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Senate takes up bipartisan energy efficiency legislation
The Huffington Post
The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, from Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, brings together a number of energy-efficiency measures, like those to improve building codes, incentives for the use of more efficient products, and funding for research and development of more energy-efficient technologies. The bill would also push the federal government to adopt more efficient buildings and appliances.
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Sustainability: A look at the top green building trends
By Justin Stoltzfus
Within the green building industry, innovative companies and home builders are making big advances in the kinds of projects that lead to energy conservation and sustainable living with LEED-approved or other green-certified building projects. Here are some of the top green building trends that are expected to continue through 2013 and beyond.
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Service and maintenance: Lighting retrofits with LEDs
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Out with the old, in with the new. It's an age-old phrase to be sure, and one that is quite relevant when discussing the challenges to existing lighting industry practices brought on by the increasing popularity of LED technology. Even though many LED products resemble modern works of art with their innovative designs when compared with conventional lighting products, their beauty is more than skin deep.
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Study: Battery energy storage benefits solar not wind
CleanTechnica
Everyone knows energy storage is the key to unlocking renewable energy's full potential, right? Well, not always, says new research from Stanford University.
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Decision-makers reveal trends in energy efficiency
BUILDINGS
Almost half of energy leaders surveyed say their investment in energy efficiency is projected to increase over the upcoming year. The survey was conducted by Schneider Electric and includes responses from 369 leaders in energy efficiency from business and government sectors. The results were intended to provide insight into the future of energy efficiency and challenges organizations face.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of AFE Weekly Headlines, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of AFE, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Installing solar powered attic fans can save energy, money
U-T San Diego
Solatube Solar Star attic fans are an efficient and economical way to improve one's attic ventilation. They work with the home's existing attic ventilation to reduce heat and moisture. Although attic fans have been around for a long time, Solar Star attic fans operate on solar energy rather than electricity; and, after installation, there is no action required on the part of the homeowner.
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