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Curbing the energy curve
In order to realize significant energy savings, you need to take your energy pulse and then strengthen and monitor it — but it's difficult to manage energy when you only have 12 data points a year from utility bills. Gathering energy baselines across a portfolio is a unique challenge, but it doesn't necessarily require outside consultants or fancy equipment. Attaining profiles can start simply with interval data taken every 15 minutes from a smart or shadow meter — because 35,000 data points per year open up a lot more opportunity.
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Cold fusion reactor independently verified, has 10,000 times the energy density of gas
Against all probability, a device that purports to use cold fusion to generate vast amounts of power has been verified by a panel of independent scientists. The research paper, which hasn't yet undergone peer review, seems to confirm both the existence of cold fusion, and its potency: The cold fusion device being tested has roughly 10,000 times the energy density and 1,000 times the power density of gasoline.
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ASHRAE's building energy labeling program expanded
EDC Magazine
A building energy labeling program that allows the industry to zero in on opportunities to lower building operating cost and make informed decisions to increase value has been expanded to include an As Designed label. The program is now two labels in one: an As Designed label that rates the building's potential energy use under standardized conditions — independent of the building's occupancy and usage — and an In Operation label that rates the building's actual measured energy use as influenced by the building's occupancy and usage.
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Romania changes course on renewable energy
The New York Times
With more wind turbines already built than any of its neighbors, Romania has gained a reputation as a prime location for green energy investors. Yet proposals now to cut subsidies for clean energy producers have deeply alarmed foreign companies drawn to its market.
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Tricks of the trade: Temperature complaints
Today's Facility Manager
Q: What is the No. 1 complaint you receive in your facilities concerning temperature comfort? How do you handle these?
A: B. Kevin Folsom, CEP, writes, "This is the big kahuna of FM issues. Actually, I call this one a myth because it's impossible to satisfy. I have taken numerous surveys on our campus, and time and time again 50 percent of occupants say too cold and 50 percent say too hot. What is one to do about such a dilemma? FM is the job of managing facility related expectations. The following is a simple strategy to discuss with leadership for implementation."

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Achieving net zero energy homes
Net zero is often on the facility management radar as technology allows for increasingly efficient energy management strategies and techniques. But could net-zero become the real deal for homeowners as well? Chances are you know how many miles your car logs for each gallon or tankful of gas, but you probably have only a foggy idea of how much energy your house consumes, even though home energy expenditures often account for a larger share of the household budget.
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