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May 4, 2015: Atlanta and Portland Adopt Building Energy Benchmarking Policies

Gives Building Owners and Renters Information to Make Informed Decisions about How They Use Energy

The Atlanta City Council unanimously passed a building energy benchmarking and disclosure ordinance. Two days later, the Portland, Oregon, City Council unanimously adopted its own benchmarking ordinance, making Atlanta and Portland the 12th and 13th U.S. cities, respectively, to adopt such policies.


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Oct. 24, 2014: EnergyPlus Software Rewritten in New Computer Language for Better Performance

Building Energy Modeling Software Is Brought Up to Date

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that its EnergyPlus™ software, which models whole-building energy and water use, has been rewritten in the C++ programming language for improved performance. EnergyPlus lets users model design and operation alternatives — including HVAC system changes — on building energy performance.


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Everything You Need to Know About BEMS

How to Keep a Building’s Energy Use Under Control

Thirty-nine percent of the total energy used in a building is wasted. But 84 percent of a building’s total energy consumption could be efficiently controlled through an effective building energy management system (BEMS).


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SmartStruxure Solution Provides Tenant Comfort and Energy Efficiency

Helps in Attaining LEED Certification

Lincoln Property Co., a national real estate services firm that manages One Burlington Business Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, for an equity firm, turned to Schneider Electric for assistance when the owners decided to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.


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Sept. 3, 2014: New NIST Lab Aims to Cut Building Energy Use

Intelligent Agent Technologies to be Used to Optimize Building Performance

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is converting one of its laboratories into the equivalent of a small office building in order to develop and test smart software technologies designed to slash energy use in commercial buildings.


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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.

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