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Understanding UPS Offline Design Trend, Redundancy Options

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Utility Incentives Can Help Cover Cost Of Energy Efficiency Projects

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Utility Technical Advice Helps Denver School Solve Hot/Cold Problem

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New UPS Options with Compact Designs, Batteries, Cooling Requirements

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Understanding UPS: Generators, Load Tests, Commissioning, Circuit Breakers

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5 Criteria to Guide Purchase of UPS

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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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How to Recommission and Revitalize Lighting Control Systems

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BAS Retrocommissioning Is Essential To Maximizing System Potential

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Issues of Airflow, Alarms, Siting in Modernizing Labs

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Issues Involved in Continuous Containment for BSL3s

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Role of Commissioning, Verification, and Project Team in Lab Modernization

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Tips on Modernizing High Containment Labs

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Successful Critical Facility Commissioning

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Evaluating Commissioning Agents For Data Centers And Other Critical Facilities

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Should A Design Engineering Firm Self-Perform Critical Facility Commissioning?

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Utility Program Helps Fund Retrocommissioning, Upgrades at Santiago Canyon College

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Long Term Planning, Recommissioning, Auditing

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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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Ensuring Proper Installation of Building Automation Systems

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Energy Upgrades Overcome Scheduling Challenges, Produce Verified Savings

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Enhanced Commissioning Brings HVAC Energy Savings

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Energy Audits Are Combined With Retrocommissioning Effort

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Making Retrocommissioning a Priority

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Library Energy Project Replaced Outmoded Systems

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Centralizing Energy Management in City of Boston Buildings

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Todd Isherwood Transforming City of Boston's Energy Strategies

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Waste Watch: Improving HVAC Energy Efficiency

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HVAC System Audits Help Improve Efficiency

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Retrocommissioning Helps Identify HVAC Inefficiencies

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LEED O+M: Cut Energy, Water Waste With O+M Manual, Requirements

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LEED O+M: Understanding Energy Audits and Retrocommissioning

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Four Tips on LEED O+M Can Ease Way to Certification

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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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5-Year Plan Delivers Energy Savings, Stable ROI

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Retrocommissioning: Getting Back to Efficiency

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Retrocommissioning: Finding Barriers to Energy Efficiency

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Setting the Scope for a Retrocommissioning Project

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How to Ensure a Successful Retrocommissioning Project

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Patchwork Repairs Increase HVAC Costs

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Retrocommissioning Improves Energy Efficiency in High-Performing Buildings

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Key Findings from Retrocommissioning a High-Performance Building

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Building Recommissioning Helps Heifer International Meet Challenges Of Reliability, Efficiency, And Sustainability

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Main Problems Identified During Commissioning Included Malfunctioning Sensors And Water Valves

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Ongoing Commissioning Is Part of Comprehensive Approach

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How To Successfully Commission

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Hidden Savings in HVAC Systems

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Patchwork Repairs Often Result in Increased HVAC Costs

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Boiler Maintenance Key to HVAC Savings

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Guaranteed Energy Performance

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Staff Training, Maintenance Schedule Help Keep UPS Running

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Commission, Test UPS To Ensure Proper Operation

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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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Site-Specific Data Center Commissioning Can Avoid Issues

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First Steps to Retrocommissioning

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Types of Equipment That Should Be Included in Retrocommissioning

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Consider Whether Design is Still Sensible During Retrocommissioning

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How To Gauge Whether Retrocommissioning Was Successful

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How To Successfully Commission

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Common Problems With Data Center Commissioning

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Site-Specific, Customized Data Center Commissioning

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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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Lighting System Commissioning Benefits and Tips

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Retrocommissioning: A New Tool in the Quest for Energy Efficiency

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Retrocommissioning Sensors Monitor Energy Waste

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Retrocommissioning: Teaming Up For Savings

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Combination of In-House and Agency Best Fit for Retrocommissioning Project

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Streamlining the Members of Your Retrocommissioning Team

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Data Center Fire Protection: Containment and Commissioning

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Commissioning Doesn't Have to Be Difficult, Expensive

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In Boilers, Retrocommissioning Can Address Energy Inefficiency

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Three Steps To Improve HVAC Performance: Audits, Retrocommissioning, Ongoing Commissioning

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HVAC: Utility Rebate Programs Can Help Fund Audits, Commissioning

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Retrocommissioning: Ongoing Challenges, New Approach

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Average Energy Savings from Retrocommissioning is 16 Percent

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A Closer Look at the Retrocommissioning Process

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Two Types Of Utility Incentives Can Help Optimize HVAC, Other Energy Use

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Managers Share Experiences With Retrocommissioning

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HVAC: Why Things Go Wrong

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The Challenges Of Commissioning Data Centers With Portable Generators

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Using Portable Generators For Data Center Commissioning Can Affect UPS

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Understanding Effects Of Generators Is Key To Successful Data Center Commissioning

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Lighting Occupancy Sensors Need Commissioning

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Lighting Controls Can Amplify Effect Of More Efficient Light Sources

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Daylighting Controls Are Becoming Less Complicated, More Productive

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Outdoor Lighting Can Be Managed By Lighting Controls

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Maintenance History Key Factor in Boiler Repair-or-Replace Decision

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Boiler Repair-or-Replace Decision: Key Questions

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Improving Boiler Energy Efficiency with Retrocommissioning

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How Do Commission Your Roof?

