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New Standard Drives Efficiency in Rooftop Units and Furnaces

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ASHRAE Standard 188 Requires Risk Management to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease

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Standard 188: A Good Start to Preventing Legionnaires' Disease

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Legal Significance of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015

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Better IAQ Data Means Happy, Healthy Occupants

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Who Will Be Affected By Pending Legionella Standard

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Basic Requirements for Compliance in ASHRAE Legionella Standard

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A Look At ASHRAE's Pending Legionella Standard, 188P

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Water Management Under ASHRAE’s Proposed Legionella Standard

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Consumption Concerns: Use ASHRAE Guidelines

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Taking the LEED Approach to Reducing Lighting Use

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Occupancy Sensors Help Reduce Energy Use

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Common Lighting Control Issues

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Demand Response: The Road Ahead

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Taking Charge of Demand Response

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Finding Value in Building Enclosure Commissioning

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Building Enclosure Commissioning During Pre-Design And Design Phases

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Building Enclosure Commissioning During Construction Phase

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Factors to Consider With Demand Response Program

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Consider Whether Design is Still Sensible During Retrocommissioning

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Indoor Air Quality Depends on Outside Air Quality Too

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How Tougher Energy Efficiency Standards Will Affect Facility Managers

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Tighter Energy Codes Are Applying To Smaller Buildings, Building Systems

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Steps To Take To Be Compliant With ASHRAE 90.1-2010

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What You Need To Know About The ASHRAE 90.1 Standard Process

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Codes, Rebates to Consider for Lighting Retrofits

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Making A Pitch For Energy Efficiency Spending

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Why Water Efficiency Should Be A Priority

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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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Keep Humidity Just Right For Good Indoor Air

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Options to Explore When LEED EB O&M Certification Not Possible

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Experts Conclude Data Centers Can Be Warmer

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Sustainable HVAC Operations: ASHRAE Guideline Shows How to Go Green

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Multi-tenant Buildings A Complicating Factor In High-Performance Operations

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Showcase Products: HVAC

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Identifying Energy Rebates Delivers Bottom-Line Benefits

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Energy Efficiency Incentives and Rebates Require Time Investment

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Developing an Energy-Efficiency Strategy

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Experts: Warmer Data Center Temperatures Are Safe

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Some Data Centers Resist Higher Operating Temperatures, Despite Energy Savings

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Minimizing the Risk of Higher Data Center Temperatures

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Innovative Technologies Help Ensure Higher Data Center Temperatures Are Safe

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Energy Audit Leads to Further Energy Savings, LEED Gold

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Using ASHRAE 62.1 to Maintain Good IAQ

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Measuring for IAQ

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Air Purification Technologies and Reduced Ventilation

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What Are Outcome-Based Codes?

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Different Levels of Energy Audit

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

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Code Green: New Standards Cover More Than Just Energy

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Efficient Operation Big Part of New Energy Standards

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FM-IT Partnership Can Increase Data Center Energy Efficiency

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Sub-Meter Maintenance Includes Commissioning, Preventive Tasks

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Green Building News

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Managers Discuss Priorities for Codes, Standards, Regulations

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Tax Deductions Getting Easier for HVAC Energy Efficiency

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Geothermal Systems May Qualify for Tax Benefits

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Green Building News

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Windows and LEED

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How Windows Help Meet Code

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Windows and the New ASHRAE Standard 189.1

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2010 ASHRAE Ventilation Standard Released

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Mandated Commissioning, 'Plan for Operations' Part of New Green Standard

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Book Aims to Provide Standard Building Performance Protocols

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Tips for Specifying Roof Insulation

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Codes, Standards Influence Lighting Retrofits

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What is ASHRAE 189.1?

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Standard Is First For Commercial Buildings Written In Mandatory Language

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Green Standard Covers Seven Major Energy Requirement Categories

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More HVAC Projects Qualify for Federal Tax Deductions

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Changes to Decrease Energy Use in Elevators Proposed for Standard 90.1

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ASHRAE Guideline Addresses Interactions Affecting IEQ

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Geothermal, VAV Devices Also Offer HVAC Tax Savings

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EPAct Tax Deduction Encourages Facility Managers to Think Holistically

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Insulation Saves Energy, Complies with Building Codes

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Nation's First Set of Model Codes and Standards for Green Building Announced

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Lighting Controls: A Look at Daylight Harvesting

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Lighting the Path to Energy Efficiency: Changes Proposed for Standard 90.1

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ASHRAE Receives NIST Grant to Study IAQ in Retail Stores

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Green Building News: New ASHRAE Certification, AIA Report, How to Engage Employees in Green Efforts

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ASHRAE and Energy Star for Green Data Centers

