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AFE Weekly Headlines

Switching to efficient lighting could save $9 billion annually
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Phasing out energy-guzzling incandescent lighting for efficient alternatives could save the U.S. $9 billion a year and avoid roughly 45 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. That's the equivalent of removing 11 million vehicles from the road, or bypassing the need to build 26 medium-sized coal-fired plants. More

Case Studies: Sound Masking

Moving your employees from enclosed offices to a primarily open-plan space? Pursuing LEED® credits for your facility and concerned about the impact that green choices will have on acoustics? See how two companies successfully solved their speech privacy and noise concerns by installing the LogiSon sound masking system.

New thermal comfort standards set
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New requirements regarding air speeds, analysis and documentation are included in the newly published ASHRAE thermal comfort standard, ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2010, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy. The standard continues to focus on defining the range of indoor thermal environmental conditions acceptable to a majority of occupants, while also accommodating an increasing variety of design solutions intended to provide comfort and to respect today's imperative for sustainable building. More

Green in 3D
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Have you ever wanted to take a peek at another building's design—even just to gain a better understanding of the sustainable products and materials used to gain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification? The USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council), Washington, D.C., is educating the industry on sustainable design through a virtual tour. More

Energy efficient science tower to connect Copenhagen
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The University of Copenhagen's Panum Complex is set to receive a new sustainably-designed Science Tower complete with an impressive vertical atrium. Set in the heart of the city, the new project will host a major laboratory and will act as a public venue that helps integrate the university with the community. C. F. Møller Architects designed the winning proposal, which will significantly increase density while connecting the complex to the university, city and nearby businesses. More

New lease on life for the Empire State Building
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While "retro" in its Art Deco appearance, the Empire State Building is now forward-looking in practice; with its recent improvements in sustainability, retrofit, is the more apt descriptor. The structure is currently undergoing a $500 million upgrade program to become more energy efficient as its owners seek to reduce energy and water usage costs. The benefits will have a ripple effect, with other savings projected to come from a reduced building operations budget due to lower maintenance and repair costs, and expected income from rent and occupancy in light of the updated services for tenants. More

Using automation to green your water treatment program—and save money
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A facility's water treatment program is critical preventative maintenance for the HVAC system and is integral for energy, water and resource efficient operation. In many facilities, automation can be used to improve energy and water efficiency, reduce chemical use and optimize results from the water treatment program. More

Plan to visit the AFE booth at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Washington, DC
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The Association of Energy Engineers is once again bringing the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) to Washington, from Dec. 8-9, 2010. Now in its 33rd year, WEEC is well-recognized as an important energy event of national scope for end users and energy professionals in all areas of the energy field. Plan to stop by AFE's booth and say hello while you are at WEEC. More

'Green' way to generate heat and electricity with use of fuel cells
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The generation of electricity and heat with no pollution and with considerably less emission of the greenhouse gas CO2 sounds too good to be true. However, it is possible with the so-called SOFC fuel cells, which Risø has been conducting research into for over 20 years. The technology is now on its way to reach Danish and international companies including consumers. More

AFE announces New Certified Plant Maintenance Manager Review Program in Fayetteville, NC
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AFE has announced a new Certified Plant Maintenance Manager Review Program in Fayetteville, N.C. The in-person training course will take place at Fayetteville Technical Community College from Jan. 17-19, 2011. Limited space is available, so reserve your seat now. More

AFE Career Center Job of the Week
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Metro North/MTA in New York, N.Y., is seeking a highly qualified Manager, Power Services to ensure that adequate resources are on hand to support maintenance and construction activities within the Power Department. For this and other career opportunities, visit the AFE Career Center.

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