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Night Lights: Study Spotlights Impact of Lighting

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Giving Electrical Equipment a Long, Healthy Life

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Renovation Spotlight: One University’s Projects

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4 Keys to Successful Plumbing System Upgrades

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Plumbing Systems: Flush Fixture Upgrades

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New ASTM Standard Aims to Improve Restroom Safety

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Identifying the Goals of a Restroom Upgrade

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LEED, ADA, WELL: What To Look Forward To At NFMT Orlando

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Senate Makes First Small Steps Toward Extending EPAct 179D Tax Deductions

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Triple Net Lease? Energy Upgrades Still Benefit Landlord, NFMT Speaker Says

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LED Lighting Upgrades Deliver Savings

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LED Upgrade Benefits School's Pool

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Plan, Audit, Commission, Measure and Verify: Steps To A Successful Energy Upgrade

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Make Utility Incentives Part of the Energy Upgrades Planning Process

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Eye on Energy: Manager and Utility Team Up for Savings

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HVAC Upgrades Benefit from In-House Expertise

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Savvy Specification Benefits HVAC Upgrades

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Partnering for Successful HVAC Upgrades

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Music Festival Plans More Renovations

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Retrocommissioning Starts With Basic Review of Lighting Control System

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Making the Case for Retrocommissioning of Lighting Control Systems

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SIDEBAR: Lighting Control Specification Enables Utility Incentives

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PRODUCTS: Lighting Controls

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$34 Million In Upgrades Keeps Festival Grounds in Top Condition

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Improving Visitor Experience Goal of Festival Grounds Upgrades

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Wisconsin Weather Presents Festival Maintenance Team Many Challenges

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Connecticut VA Medical Center Benefits from Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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Spotlight on Savings: LED Upgrade Delivers Benefits

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How To Make A Better Case For Energy Upgrades With Utility Rebates

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HVAC Upgrade Delivers Savings and Performance

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Thorough Evaluation of Existing HVAC System Should Precede Upgrade

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Communication an Important Step in HVAC System Evaluation

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Performance Measurements Help Evaluate Existing HVAC System

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Understanding How Data Should Drive Energy Upgrades

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How to Recommission and Revitalize Lighting Control Systems

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Energy Upgrades Begin with Careful Planning, Knowledge of Equipment and Building Design

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Role of Measurement and Verification in Energy Upgrade

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Communication Is Key in Energy Upgrade

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Successful Water Conservation Involves Many Critical Factors

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Strategies to Maximize Water Savings Opportunities

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Public Relations Plays Role in Water Conservation

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Changes in Fire/Life Safety Systems

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Alterations, New Occupant Can Affect Code Compliance

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Understanding Advances in Technology, When to Upgrade

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Getting the Best Fire/Life System System You Can

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Video: Best Practices Discussed by 2015 FMXcellence Award Winners

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Knowing the Types of Lighting Control Systems and How Often Recommissioning Is Needed

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At Peace Institute in Washington, D.C. , Complex Lighting Controls Get an Ongoing Commissioning

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Obtaining Primary Data to Help Support Energy Projects

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Measuring, Verifying, and Reporting Energy Project Results

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Timing, Human Factors Are Key in Building Control Upgrades

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2 Approaches to Building Controls Upgrade Projects

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Getting the Most Out of a Building Controls Upgrade

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Five-Year Capital Plan Helps Chicago High-Rise Cut Energy Use

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Five Tips for Writing Strategic Capital Energy Plans

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When Replacing Energy Using Equipment, To Capital Decisions To Current Operations

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Energy Opportunity Study, Cascading Returns, Form Basis For Five-Year Capital Plan

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Successful Strategies for Plumbing Upgrades

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Think Bigger Picture When Planning Plumbing Upgrades

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Lessons Learned From Plumbing Retrofit

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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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Pick Low Hanging Fruit, Retrocommission, To Set Stage For Capital Plan

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Use Capital Plan To Achieve Stable Energy Savings

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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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Water Watch: County's Projects Deliver Savings

