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Exterior Lighting Upgrades Deliver Efficiency, Savings

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Auditing Process Helps Managers Discover Lighting System Savings

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Place Focus of Exterior Lighting Projects on Fixtures

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LED, HID, Fluorescent Fixtures Among Exterior Lighting Options

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SIDEBAR: Website Offers Lighting Designs for Older Adults

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LED Lighting Reaches the Big Leagues

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How Daylighting Improves Light and Life Inside Buildings

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Technology, Design Advances Are Driving High-Performance Lighting

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High-Performance Lighting Means Balancing Budget with Quality

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SIDEBAR: Technology Gains in High-Performance Lighting

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HID LED Lamps Recalled for Risk of Detachment From Base

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SIDEBAR: Innovative Building Systems Are Hallmarks of PNC Tower

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Innovative FMs Look To Save 40-50 Percent on Energy With Deep Energy Retrofits

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Real–World Examples Show Value of Deep Energy Retrofits

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Guide to Efficient Lighting Published by UC Davis

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LED Lighting Scores Big Savings in Sports Facilities

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Carefully Selected Floors Raise Issues of Materials Use

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Flooring Decisions Involve Issues of Sustainable Content, Chemical Exposure

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‘Green’ Flooring Decisions Involve Checking for Third-Party Certifications

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Green Seal, Floorscore Among ‘Green’ Flooring Certifications

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Lighting Controls Achieve Next-Generation, Maintenance Cost Benefits

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Managers Can Specify a Combination of Lighting Technologies

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Application Issues With Lighting Control Systems

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LEDs Popular Retrofit Choice for Lighting Control Systems

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A Primer on LEDs, Including Lamp Life and Light Output

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LED Issues Include Color Temperature, Light Distribution

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Considering Relative Cost when Evaluating LEDs

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Challenges When Deploying LED Lighting Retrofits

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5 Minutes With Podcast: Seattle Environmental Lab Converts to LED Lighting

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PNC Tower Uses Cutting Edge Building Systems but Runs on the Basics

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Cleveland Clinic Happily Takes IoT Connectivity to Extremes

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Data Plays Important Role at U.S. Institute of Peace Building

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Utilities and Energy Codes Drive Changes in Lighting Systems

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New Generation of LEDs Make Good Case for Retrofit

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Benefits to Lighting Upgrades, Even in Relatively Recent System

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Museum Evaluates, Installs LEDs With Support From Local Utility

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Focusing on Lighting System Upgrades

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Field Testing an Important Step in Lighting Upgrade Process

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Standards Emerge to Monitor Lighting Industry

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Selecting Color Temperature in LED Lighting

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Technology Updates Could Signal Need for Lighting Upgrades

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New Lighting Technology Can Bring New Challenges

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Energy Codes, Technology Improvements Driving Changes in Lighting

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White LED Lamps Are Biggest Recent Development in Lighting

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Making LEDs Work at Your Facility

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Determining Successful Rate of Return on LED Upgrage Project

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Many Misconceptions Concerning LED Lighting

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Three Considerations When Deploying LEDs

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Questions and Answers for Successful Lighting System Upgrades

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Questions to Ask Lighting Manufacturers About Wireless Controls

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Project Scope Questions to Ask Manufacturers Before Lighting Upgrade

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Budget Questions to Ask Before Embarking on Lighting Upgrade

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Lighting Upgrades: Planning Projects That Deliver

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Lighting Projects Often Provide Fast Path to Savings

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Emergence of LEDs Promps Managers to Look at Lighting Upgrades

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Lighting Upgrade Requires Careful Thinking, Pre-Testing

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Careless Swap Outs, Uniformity Can Damage Lighting Design

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Good Lighting Design Needs Layers, Glare Control

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The Challenge of Getting Lighting Quality Right

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Ambulatory Care Center Taps Lean Design Principles

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Design Challenges For Variable Primary Flow Chilled Water Pumping

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Showcase Products: LEDs

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Managing Multiple Lighting Options With One Control System

