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It’s no secret that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) creates a vast amount of opportunity in the commercial buildings industry, with $787 billion allocated to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure, create jobs, and invest in green building and energy efficiency.

But, with such a large sum of money being filtered down from the federal government to a wide variety of government agencies, and the mass of competing information available, it can be difficult to know how to get federal stimulus money for your project, and what to expect once you do.

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PMI Leads Coalition to Drive New Water Efficiency Standards in Texas
The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI) has led a coalition to help Texas become the second state nationwide to require high-efficiency toilets (HETs) in all new residential and commercial construction.
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NADCA’s Updated HVAC Assessment, Cleaning and Restoration Standard Now Available for Public Review
NADCA, the HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration Association, has announced that a draft version of its standard, Assessment, Cleaning and Restoration of HVAC Systems, is now available for public review and comment.
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HOK Exec Pens ‘The Green Workplace’
HOK, a leading practitioner of green design and consulting services, recently announced the public release of The Green Workplace, a book already heralded by reviewers as a “must have” for businesses seeking to survive and thrive in this new, greener era.
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How Performance Contracting Helps Finance Energy Projects
Every day, millions of dollars are going up the virtual smokestack as they pay for wasted energy. Partnering with an energy service company can make energy-efficiency projects possible - even when little or no funding exists.
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5 Money-Saving Ways to Manage Utility Expenses
In a highly competitive environment, it's imperative to have accurate utility expense forecasts to monitor financial performance and control costs. A proactive approach to managing utility expenses can make a substantial difference in energy costs and energy usage.
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The Cash Benefits of Cost Segregation
The tax advantages and related tax savings of cost segregation come from accelerated depreciation deductions that generate a cash-flow benefit, and improved cash-flow means cash in your pocket.
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Sustainable Workplace Design Creates Innovation Opportunities
Training to Prevent Building Liabilities
Green Roofs and the Urban Heat Island Effect
Avoid Project Failure in a Weak Economy
Going Green in a Down Economy
Lighting Control for Existing Buildings
A Closer Look at Green Retail Facilities
Boost Efficiency and Reliability via Cogeneration
Low-Energy Office Equipment
Green Operations for Industrial Facilities

August 10, 2009
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