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What Building Owners Should Know about ASHRAE’s bEQ (Building Energy Quotient) Label

Wed, Nov 20, 2013 @ 11:54 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, Commercial Building, bEQ, Triple Bottom Line, Building Energy Quotient, ASHRAE, Green Building, Sustainability, Energy Savings, Energy Audit, Recommissioning, Retro-commissioning


Energy costs are driving change in commercial real estate transactions. What should you do about it?

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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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Green Energy Fills the Room at GreenFire Movie Event

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 @ 01:33 / by Sara Kravitz posted in Green, USGBC, LEED Certified, Sustainability


By Robert Mattler, Associate, Newman Consulting Group

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Six Reasons I Still Go to ASHRAE Conventions

Wed, Feb 13, 2013 @ 01:51 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, Codes & Standards, Energy Codes, ASHRAE, Sustainability, Energy Audit


I recently returned from the ASHRAE Annual Convention in Dallas (#ASHRAE, #Dallas2013). For me, ASHRAE conventions make it easy to keep up with new developments and new ideas in heating, cooling, ventilation, filtration, Standards and more. Since HVAC can amount to more than 70% of a building’s energy use, and I am an energy efficiency consultant, I need to stay on top of new ideas, codes, Standards and best practices.

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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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