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Clean Grid Technology, Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy, Renewables, Uncategorized

Solar Mandate for New Commercial Buildings in Watertown, MA

13 Dec , 2018  

Written by Ryan Pollin, ERS for Zondits, December 13, 2018 The City of Watertown, Massachusetts, has become the first municipality in New England to mandate that all commercial new construction buildings be designed with solar PV. The decision was made by unanimous approval from the town council. The ordinance will also affect retrofits of buildings […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Ultra-low Energy Buildings Trend Extends to Commercial Buildings

17 Aug , 2017  

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Commercial Building Retrofits Follow Ultra-Low Energy Trend Energy Manager Today, August 7, 2017 The ultra-low energy trend has finally expanded from new building construction to envelop retrofits for commercial buildings, according to a 2017 white paper from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Ultra-low energy buildings are defined as ones that produce as much energy […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

A Guide to Improving Energy Efficiency in Commerical Buildings

27 Jun , 2017  

Commercial-Buildings

An energy-saving checklist for commercial buildings Proud Green Building, June 21, 2017 Nearly one-fifth of all the energy consumed in the United States is used by commercial buildings. As necessary as it is for the machine of the American economy to keep running, however, a good portion of the energy used by those commercial buildings is […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

Defining the Networked Lighting Control System

3 Jan , 2017  

Simplify With Networked Lighting Controls Facility Executive, December 23, 2016 Facility managers have a duty to deliver high-quality, reliable solutions to their customers/occupants in the most cost-effective manner possible. To do so, they must have a broad understanding of the tools and solutions available to maximize the operational efficiency of the buildings they manage. This […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Minimizing the Energy Footprint of an Existing Building

19 Apr , 2016  

ultra-low energy

Retrofits Are Key to an Energy Efficient Building Stock Forbes, April 13, 2016. Image credit: ryanEvil Efficiency through Retrofits In the world of retrofits, installing energy efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; LED lighting; and building controls can help building managers lower the levels of energy consumption of building systems. For example, the 85-year-old […]

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