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Companies Stepping Up Energy Efficiency Measures

Green practices, including energy management, are becoming a growing trend among many companies today, according to the fifth annual “Energy Efficiency Indicator: Global Results” survey. They have shown increased interest in energy efficiency, which is most likely due to increased incentives for adopting these more efficient practices, as well as a desire to improve the […]

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How to Design an Effective Video Surveillance System

Designing an effective video surveillance solution is key to providing the best possible security for your building. Whether it is for a small building or a large building requiring an expansive automation system, the same fundamental questions must be answered. Here are some of the most important: 1.      Cameras – the most essential tool, installing […]

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Zero-Energy Building Serves as Model for Energy Conservation

The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus in Golden, Colorado has just added its newest Research Support Facility, a 222,000 square foot zero-energy office building. This is the nation’s largest zero-energy building, which will hold 800 employees once it opens in August. The Research Support Facility is deemed zero-energy because it creates as […]

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The Department of Energy Grants $76 Million for Energy-Efficient Building Technologies

On June 17, 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy announced more than $76 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support advanced energy-efficient building technology projects and training programs. The funding will be given to selected projects that will help make the nation’s buildings more energy efficient and cost-effective. “These projects […]

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