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Good News, Bad News on PUE

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Energy Star: House Bill Cuts Program Budget 40 Percent

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Energy Star Program Included in House Appropriations Bill

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How Focused Data Use Analysis Leads To Energy Efficiency

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SIDEBAR: Online Resources To Help Analyze, Format Energy Data

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How To Get The Most Use Out of Energy Data

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Stand Up For Energy Star!

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How Existing Buildings Are Moving Toward Net Zero Energy

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Will Programs Like Energy Star, Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Be Cut?

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States and Local Jurisdictions Will Continue To Lead on Energy Efficiency

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Market-Driven Solutions Like Tenant Star Will Continue To Push Energy Efficiency Envelope

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How To Capitalize on the Value of Long-Term Energy Planning

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USGBC Perspective: New Platform Helps FMs Share, Benchmark Performance Data

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How Energy Benchmarking Leads To Real Energy Savings

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Pros and Cons of Using EUI In Energy Benchmarking

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Energy Benchmarking: Avoid Costly Fines For Failing To Comply

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Hamilton County: Massive Energy Consveration Project Succeeds Despite Budget Cuts

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Product Selection, Energy Jumpstart, Recertification in LEED v4

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LEED’s Energy Jumpstart Credit: An Efficiency Compromise

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With Hot Commercial Office Market, Repositioning Buildings Is On The Rise

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Energy Star Leaders Offer 6 Lessons for Facility Managers

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Meeting Energy Star Expectations and Making the Program a Foundation

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More Energy Star Tips: Stay the Course with Older Buildings, Engage Tenants

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Degree of Recognition of Energy Star and Portfolio Manager

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Status of Update to CBECS Database

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Benchmarking Improves Energy Performance

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Correcting Misperceptions About Energy Star

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Keeping a Sustainable Building Operating Sustainably

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Don't Underestimate the Importance of Benchmarking

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Training, Technology Upgrades Can Boost Facility’s Efficiency

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Tapping Occupant Behavior a Key Sustainability Strategy

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The Importance of Net-Zero Energy Goals

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A Closer Look at Roof Coatings Benefits

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Waste Issues to Consider When Tearing off a Roof

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Roof Coatings Extend Life of Roof, Components

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Maintenance Considerations With Roof Coatings

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Retrocommissioning Improves Energy Efficiency in High-Performing Buildings

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Aetna Building in Phoenix Earns LEED Silver

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How Energy Benchmarking Ordinances Can Help Facility Managers Save Money

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Understanding Energy Benchmarking Ordinances

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Strategies To Reduce Operating Costs Using Energy Benchmarks

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Energy Benchmarking Is First Step To Savings For Chicago High Rise

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Data Helps Sell Energy Efficiency Efforts In Healthcare Facilities

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Understand Where Energy Is Used To Maximize Benefits Of Healthcare Efficiency Efforts

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Misconceptions About Energy Star Can Prevent Facility Managers From Seeing Its Benefits

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Time Commitment For Energy Star Portfolio Manager Is Work That Should Already Be Done

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Improving Building's Energy Performance Brings Additional Benefits As Well

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Overlooked Low- and No-Cost Energy Effiicent Opportunities

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Chicago Office Tower Earns LEED Platinum

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First Steps to Retrocommissioning

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LEED in Motion Report Provides Evidence of LEED Buildings' Efficiency

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Facility Energy Management Produces Real Financial Benefits

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Beginning on the Path To Energy Star Certification

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Misconceptions About Energy Star

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Energy Star Helps Engage School Staffs, Provides National Recognition

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Government Shutdown's Effect on Energy Star Goals

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Explaining the "Energy Jumpstart" Credit in LEED-EBOM

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Metropolitan Square Earns LEED-EBOM Gold

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Commissioning, Retrocommissioning Are Critical Elements Of Green Renovations

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How To Realize Actual Savings From Green Renovation Projects

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As Energy-Use Benchmarking Increases, Energy Star Upgrades Portfolio Manager

