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What's driving millions of dollars back into energy efficiency?
The Guardian
Four reasons energy efficiency financing is back and here to stay, according to Schneider Electric's chief marketing officer.
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How building commissioning relates to total cost of ownership
By David E. Patnaude
As facilities professionals, we are often asked to work on projects and tasks that go beyond the day-to-day operation of our facilities. The types of projects and tasks I'm talking about include capital planning, construction project management and long-term master and capital planning. Often times we enter this process with precise institutional knowledge, along with our intuition regarding particular items or projects. After we have identified these priorities, we need to be able to present the proposal to senior management in a way that allows them to quickly understand, analyze and decide upon the proper course of action.
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Solar power gets a boost from Google
BUILDINGS
One of the major hurdles to maximizing the cost-effectiveness of renewable energy such as solar or wind may soon be a thing of the past — the power inverters that solar panels rely on to convert DC power to usable AC power could be shrinking dramatically.
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Navigating high-performance buildings
EDC Magazine
Legrand, a power, light and data solution company, has released a whitepaper titled, "A Guide to the Building Performance Landscape," which reviews the wide array of initiatives that influence or impact the creation and evaluation of high-performance buildings in the United States and offers insight into the future of HPBs. The whitepaper is the second in a series to explore the evolution and implications of the high-performance building movement on owners, architects and leaders in the building community.
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Solar energy you can see through
BUILDINGS
For all its advantages, solar power has one obvious drawback: the space that the arrays take up. Even though solar panels have gotten smaller and more efficient, the space they occupy cannot be used for other purposes. Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a solution to this issue: a luminescent solar concentrator that can be placed over a window, or anything with a clear surface, that produces solar power while remaining transparent.
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