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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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Three Things Automotive Suppliers Should Consider about LEED

Wed, Oct 02, 2013 @ 03:40 / by Jim Newman posted in saving water, Green Design, USGBC, Green Building, LEED, LEED Cerified Buildings, LEED Certification, LEED Certified, Energy Savings

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Why should it matter if an automotive supplier’s building is LEED® certified? Doesn’t it cost too much? Will you get a return for your investment? Does anyone really care about it anymore? The truth is:

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Top 5 Areas a Commercial Building Energy Audit Needs to Address

Sun, Jul 28, 2013 @ 10:18 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, IAQ, saving water, Energy Savings, Energy Audit, energy efficient lighting

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So you want to have an energy audit on your building. You have carefully screened your provider (see our document on questions to ask), and you have management buy-in to have an audit done. You also collected all the information the auditor requested. (Note: if the auditor does not ask you for any information in advance, for example, a minimum of three years of utility records, you are not likely to receive a thorough analysis.)

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