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Updated Portfolio Manager Will Make It Easier To Input, Report, Share Energy Data

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Upgraded Energy Star Portfolio Manager Features Building Design As Part Of Target Finder

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Cities Turn To Energy Star Portfolio Manager As Part Of Mandatory Energy Use Benchmarking Push

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Cities Use Mandatory Energy Use Benchmarking To Promote Energy Efficiency, Design Rebates and Incentives

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Seattle's Energy Benchmarking Law Is Part Of Push To Reduce Energy Use

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New York's Local Law 84 Requires Large Commercial Buildings To Report Energy Use

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What Is the LEED Pilot Credit Library?

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Georgia Medical Center Lighting Retrofit Paves Way to Savings

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Patient Care Takes Priority Over Lighting Project

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ROI on Lighting Project Less Than 3 Years

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Next Lighting Project to Feature LED Lamps

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Untapped Potential for Energy Efficiency

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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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Where To Start With LEED-EBOM

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Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps K-12 Facility Managers Avoid Millions in Energy Costs

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Portfolio Manager Helps Schools Set Baseline for Energy, Water Use

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Energy Efficiency in K-12 Buildings Doesn't Require Full Time Employee

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Communicating Early Success With Energy Star Can Help Get Energy Efficiency Efforts Off Ground in K-12 Buildings

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Monitoring Is Key To Data Center Efficiency

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Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps Reduce Energy Expenditures

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How The New York City Department Of Education Uses Portfolio Manager

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Energy Star, Portfolio Manager Can Help Make Capital Investment Decisions

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Twenty Years Of Energy Star

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Office Building Earns Dual-Platinum LEED Certification

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Retrocommissioning Strategies Help Establish Performance Requirements

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Facility Managers Can Use Energy Star Program to Drive Data Center Efficiency

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Facilities, IT Departments Have to Work Together to Save Energy in Data Centers

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Co-location Facilities Can Tout Energy Efficiency Efforts as Cost Savers

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Six Steps To LEED-EBOM

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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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A Breakdown of LEED-EBOM

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Data is Power: LEED Buildings and the Building Performance Partnership

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Long-term Sustainability: LEED-EBOM

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From Design to Operations: Energy Star's Designed to Earn

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Mandating Performance: Outcome-based Codes

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LEED Designs Don't Always Lead to Sustainable Operations

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Controls, Commissioning Key to Realizing Green Building Potential

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Energy Model: Use To Compare, Not To Predict

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The Curious Case of Northland Pines High School

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Project: The Aventine

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Energy Star Offers New Ratings, Easier Benchmarking for Buildings

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Data Centers, Senior Care Now Eligible For 1 to 100 Energy Star Scores

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New Energy Star for Hospitals, Federal Involvement Among New Plans

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

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What Are Outcome-Based Codes?

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As San Francisco Requires Buildings to Disclose Energy Use, the Obama Administration Pushes for Federal Action

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Better Buildings Initiative sets new Energy Information Reporting Standards

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What is the EPA's National Building Competition?

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HVAC Retrofits Lower Energy Use, Reduce Hot-Cold Calls

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A LEED-EBOM Case Study

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A LEED-EBOM Case Study

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Tips On Difficult LEED-EBOM Credits

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Energy Benchmarking When You Can't Use Energy Star Benchmarks

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Energy Audit Yields Big Savings

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School District Strives for Energy Star Ratings

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

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New Energy Star Rating System An Accessible Benchmark for Industry

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First to Earn Data Center Energy Star Share Their Strategies

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Roof Coatings: LEED, Energy Star and the Cool Roof Rating Council

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Roof Coatings: What is the Annual Savings Potential?

