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3 Steps to a Cost Effective Energy Plan

June 7, 2011

As utilities strive to meet the changing demands of the U.S. electrical grid, more and more offer time-of-day pricing, demand-response programs, and other plans tailored to smart buildings.

They're gradually deploying a smart electrical grid that will rely on two-way communication between utilities and customers, potentially resulting in lower electric bills and fewer new power plants. But many buildings aren't ready to welcome these changes. If your smart infrastructure isn't up to snuff, follow these 3 steps to develop a cost-effective plan for preparing your building for the future.

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The 2011 hurricane season is upon us, and it's time to ensure that your facility is prepared to weather the storm.
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Don't let these common obstacles slow you down when it comes to tracking energy use - learn how to benchmark efficiently and effectively.Click here for complete article …
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New strategies for energy management emerge constantly as engineers, designers, and facility managers respond to limited resources, rising energy costs, and environmental impacts.
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