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Energy Efficiency

The Energy Efficiency landing page for Facility Professionals.

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Hand Dryers and Sustainability

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Trump’s Chicago Tower Last in City’s Energy Rankings

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Green Certification and Energy Efficiency

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Site Offers Fan Energy Resources

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Upgrades and the Role of Utility IncentivesBy understanding upgrade opportunities and available incentives, managers can deliver bottom-line benefitspart 2: Utility Incentives: Focus on Financepart 3: Utility Incentives: Systems and Opportunities

  


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How to Achieve WELL and BREEAM Certifications

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Willis Tower Receives EPA Certification

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Eye on Energy Star: Proposed Budget Could Spell Trouble

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Infrastructure Plan Short on Energy Efficiency: Alliance

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EPAct 179D Tax Deductions Retroactively Extended For 2017

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Trump Administration Seeks 72 Percent Cut to Clean Energy Research

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Immediate Action Required for 2017-2018 EPAct Extension

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Facilities Make Progress On Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goal

Building Operating Management
How To Lower Electricity RatesFacility managers have several options when it comes to not just reducing energy use, but also energy costs. part 2: How Special Rates, Deregulation Can Save FMs On Utilities Costs part 3: Technology Provides Further Opportunities For Reducing Electricity Costs

  


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DOE Targeted for Possible Budget Cuts

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ASHRAE Creates Portal to 90.1

Building Operating Management
Improve Building Performance with Integrative Design, CommissioningLessons from past projects should inform new designs.part 2: Integrated Design, Commissioning Aid Turnover from Building Construction to Operations

  


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ASHRAE Releases Guide to Zero Energy

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ASHRAE Offers Quick Building Energy Analysis

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Museum Honored for Energy Efficiency

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Cities Feature Free Electric Shuttles

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Chicago To Implement Energy Rating System

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Program Supports Certification for Pump Systems Assessment Professionals

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Energy Audit vs. Retrocommissioning: Which Is Best for a Building?

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Eye on Energy: City’s Buildings To Be Graded

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Governor Announces New Energy Efficiency Targets

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ASHRAE Offers Faster Access To Energy Efficiency Rating

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University Targets LEED Gold in Dorm Renovation

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What The Tax Bill May Mean for Energy Efficiency

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Federal Plans to Update Appliance Standards Put on Hold

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GOP Tax Bill: Energy Tax Credits Appear Safe

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Successful Strategies for Constructing High-Performance Buildings with Wood

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7 Cost Saving Sustainability Ideas for 2018

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Company Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Electricity by 2030

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Key Updates to NFPA 70E - 2018

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Report Outlines Financing Options to Accelerate New Jersey’s Clean Energy Economy

Building Operating Management
New Technology, Cloud-Based BAS Lead To Energy EfficiencyAs electricity prices rise, technology like building energy management information systems (BEMIS) can help facility managers save energy, cost. part 2: 7 Ways To Finance Energy Efficiency Projects part 3: How Green Building Certification Has Helped FMs Save Energy

  


Building Operating Management
Energy Star Tenant Space: Recognizing and Aiding Energy EfficiencyThe program currently being piloted will help reduce energy use in tenant spaces; spaces previously unrecognized by the Energy Star program.

  


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Solar Power: Fastest-Growing Energy Source

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Oregon Leads on Water and Energy Efficiency Efforts

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Competitive Comfort: Insulation Aims to Keep Olympic Fans Warm

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Driving High Performance and Patient Satisfaction in Today's Hospital

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House Proposal Would Shift Energy Star to DOE

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Stretch Code Aims for 20 Percent Energy Savings from Buildings

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Eye on Energy: DOE Offers Efficiency Resources

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Coalition Formed to Advance Zero Energy Buildings

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Two States Extend Long-term Energy Efficiency Targets

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Companies Partner to Deliver Energy and Sustainability Intelligence

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Arizona State University Building to Regenerate Water, Waste, Carbon and Energy

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Department of Energy Awards $1 Million Grant to Research Electric Motor Efficiency

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Critical Facility Power Failures: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention

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Uponor Annex Achieves LEED Gold Certification

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Infomart Data Centers’ Portland Facility Awarded LEED Platinum Green Building Certification

Building Operating Management
Is Behavior Change the Missing Link in Energy Efficiency Plans?Winning the hearts and minds of building occupants and changing the culture of an organization is critical when the goal is to make a significant dent in energy use.