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Common Sense Strategies for Energy Efficiency

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Commissioning Systems, Evaluating Loads for Energy Savings

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Green Building News

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Managers Discuss Strategies for Determining an Energy Baseline

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Data Centers Can Now Earn Energy Star Label

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EPA Launches New Program to Coordinate Commercial Energy Efficiency Efforts

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EPA: L.A. Tops US Cities in Energy Star Ratings for Second Year

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EPA Issues Second Annual Ranking of U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Efficient Buildings

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NYC's Greener, Greater Buildings Plan

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NYC Requires Energy Star Portfolio Manager in Benchmarking Legislation

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Low-cost and No-cost Strategies for Sustainability

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ASHRAE and Energy Star for Green Data Centers

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Benchmarking Energy Use with Mike Zanghi

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Audio/Video Equipment Can Now Earn the Energy Star

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Good, Better, Best: The Many Ways To Green A Building

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Understand the Energy Star Label for Roofing

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EPA Names 11 Small Business Energy Star Award Winners in Small Business Category

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The Value of Energy Star to Green Buildings

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Incorporating Energy Efficiency into Leases

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Building Out Space for Energy Efficiency

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California AB 1103 Requires Energy Benchmarking Data Released During Sales

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Washington D. C.'s Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 Explained

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Energy Star Portfolio Manager: How It is Used for Benchmarking

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States and Cities that Require Benchmarking

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Proper Maintenance Will Improve Air Distribution Efficiency

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Green Buildings, Higher Rent

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Hospital Benchmarks Energy Performance

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LEED-EB Requires Energy Efficiency Measures

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Green Strategies For Office Buildings

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Benchmarking is First Step Toward Energy Efficiency

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Green Certification Bodies

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Greening Existing School Buildings

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Cool Roofs: Emissivity Standards

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EPA Announces Energy Star label for Computer Servers

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LEED, ENERGY STAR, And Existing Buildings

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BOMA Releases 100 Ways to Go Green for Earth Day

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New Report Offers Guide To Green Product Certification And Standards Programs

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ENERGY STAR Releases List of Top 10 Cities

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L.A. Tops List Of Cities With Energy Star Buildings

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Retail Facilities and ENERGY STAR

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Educational Facilities And ENERGY STAR

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Health Care and ENERGY STAR

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ENERGY STAR Leaders Grow in Savings and Numbers

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ENERGY STAR Launches New Program for Solid-State Lighting

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New Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR Program Promises Energy Savings

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Project Profile: EPA Region 8 Headquarters Aims for ENERGY STAR

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Reflective Roofs and Insulation Fuel Energy Efficiency

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Green Buildings Show Higher Rents, Occupancy

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Designed to Earn Energy Star: Connecting Design with Operations

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Energy Star Label Awareness Grows

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Finding Real Energy Savings

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Managing Energy Managing Risk

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Cool Roofs Can Generate Healthy Energy Savings

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Energy Star Qualified Buildings Surge in 2007

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Energy Diet For Data Centers

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Getting a Handle on Server Energy

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EPA Grants First Energy Star Label for Retail Buildings

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IFMA Joins EPA's ENERGY STAR Program

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New Tool Shows Energy Star Buildings Release Less Carbon Dioxide

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Energy Efficiency Makes the Difference

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Federal Government Agrees to Require Purchase of ENERGY STAR Products

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Power of Persuasion

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Software, Hardware Firms, EPA Unite to Reduce Energy Use in Servers, Computers

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House Committee Seeks More Money for Energy Star, FEMP

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efficient by design

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DOE Launches Energy Star for Solid-State Lighting

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EPA Honors Seven School Districts on Energy

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Small Steps, Big Savings

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HVAC: The Energy-Maintenance Connection

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EPA Announces New Computer Efficiency Requirements

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New Report Summarizes Energy Star-related Savings for 2005

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Energy Star Label Now Available for Rebuilt Vending Machines

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Hospital Organization Launches Energy Efficiency Campaign

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ENERGY STAR Program Aims to Find Low-Cost Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption

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On Top of Energy Management

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Beyond The Numbers

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Selling Energy Projects

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The Energy Payoff

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Maintenance Bulletin

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Stores Slash Energy Costs