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Articles by Mr. Jack Mc Gowan, CEM

ESCO 2.0 And Your Next Project

June 27, 2012
From a collaborative effort to rebuild after World War II to “microgrids” and buildings selling back un-used electricity, the basic concept has gone under several names and come a long way. Here, the authors discuss how facilities pursuing high performance can make sense of the many energy-related services and programs to help finance capital improvement projects and infrastructure upgrades.
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Green Intelligent Buildings...What's Next?

May 4, 2009
Beyond the stimulus package and the “plumbing,” let’s look at GEMS and the next logical steps for the industry and the buildings it serves.
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Green Intelligent Buildings: Where's The Business Model?

May 1, 2008
What makes a building green and intelligent? With a growing focus on net zero energy buildings after the Energy Independence and Security Act became law in December, a host of new questions will attempt to reconcile green, intelligent, and net zero energy. For many building professionals, this is just confusing and it leaves most of us wondering if we are missing a major opportunity.
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Proactive With Your Profile

February 1, 2008
As energy drives system design everywhere, how are even up-to-speed owners funding further improvements?
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Gridwise Green Building

December 4, 2007
Energy, buildings, and the environment are intertwined in a symbiotic relationship, and the results of this interaction are optimal in smart buildings.
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GridWise: The Right Place At An Exceptional Time

August 10, 2007
Intelligent buildings are at the epicenter of a perfect storm within which numerous topics are transforming the way we define buildings and energy.
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Integrated Information: Technology Is The New IT

May 4, 2005
IT professionals may be surprised at how quickly buildings are changing and, more importantly, at how much computing power is deployed in buildings.


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