  


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New Digital Thermostat Technology Saving New York City Time, Cost and Energy

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Lessons Learned from Running the World's Largest Data Centers

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American Companies Turn to Sustainability to Help Reduce Risk

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Is Now A Good Time To Retrocommission?

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New API for Energy Efficiency Data from Verdigris

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The Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Shortchanges the Benefits of Energy Efficiency

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Best Practices for Optimizing VRF Technology in Your Facility

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Organizations Promote their Energy Efficiency Efforts on Energy Efficiency Day 2017

Building Operating Management
3 Steps To Net Zero Energy OperationsOn the path to net zero energy, here is how to find opportunities for energy efficiency, and turn them into capital to reinvest.

  


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Green Bank Network Announces Over $29 Billion for Clean Energy Projects Around the Globe

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Northwestern University Releases First Strategic Sustainability Plan

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House Cuts Energy Star Funding by 26%

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ASHRAE 189.1 Updates Approved

Building Operating Management
How To Get Utility Rebates for Energy Efficiency In New ConstructionNew structures can potentially go deeper in energy savings through state-of-the-art green technology and construction.

  


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Trane: Water Street Corporation Receives National Energy Project Award from AEE

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Automated Demand-Response Gaining Momentum

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The Second-Annual Energy Efficiency Day is Fast Approaching. Here's What You Can Do.

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How to Find Funding for Energy Efficiency

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Rectifying Chronic Lapses in Critical Facility Operations

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CBRE Earns Place On Dow Jones Sustainability Index For Fourth Consecutive Year

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New York Buildings Would Improve Energy Efficiency Under Mayor's Plan

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Catching the (Building) Drift

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5 NFL Football Stadiums Score Big on Energy Efficiency

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Ingersoll Rand, Selected for Seventh Consecutive Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices

Building Operating Management
5 Ways Technology Can Help Cut Energy CostsThere’s a software tool for that: From finding opportunities to save energy, to getting buy-in from key stakeholders, to making it easier to get incentives to help pay for efficiency measures.part 2: USGBC Perspective: How Arc Uses Data And Measurement To Drive Green Performance

  


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Volvo: Energy-efficient forklifts part of environmentally friendly South Carolina plant

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Armstrong: New Solution Outlines for Gaining Up To 80% in Energy Savings

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Boise State University Researches Energy Efficient Living

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Increasing Energy Efficiency Investments? Here are 10 suggestions

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How Technology Impacts Fire/Life Safety Systems: Knowing When to Upgrade

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Natural Gas Efficiency Has Shown Impressive Advances, The Future Looks Promising

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How Much Data Is Too Much?

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Energy Star: House Bill Cuts Program Budget 40 Percent

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ACEEE: New ENERGY STAR-Like Label Enters The Marketplace

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Energy Star Program Included in House Appropriations Bill

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EPAct 179D Extension Developments

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WELL Announces Expansion Milestones and Launch of New Mobile App

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Finally — A Market-Based, Investable Approach to Energy Efficiency

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New Sensor Suitcase Slashes Power Bills for Commercial Buildings

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Three Ways Hawaii is Becoming More Energy Efficient

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U.S. Businesses and Individuals Invest in Energy Efficiency

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Campaign Focuses on Shrinking College Dorm Carbon Footprint

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National Grid Offers Free Professional Energy Network

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

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How To Take Advantage of the Benefits of Smart Grid

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New York Clean Energy Initiatives Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Energy Efficiency Deserves Center Stage During President's Energy Week

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Los Angeles Building Owners Must Benchmark Water, Energy Use

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WELL Building Standard's First New England Certification

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Company's Commitment to Sustainability Drives Increase in Solar Energy Systems

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MGM Resorts International Earns 4 Green Globes Certifications for 26 Properties

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U.S. Department of Energy Selects ABM for Energy Savings Performance Contract

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Eye on Energy: Links to Rebates, Codes, Standards

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GreenGen: Upgrades to 390 Northwest Forest Service Facilities to Reduce Energy Use

Building Operating Management
How To Get The Most Use Out of Energy DataFrom utility bills, meter readings, and data loggers, data comes from a variety places in a variety forms. Here's how to standardize it and make it actionable. part 2: How Focused Data Use Analysis Leads To Energy Efficiencypart 3: SIDEBAR: Online Resources To Help Analyze, Format Energy Data

  


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BOMA: Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Spur Economic Growth and New Jobs

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Energy: EIA Data Reports Available

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Four Questions to Ask Before Starting Building Analytics

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ACEEE: Ohio Opt-Out Will Cost State Billions in Benefits

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ASHRAE Responds to U.S. Paris Accord Announcement

