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New Approaches to Saving Energy in Buildings
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'Gen Y Guy' to Kick off Mechanical Systems Week 2012


New Approaches to Saving Energy in Buildings

By KATERI CALLAHAN and JEFFREY HARRIS, Alliance to Save Energy, Washington, D.C.

With initial signs of recovery in the housing and commercial real-estate markets, now is the time to look beyond incremental refinements and consider approaches to accelerate the pace of energy-efficiency improvements in new and existing commercial buildings.

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Rick Fedrizzi to Discuss the Role of People in Green Building at the 2012 Carrier Global Engineering Conference Rick Fedrizzi, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has been named a keynote speaker for the 2012 Carrier Global Engineering Conference – March 18-20 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. His address will focus on sustainability and the essential role people play in implementing sustainable building design using advanced technologies. Fedrizzi will emphasize how that role affects the way we build and train for the future. Click here for more info.


Third Public-Comment Period for Update to LEED Green-Building Program set to Open

A third public-comment period for a proposed update of the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green-building certification program will be open March 1-20.

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New Guide Details how to Implement Sustainable Practices Based on Government Guidelines

A free publication offering a comprehensive, practical approach to making sustainability improvements to public- and private-sector properties based on federal-government guidelines is available from the IFMA (International Facility Management Association) Foundation.

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CEE Revises Commercial Unitary Air-Conditioning and Heat-Pump Spec

On Jan. 6, the Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s (CEE’s) Board of Directors approved revisions to the CEE Commercial Unitary AC (Air Conditioning) and HP (Heat Pump) Specification.

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Camfil Farr Product Honored

Camfil Farr, provider of air-purifying technology and energy-efficient air-filter solutions, recently received the 2011 Product of the Year Award in the Air Quality and Climate category from Environmental Protection magazine.

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'Gen Y Guy' to Kick off Mechanical Systems Week 2012

Jason Ryan Dorsey, perhaps better known as "The Gen Y Guy," a best-selling author and award-winning entrepreneur with a unique talent for teaching ready-to-use actions and creative strategies that quickly increase cross-generational performance, will share his insights on generational differences in the workplace during the opening keynote event for Mechanical Systems Week 2012, to be held Sept. 19-21 in Chicago.

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