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2010: The year for a surge in energy efficiency
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In 2009, awareness about the positive impacts of energy efficiency was raised to new heights. From President Obama's vision of energy efficiency stimulating job growth to U.S. Energy Secretary Chu calling himself "an energy conservation nut," the promise of energy efficiency solving a host of 21st century challenges became widely known. More

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AFE supports AHR Expo again for 2010 CPMM Review Course and Exam to be offered pre-show, January 23-25, in Orlando
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AFE is pleased to be a sponsor once again for the International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), taking place in Orlando, FL January 25-27, 2010. AFE will be offering a Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) review course and exam two days prior to the start of the expo. The opportunity to earn this widely-recognized professional certification is open to anyone, not just AFE members! For more information and to register for the CPMM course, please click here. To learn more about the AHR Expo, please click here.


Greening a facility's water systems one step at a time
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The push for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification combined with current economic challenges makes smart water conservation a critical bottom-line issue for owners of commercial and public buildings. Yet facility managers face the sometimes daunting task of identifying where to begin when corporate goals are to reduce, recycle and reuse water and energy. Five steps - performed in consultation with a Certified Water Technologist (CWT) - can help green the building envelope, identify the right technology for conservation, and ultimately save thousands of dollars in water and energy consumption in as few as 12 to 18 months. More


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More companies are offering energy-efficient home retrofits
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The recession-driven drop in home construction is forcing more companies to seek work upgrading the energy efficiency of U.S. homes, reports USA TODAY's Julie Schmit. More


Top 2010 green building trends include smart meters, rightsizing, eco-districts
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What will be this year's top green building trends? While no one has a crystal ball, Green House has come across a worthwhile list that includes homes that are smaller, use zero net energy and have smart meters. Also: "eco-districts" where people can walk or bike to most services they need. More


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AFE corporate partners support facilities engineering education
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AFE's Global Technical Partners play a direct and significant role in promoting the personal and professional success of AFE members. Their support allows AFE to offer ongoing training and education, certification courses and other valuable technical resources AFE members need to deal with everyday issues on the job. Not surprisingly, the majority of AFE members and certified professionals indicate they're more likely to do business with an AFE Global Technical Partner than their competitors. To learn how to become an AFE Global Technical Partner and reach more than 40,000 facilities professionals, click here or contact AFE at (571) 203-7235.


Japan wants to set up solar city
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Japan says it wants to set up at least one solar city in India out of the 34 that the government is planing to develop during the Eleventh Plan Period. The move is an effort to cut the country’s carbon emissions and promote the use of renewable energy. More


London's battersea power station to get major eco-renovation
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Recognize this abandoned power plant? Of course you do – it's one of the more well-known power plants in the world, featured in more movies, music videos and albums covers than you probably realize. You've seen it on the cover of albums by Pink Floyd and The Who, and it was filmed in The Beatle's Help, Full Metal Jacket, Aliens, Children of Men, and recently The Dark Knight. The Battersea Power Station hasn't produced any power since 1983, but soon its set to be part of a major eco-renovation, that will supply London with clean renewable energy in addition to carbon-neutral apartments, offices and parks. More
 

 
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