Innovating or Interfering?

April 11, 2011

Is the government interfering with the marketplace by subsidizing technology? Is it the government's place to fund green improvements to private facilities? Should tax revenue fund the purchase of experimental green technology, which may or may not add uncountable green value to a facility and is not necessary for a building's functionality?

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Maximize Cooling Tower Efficiency to Maximize Savings
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 1:00PM EDT

When not properly designed and maintained, more than just water evaporates from your building's cooling tower. This webinar will discuss the balance of bleed and water makeup and address money-wasting problems, including drift, legionella, corrosive bacteria and unsafe cleaning practices. Don't let an inefficient cooling tower evaporate your maintenance dollars!

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Facility Managers Become the Energy Maestros of Future Eco-Districts

The future of energy management and a sustainable lifestyle lies in tackling the issues on a much larger scale – a leap toward the eco-district.

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Advanced Lighting Controls Comprehensive Study
Clanton & Associates has announced the results of a six-month study analyzing the value and energy savings of lighting control systems and technologies. Click here for complete article…
EPA updates ENERGY STAR Standards for Lighting The EPA has announced updated standards for lighting and light fixtures to qualify for the ENERGY STAR label. Click here for complete article…
Polymer Solar-Thermal Device
A new polymer-based solar-thermal device is the first to generate power from both heat and visible sunlight, which could have significant cost reduction applications for both homes and facilities.
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LEED and the Urban Heat Island Effect
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Interested in furthering your understanding of the urban heat island effect – and ways to reduce it? This webinar is the first in our "Strategies for Success in LEED" series, designed to teach individuals about strategies useful in meeting LEED requirements in various credit categories.

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Legislation Introduced for Training Federal Facilities Personnel
With this training, personnel who maintain federal buildings will have the necessary skills to meet the government's energy-efficiency and high-performance goals.Click here for complete article …
5 Legal Factors in Green Construction
Check out these points with your lawyer before you start your next certified building project.
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Top 11 Predictions for 2011 How are some of the predictions laid out for this year coming along?Click here for complete article …
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