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Energy | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

This web exclusive comes from Paula D. Ziegenbein, LC, LEED AP, Application Marketing Manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Latest In Lighting Efficiency Might Surprise You

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Latest In Lighting Efficiency Might Surprise You

This web exclusive comes from Paula D. Ziegenbein, LC, LEED AP, Application Marketing Manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA.

Update On Cash Grants For PV Systems In 2011

Until the end of 2010, qualified businesses can participate in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which provides a cash rebate of 30% of the cost of a solar-produced (renewable) energy system. The rebate generally comes within 60 days following completion of the system installation.

IFMA Supports Bill Promoting Energy And Infrastructure

The bill directs the GSA to identify core competencies, professional certifications, a recommended curriculum, and continuing education courses to ensure that federal buildings are operated in accordance with industry best practices and standards.

Lighting Systems Index Indicates Brighter Times Ahead

The end of the tunnel appears to be about nine or so months away. The light there is, thankfully, not from an oncoming train. Or so it seems.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: EcoBreeze from APC by Schneider Electric

This cooling product for data centers is designed to provide cooling in the most efficient manner for existing conditions.

NEMA Awards Recognize Members

One member will receive the Bernard H. Falk Award, and five others NEMA's Kite and Key Award.

Building Codes Council Votes To Up Efficiency By 30%

Building officials from across the nation voted to support gains in the energy efficiency of building energy codes at the Final Action Hearings for the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 Available as Free Download

Through a funding contract with the Department of Energy, copies of the I-P edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are being offered as a free downloadable PDF as of October 22, 2010.

ACEEE Announces Five Top Energy-Efficiency Award Winning Programs

In September, the ACEEE announced the first ever awards initiative for exceptional state-led energy efficiency programs.

Win A Trip To The "Big Game"

Industry professionals are eligible to enter the Fluke football BIG GAME SWEEPS, which includes two tickets to attend Super Bowl XLV in February 2011.

BREAKING NEWS: 50-State Scorecard/Energy Efficiency

States across the county have achieved major new strides in energy efficiency, according to the 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the nonprofit and independent ACEEE.

Free Download of Energy Code Available

Free digital copies (registration required) of the International Council’s 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are now available.

Green Actions Of U.S. Communities Surveyed

A survey from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) looked at where localities are on the spectrum of turning priorities into concrete actions.

Institute Brings Industry Perspective to DOE Initiatives

NIBS has encouraged DOE to use a holistic approach to achieve sustainability in federal buildings; look at lifecycle costs instead of first costs as a basis for sustainable decision making; and include operations and maintenance staff and building occupants in the long-term strategies for sustainability.

Siemens Smartest Buildings Announced

Grand prize winners are the Duke Energy Center, Charlotte, NC, and the Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA.

ASHRAE Prompts States To Meet Current Building Energy Codes

As of June 2010, the building codes of 14 states and four territories do not meet the requirements in 90.1-2007. A total of $5 million from the DOE is available to be awarded for up to 20 states.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Role Of Submetering In LEED v3

This Web exclusive comes from E-Mon, LLC, manufacturer of submetering and automatic meter reading hardware and software systems and services.

ASHRAE, NEMA Partner on Smart Grid Model Standard

The proposed standard will coordinate with work by the North American Energy Standards Board to develop a basic energy usage data model and create a facilities data model that provides additional energy usage data elements for commercial and industrial buildings.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Class Pack Lighting Systems

These Systems from GE Lighting and Lithonia Lighting combine high light output, full spectrum fluorescent lighting with a ballast system to deliver customized lighting levels.

ASHE Offers Healthcare Commissioning Book

Developed for healthcare professionals by healthcare professionals, this commissioning guide focuses on the issues specific to commissioning in this particular environment.

EMCOR Recognized By EPA

The company's Construction Services in Indiana was recently named an Energy Star Service and Product Provider (SPP) partner.

APPA Releases New Natural Gas Study

Entitled “Implications of Greater Reliance on Natural Gas for Electricity Generation,” the report takes a detailed look at natural gas demand, supply, transmission and storage infrastructure, along with several other issues.

FRIDAY FUNNY: (No) Power To The People…

Power authorities are requesting retailers in Bangladesh to shut down in the evenings so football followers can watch at home without testing load management limits.

ASHRAE President Recognized by Congressional Caucus Coalition

Recognizing his lifetime commitment to sustainable building practices, ASHRAE President Gordon Holness has been recognized with the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC) Award.

Importance of Sustainable Building Practices Highlighted This Week

Held in Washington, DC, the week helps underscore the importance of sustainable practices to federal, state and local lawmakers, as well as the public.

H.R. 5396 Would Add Jobs, Strengthen National Energy Policy

The recently introduced Green Energy Efficient Roofs and Job Creation Act will stimulate job creation and accelerate the acknowledged role high performance roof systems play in reducing carbon emissions and improving energy efficiency.

Energy Efficiency Investments Still Strong Despite Recession

Across all regions surveyed, energy management is considered an important priority among commercial decision makers (92%). Notably, respondents from India (85%) and China (80%) were more likely to consider energy management very or extremely important as compared to those in Europe (55%) and North America (53%).

Protocols for Performance Measurement Offered by Leading Building Groups

Protocols are developed at three levels for each of six performance categories: energy, water, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, lighting, and acoustics.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Performance Contracts, PACE Bonds, And More

This Q&A with Derek Supple, program director for global energy and sustainability at Johnson Controls, answers targeted questions from TFM.

What’s Your Building EQ?

Engineers across the country have begun assessing the energy use of selected buildings as part of a pilot program designed to encourage the building industry to cut energy use and costs.

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