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BOMA 2018 in San Antonio was Hot!

Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 02:50 / by Jim Newman posted in energy conservation, Internet of Things, Energy Savings, High Performance Buildings, Energy Management Strategies, Energy Audit

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Connectivity. The Internet of Things (IoT). Controlling Costs.

Maybe these are not such new ideas in building operations and maintenance, but every year they improve and it was all on display in San Antonio at BOMA 2018It was a hot time in Texas! Touring the exhibit floor, I made a point to learn what’s new in these areas.

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Lessons from the ASHRAE Conference: The 4th Step to Achieving True Sustainability in Buildings

Thu, Feb 01, 2018 @ 01:32 / by Jim Newman posted in Sustainable Design, High Performance Buildings, clean energy, Green Design, Energy Independence, solar, renewable energy, resilience, resiliency

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If steps 1, 2 and 3 are Energy Efficiency; Green Building; and High Performance, what’s next? Resiliency!

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1st Sustainable Detroit Forum Moves the Issues Forward

Thu, Nov 09, 2017 @ 12:01 / by Doug Elbinger, Energy Systems Analyst posted in USGBC, Sustainability, Triple Bottom Line, High Performance Buildings, Net Zero Building

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Event Introduced Innovative Ideas and Communities, Generated Ideas to Keep Sustainability Movement Going

On October 25, 2017 the USGBC Detroit Region presented an event designed to connect and cross-fertilize the sustainability communities of Detroit. The event was hosted at the McGregor Memorial on the Wayne State University campus. The NCG team was there as a sponsor and participated in many of the activities that day.

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5 Common-Sense Steps After an Energy Audit

Mon, Jun 19, 2017 @ 02:28 / by Guest Blogger Bob Wells, www.hvactraining101.com posted in Commercial Building, Energy Audit, Energy Savings, HVAC, High Performance Buildings, energy efficiency

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Just have an energy audit done? Congratulations! It’s a great step toward saving money in both the short and long term, and toward creating a more environmentally-friendly building. But the audit is just the first step, not an end in itself. Don’t let it just sit on the corner of your desk, gathering dust! Whether it’s for business or home, here are some common-sense reminders of steps you can take to implement the audit.

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PACE Financing, Water Conservation, Building Automation Systems ...

Tue, May 17, 2016 @ 02:13 / by Jim Newman posted in saving water, PACE, Energy Savings, building automation, Building Energy Management Systems, Building Energy, High Performance Buildings, Energy Management Strategies, BEMIS

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... and More You Shouldn’t Have Missed at High Performance Buildings + Workplaces

I recently returned from the NFMT High-Performance Building and Workplaces (HBP+W) conference in Austin, Texas. If you know me, you know that over the years I have attended hundreds of these types of industry conferences, as an attendee, a business owner, an exhibitor, and more recently as a presenter, workshop leader and keynote speaker.logo-HPB2016.svg

There is no better opportunity to network with your peers, find out what’s new, and learn industry best practices. The NFMT/HPB+W events always have speakers with timely messages and practical information. Many of the exhibitors offer hands-on opportunities to see how you can improve your operations, save money and get better results with the latest in products and technology.

Here are five reasons attending HPB+W was absolutely worth my time and my company’s money!

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