Who’s Who 2009: Leaders in Energy Management and Sustainability

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The Buildings editorial team has selected a dozen organizations whose practices in energy management and sustainability have resulted in significant reductions in energy usage and operating costs. These organizations have also anticipated the future by putting practices in place that are designed to maintain their momentum.

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Critical Energy Conservation Appliance Standards Completed
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that the Department of Energy has completed energy-efficiency standards for a critical group of appliances that, once in effect, will save up to 1.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide.
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Construction Workers Account for Almost One-Third of All Jobs Lost in August
According to an analysis of new construction employment figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction workers nationwide continue to bear the brunt of the recession, accounting for almost one-third of jobs lost this August.
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HDR Releases New Publication on Evidence-Based Design
HDR Architecture Inc. now offers a new book that explores the use of evidence-based design concepts in the planning, programming, and design of health care facilities.
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Low-Cost Energy-Conservation Measures
In regulated and deregulated markets, electricity costs have increased considerably in recent years. We need to refocus our efforts in times of little or no capital dollars on operational savings or low-/no-cost energy-conservation measures (ECMs).
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Green Your Electronic Waste by e-Cycling
The shift to e-business has introduced one of the rising problems in waste management: ensuring the proper disposal and sustainable treatment of outdated electronics.
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It’s Green – Now Find Out What That Really Means
Bio, eco, renewable, recyclable, reclaimed, and sustainable: These are just a few of the green terms used to spice up manufacturers' product descriptions. Feel like you're being fed a mouthful of greenwash? You might be.
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The Importance of Existing Insulation Technology
Maintaining Your HVAC System
5 Steps for Smooth Tenant Relations
CO2 Monitoring Advances Quality and Energy Efficiency
How the Federal Stimulus Package Can Help Your Building
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

September 14, 2009
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