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California County Goes Overtime to Keep Plumbing Projects In House

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Plumbing Retrofit Project Requires Weekend Work

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Reducing GPF Drops County Restroom Water Use by 35 Percent

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County Considers Better Preventive Maintenance Plan Following Plumbing Retrofit

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To Justify Large HVAC Upgrades, Consider Deferred Capital Renewal

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To Get Utility Incentives, Reach Out Early In Project Planning

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Utility’s Advice Aided School’s Energy Upgrades

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Utility Rebates, Advice Aid Energy Efficiency Efforts

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Problems in Specs, Performance, Can Hurt HVAC Project

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Why HVAC Projects Go Well — or Poorly

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HVAC Projects in Existing Facilities: Strategies to Smooth the Way

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Additional Strategies to Head Off Problems with HVAC Projects

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Rules of Thumb to Guide 5-Year Capital Plan

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Tie Capital Decisions To How Building Has Evolved

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Use Three Steps To Build Long-Term Capital Plan

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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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5-Year Plan Delivers Energy Savings, Stable ROI

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Cost Of Replacing Obsolete Equipment Can Help Sell HVAC Upgrade

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The Rise of the LEED City

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A Beginner's Guide to ASHRAE 90.1 and LEEDv4

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ASHRAE, LEED Updates Include Lighting, Sustainable Materials

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States Raise The Bar On High-Performance Buildings

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$188 Million Boiler Replacement Project Keeps University of Wisconsin Warm

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Upgrading University of Wisconsin Boilers for Efficiency

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University of Wisconsin Utility Plant Staff Faces Challenges Learning New System

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Reduced Maintenance Costs Can Help Justify Large HVAC Upgrades

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Bundle Small Energy Measures With Large HVAC Projects

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Low- Or No-Cost Energy Measures Can Help Win Funds For Large HVAC Upgrades

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Go Beyond Simple Payback To Justify Major HVAC Upgrades

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Budget For Energy Upgrades Requires Fully Understanding Real Costs

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True Energy Costs Play Important Role In Determining Energy Savings

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Realistic View Of Energy Savings Helps Meet Targets

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USGBC Professional Exams Evolving With Launch Of LEED v4

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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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Plumbing Codes, Technologies, And Rating Systems Are Driving Water Efficiency In Restrooms

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Water Codes And Standards Continue To Tighten Water Usage Limits

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Measurement, Benchmarking Of Water Use Can Help Drive Efficiency

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Case For Capital Investment In Lighting Upgrades Rests On Showing Specific Benefits

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Benchmarking, Rebates And Incentives Can Help Justify Lighting Upgrades

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Combine Lighting Upgrades With Other Capital Projects To Maximize Energy Savings, Minimize Disruption

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Overselling Productivity Increases, Maintenance Savings Can Hurt Chances Of Approval For Lighting Upgrades

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Taking A Systems View Of HVAC Upgrades Can Lead To Bigger Benefits

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Refrigerant, Water, Air Leaks Can All Lead To HVAC Problems

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Economizers, Heat Recovery Can Help Reduce Demands On HVAC Systems

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How Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Used An HVAC Systems Approach To Upgrade

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Capitol Records Building Upgrade Solves HVAC Issues

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How HVAC Economizers Can Help Data Centers Meet Energy Codes, Energy Star Ratings And ASHRAE Standards

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Managing Data Center Air Flow With Hot Aisles, Cold Aisles Can Help Drive Energy Efficiency

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Tailor Data Center Energy Strategies To Business Needs

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Information, Technology Help McGill University Save On HVAC Costs

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Energy Management Information System Helps McGill University Cut Down On HVAC Energy Usage

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Focus On Demand Can Help Cut HVAC Energy Costs

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Energy Audits, Retrocommissioning Are Keys To Energy Management Plan

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Set Design Standards, Review Them Often To Maximize HVAC Energy Savings

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Think Big Picture To Reduce Fire/Life Safety Costs

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Examine How Flammable Materials Are Stored To Determine Fire Protection Needs

