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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


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5 Ways Technology Can Help Cut Energy Costs

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Active Energy Management Gives FMs a Leg-Up on Efficiency

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Klein ISD: Data, Benchmarking Keys To Reducing Operating Costs

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Advances In Getting Funding For Energy Efficiency Projects

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Integration a Key to Energy Management

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Making Retrocommissioning a Priority

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Library Energy Project Replaced Outmoded Systems

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Centralizing Energy Management in City of Boston Buildings

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Todd Isherwood Transforming City of Boston's Energy Strategies

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Key Findings from Retrocommissioning a High-Performance Building

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Facility Strategies To Handle More Work With Fewer Resources

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Submetering Helps FMs Take Control Of Power

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The Future of Demand Response

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Dave Lubach: Pay It Forward — Complete the Technology Circle

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Big Strides in HVAC and Lighting Efficiency

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Ensuring the Most Energy Efficient Equipment

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Manage Demand Response To Drive Energy Efficiency

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Energy Star's Portfolio Manager Is Important Tool For Munich Re's Energy Efficiency Efforts

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Careful Consideration Of Technology Helps Munich Re Avoid Costly Mistakes

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Munich Reinsurance America's Sustainability Efforts Are Part Of Larger Corporate Goals

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Paul Lupica's Energy Efficiency Efforts Have Led To Big Improvement For Munich Re

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Outsourcing Provides Focused Expertise for Hire

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Dashboards For Energy Data Are Gaining Wider Use

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How Adopting Energy Management Strategies Helps Retailers Be More Energy Efficient

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Retailers Say Energy Management Systems Need To Take Disparity Between Facilities Into Account

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Energy Management Systems: Lessons Learned at Kohl's, Adidas, Westfield

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Building Automation Systems Connect With Each Other, Enterprise Systems

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How Energy Managers Can Leverage Big Data Right Now

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Planned Capital Upgrades Present Opportunities For Deeper Energy Savings

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Glenborough Uses Energy Star As Guide For Extensive Energy Efficiency Efforts

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Glenborough's Next Project is Energy Retrofits at Corporate Headquarters

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Glenborough's Long-Term Goal Is To Be Industry Leader In Sustainability

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Potential Energy Savings Drive Interest in Intelligent Buildings

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Intelligent Buildings Link Multiple Subsystems To Building Automation Systems

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Microsoft Uses Fault Detection, EMS and BAS To Manage Massive Portfolio

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GSA's Building Links Project Centralizes Data To Cut Costs

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Managing Energy a Challenge for Large Retail Organizations

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Energy Management System Helps Walgreens Meet Better Buildings Challenge Goals

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PNC, Nike, Walgreens Focus on Energy Efficiency in Different Ways

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Beardmore Building Shows How Deep Retrofits Can Bring Big Savings

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Off-the-Shelf Energy Efficiency Strategies Can Pay Big Dividends

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Deep Retrofits Mean Better Buildings, Higher Rents, Happier Tenants

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Energy Benchmarking Software Tools Help Reduce Energy Use

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Energy Dashboards: Criteria for Selection for Facility Managers

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Energy Analytics Crunch Large Amounts of Data to Help Reduce Energy Costs

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Building Management System Analytics and Diagnostics Can Aid Facility Staff, If Properly Programmed

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Using Energy Star's Portfolio Manager: Tips from Facility Managers

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How to Get Started With Energy Star's Portfolio Manager

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Portfolio Manager: How to Avoid Mistakes with Energy Star Online Benchmarking Tool

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What the Future Holds For Energy Star's Portfolio Manager

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Overlooked Opportunities Provide Big Energy Savings

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Retrocommissioning Building Automation Can Reduce Energy Costs

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The Technology of Sustainability Reporting

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Sustainability Reporting: Plug-Load Considerations

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Three Reasons Can Justify New Building Automation Technology

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Building Automation Systems: Three Reasons to Replace Rather Than Upgrade

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Careful Assessment of Energy Options Can Show What Steps to Take

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Energy Procurement Options Provide Opportunities, But Also Have Pitfalls

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Energy Procurement Choices Affect Renewable Energy Decisions

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Energy Procurement Choices Affect Energy Efficiency Paybacks

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Four Steps Can Help Determine Whether to Upgrade or Replace Building Automation System

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Project: The Aventine

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Facility Staff Should Be Involved in Retrocommissioning

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Five Factors to Consider Before Replacing or Expanding a Building Automation System

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Technology: Everything Old — And Improved — Is New Again

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Energy Management: One School District's Success Story with Connie Kelley

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What Is ISO 50001?

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Data Centers Fight Energy Waste

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Optimized Cooling Plants Help Data Centers Save Energy

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Five Rules of Thumb Can Aid Decision to Replace or Upgrade BAS

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Basic Ways That Building Control Systems Can Help Save Energy

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Power Meters Designed to Interface with the Smart Grid

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Smart Grid Improves Power Quality, Reliability

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Consider Wireless Options When Planning a Controls Retrofit

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Energy Management: Get Support From Financial Personnel

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Facilities Management: How to Create a Energy Department

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Direct-Digital Controls: Energy Management Lowers Utility Costs

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Trained Staff Is Essential to Get Energy Savings from Building Automation Systems

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CMMS: Use Software to Manage Energy Use

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CMMS Upgrades: What Modules Do You Need?

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CMMS: Data Can Uncover Energy Deficiencies

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Load Profiling: Use Sub-Meters, Data-Collection Systems

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Establishing the Need for New Controls

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New and Established Automation Companies Offer Energy Options

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Energy-Conservation Program: HVAC, Lighting, Roofing with Sean Arnold

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What Energy Dashboards Can Do

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Who Might Benefit From a Dashboard?

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Sorting Out Energy Dashboard Software

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Energy Management System Can Streamline Facility Maintenance Tasks

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How To Prepare For Smart Grid

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The Different Levels of Energy Audits

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Energy Audits: Analyze Energy Use, Review Utility Rate Structure

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Soft Skills Are Important in Retrocommissioning

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Building Clout With Data

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Three Factors Can Limit BAS Interoperability

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Energy Savings and Comfort Depend on Sensor Calibration

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BAS Start/Stop Optimization Offers Savings

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Evaluate HVAC System Before Upgrading the Energy Management System

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International Energy-Management Standard in the Works

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Evaluate HVAC System Before Upgrading the Energy Management System

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Standard Enables Energy Performance Comparison

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National Action Plan Aims to Slice Energy Demand

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Leadership a Major Barrier to Industrial Energy Savings, Association Says

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Going Back to Get Ahead

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Harnessing Daylight For Energy Savings

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On Top of Energy Management

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Retrocommissioning

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Gearing Up For Gas Price Swings

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Retrocommissioning: Essential Questions

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Beyond The Numbers

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EMS: On the Trail of Energy Savings

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Performance Contracting: Making the Grade

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A Holiday Tale

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Energy Cost Control: Beyond the ‘Demand’ Side of the Equation

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Searching for Savings

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Going with the Flow

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Stores Slash Energy Costs

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Metering, Monitoring, Managing Energy Costs

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Health Care: New Paths to Energy Savings

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Chiller Replacement: Making the Case

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The POWER of MONITORING

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Reaching Energy Cost Goals

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Energy Performance Pitfalls

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New Energy Services Gain Ground