Tagged: Building Efficiency

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Solar in the Sunshine State

Florida enjoys 2927 sunny hours per year. Arizona, California, Colorado, and Hawaii may have slightly higher sunshine percentages, but Florida, soaks up the solar 66% of the time, before and after common summer thundershowers....

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Billion-dollar trends in energy efficiency

Since 1992, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has administered the ENERGY STAR program to promote energy efficiency in homes and buildings. In partnership with more than 18,000 public and private sector organizations,...

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Four ways to boost building efficiency

Commissioning, re-commissioning, retro-commissioning, and building tune-ups all offer substantial benefit to building efficiency: Identifying energy savings Improving indoor environmental quality Fine-tuning building operation and maintenance. What distinguishes one commissioning process from the others?  What...