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Slime and Dirty Socks – How Do They Help You Save Energy and Improve IAQ?

Wed, Nov 19, 2014 @ 12:02 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, IAQ, Commercial Building, energy efficiency, Energy Savings


Coil cleaning - a low-cost method of conserving energy and improving indoor air in buildings.

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The Importance of Optimizing HVAC Efficiency (NFMT)

Mon, Sep 29, 2014 @ 03:48 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, Codes & Standards, Building Energy Quotient, Sustainability, energy efficiency, Energy Audit, Recommissioning, Retro-commissioning


James L. Newman is a noted speaker at the upcoming National Facilities Management and Technology Show (NFMT), held on October 7th and October 8th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. NFMT Vegas recently spoke with Newman.

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Unexpected Benefits of “Greening” Your Building’s HVAC System

Thu, Jul 10, 2014 @ 01:53 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, Commercial Building, bEQ, solar, Building Energy Quotient, Green, ASHRAE, Green Building, energy efficiency, Energy Savings, Energy Audit

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If reducing your utility bills is the goal - smaller, more efficient equipment is one way to get there.

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Why Not to Do the Easy Energy Efficiency and HVAC Fixes

Thu, Apr 03, 2014 @ 01:30 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, Commercial Building, bEQ, Building Energy Quotient, ASHRAE, Energy Savings, Energy Audit, Retro-commissioning, energy efficient lighting


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3 Ways to Get the Best Value From Solar

Tue, Mar 25, 2014 @ 03:10 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, bEQ, solar, ASHRAE, renewable energy, Sustainability, Energy Savings, Energy Audit, energy efficient lighting


sun with billboard2The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) predicts another growth spurt for 2014. Not surprising, as solar power grew 40% in 2013 and prices keep coming down.

If you’re thinking about jumping on the bandwagon – good for you! Solar is a great investment in the future of our planet. But before you go solar, it is important to be sure you are ready for it. We’ve seen too many companies get all excited about renewable energy and then spend more money than they need to, or not get as much benefit as they could, because the building is not energy efficient. 

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