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Hines Becomes Founding Alliance Member Of Well Living Lab

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Pittsburgh leads North America in commitment to 50% reduction in Energy Use

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Energy: DOE Report Spotlights Efficiency Gains

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ACEEE: Trump Administration's Proposed Budget-The Gory Details

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President Trump's Proposed Budget to Eliminate ENERGY STAR Program

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National Grid Offers Free Professional Energy Network

Building Operating Management
Sustainably Designed Labs Must Follow Through With Green OperationsWhile challenges remain, new ideas in operations have resulted in long-term energy efficiency in energy intense lab spaces.part 2: To Procure Green Labs, Start With Product Selectionpart 3: I2SL Focus on Training FMs How To Operate Sustainable Labs

  


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Better Buildings Partners Save $1.9 Billion

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Cities Boost Efforts to Reduce Energy Waste: Here's How They Rank

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Montpelier's District Energy System Has Been a Success with The Aid of SWEP BPHEs

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Two Innovations Poised to Have Big Impact on Facilities

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ISSA Earns SmartWay Award

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

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ACEEE: The Market For Intelligent Efficiency Technology

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DOE Program Offers Guidance on Upgrade Financing

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Deloitte Tower: First LEED Platinum-Certified Office Building in Montreal

Building Operating Management
Stand Up For Energy Star!If the Energy Star program is on the chopping block, the consequences could be dramatic and far-reaching, says editor-in-chief Edward Sullivan.

  


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Zurn: Facility Achieves LEED Gold Certification

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ASSE: Jim Newman Named Engineer of The Year

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CertainTeed Gypsum: Introduces Six additional EPDs for North America

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CEE: Annual Report Shows Continued Record High Levels of Investment

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CBRE: 2017 Energy Star Partner Of The Year – Sustained Excellence Award

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Transwestern: 2017 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

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State Regulators Can Play A Critical Role In Unleashing Building Energy Data

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Cushman & Wakefield: 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence

Building Operating Management
How Existing Buildings Are Moving Toward Net Zero EnergyThe Empire State Building exemplifies the shift toward ultra-efficient existing buildings. part 2: Deep Energy Retrofits: First Step Toward Zero Energy Existing Buildingspart 3: How To Use Renewable Energy To Achieve Zero Energy Existing Buildingspart 4: Retail Chains Embrace Solar: Total of More Than 1 Gigawatt of Installed Solar

  


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Maryland Renews Landmark Energy Efficiency Initiative

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Seimens: UMass Memorial Health Care Implement Plan for Long-Term Sustainability

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Lucid and Urjanet reveal Survey Findings: Sustainability in the Age of Trump

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enVerid: Technology Solves Air Pollution Challenges for Business School in China

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ISSA Program Helps Businesses Reduce Costs and Be Environmentally Responsible

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Government Budget Cuts Could Hurt EnergyStar

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Office Building Receives WELL Building Standard and LEED v4 Certifications

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Don't Tread on ENERGY STAR

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WaterSense and ENERGY STAR Team Up for Water Wednesday Webinars

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Hydraulic Institute Honors Industry with Excellence Awards During Centennial Celebration

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Leaders gather in Tucson to discuss water challenges and opportunities at University of Arizona’s WEST Center

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High School to save $75,000 annually due to energy improvements

Building Operating Management
Plan, Audit, Commission, Measure and Verify: Steps To A Successful Energy UpgradeFirst of a two-part article explaining the detailed process of planning and executing an energy efficiency project. part 2: Make Utility Incentives Part of the Energy Upgrades Planning Processpart 3: Better Buildings Challenge SWAP: Fresh Set Of Eyes on Energy Efficiency

  


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New Tool Provides Data on Energy-Efficiency Projects

Building Operating Management
Forecasting Energy Policy in 2017: Energy Efficiency Still a Major Opportunity for FMsFirst of a four-part cover story looking at how Trump Administration policy may affect energy policy for the road ahead. part 2: Will Programs Like Energy Star, Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Be Cut?part 3: States and Local Jurisdictions Will Continue To Lead on Energy Efficiencypart 4: Market-Driven Solutions Like Tenant Star Will Continue To Push Energy Efficiency Envelope

  


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ASHRAE Revises Energy Auditor Certification to Meet DOE Guidelines

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Multifamily Energy Efficiency Spending Nearly Triples in Four Years

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Eco Engineering Extends Support for Portman-Shaheen Energy Efficiency Legislation

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Legrand Provides Six Ways to Reduce Energy Usage in Commercial Facilities