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Water and Air Infiltration Can Quickly Compromise Building Exterior

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Building Envelope Commisssioning Ensures Exteriors Perform as Planned

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Finding Energy Waste Requires Knowledge of How Energy Transfers Through Building Components

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Performance Testing Helps Ensure Air-Tight, Water-Tight Construction

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Retrocommissioning Strategies Help Establish Performance Requirements

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Retrocommissioning Building Automation Can Reduce Energy Costs

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Commissioning Data Centers To Ensure Energy Efficiency

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Four Steps To Ensuring Successful Commissioning

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Commissioning HVAC Equipment

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The Role of the Commissioning Agent

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HVAC Commissioning Fosters Energy Efficiency Over A Building's Life

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Retrocommissioning Can Reveal Opportunities for Energy Savings

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Retrocommissioning Can Overcome Operational Challenges

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Retrocommissioning Boon to Bottom Line

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Five Ways BIM Can Benefit FM

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Facility Staff Should Be Involved in Retrocommissioning

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Retrocommissioning vs. Energy Audit

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Top 10 Energy-Saving Opportunities

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Retrocommissioning Is First Step in Energy Upgrades

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Sustainability Success Story: Small Projects Pay Off Big

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Recommissioning Benefits: Improved IAQ, Equipment Performance

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What is the Cost and ROI of Recommissioning?

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What is the Difference Between Recommissioning and Retrocommissioning?

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What's Included in Retrocommissioning and Recommissioning Studies?

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Managers Need to Keep up with Changing Technology

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The Role of Recommissioning in Reducing Carbon Footprint

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The International Green Construction Code

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Improving Building Energy Performance After Construction

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HVAC Considerations from Design to Post-Construction

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Utility Incentives Can Help Cover the Cost of Retrocommissioning

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Retrocommissioning: Identify Energy-Efficiency Issues

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Retrocommissioning: Question Boiler-Maintenance Records

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Retrocommissioning: How to Select a Consultant

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Retrocommissioning Benefits Include IAQ, Longer Equipment Life

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Facility Professionals Discuss Managing Retrofits

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Chillers: Retrocommissioning Restores Design Characteristics

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IAQ: Commissioning for IAQ

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Cogeneration: How to Commission a CHP Plant

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Chillers: Steps to Retrocommissioning

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Chillers: Assembling a Retrocommissioning Team

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DDC Controls Make Retrocommissioning Easier, More Essential

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Data Management for Continuous Improvement

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Engaging Staff, Occupants for Sustainable Success

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Lighting Systems: Six Maintenance Tips

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Optimizing Lighting-Control Performance

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Soft Skills Are Important in Retrocommissioning

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Better Building Performance Boosts FM Standing

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Lighting Controls: Punch Lists & Commissioning

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Lighting Controls: Punch Lists, Commissioning, Recommissioning

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Lighting Controls: How to Optimize Performance

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Dan Hounsell: Building Star Program Targets Energy Efficiency

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

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Lighting Retrofits: Managers Must Ensure Products Function Post-Installation

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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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Lighting Controls: Commissioning, Training Critical

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Managers Analyze the Performance of Existing Equipment

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Fresh Set of Eyes Helps See Big Picture

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Three BAS Design Points Essential for Sustainability

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Motor Management Can Reduce Repair Costs by 50 Percent

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Photosensors: Wireless, Self-Calibrating Products Emerge

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Avoiding Problems with HVAC Systems

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Commissioning HVAC Systems Can Reveal Ways to Save Energy and Money

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How Smart Grid Impacts Facility Management

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Ten Tips For Facility Managers To Cut Energy Costs

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Retrocommissioning Can Cut Costs by Improving Controls Performance

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Benefits of Retrocommissioning Quickly Pay for Costs

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DDC Controls Make Retrocommissioning Easier, More Essential

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Retrocommissioning Should Involve Operating Staff

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LEED Energy and Atmosphere Tips

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Commissioning Existing Buildings Has One Year Payback, Berkley Lab Concludes

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Commissioning: Best Way to Ensure Data Center Reliability

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ASHRAE Releases Commissioning Certification

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Green Buildings Require Commissioning

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The Proper Commissioning of Occupancy Sensors

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ASHRAE Launches Commissioning Certification Program

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Energy Efficiency: Commission for Savings

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Retrocommissioning and Energy Audits Produce Quick Payback

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Guidelines on Measurement and Verification Published

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HVAC Recommissioning Targets Stanford's Largest Buildings

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Installing and Commissioning a Lighting System

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The Advantages of Roof Commissioning

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IAQ Guide Draft Available for Review

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ASHRAE Publishes Guideline on Commissioning

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Poor Design Leads to Retrocommissioning

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Commission to Maximize Efficiency

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Understanding Building Commissioning

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Retrocommissioning Case Study

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Energy Management: A Strategy for HVAC Savings

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Sustainability Standard

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Who Should Commission Your Building?

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What’s Ailing the EMS?

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California Program Aims to Slash Energy Use in State Buildings by 20 Percent

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Going Back to Get Ahead

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Retrocommissioning for Better Performance

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Retrocommissioning

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Diagnostic Advances that Support Commissioning

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Commissioning: Making it Pay

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Retrocommissioning: Essential Questions

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Preventive Health Care for Buildings

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Facility Check-Ups

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Texas A&M-sized Savings

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Maximum HVAC

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Good News: No Surprises

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The Case for Commissioning