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May 23, 2011

You can wait until the statement comes from the energy provider. You can compare this month's bill with last month's, see how much more power your building consumed, and try to remember how many times people forgot to turn off the lights at their workstations. Or you can see that information minute by minute for any location in the building. It all starts with a solid plan for measurement and verification (M&V) of your energy consumption and efficiency.

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Trim Your Escalator's Energy Bill

The escalator may not be the first place you look to cut energy costs, but it should be. Escalators are the most efficient way to move huge groups of people, but because most escalators remain constantly ready to take on a peak load, they pale in comparison to elevators for moving small crowds.
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Congress Urged to Release CBECS Results
The recent announcement the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) would not be releasing the results of the 2007 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) has prompted ASHRAE to take action.Click here for complete article…
SunShot Initiative Details Topic Areas The SunShot Initiative will be obtaining approximately $170 million in funding over three years to support photovoltaic technologies, and the four key topic areas of the project have been revealed. Click here for complete article…
Building Practices, Codes, and Tornadoes
Researchers speculate that damage from storms like the EF5 tornadoes that ravaged the South in April could be reduced by better building practices and the enforcement of existing codes.
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In this intensive course, learn how to benchmark commercial real estate using the EPA energy performance rating system. Manual and automated data input alternatives for benchmarking are reviewed and lessons learned from building operators are presented to facilitate fast, effective and accurate benchmarking results.

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EPA Updates Energy Standards for Lighting
The EPA has announced updated standards for lighting and light fixtures to qualify for the ENERGY STAR label. The new standards will go into effect Oct. 1, 2011, and will require ENERGY STAR label light fixtures to increase efficiency 30% above currently qualified fluorescent based fixtures. Click here for complete article …
Walkthrough Survey for an Energy Audit
Last week I toured a 6 million square-foot facility that had a $21 million annual energy bill. Nevertheless, this facility had no dedicated full-time energy manager. Does this surprise you?
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Industry's first compact fluorescent housing option that accepts interchangeable, self-ballasted GU24.
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Recycling and filtering cleaning solution.
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Crystalline architectural glass.
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