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Retrofits 'could save commercial buildings 25-35 percent' on HVAC costs
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Large commercial buildings could cut their heating and cooling costs by an average of 25 to 35 percent by adding certain retrofits to existing large HVAC systems on their rooftops, according to research by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. More

Specifying LEDs for commercial use
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The philosopher Albert Borgmann said, "Technology is most celebrated when it is most invisible — when the machinery is completely hidden, combining the simplicity of godlike effortlessness with blissful ignorance about the mechanisms that operate." Lighting, essential to see or do anything for life, work, or play, is such a basic technology. More

Can green buildings boost your financial performance?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ever since the introduction of LEED standards in 2000, the question of whether or not the certification adds to buildings' value — and how much — has been hotly debated. But evidence is mounting that building certification adds not only to real-estate income, but also to the asset value of real estate.  More

Facilities America 'Proposals to Present' must be submitted by May 1
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Larry Ross, CPE, CPMM, director of the AFE Professional Development Committee, is encouraging facilities professionals who have hands-on, practical expertise to submit their proposal abstracts by May 1. "Presenting at the Facilities America Education Forum is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your expertise to colleagues in the facilities engineering, operations and management community," Ross noted. "AFE is looking for a few industry experts who want to share their knowledge of what it takes to operate buildings in an efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner." More

Energy-Saving Lighting For Power Outages

Magnaray® W13PLEM emergency lighting delivers long-term energy savings, low-maintenance, low-glare light to illuminate interior building exit routes in any power outage, day or night. Units readily connect to emergency power invertors to switch on automatically when standard electrical power goes out for any reason.

St. Louis Cardinals opening 2012 season with solar
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Busch Stadium, home of the 2011 World Series champions — the St. Louis Cardinals — is now the sixth Major League Baseball park to use solar energy. Those attending the 2012 opening day game will enjoy food, beverage, and retail shops powered by 106 solar panels, which are expected to produce about 32,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually. More

EPA releases list of cities with the most Energy Star buildings in the United States
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the annual list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings for 2011. The list of 25 cities is headed by Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Houston, Dallas, Riverside, Calif., and Boston. More

Make 2012 your career breakthrough year…Become AFE certified
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AFE is offering more Certification Review Courses and Exams than ever before, both online and at convenient locations throughout the country. Join the thousands of AFE Certified Professionals who have enjoyed raises and promotions—and the knowledge that they are among the elite of building engineering professionals. Become AFE Certified and demonstrate that you have the knowledge and experience to operate even the most complex and sophisticated facilities in an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable manner. Space is limited, so you must act quickly. More


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Government High Performance Buildings Operations course coming to DC area
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Space is still available for the first Government Operators of High Performance Buildings certification preparatory course will be held in Reston, Va., from April 30 - May 3. Jointly created and presented by AFE and the Association of Energy Engineers, the program is designed to provide training in energy management, sustainability and operations and maintenance for government personnel and contractors operating government high performance buildings. More

Smart cities progress: Yes, we can measure it
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The process of transforming a city into a smart city is a complicated and multi-faceted process, as is measuring progress toward that goal. But IDC Energy Insights has simplified that part of the process with its Smart Cities Maturity Model, a new tool designed to rank cities' "smartness." More

The US leads in clean energy investments
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Last year the United States attracted more private investment in clean energy than any other country, according to a report released by the Pew Charitable Trusts, "Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race?" But the findings suggest this was largely because of tax incentives that either have just expired or will expire soon, so the U.S. might not carry this lead into 2012. More

Find Sources of Energy Waste!

The Ultraprobe® 3000 Ultrasonic Inspection System cuts energy waste by locating compressed air and steam leaks quickly & easily. This digital system includes hardware and software to help manage leak repairs & report savings. Learn How with a complimentary Energy Conservation Guide.

Region Chapter 6/Chapter 38 Southern California Facilities Expo
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Visit with AFE members from Region 6 and Chapter 38 at AFE Booth #214 while attending the Southern California Facilities Expo, May 16 - 17, in Anaheim, Calif. This Expo is a broad based facilities event with an emphasis on green buildings that features FREE educational sessions and an exhibit floor showcasing the latest products and services in the industry. For more information, contact Rene Hernandez, email AFE Region 6 Chair at More

AFE LinkedIn Post of the Week
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This week's AFE LinkedIn Post of the Week comes from Shon Isenhour, CMRP, 2nd Director of Education for GPAllied in the Charleston, S.C., area. "So is it a Planner, a Scheduler, or is it a Planner/Scheduler?" Shon asked. "What should you consider when designing your organization structure…?" To read his post, or to share your own comment with more than 2,800 facilities professionals, visit the AFE LinkedIn group site. More

AFE Career Center Opportunity of the Week: Facilities Management Director
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The Milwaukee County Department of Administrative Services is seeking a highly qualified facilities management director. For more information about this exciting opportunity, or to view hundreds of other facilities-oriented career opportunities throughout the United States and Canada, visit the AFE Career Center. More
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