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Balance Cost Efficiency, Functionality To Decide Correct Lighting Options

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Multiple Types Of Lighting Can Complicate Daylighting Efforts

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Maryland School District Streamlines Lighting Systems for Savings

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Streamlighting Lighting Inventory one Goal of K-12 Retrofit

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In-House Crews, Contractors Split School District Lighting System Projects

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School District Building Engineers Provide Significant Input on Lighting Projects

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Wireless Lighting Controls: Reducing Energy Use, Costs, and Maintenance

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Wireless Lighting Controls Ride LED Wave

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Challenges Associated with Wireless Lighting Controls

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Local Energy Standards Play Role in Wireless Lighting Control Systems

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Office Building Renovations Aim To Reposition “Stale” Properties

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Lighting Retrofits for LEDs Require Understanding Facility Needs

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Benefits and Challenges Associated with LEDs

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LED Specification Strategies

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2011 Lighting Retrofit Lit Way for Future Energy Savings

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LED Retrofits Pave the Way for More projects

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Staples Buying Into LED Lighting

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Column: Taking Time for Testing Products

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LED Lighting Provides Maintenance Benefits for Staples

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More LED Lighting Projects on Horizon for Staples

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LED Retrofits Offer Lessons in Savings

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Lighting Upgrades: LEDs to the Rescue

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How To Minimize HVAC Energy Used For Cooling

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Smart Uses for LEDs

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A Closer Look Online Exclusive: The University of Minnesota's Lighting Retrofits

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Lighting Retrofits at University of Minnesota Deliver Energy Savings

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Parking Structures Frequent Target of LED Opportunities

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Stairwells, Hallways Other Sources of LED Installations

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Benefits and Challenges Presented by LED Retrofits

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Safety, Savings Achieved With Emergency Lighting System Upgrades

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LED Technology Advances Impact on Emergency Lighting Market

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Testing an Important Consideration for Emergency Lighting Installation

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Manufacturers' Experience Vital to Specify Emergency Lighting Products

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Improve The Efficiency Of The Heating And Cooling Distribution System

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Advantages of LED Technology

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How To Address Common LED Myths During Planning

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LED Evaluation Checklist, From Codes To Costs

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Examine State, Local Energy Codes To See How LEDs Can Help Save Energy

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Some Common Applications For LED Lighting Technology

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UC Merced Earns 11th LEED Certification, 2nd Platinum

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LEDs: Lighting the way to Outdoor Savings

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LEDs Emerge as Popular Outdoor Lighting Option

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LED Retrofit Kits, Traditional Outdoor Lighting Options Remain

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Patience — and Savings — Are a Virtue

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Chilled Beam System Among LEED, Sustainable Strategies

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High Level Challenge: Chilled Water Plant Replacement In High-Rise Office Penthouse

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LEDs: Shedding Light on Successful Applications

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Lighting Applications Abound for LED Options

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Product Quality Vital for Evolving LED Technology

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19 Story Digital Art Installation Transforms Exterior of Intercontinental Miami

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Exterior Lighting Design Presents Challenges

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Lighting Offers Opportunities To Cut Energy Use

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Fluorescents, Induction Lighting and LEPs Continue to Expand and Improve

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New Lighting Controls Help Manage Energy Usage

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Consider exterior lighting upgrades as savings source

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Lower Operating Costs, Energy Consumption Help LEDs Gain Ground

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Energy Efficiency Drives LED Decisions

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Exceptionally Long Life Another Selling Point for LEDs

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Specifying LED Lighting Requires Comparison Of First Cost To Total Cost

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Solid State Lighting Does Have Unique Challenges

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How Crouse Hospital Upgraded Its Chilled Water and Emergency Power Systems

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Planning Successful Lighting Retrofits

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Keys to Successful LED Fixture Installation

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LED Installation Requirements

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10 FAQs for Selecting LEDs

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Potential Downsides and Best Uses for LEDs

