Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers
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Articles describing specific steps facility managers can take to improve energy efficiency and help their facilities save money.
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HVAC Trends: Controls Conversion

HVAC Trends: Controls Conversion | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
For HVAC systems, moving from pneumatic to digital streamlines operations and maintenance.
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This article provides good advice for moving to digital controls and building automation systems with a standard communication system like BACnet.

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Top 10 Skills Every Facility Manager Needs

Top 10 Skills Every Facility Manager Needs | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
Find out which strengths & skills are the most in-demand for Facility Managers in 2014 (and how you can acquire and leverage them for yourself).
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Reading this, you will realize that FMs really have to be pretty much a jack-of-all-trades.

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Speaking the CFO's Language: The Case for Energy Efficiency - Energy Manager Today

Speaking the CFO's Language: The Case for Energy Efficiency - Energy Manager Today | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
Getting approval for energy efficiency measures can sometimes be the most challenging aspect of the project.
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Some good ideas here about how to convince administrators that you energy efficiency project is worth pursuing.

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Avoid These 5 Pitfalls When Planning Access Control - Facilities Management Security Feature

Avoid These 5 Pitfalls When Planning Access Control - Facilities Management Security Feature | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
Facility management article relating to: access control,security,security planning,security systems. For facilities management professionals from Building Operating Management
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We have integrated Johnson Contols P2000 security systems with event scheduling software to automatically unlock/lock doors based on scheduled events. See http://www.events2hvac.com

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Minneapolis plan aims to let market drive efficiency | Midwest Energy News

Minneapolis plan aims to let market drive efficiency | Midwest Energy News | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
Minneapolis is poised to become the first city in the Midwest to adopt an energy benchmarking and disclosure rule for commercial buildings.
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Events2HVAC Blog - To Bundle or Not to Bundle?

Events2HVAC Blog - To Bundle or Not to Bundle? | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it

A summary of the pros and cons of bundling energy efficiency projects as discussed by the Energy Efficiency Professionals LinkedIn group.

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LEED Designs Don't Always Lead to Sustainable Operations - Facilities Management Green Feature

Facility management article relating to: leed-ebom,building performance partnership,green building design,designed to earn,energy star,outcome-based codes.
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A New Twist in the Energy Efficiency Story

A New Twist in the Energy Efficiency Story | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
Blend a little new energy tech with a pinch of behavioral psychology and you’re bound to get something unexpected.
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Four Things All Organizations Can Change for Energy Efficiency ...

Four Things All Organizations Can Change for Energy Efficiency ... | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
No matter how big or small your company, what type of organization you work for, or the industry you are in, all work environments share a few common elements that could be modified to improve energy efficiency.
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Wide Differences Found in Large Buildings’ Power Use

Wide Differences Found in Large Buildings’ Power Use | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
If the worst-performing large buildings in the city improved their efficiency to just average, the city’s energy consumption could decline by at least 18 percent.
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Submetering for Building Energy Efficiency: GE Tackles the Translation Gap : Greentech Media

Submetering for Building Energy Efficiency: GE Tackles the Translation Gap : Greentech Media | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it

Submetering discrete building power systems -- HVAC, lights, plug loads, common spaces, security and emergency evacuation systems, etc. -- can also help a facilities manager optimize each, whether it’s predicting which equipment is about to fail and replacing it, or running it when electricity is cheap and shutting down when it’s about to skyrocket in price.

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In the Can: Energy-Efficient Bulbs

In the Can: Energy-Efficient Bulbs | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
Last week, a member of the forums at Green Building Advisor inquired about using LED bulbs in conventional can lights for a new construction project.  First, let me acknowledge that can lights aren...
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The Truth Behind Energy Project Economics | Energy Efficiency content from Electrical Construction and Maintenance (EC and M) Magazine

The Truth Behind Energy Project Economics | Energy Efficiency content from Electrical Construction and Maintenance (EC and M) Magazine | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it

Why the numbers aren’t always as they seem on jobs that attach a financial value to energy savings...

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Analyze VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) Retrofit Applications To Ensure Savings - Facilities Management HVAC Feature

Analyze VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) Retrofit Applications To Ensure Savings - Facilities Management HVAC Feature | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
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Proper BAS Installation, Operation Are Keys To Reaching System's Potential - Facilities Management Building Automation Feature

Proper BAS Installation, Operation Are Keys To Reaching System's Potential - Facilities Management Building Automation Feature | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
Facility management article relating to: bas,controls,control strategy,building automation system. For facilities management professionals from Building Operating Management
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Good advice here whether you are getting a new BAS or concerned with the operation of your existing one. But remember that Events2HVAC can make your BAS truly automated - unlike what they describe in #3.

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Events2HVAC Blog - Appalachian State University Puts Events2HVAC to the Test

Events2HVAC Blog - Appalachian State University Puts Events2HVAC to the Test | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
Events2HVAC™ Event Automation Software by Streamside Solutions, LLC
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Why HVAC Performance Gets Worse Over Time - Facilities Management HVAC Feature

Why HVAC Performance Gets Worse Over Time - Facilities Management HVAC Feature | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
Facility management article relating to: hvac,hvac maintenance,hvac system design,hvac upgrades. For facilities management professionals from Building Operating Management
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Events2HVAC can solve some of these problems! http://www.events2hvac.com

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Another myth of LED energy savings | SmartPlanet

Another myth of LED energy savings | SmartPlanet | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
Beware unintended consequences! Pervasive use could undermine efficiency gains.
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Rotten Fruit: Why ‘Picking Low-Hanging Fruit’ Hurts Efficiency And How To Fix The Problem | The Energy Collective

Rotten Fruit: Why ‘Picking Low-Hanging Fruit’ Hurts Efficiency And How To Fix The Problem | The Energy Collective | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
Sometimes a failure can arrive disguised as a success. For example, DDT. The A-bomb. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The Industrial Revolution (if it ends up destroying civilization with runaway climate change).
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Business: Penny-pinched schools -- huge market seeks energy efficiency -- 09/04/2012 -- www.eenews.net

Business: Penny-pinched schools -- huge market seeks energy efficiency -- 09/04/2012 -- www.eenews.net | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it
Anthony Wright knows well how summer heat in Memphis, Tenn., can zap life out of even the hardiest souls, including the roughly 107,000 students and faculty who begin filling the city's roughly 7,200 classrooms each year in early August.
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Eight Building System Integration Tips

Building system integration has potential benefits for enhanced functionality and automation as well as more focused and meaningful information to monitor and manage building performance.

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The Building Performance Tracking Handbook

This document provides some good ideas that facility managers can use to track energy use in their buildings.

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Can Simple Payback Justify Building Energy Improvements?

Can Simple Payback Justify Building Energy Improvements? | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it

Can simple payback justify building energy improvement opportunities? It may provide some insight into a short-term project’s viability, but when used to analyze a long-term project it will most likely lead to overlooked opportunity which would have resulted in reduced utility costs and an attractive return on investment.

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Off the Deep End | Building Automation Monthly

Off the Deep End | Building Automation Monthly | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it

Here is a good article about analyzing data from your building automation system.

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Understanding Your Electric Utility Bill | Energy Efficiency content from Electrical Construction and Maintenance (EC and M) Magazine

Understanding Your Electric Utility Bill | Energy Efficiency content from Electrical Construction and Maintenance (EC and M) Magazine | Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers | Scoop.it

To truly comprehend avoided cost, you must first understand how electric utilities bill for electricity, specifically time of use (TOU) pricing.

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