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Revised standard improves building energy measurement
BUILDINGS
When it comes to the how-to of measuring a building's energy use, there is much to take into consideration. Are the measurements of a building's area — used in the equation to derive energy use per square foot — to be taken from the exterior dimensions or to the centerline of the wall? Because they are normally unoccupied, are storage spaces to be included or not?
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Studies: Efficiency still the cheapest energy resource
Midwest Energy News
Energy efficiency remains far cheaper — especially in the Midwest — than investing in additional generation. That's the case even in states where a long history of energy efficiency has pushed up the cost of squeezing out additional savings.
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Canada's LEED registrations, certifications grow in Q1 2014
EDC Magazine
The new year has started off strong for Canadian LEED projects with 140 new certifications as of March 31. This brings the total number of LEED certified projects in Canada to 1631. In addition, 109 projects registered to pursue certification, bringing the total registered and certified projects to 6,423. A searchable LEED project database with further detail, including project scorecards and photos can be viewed on the CaGBC LEED Project Profiles webpage.
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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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Wind, solar power
Sheboygan Press
Renewable energy continues to grow in the U.S., especially solar; but it's drawing fewer investments as the cost of its technology falls and natural gas stays cheap.
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Something to consider: Does the smart grid create an 'energy divide'?
EDC Magazine
The smart grid can foster an "energy divide" for low-income consumers. With a substantial portion of the consumer benefit of smart grid coming from greater awareness of energy usage, many low-income consumers — particularly older consumers — lack access to utility Web portals and other online resources, says a new research report published by the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative. The Spotlight on Low Income Consumers II report, the second part of a national study first conducted in 2012, provides smart grid stakeholders with an in-depth understanding of the needs of the low-income population.
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