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Aug. 7, 2014: Detroit’s Guardian Building Energy Efficiency Project Nears Completion

Pilot Program Expected to Reduce Utility Costs 10 to 15 Percent at Wayne County Headquarters Building
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Wayne County, Michigan, announced that a pilot program aimed at improving energy use and reducing utility costs at Detroit’s historic Guardian Building took another step forward with the successful installation of its Energy Operation Center.


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Aug. 7, 2014: LBNL’s New Lab to Help Increase Building Efficiency

FLEXLAB Can Test HVAC, Lighting, Windows, Building Envelope, Control Systems, and Plug Loads
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced what is being called the world’s most advanced energy efficiency test bed for buildings, the FLEXLAB at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).


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July 31, 2014: DOE to Provide $14 Million in Funding to Develop New Building Efficiency Technologies

Seven Projects to Improve HVAC, Water Heating, Sensors and Controls, and Building Energy Modeling
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $14 million in funding for research and development projects that support the advancement of early-stage, breakthrough energy efficiency technologies for buildings and homes.


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Identifying Trigger Points to Efficiency

Symposium Examines Large-scale Energy Management
By Herb Woerpel
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If energy productivity doubles in the next 15 years, Americans could save $327 billion by the year 2030. 


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Optimal Building Efficiency is More of a Marathon than a Sprint

By Herb Woerpel
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A building, much like a runner’s body, must be prepared, trained, tested, and pushed to the limit of exhaustion before advancing to the next step. 


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May 26, 2014: Shipments of Advanced HVAC Controls to More Than Double by 2023

Market Growth Will Be Limited by Global Economic Recovery
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The consumption of energy for HVAC in commercial buildings is a key contributor to total global energy use, notes Navigant Research. According to a new report from the research firm, shipments of advanced controls devices for HVAC in commercial buildings will grow from 33.8 million units in 2014 to 70.4 million in 2023.


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Feb. 27, 2014: Mayors from 10 Major US Cities Unite to Improve Efficiency, Cut Emissions

City Energy Project Expected to Bring Significant Economic and Environmental Benefits
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The mayors from 10 major United States cities announced they will undertake a united effort to significantly boost energy efficiency in their buildings, a move that combined could lower energy bills by nearly $1 billion annually and cut emissions equal to taking more than a million cars off the road.


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New Energy Secretary Will Focus on Energy Efficiency

DOE Will Continue to Push for Efficiency Improvements
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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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Dec. 19, 2012: ARPA-E Awards Funding for Breakthrough Energy Technology Projects

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that 66 research projects have been selected by its Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) to receive a total of $130 million in funding for their portential to develop breakthrough energy technology solutions.


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Oct. 9, 2012: BIM Tools Are Becoming a Necessity for AEC Firms, Says Report

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Many architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms have taken advantage of the market downturn to try innovative approaches to the construction process, such as building information modeling (BIM). According to a report from Pike Research, early adopters of BIM will gain a significant advantage over their competitors.


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2014 Building Performance Forum

10/7/14
Charlotte, N.C.

HVAC is more than a box — it’s the central part of an overall building system that impacts daily life, health, productivity and comfort for all. HVAC contractors have the ability to take control of that system and improve lives in theircommunity; they just need the will to act on it.

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2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

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Mark Satterfield, founder and CEO of Gentle Rain Marketing Inc. and author of “The One Week Marketing Plan” talks about his book and the importance of HVAC blogging. Posted on Sept. 19.

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