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Building performance tracking can thwart gas leaks
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Building performance tracking is useful not only for tracking energy use but for improving indoor air quality, ensuring ventilation rate compliance and even preventing dangerous gas leaks, according to a new handbook by the non-profit California Commissioning Collaborative. More



Ecotech Institute: The United States' first school exclusively for green degrees
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The demand for green jobs has increased even as the larger jobs market declines, and now many colleges and universities have begun to offer courses in sustainability. The Ecotech Institute, located near Denver, is the first school to be developed from the ground up with a focus on sustainability — it offers two-year associate degrees in eight green technology sectors. More

Energy-efficient sensorless motor control, variable speed motor control
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Sensorless speed control motor and variable speed motor control technologies are gaining market awareness. Connected low-efficiency motors can gain about 60 percent energy savings. More

Finding their way around: Technology and efficient visitor navigation
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When it comes to navigating today's buildings, the possibilities are endless. But with those possibilities come challenges — and when executed poorly (or not at all), even the most relevant, useful wayfinding information is confusing — or worse, simply useless. More

Visit AFE at the Capital Building & Facility Maintenance Show
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The Association for Facilities Engineering will be exhibiting at the Capital Building & Facility Maintenance Show to be held today and tomorrow (November 15 and 16) at the Dulles Expo & Conference Center (South Hall) in Chantilly Virginia, near Dulles Airport. While you are there enjoying the free educational sessions and latest technology and solutions for facilities professionals, be sure to stop by AFE's booth 413 to meet AFE staff and volunteers…and receive a free gift! More

How to use tax deductions to build the case for energy efficiency
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Tax strategy. Sometimes it's a part of the business that just doesn't receive the respect it deserves. However, for companies looking to manage both energy use and the bottom line, it should be an important element of business strategy. More

Reduce IO operations, maintenance costs with intelligent marshalling
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Few process industry cost-cutting initiatives begin at the marshalling cabinet, but a new intelligent marshalling alternative from Invensys may change that. Marshalling cabinets are used to collect field wires from devices throughout the plant. Once connected, these field wires are rerouted to the DCS terminations and the marshalling cabinets serve to keep DCS wiring and field wiring safely segregated. More

Study finds: Utilities' energy efficiency spending varies wildly
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U.S. utilities each spent anywhere from $0.02 to $4.80 per milliwatt hour of retail sales on energy efficiency programs in 2009, according to a new report from investor advocacy group Ceres. More

The 3 stages of energy management maturity
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Like many things in life, energy management comes in different forms, with varying levels of awareness among those who engage with it. As consumers and plant managers alike become increasingly aware of the importance and relative ease of pursuing energy-saving initiatives, it's the low-hanging fruit that most of us are aware of and take action on. More

AFE LinkedIn Group site — post of the week
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Tanya Pelletier started a discussion: "Just attended the annual IHMRS show in NY...the green technology out there is amazing. One hotel installation of LED lighting = $120K savings per year." To post your own comment or question to more than 1,800 facilities professionals, visit the AFE LinkedIn group site. More

Career Center job posting of the week
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Bergen Community College in Paramus, N.J., is seeking a highly qualified facilities project manager at its location just minutes from the George Washington Bridge — and close to some of the best retail outlets in the country. To see this and hundreds of other job postings for facilities professionals, visit the AFE Career Center. More
 
 
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