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


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More Water Shortages Mean FMs Must Focus on Water Efficiency

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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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Rebates and Beyond: An Array of Utility Programs Can Help FMs Save Money

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Demand Response, Commisssioning, and Training: Utility Partnerships

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How To Cut Risk In Getting Utility Rebates

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Biggest Change in Energy Markets Is Natural Gas Pricing

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Understanding PUC Regulation as a Factor in Utility Rates

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Understanding the Big Shifts in Power Pricing

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Location, Consultant, Modeling Can Help Customers Prepare for Utility Price Impacts

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Temporary Generators, PPAs, Bring Electric Bill Complications After Hurricane

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Utility Incentive, Rebate Programs Can Help Support Green Projects

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Retail, Investment Properties Often Miss Out On Available Utility Incentives

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Facility Managers Need To Understand Changing Market To Maximize Utility Incentives and Rebates

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Trend In Utility Incentive Programs Is Toward More Monitoring, Proof Of Performance

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Utility Incentive Programs Will Require Stricter Monitoring, Offer Greater Benefits

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Utility Rebate Programs Can Help Get Energy Efficiency Projects Off The Ground

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Changes To Utility Rebate And Incentive Programs Show Importance Of Good Relationship With Utility

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How Utilities, Customers Can Both Continue To Benefit From Incentive Programs

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Involve Utility As Part Of Demand-Response Decisions

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Utility Incentives and Rebates: Smart Planning, Big Savings

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Utility Incentives: Starting the Conversation

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Beyond the Basics of Utility Rebates

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Understanding Prescriptive Utility Incentives

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Demand Response Is Inexpensive Way To Save

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Demand Response Has Number of Variables

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The What, When and How of Demand Response

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Most Demand Response Programs are Low- or No-Cost

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Demand Response Programs Include Emergency, Voluntary Options

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Earning Energy Efficiency Rebates: Tips for Facility Managers

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With Utility Rebates, Complex Rules Can Trip Up Facility Managers

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Automated Demand Response a Better Way to Shave Peak Load

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How Automated Demand Response Performs

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OpenADR as a National Standard for Automated Demand Response

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Utility Incentive Programs Can Help Facility Managers Save Dollars

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Demand Response Plays Big Role in Utility Energy Incentive Programs

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Energy Efficiency: Role of HVAC Systems and Benchmarking with Jay Russell

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Smart Grid: Managers Have Incentives for Reducing Demand

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Hospital Operates on 100 Percent Renewables, Sells Power

Facility Focus
What is the EPA's National Building Competition?

Facility Focus
Facilities Management: How to Create a Energy Department

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Personnel Management and Cost-Saving Strategies with Bruce Canter

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Direct-Digital Controls: Energy Management Lowers Utility Costs

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Utilities Offer a Range of Incentives for Improving Energy Performance

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How to Get Going on Energy Efficiency Programs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Demand-Response Program Requires Culture Shift

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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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Combined Heat and Power: Cogeneration Saves University Money

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Geothermal Systems: Pay Attention to Control Sequence

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Power Meters: Report to Building-Control System

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CHP System: Turbine Reduces Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

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CHP System Lowers Utility Bills, Generates Reliable Power

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Cogeneration Installation: Lessons Learned

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Managers Discuss Strategies for Participating in Demand-Response Programs

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Energy Audits: Performing an Economic Analysis

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Photovoltaic Roofs: What is the ROI?

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Energy Utilization Index: Meters, Software Improve Facilities Monitoring

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Demand Meters Help Facilities Qualify for Utility Programs

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Lighting Retrofits: Save Money, Reduce Maintenance with Betsy Pooley

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Project Planning: Grounds, Utilities, and Facility Managers Work Together

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Building-Automation System: Retrofit Starts with Metering

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BAS Upgrade Lowers University's Energy Bills 20 Percent

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Managers Analyze the Performance of Existing Equipment

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HVAC Management Strategies with Mike Holzkamper

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Boiler Retrofit: Space Constraints Pose Installation Challenges

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Multiple-Boiler Installation Creates Energy, Cost Savings

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Maintenance Department Spearheads Plumbing Retrofits

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Hospital Shuts Down Floors to Perform Plumbing Retrofit

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Demand-Response Program Leads to Potential Savings

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Reliability, Environmental Concerns Top Utility Survey

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Aging Workforce, Environmental Regulation Concern Participants in Electric Reliability Survey

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Utilities Seek to Increase Energy Efficiency

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Demand Response Programs Growing Nationwide, FERC Says

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Arizona Will Boost Requirement for Renewables