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Trane office in Virginia earns EPA Energy Star certification

March 27, 2014

The Trane office building located in Roanoke, VA, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star certification.


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Partner Engineering and Science Inc. earn Energy Star certification

March 3, 2014

Partner Engineering and Science, Inc., and sister company Partner Energy, have earned the EPA’s Energy Star certification for the headquarters in Torrance, CA.


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Editor's Note

Sensors & Suspicions

A couple of residential-oriented events give us pause for thought in the nonresidential sectors.
February 1, 2014
Jeff Seewald touched on the progress of home thermostats — and in particular, the Nest products that have done so well the last couple of years — when he sent me his latest installment on using tablets and new tech in engineering (look for it in March).
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Trane honors WI school district for energy improvements

August 29, 2013

Trane presented its Energy Efficiency Leader Award on Aug. 28 to the Racine Unified School District in Racine, WI.


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HVAC manufacturers join Great Energy Efficiency Day

August 21, 2013

HVAC manufacturers will join the Alliance to Save Energy in Washington, D.C., for the organization’s “Great Energy Efficiency Day.”


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A.O. Smith plant honored for reducing energy use

August 16, 2013

A.O. Smith Executive Chairman Paul W. Jones presented employees of the plant in McBee, SC, with the Chairman’s Green Star Award.


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Energy Efficiency Challenges

January 29, 2013

Sooner or later, the low-hanging fruit is picked. Then what?


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Case in Point

High school's summer job: quieter, efficient chillers

June 2, 2012
A quiet learning environment, consistent comfort, and energy efficiency topped the list of requirements at Northbrook Junior High School in selecting chillers as part of a $1.88 million life-safety improvement renovation project. The two-story, 135,000-sq- ft school was originally built in 1958 and now serves 650 students in grades six through eight. The renovation project included replacement of all heating and cooling system components.
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EE Global Forum to highlight, influence next generation of energy efficiency

February 10, 2012
EE Global will be held March 27-29, 2012, at The Peabody Resort in Orlando, FL.Co-hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy and its affiliated Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, EE Global 2012 is the latest annual gathering of influential energy efficiency professionals from around the world.
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New Hampshire School: Simply Radiant Design

December 8, 2011
OK, not exactly simply. This lesson plan featured a one-two combo of radiant heat and displacement ventilation, along with smart use of sensors in its ventilation strategy. Multiple lighting/daylighting tactics drive costs down further while protecting comfort, and in every aspect, the team kept their eyes on cost vs. grants and equipment payback to keep the budget in check.
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Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies

4/24/14
Manila
Philippines
The design, construction and operation of energy efficient, high performance buildings in developing economies have been identified by the building industry and policymakers as a key area where technology, standards and other activities are needed Read More

32nd West Coast Energy Management Congress

6/25/14
Washington State Convention Center, Halls 4D-F
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA
United States
Contact: Ashley Clark
The West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC) is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the U.S. West specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users. Read More

ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference

6/28/14
Seattle, WA
United States
The Conference addresses broad topics in the application of technology to practice, specific applications in ground source heat pumps, O&M and indoor environmental quality, as well as new reports on research taking place worldwide. Read More

2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference

9/10/14
Atlanta, GA
United States
ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA are convening this conference to improve the industry’s ability to accurately model building performance. The conference merges the IBPSA-USA SimBuild and ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conferences. Read More

37th World Energy Engineering Congress

10/1/14
Washington Convention Center, Hall A
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC
United States
Contact: Brian Douglas
We invite you to be a part of the nation's largest, most active buying venue for end user energy products and services – the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC). Read More

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How to Calculate Backup Power Supply Requirements for Your Facility

On-Demand This webinar reviews how to determine power requirements of facility loads; electrical characteristics and impact of different types of loads such as large motors and UPS systems on power supply sizing; acceptable power sources and other constraints applied by building codes; and how software tools can be used to simplify the process of calculating backup power requirements.  

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This series from longtime columnist and chronic forward-thinker Howard McKew covers a lot of ground -- from retrocommissioning to systems training, on toward checklists for drawings and tips for meeting minutes. Click HERE to be taken to the podcast page!

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