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Developing a Long-term Capital Funding Plan for Managing Your Existing Building

Thu, Jul 30, 2015 @ 02:02 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, Retrofit, Building Energy Quotient, PACE, Energy Savings, Energy Audit, Retro-commissioning, Energy Use Index


Follow these three must-do steps for success.

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Hilary Clinton, Bon Jovi, Celebrate 20 Years of Green Building

Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 02:15 / by Sara Kravitz posted in Retrofit, USGBC, Green Building, LEED, LEED Cerified Buildings, Sustainability

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The Unbridled Growth of the Green Building Industry

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Reflections on Independence Day and What Energy Independence Can Mean

Tue, Jul 09, 2013 @ 01:40 / by Jim Newman posted in Codes & Standards, Triple Bottom Line, Retrofit, Energy Independence, GBI, ASHRAE, USGBC, Green Building, Sustainability, Energy Savings, Energy Audit


Two Things are Missing from the Energy Independence Discussion

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Will Michigan offer Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency Updates?

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 03:09 / by Jim Newman posted in Retrofit, Green Building, Sustainability, Energy Savings, Energy Audit


Yesterday I sat with several dozen other green enthusiasts (aka geeks like me, @JimNDeanofGreen) at NextEnergy in Detroit watching Gov. Rick Snyder’s (@onetoughnerd) address on energy and the environment. 

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Guest Post - Net Zero Building: Reality or Wishful Thinking? with Ashley Halligan

Thu, Jul 26, 2012 @ 11:13 / by Jim Newman posted in Retrofit, Net Zero Building, Green Building, Sustainability, Energy Savings


Ashley Halligan, an analyst at Software Advice, recently published an article outlining the trending topic of net zero building. Halligan interviewed several experts including Brian Anderson, Founding Partner of Anderson Porter Design, Dru B. Crawley, former Commercial Buildings Team Lead for the Department of Energy and current Director of Building Performance at Bentley Systems, Jeff Blankman, McCormick’s Sustainable Manufacturing Manager, and Blake Bisson, VP of Sales & Marketing at Ekotrope.  

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