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Maintenance, Commissioning Of Fire Protection Systems Can Help Reduce Costs

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Facility Energy Management Produces Real Financial Benefits

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Sustainability Delivers Hard Savings, Soft Benefits to Jordan, Pershing Elementary Schools

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Restroom Retrofit Saves Atlanta Airport Millions in Water Use

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Record Georgia Drought Triggers Atlanta Airport Restroom Retrofit

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Installation Test Produces Results During Atlanta Airport Restroom Retrofit

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Restroom Retrofit Opens Other Energy Conservation Doors at Atlanta Airport

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Unexplored Potential In HVAC Systems

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Ensuring HVAC Operational Efficiency

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The Details Of Commissioning And Retrocommissioning

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Determining The Correct HVAC Equipment Replacement

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Lighting Quality Is Often Overlooked In Commercial Building Lighting Upgrades

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Harsh Lighting, Glare Among Quality Concerns In Commercial Lighting

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Lighting Controls, Occupant Involvement Are Big Pieces Of Successful Lighting Projects

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Making Plumbing Retrofits Work

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Hygiene Concerns Primary in Health Care Plumbing Upgrades

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Trends to Look Out for in Plumbing Projects

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Advances In Lighting Technology Give Facility Managers New Options For Savings

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Daylight Harvesting, Other Dimming Strategies Help Lower Energy Costs

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Advanced Lighting Control Strategies Like Light Level Tuning, Demand Response Save Energy

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Financial Incentives Available For Lighting Upgrades

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Getting Started On Upgrades To Older Lighting Systems

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Fluorescents, Metal Halides, LEDs Are Among Choices To Replace Incandescents

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Delamping Has to be Properly Planned to Avoid Problems, Save Energy

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Installing Basic Lighting Controls Can Provide Energy Savings

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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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Focus On Users Can Help Prevent Restroom Vandalism, Waste

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Restroom Material Specification In Educational Facilities Can Be Driven By Age Of Students

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Good Planning, Design Can Lead To Savings in Educational Facility Restrooms

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Why HVAC Performance Gets Worse Over Time

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Measures To Optimize HVAC Systems Include Energy Audits And Commissioning

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Utility Rebate Programs Can Help Fund HVAC Audits, Commissioning

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Tips For Designing Energy Efficient HVAC Systems

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HVAC Opportunity: Improve The Efficiency Of The Heating And Cooling Distribution Systems

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For HVAC Efficiency, Optimize Source Equipment For Hot Water And Chilled Water

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County's Lighting Retrofit Delivers Savings, Lesson

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Lighting Retrofit's Ballast Issue Offers Lesson for County

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LEDs: Lighting Retrofit Considerations

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Minimizing the Need for Drain Cleaning

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Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Boiler Upgrade key to Energy Savings

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GBMC Boiler Upgrade Required Careful Planning

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Timely Boiler Upgrade Completed Under Budget

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Some HVAC Upgrades Are Better Candidates for EPAct Tax Deductions

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Plumbing Systems: Setting Retrofit Goals

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Upgrading Restrooms Requires Sufficient Planning

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Product Specification Considerations for Upgrading Restrooms

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Restroom Upgrades Create Installation Issues

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Understanding Key Plumbing Upgrade Considerations

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Roofing: Making Photovoltaic Systems Work

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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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CMMS Technology Advances Rapidly

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Departments Need to Optimize, Upgrade, or Replace CMMS

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Storm Damage Requires Dome Replacement of Sporting Venue

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Upgrading to a More Structured Roofing System

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Roof-Specification Decision: PVC or Sprayed Foam

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County's Successful In-house Plumbing Upgrade Delivers Savings

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Plumbing Project Outline

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Plumbing Upgrade's Challenges and Additional Costs

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Restroom Redesign: Benefits for Facility Managers

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Field Museum, O'Hare Look for Creativity in Restroom Design and Renovation

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Restroom Renovations Require Attention to Detail, Not Just Aesthetics

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Restroom Upgrades a Worthwhile Investment

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Restroom Redesigns in Airport, Museums

