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07/26/2011
While the importance of building energy performance metrics to reduce energy use is accepted worldwide, there is no single generally accepted definition of that metric. Currently, proposed relative energy use reduction targets are subject to interpretation and difficult to verify.
07/25/2011

According to a new study from the economic consultancy AECOM, simpler solar permitting processes could generate over $5 billion in additional growth for California, an increase in nearly 20 percent.

07/25/2011

 Building on a long-established working relationship, ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently signed an updated memorandum of understanding, committing to further improve efficient use of energy.

07/21/2011

Runway noise from airports is little more than a nuisance to most, but not to theoretical physicist Surajit Sen.

07/21/2011

 The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has reported more than $400 million in energy cost avoidance since fiscal year (FY) 2007.

07/21/2011

With record summer temperatures sweeping the U.S., outdoor workers are at increased risk for heat-related illnesses and dangers.  Facility managers, building owners, and construction related roles should take careful consideration of heat risks as they manage their day to day activities and tasks.

07/20/2011

Residents of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida live in states with the most toxic air pollution, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

07/20/2011

With temperatures soaring well into the upper 90s throughout the majority of the U.S. it's important to keep energy efficiency a priority.  

07/19/2011
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Ad Council launched a national consumer education campaign today aimed at helping consumers save money on utility bills.
07/19/2011

Telecommuting is on the rise in the U.S.  A recent survey from Staples Advantage reveals some interesting facts, benefits, and tips about telecommuting strategies for your facility or building.  The data indicates that the telecommuting option may produce happier, more productive, loyal employees.

07/19/2011

The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul has been standing in Montreal’s Square Mile since 1931. At the time it was built, little or no consideration was given to the sustainability of the building materials. But when the roof needed renovating nearly 80 years later, times had changed.

07/18/2011

Siemens announced Monday that facility managers still have time to win up to $25,000 in facility upgrades from the Siemens Smartest Building in America Challenge™.  

07/18/2011

Water shortages may become a problem of the past.

07/14/2011

Ohio, “Buckeye State” may soon become the “Solar State.”

Many solar companies, including Isofoton and First Solar Inc., have opened up solar operations within the state.

07/13/2011
Researchers in California may have found a way to make wind farms more efficient.
07/12/2011

This year marks the 109th anniversary of the invention of modern air conditioning by Dr. Willis H. Carrier, inventor and founder of Carrier Corp.

07/12/2011
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced today that the EPA is awarding more than $6.2 million in national environmental workforce development and green job training grants. 
07/11/2011

Five energy companies announced their involvement in Troops to Energy Jobs, a program that will place returning war veterans into civilian jobs within the energy sector. 

07/07/2011
A UN report claims that global investments in green energy are up 32%.
07/06/2011
Next time your HVAC unit needs repair be sure to look into what you’re paying for. A recent study revealed that insurance claims submitted for damaged HVAC units were overpaid by 65% in the first half of 2011.

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