crunch, Report Says

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JCAHO Alert Targets Emergency Electrical Power System Failures

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IEEE Publishes 2007 Safety Codes

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Training Spotlight: Electrical Safety

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Electrical Safety By the Book

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A Closer Look at Diagnostic Technology

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When the Power Must Stay On

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The ‘Power’ of Training

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Troubleshooting Electrical Systems

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Infrared Imaging: An Inside Look

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Overload?

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Deregulation’s Lone Star

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Mission-Critical Facilities: The Next Generation