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  1. First Hospital Receives LEED-HC Rating from USGBC

    May 16, 2013 | 0 comments

    Courtesy of Group Health

    To address the unique design requirements of green healthcare facilities, the U.S. Green Building Council established its LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) rating system in 2011.


  2. Eastman Recognized for Energy-Efficiency Efforts

    March 13, 2013 | 0 comments

    Every year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honor organizations that are making exceptional progress in energy efficiency and energy management.

    Named as ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year, these manufacturers, retailers, utilities, builders, and buildings are dedicated to making informed decisions that are good for the environment. Out of the nearly 20,000 partners (more…)

  3. Reducing Energy in Operating Rooms

    October 30, 2012 | 0 comments

    Is it possible to save energy in a room dedicated to saving lives? Despite sensitive, expensive medical equipment, and operating room codes and standards, some of the nation’s operating rooms are doing what they can to reduce energy consumption.

    The University of Chicago says the healthcare sector is the largest contributor to carbon emissions in the United States. And the operating room is one of the most energy-intensive spaces (more…)

  4. Saving Energy through Demand Response Programs

    October 16, 2012 | 1 comment

    By temporarily reducing your building’s electricity use through a demand response program (also known as load response), you can help keep infrastructure systems reliable, reduce emissions, and control costly energy infrastructure investments.

    Demand response programs offered by utilities encourage facilities professionals to lower facility energy use during tight power supply, when wholesale power supply rates are high, or when local distribution equipment approaches capacity limits. These events may occur (more…)

  5. How the Government Handles Energy Management

    September 4, 2012 | 0 comments

    Government energy managementFifty of the federal government’s most energy-consuming buildings are targeted to become smarter and more efficient.

    Signing a contract with IBM to develop and install smart building technology in these 50 buildings, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has reported its intention to use the data it gathers from smart building technology to (more…)

  6. Energy Management Apps for Commercial Buildings

    May 16, 2012 | 1 comment

    Tablet and smartphone apps have moved beyond games and MP3s to focus on time savings and increased efficiency for business professionals. Several business apps can help facilities managers make the most of their time at work, from managing spreadsheets remotely to communicating with employees in the field. (more…)