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Why you need to know about PACE
If you haven't heard about Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, it's a valuable resource you may be overlooking. Over the past few years, this new energy efficiency financing mechanism has swept across the U.S., with already more than half of the states approving legislation to enable it locally.
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Technology and FM: Securing perimeters
Today's Facility Managers
Some facility managers have specific security requirements in that they need to protect large perimeters around their facilities. This is common in airports and other government facilities, as well as manufacturing and some large corporate campuses that require high security. Perimeter intrusion detection systems, or PIDS, have many challenges not often encountered inside buildings. Weather and animals can cause false alarms and can damage components, and perimeters typically are very large, which often results in significant expense to secure them.
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The major cause of premature bearing failure is lubrication related.
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EPA launches resource for sports facilities
The notion that sports facilities should be more energy efficient has gained traction in recent years, with a growing number of stadiums retrofitting their spaces with solar panels and low-flush toilets in an effort to go green. In a move to further strengthen this movement, the U. S. Environmental Protection agency unveiled the Green Sports Resource Directory. This online directory can help teams, venues, and leagues save money and reduce carbon pollution through increased energy efficiency, a key part of President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan. Additionally, it contains information that can help teams reduce waste and gain recognition for their programs that reduce the environmental impact of their events.
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Materials for the future: Thermal isolation and aerogels
By Adolfo Benedito
Imagine a solid as light as air, like a ghost. Hard, resistant and — above all things — the most isolating material that exists on Earth. That blue smoke, or solid smoke as some call it, is an aerogel. It is a material both incredible and strange, phantasmagoric, but nonetheless exciting. The future is very interesting because structurally we are talking about nanofoams, an impressive world full of possibilities.
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Pentagon awards $7 billion of solar contracts
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $7 billion of contracts to 22 companies for the right to develop and sell solar energy to the U.S. Army. The winning companies include Gehrlicher US, Siemens and Sunpower. After projects are developed, it is understood winning companies will bid against each other to supply solar power with the remainder of the ring-fenced $7 billion available for purchasing.
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How to convince Wall Street to invest in energy efficiency
The Guardian
U.S. policymakers have long struggled with the challenge of unlocking cheap capital for energy-efficiency projects. Can California make it happen?
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Report: Price of US solar PV systems declines rapidly (EDC Magazine)
Wind farms take root out at sea (The New York Times)
With an 'all-out' federal renewable energy strategy, how long before we could be 100 percent renewably powered? (Forbes)
FM issue: Cool down (Today's Facility Manager)
Study: Life-cycle costing critical in intelligent business industry (EDC Magazine)

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