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San Diego Urban Village Is Model of Energy Efficiency

Designated a ‘Smart Energy Community’ by Using Latest Technology
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While Civita’s residents are still settling in, the 230-acre Mission Valley urban village is living up to its promise to become a model of sustainability and energy efficiency.


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Sept. 19, 2013: Forty-Three Percent of Energy Leaders Plan to Invest More in Efficiency

Survey Results Provide Insight into Goals, Investments, Future of Energy Management
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Forty-three percent of energy leaders say their investment in energy efficiency next year is projected to be more than it was last year, according to survey results released by Schneider Electric.


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Energy Efficiency: A Look at the Financial Returns from Building Green

By John Mandyck
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It has become abundantly clear that emerging energy efficient technologies and policies for buildings are important not only for a cleaner environment, but also as a means to boost the economy. Years of research have borne this out.


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Opening Up Students’ Minds to Their Job Options

Vocations Can Include the Manufacturing Sector as well as the Trades
By Peter Powell
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During the summer, the U.S. congressman representing the district in which I live visited a Danfoss plant where variable frequency drives (VFDs) are manufactured. In a Q&A with the media, the congressman spoke of the need to introduce young people to the value of being part of the manufacturing sector.


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HVAC Research Reveals Customer Spending Motivations

American Home Comfort Study Sheds Light on Consumer Trends
By Angela D. Harris
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What drives consumers to purchase HVAC equipment? That’s one of the questions that Decision Analyst Inc., an Arlington, Texas-based market research firm, sought to answer in its comprehensive American Home Comfort Study of 2012-2013. 


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Aug. 1, 2013: ACHR NEWS Website Launches Energy Management Page

HVACR Newsmagazine Expands Its Energy Coverage
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The ACHR NEWS has launched a new Energy Management page on its website at www.achrnews.com/energymanagement. The page will cover energy efficiency, energy management, and a range of energy-related issues.


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July 17, 2013: Cleantech Investment Grows 56 Percent in Second Quarter

Leading Sector by Amount Invested and by Number of Deals Was Energy Efficiency
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Cleantech Group™, a global market intelligence firm covering the clean technology industry, reported that worldwide clean technology venture investment during the second quarter totaled $1.76 billion. Measured by dollars invested, cleantech venture investment grew 56 percent from the first quarter ($1.1 billion).


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Forum Increases Efficiency Awareness

HVAC is a ‘Key Industry’ For Utilities
By Matt Bishop
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The EE Global Forum, held in May in Washington, D.C., was a big success for the Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance), the event’s host, who enthusiastically continued its ongoing discussion about the HVAC industry’s role in energy efficiency.


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June 25, 2013: Study Says Barriers to Energy Efficiency Can Be Removed

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A new study finds that utilities aren’t rewarded for adopting energy efficiency programs, and that reforms are needed to make energy efficiency as attractive as renewable energy.


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June 21, 2013: Federal and Industry Partners Issue Sub-Meter Challenge

Building Sector Says: If You Can Build Cost-Efficient Units, We Will Buy Them
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A coalition that includes the United States federal government and over 200 major commercial building sector partners has issued a challenge to U.S. manufacturers: if you can build wireless sub-meters that cost less than $100 apiece and enable us to identify opportunities to save money by saving energy, we will buy them. 


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