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  1. Educating Tomorrow’s Energy-Efficiency Leaders

    June 2, 2015 | 1 comment

    To keep the nation’s energy-efficiency momentum going, the energy leaders of tomorrow will need to understand how to create energy savings, increase awareness about why energy management is important, and put plans into action to generate energy-efficiency results. (more…)

  2. ENERGY STAR Recognizes Eastman for Energy Efficiency

    September 16, 2014 | 0 comments

    For the third year in a row, Eastman Chemical Company (Vista Window Film’s parent company) has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. (more…)

  3. Fix Energy Management Mistakes

    April 29, 2014 | 0 comments

    Despite best intentions, you and your staff may be making these common energy management mistakes. Though green building technology is becoming more advanced, remembering the basics is what can help drive down energy consumption even further.

  4. Free Energy Management Education

    April 22, 2014 | 0 comments

    Even if you don’t have a certification or designation to maintain, professional development and education can help any building owner or manager learn better, faster, and more efficient ways to implement energy management programs and green building practices.

  5. Free Energy Management Resources

    December 24, 2013 | 1 comment

    As we head into 2014, there’s no doubt that saving energy will be at the forefront for all facilities managers and building owners. But improving energy efficiency doesn’t have to consume all of your time; there are thousands of suggestions and ideas readily available (if you know where to look).

    To close out 2013, here are some free online resources you can bookmark and use in 2014 to keep your energy savings in check, and set some new green goals … (more…)

  6. Submetering Leads to Better Energy Management

    October 23, 2013 | 6 comments

    Nothing drives home the value of energy management initiatives like data that proves cost savings and usage reductions.

    Submetering can be a cost-effective way to measure actual utility reductions from some of your energy- and water-saving initiatives. Installing submeters allows facilities professionals to separately monitor electricity, gas, water, steam, and other utilities for individual tenants, departments, or pieces of equipment. (more…)

  7. Small Ways to Improve Energy Management

    October 13, 2013 | 0 comments

    When you’re thinking about building efficiency, some obvious suggestions come to mind: turn off the lights, adjust temperatures, and reduce plug load. But there are other green choices you may not think about that can also positively impact your building’s energy management goals.

  8. Displaying Building Energy Data

    August 14, 2013 | 3 comments

    Vornado Realty Trust in New York estimates that between 60% and 80% of the energy used in its office buildings is actually consumed by tenants within their own office spaces. The company has found that, by providing access to real-time energy use data, its tenants work harder to identify and change wasteful energy practices.

    This principle is playing out across the globe, as more and more organizations are (more…)

  9. Caesars Shares Green Best Practices

    July 29, 2013 | 0 comments

    Caesars Entertainment is working hard to prove that any business – even a 5 million-square-foot casino – can save money by going green. Caesars unveiled its companywide focus on sustainability, called CodeGreen, in October 2007. Since then, it has established green practices that are becoming common in other organizations across the country, such as energy-efficient exterior lighting, upgraded thermostats, energy-efficient HVAC systems, interior LED lighting, and water-efficient showerheads.

    But the worldwide gaming, hotel, and resort company has also implemented some unusual initiatives as part of (more…)

  10. Newest Tool for Commercial Energy Audits

    July 24, 2013 | 0 comments

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working on an energy audit application that is intended to result in more productive commercial energy audits for facilities managers.

    So far, most of the tools available for conducting commercial energy audits don’t help predict the full effect that an energy conservation solution could have on energy consumption. (more…)