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Survey Reveals the Most Unusual Questions from Job Applicants
June 24, 2013
It’s often said there are no bad questions, but an OfficeTeam survey suggests otherwise. Human resources managers were asked to recount the most unusual or surprising question they have heard a job seeker ask during an interview. Here are some of their responses.


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New Energy Secretary Will Focus on Energy Efficiency

DOE Will Continue to Push for Efficiency Improvements
June 10, 2013
The case for energy efficiency in the United States is this — every year, much of the energy that the U.S. consumes is wasted. That’s why during his first public speech, the new Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, said he was making energy efficiency a focal point during his tenure.


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NREL and Stanford Team up on Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells

Cells Could Power Portable Devices and Sensors
May 20, 2013
It may be possible soon to power products with peel-and-stick versions of solar cells, thanks to a partnership between Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). 


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George W. Bush Presidential Center Certified LEED Platinum

May 6, 2013
The new George W. Bush Presidential Center has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, its highest level of certification. It is the first presidential library to earn LEED Platinum certification for new construction.


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Net Zero Energy Bullitt Center Celebrates Grand Opening

April 22, 2013
Seattle's Bullitt Center, designed to become the world’s largest functioning, commercial Living Building — a facility certified to an international sustainable performance standard — is inviting the community to celebrate Earth Day with an grand opening event on April 22, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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GSA Completes Restoration of Hipolito Federal Building

April 8, 2013
The General Services Administration (GSA) has completed the restoration of the Hipolito Garcia Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in San Antonio. The renovated building is expected to achieve a 38.8 percent reduction in energy usage, which will result in energy cost savings of approximately $87,515 per year.


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Melink Supplies Solar for Cedarville University

March 18, 2013
Cedarville University will soon be receiving clean, renewable energy from the sun via a 2,154 kilowatt solar array on the southwest edge of campus. Power is expected to begin flowing in April. 


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Ameresco Receives Performance Contract to Upgrade Domain District Cooling Plant

March 4, 2013
Ameresco’s energy savings performance contract for Austin Energy’s Domain District Cooling Plant includes the installation of a new chilled water storage system that will help reduce the plant’s peak electricity usage by shifting the chilled water load and associated electric consumption from on-peak to off-peak hours.


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New San Francisco 49ers Stadium to Use Solar to Achieve LEED, Net Zero

February 18, 2013
NRG will help the new Santa Clara Stadium become the first professional football stadium to open with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and the first professional sports venue to achieve net zero energy performance in California during 49ers home games.


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Slant/Fin Helps Reheat Long Island During and After Sandy

February 4, 2013
For over half a century, Slant/Fin has called Long Island home. As with virtually everyone else in the New York metro area and New Jersey, everyone employed there was in some way affected by Hurricane Sandy. Some suffered damage to their homes and cars, and almost all were without power at home for a week or more.


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