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Is Now The Time To Invest In New Technology?

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Five Smart Building Features Transforming Today's Workplace

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Smart Windows Offer Flexibility, Occupant Comfort

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Smart Window Benefit? Energy Savings, Reduced Glare

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Electrochromic Glass Results in Energy Efficiency at LEED Certified Facility

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How To Take Advantage of the Benefits of Smart Grid

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Girding the Grid: Protecting the Electricity Supply

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Smart Buildings Success Includes Dashboards, Data Analytics, Monitoring

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Big Data Success Still Requires Human Expertise

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Answer Is In The Details: Understanding Smart Technology For Facilities

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Overcoming Obstacles To Smart Buildings

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Edge Devices Are Spurring IoT Transformation of Buildings

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Smart Grid's Influences Range From Solar Panels To the Internet of Things

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Energy Innovation Driven By Buildings Industry

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Beyond Smart Grid: New Terminology, Focus on Interoperability and Data

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How GSA Achieved Sustainable Success in 5 Key Areas

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Smart Government Buildings: Q&A With GSA’s Director of Facilities Technology, Peter Pierpont

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4 Benefits of LED Lighting Beyond Energy Efficiency

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IT and Facilities Management: Case Study In How To Collaborate Successfully

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Smart Buildings, Building Internet of Things Offer Operational Savings, But IT Partnership Is Crucial

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Overcoming Obstacles To Smart Buildings

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Edge Devices Are Spurring IoT Transformation of Buildings

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Rapidly Growing Number of High-Tech Products Can Generate, Report, and Analyze Facility Data

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To Get to Zero Net Energy, First Focus on Reducing Energy Consumption

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Smart Buildings Can Help Bridge Gap Between Design And Operations

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Smart Steps to High Performance

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Four Questions For Evaluating Smart Building Platforms

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Four Questions For Evaluating Smart Building Platforms

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First Step Toward Smart Building: Assess Functionality

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Making An Existing Building Smarter

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What Is A Smart Building?

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Designing And Implementing A Smart Building Project

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Developing A Timeline For Intelligent Building Project

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Making The Business Case For Smart Buildings

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Three Buckets of Smart Buildings Goals: Economic, Environmental, Experiential

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SURVEY: Mobile Technology — Exploring the Opportunities

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Tablets Lag Behind Laptops for Maintenance Technicians

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Survey: Funding Ranks as Toughest Roadblock to Adopting Mobile Technology

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What Does Future Hold for Mobile Technology?

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Chicago GSA Building Uses BAS, BIM to Be Smart

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Power Play: A 21st Century Electrical Grid

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Bi-Partisan Bill To Help Standardize Internet of Things

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Project Goals, KPIs Shape Intelligent Buildings

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Executive Sponsor Is Key To Smart Building Strategy

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Managing Plusses, Minuses of Portable Technology

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Consider Process When Utilizing Mobile Devices

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Why the Building Internet of Things Will Enable Smart Buildings

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Advances in Submetering Technology Optimize Energy-Saving Systems

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Data, Cost Important Considerations for Submetering Upgrades

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Long-Term Benefits of Commissioning Energy-Monitoring Systems

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Spotlight on Smart Buildings

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How Internet of Things Is Automating Demand Response Programs

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How Automated Demand Response (ADR) Works in Power Utilization

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How OpenADR Standard Aims to Help with Automated Demand Response

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How Smart is a Smart Building?

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Smart Technology Drives High-Performance Buildings, Provides Granular Detail

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Transition From BAS to BIoT Is Underway

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Hesitations over Smart Technology and the Promise of More Benefits

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Reaping Benefits of Smart-Building Capabilities, Including Digital Credentialing

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Smart-Building Tools for High-Performance Buildings

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What Does “Intelligent Building” Mean Today?

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Taking The First Steps Toward Intelligent Buildings

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How To Develop Realistic Smart-Building Goals And Timeline

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Tips For Designing And Implementing A Smart Building System

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Pick Low-Hanging Fruit To Make An Existing Building Smarter

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Irrigation Systems: Maintaining for Savings

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Is it Time to Repair or Replace Irrigation System?

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Internet of Things Can Enable Smart Facility Environmental Controls

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What Is Smart Grid, Precisely?

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Smart Metering, Energy Audits and Your Desktop

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Traditional Audits Have Place in Smart Grid World

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Handheld devices can upgrade management

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Smart-Controller Technology Helps Managers Irrigate Sustainably

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Sustainability: Assessing Irrigation Needs Prevents Problems

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Smart Grid: What Facility Managers Need to Know

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Smart Grid's Information Capabilities Help Control Energy Use

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Smart Grid Helps Address Peak Demand Through Demand Response

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Demand-Response Programs: Understand Risks and Benefits

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The Role of Smart Meters in the Smart Grid

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Smart Grid: Managers Have Incentives for Reducing Demand

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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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Irrigation Systems: Design Should Incorporate Smart Controllers

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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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Demand Response: How to Operate Off the Grid

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Power Meters: Report to Building-Control System

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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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How To Prepare For Smart 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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Demand Meters Help Facilities Qualify for Utility Programs

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BAS Can Help Facility Managers Take Advantage of Smart Grid

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The Role of Lighting Controls in Demand Response

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Wireless CMMS: Managers Must Convince Technicians

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Mobile CMMS: Questions About Data Entry

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Smart Grid Addresses Energy Efficiency, Power Quality and Reliability Issues

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

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Real-Time Pricing and Demand Response

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How Smart Grid Impacts Facility Management

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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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Green Certification Bodies

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NIST Announces Plan for Smart Grid Standards

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NIST Awards Contract For Work On Smart Grid Interim Standards

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DOE Launches Energy-Efficient Hospitals Initiative

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How Demand-Response Programs Work Today

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Smart Moves