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Lighting Upgrade Shines Light on Reaching Sustainability Goals

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Expanding The Scope of Lighting Upgrades

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Lighting Sensors Offer Additional Savings

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With HVAC Upgrades, Look Beyond Like-Kind Replacement

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With HVAC Upgrades, Look Beyond Like-Kind Replacement

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Controls Upgrades: Step 1: Survey the Existing Controls

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Controls Upgrades: Step 2: Decide What You Want

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Controls Upgrades: Step 3: Justify the Upgrade

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Controls Upgrades: Step 4: Manage the Upgrade Project

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Three Boiler Control Upgrades Can Improve Energy Efficiency

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The Most Common Fire Safety Misperception

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Knowing What to Look Out For Critical When Upgrading HVAC System

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For a Successful HVAC Upgrade, Good Timing is Everything

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Upgrading HVAC System More Complicated Than One Piece at a Time

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Product Showcase: HVAC

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Planning Your Next Fire Alarm System Upgrade

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Taking Extra Steps in a Lighting Upgrade Can Have Big Payoff

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Making An Intermediate Upgrade Better

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Making An Advanced System Stellar

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Online Resources for Lighting Upgrades, Greenhouse Gas Accounting

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Fire Code Questions to Ask Before Upgrading

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Fire Safety Products

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In Pre-Design, Define HVAC System Requirements

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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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HVAC Considerations from Design to Post-Construction

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Restroom Cleaning: Automatic Cleaners, Sanitizers Improve Hygiene

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Longer-payback Energy Upgrades Maximize Building Efficiency

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Reaping the Benefits of Longer-payback Upgrades

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Lighting Retrofits: Evaluate Options, Crunch the Numbers

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Function Assessment Is First Step in Building Automation Upgrade Planning

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Fire Safety Products

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Upgrading for Accessibility

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Plumbing Upgrades a Good Place to Start for Water Conservation

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Increase Energy Efficiency with Lighting Retrofits

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Security Upgrade: Hospital Undertakes Risk Assessment

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Security Retrofit: Upgrade Access-Control System

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Security: IP-Based, Digital Cameras Streamline Retrofit

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Lighting Retrofits: Bi-Level Induction Lamps Reliable, Efficient

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Lighting Retrofits Improve Efficiency, Safety in Parking Structures, Surface Lots

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Planning and Coordination Helps HVAC Projects Succeed

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Measuring the Benefits of HVAC Upgrades

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Making the Case for HVAC Retrofits

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Plumbing Retrofits: Low-Flow Fixtures Meet IPC, UPC Standards

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CMMS: Why Should Managers Upgrade Their System?

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CMMS Upgrades: Managers, Upper Management Need to Speak Same Language

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Check ASME Codes Before A Full-Scale Elevator Modernization

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What Comes After LEED Certification?

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New York City Enacts Legislation to Increase Energy Efficiency of Buildings

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Lighting Upgrades: Opportunities in Existing Buildings

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Lighting Retrofits: Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction Provides Incentives

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Managers Can Deduct Full Cost of New Lighting with Interim Lighting Rule

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Lighting Upgrades: Strategies to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2001

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Lighting Upgrades and Sustainability: Lighting Upgrades Go Green

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Where to Find Incentives and Rebates for Lighting Upgrades

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To Get Funding For Security Upgrades, Do Your Homework

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What Do I Do With an Old Fire Alarm System?

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Can My Fire Alarm Be Upgraded?

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Lighting Technology: Wealth of Opportunities

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The Financial Impact of Efficient Lighting

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Elevator Upgrades and Electrical Systems

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Make Lighting Upgrades Match the Paybacks

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Avoiding upgrade headaches

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Lighting Upgrades: Make the Switch

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HVAC Upgrades: Smooth Sailing

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Bright Ideas for Better Upgrades

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Attention to Detail Pays Off In Upgrade Planning

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HVAC

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Restrooms

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Performance Contracting: Making the Grade

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Recharging Energy Services

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Keeping Plumbing Upgrades Flowing