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New Senate bill would provide important incentives for energy efficiency
The Energy Collective
The Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Act, S. 2189, introduced by three Democratic senators, would improve the efficiency of our homes, workplaces, and industry by reinstating and improving important efficiency tax incentives.
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Exterior lighting and controls: Problems and solutions
BUILDINGS
Making light of exterior lighting and controls is a mistake. This vital aspect of facilities management is essential to providing a secure and inviting building. Due diligence helps you select a proper system that can include architectural and security lighting and a bevy of controls.
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  What's your Carbon Footprint?

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Report: Commercial building energy retrofits to surpass billions in market value by 2023
EDC Magazine
Residential and commercial buildings account for 35 to 40 percent of total energy consumption worldwide. Commercial buildings, in particular, consume large amounts of energy related to heating/ventilation/air conditioning, lighting, water heating, and other building systems. Efforts to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions have led to increasing deployments of energy efficiency retrofits for commercial and public buildings.
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Electrical submetering is smart energy management
By Jeannea Jones
Submetering allows for monitoring of the electrical consumption of individual components within a building, such as heating and cooling systems, lighting, refrigeration and more. This method utilizes individual "submeters" that allow facility managers to observe the energy use and performance of their equipment, creating opportunities for energy and capital expenditure savings. While metering programs do not provide direct energy savings, they are an enabling technology that can provide indirect benefit.
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Power outages increase in 2013
BUILDINGS
An unusual power outage in Redondo Beach, Calif., affected 6,100 customers for three hours in 2013. The cause? Wild parrots roosting on an overhead power line, consequentially knocking out service.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of AFE Weekly Headlines, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of AFE, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Transitioning to facility management
Today's Facility Manager
Q: I have been in the construction industry for over 15 years and have worked the last eight years as a construction site superintendent. Over the years, I have worked with many facility managers, and I am thinking that a career change to facility management may be in my near future. I have an associate degree in construction management and a bachelor's degree in applied management. I think that this, coupled with my construction experience, would be a good background for a move into facility management. What advice would you have regarding how to begin the transition?
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