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LEDs: Questions About Fixtures, Replacement Lamps, Tubes, Controls

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LEDs: Objective Information from Energy Star, DOE, Other Sources

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Five Lighting Maintenance Practices Can Ensure Quality

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Education, Analysis Help When Evaluating Lighting Technologies

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How to Take a Close Look at Claims About New Lighting Technologies

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How to Evaluate Cutting Edge Lighting Technologies

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Consider All Factors When Evaluating LED Lifetimes

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The Three Tiers of Green Product Selection

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Phillip Saieg: The Pursuit of High-Performance

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Phillip Saieg: Raising the Bar on Sustainability

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Lighting Retrofits: LEDs Offer Lucrative Payback

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Managing Lighting Retrofits

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Lighting: Managers Specify LEDs for Walkways, Landscapes

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Chillers: How to Lower Condenser-Water Temperatures

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LEDs: Managers Must Watch Heat Levels, Ventilation

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LEDs: Myths about Performance, Maintenance

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How do LEDs Compare to CFLs?

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LEDs: Beware of Performance Characteristics

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High-performance Computing (HPC) Is Likely to Become Mainstream

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Power and Communication Needs of Supercomputers

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Tackling HPC's Massive Heat Generation

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LED Performance Improving

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Where to Use LEDs

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Factors for LED Retrofit

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Specifying LED Systems

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Green Building Design and Fire Safety

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Innovative HVAC Elements to Consider

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LEDs: Popular for Exterior Applications

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LEDs: Specification Challenges

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New and Established Automation Companies Offer Energy Options

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LEDs Improve Lighting Performance, Reliability

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LEDs: Cost Inhibits Widespread Specification

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LEDs: Maintenance Considerations, Lamp Replacement

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Lighting Product Showcase

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Lighting Controls: Daylighting and Dimming

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Lighting Controls: Daylighting and Dimming Strategies

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LED Technology: Lamps Improve Light Quality, Performance Life

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Maintenance Solutions Achievement Awards Winners Announced

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Energy Audits: Analyze Energy Use, Review Utility Rate Structure

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Bottom-Line Water-Conservation Strategies with Jeff Hanulec

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Restroom Hand Towels: Calculating Product Costs

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The Manager's Role in LEED Certification with Curt Stainbrook

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Lighting Retrofits: Save Money, Reduce Maintenance with Betsy Pooley

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Codes, Standards Influence Lighting Retrofits

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Facility Managers Should Determine If LEDs Are Appropriate For Specific Needs

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LEDs Should Be Judged Based On Their Bottom-Line Economics

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What are the Main Types of Portable-Cooling Units?

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Understanding the Metrics for Chilled Air in Data Centers

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Restroom Paper Products: Standard to Address Environmental Impact

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NEMA Publishes Guidance on Solid-State Lighting

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Energy Efficient Lamp and Ballast Choices

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New Security Challenge: Concealed Weapons on Campus

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Utility Vehicles: Assessing Power and Speed

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Does Concealed Carry Make Sense In Schools And On Campus?

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Two States Reject Concealed Carry

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Utility Vehicles: Power and Fuel Considerations

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Landscape Management: Solutions for Irrigation and Soil

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Four Ways to an Environmentally Responsible Roof

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LED Technology: Common Applications

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New Standards for LEDs Announced by NIST

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Four Ways to an Environmentally Responsible Roof

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Painting Facilities 'Green'

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Chilled Beam Ceiling Systems Promise Energy, Maintenance Savings

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Research Team Creates Nanoscale UV LEDs

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Research Focuses on Organic LEDs

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LED: A-B-C? 1-2-3?

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DOE Launches Energy Star for Solid-State Lighting

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Department of Energy: Commercial LEDs Fall Short

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Early Returns: LEDs Show Promise for Facilities

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New LEDs for Today’s Facilities

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The Second Time Around

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The Lowdown on LEDs

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The Future Looks Bright for Organic LED Lighting

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Personal Solutions

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Bottom-Line Benefits of Chiller PM