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Health Care Facility Ventilation Standard Incorporated into FGI Guidelines

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Pilot Building Energy Labeling Program Launched by ASHRAE

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ASHRAE Seeks Proposal on Green Buildings User’s Manual

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The Three Types of Air Filters

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Energy Modeling, ASHRAE 90.1 and LEED

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The Benefits Of High-Performance Buildings

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High-Performance Buildings Go to Washington

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Lighting Retrofits: Control Strategies

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LEED Energy and Atmosphere Tips

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Energy Audit Can Determine Pump-System Performance

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ASHRAE Research Targets Tying Together BIM, Energy Efficiency

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Windows and Thermal Performance

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Lighting Upgrades: Strategies to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2001

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Roofs at the Green Frontier

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Changes Proposed to Standard 90.1 Airside Control Requirements

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ASHRAE Releases Commissioning Certification

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ASHRAE Introduces Prototype of Building Energy Label

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ASHRAE Expected To Toughen HVAC, Lighting, And Exterior Requirements In 2010 Version Of 90.1

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New Standards Promote Sustainable Roofing

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ASHRAE's New Standard For High-Performance Buildings

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Making Small Data Centers Green

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Coalition Provides Federal Buildings with Energy-Efficiency Recommendations

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Call for Comments on Green Building Standard

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ASHRAE Launches Commissioning Certification Program

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Ten Tips To Make A Legacy Data Center More Energy Efficient

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Focus On Operations To Improve Data Center Efficiency

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ASHRAE Publishes 2008 BACnet Standard

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Proposed Changes to ASHRAE 90.1 Open for Public Comment

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ASHRAE 90.1 Add Building Envelope

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ASHRAE Offers New Operations Certification

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ASHRAE Offers First Exam for Operations Certification

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DOE Releases Guidance On Cutting Energy Use By 50 Percent

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Changes Proposed for ASHRAE Standards, Guidelines

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ASHRAE Updates Standard 90.1

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Standard Addresses Ventilation Design Requirements for Health Care Facilities

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Facility Operations and Performance are Focus of New ASHRAE Certification Program

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New Standard Focuses on HVAC Maintenance

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ASHRAE Publishes Guideline on Commissioning

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IAQ Management: Dilution, Filtration, Separation

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ICC Acts on ASHRAE Proposals

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High-Performance Building Design Certification Available

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ASHRAE and BOMA Form Partnership

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Energy Focus: Strategies for Savings

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Standard Enables Energy Performance Comparison

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ASHRAE to Provide Design Guidance for Green Health Care Facilities

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ASHRAE Plans to Improve Energy Savings by 2010, Strengthen 90.1

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ASHRAE Consideres BACnet Standard for Elevators

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ASHRAE Publishes Refrigerant Safety Standard

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ASHRAE Publishes Refrigeration Standard

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ICC Adopts 62.1 Ventilation Rate Procedure

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ASHRAE Publishes New IAQ Standard

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ASHRAE To Support Clinton Climate Initiative

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ASHRAE Seeks Public Comment On Combining Air Filter Testing Standards

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ASHRAE Funds Student Research Focused on Workplace Noise Levels

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ASHRAE Public Review Process Aims to Make Stronger Standards

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Proposed Addendum Allows More Efficient Skylighting

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ASHRAE Funds Research on Operating Room Air Distribution

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BACnet Access Control, Lighting, Network Addenda Approved for Review

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Industry Leaders Launch Plans to Eliminate Building Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030

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ASHRAE Releases Updated Book on Design, Construction and Operation of Green Buildings

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ASHRAE Releases Energy Guide for Small Retail Buildings

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Green Building Gets A New Look

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New Standard Focuses on Water Conservation

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ASHRAE Standards May be Adopted by ICC

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Proposed Load Calculation Standard Open for Review

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New Project To Provide Comparison Data for Unitary Equipment

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ASHRAE/ACCA Inspection, Maintenance Standard Open for Review

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ASHRAE Proposes New Moisture Control Standard

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ASHRAE Group Targets Sustainability Metrics

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Changes Proposed for ASHRAE 62.1 Address IAQ

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ASHRAE Aims to Make Handbook More Sustainable

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ASHRAE Updates Existing Buildings Energy Standard

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ICC, ASHRAE Sign Agreement on Code Development

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ASHRAE, Clinton Foundation Announce Partnership To Improve Emissions

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ASHRAE, APPA Cooperate to Promote Green Educational Facilities

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ASHRAE Announces Development of Certification Program

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ASRAE Releases Draft of Risk Managment Guideline

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Surgeon General Backs ASHRAE on Problems Relating to Indoor Smoking

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New Energy Code Could Trim Costs