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Birmingham Takes Bold Actions to Cut Energy Costs

July 31, 2017 07:26 PM

Fixing problems in aging buildings was taking a financial toll on the city of Birmingham, Alabama. City leaders spent emergency funds to make repairs and keep facilities in working condition. Failing building systems forced the closure of...

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Organizing a Critical Systems Contingency Plan

July 27, 2017 02:37 PM

From natural disasters to everyday mechanical failures, all facilities face some level of risk due to power, HVAC or compressed air failure. A failure could result in anything from minor discomfort due to lack of temperature control to losing hundreds ...

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An Update on California’s Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility (Part 1)

Jude Clemente July 26, 2017 09:01 PM

In October 2015, Southern California’s Aliso Canyon, the second largest natural gas storage site in the U.S., sprung a leak. It took over four months to plug the blowout, which more than doubled the...

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Helping Schools Get Straight-A’s in Energy Efficiency

July 24, 2017 05:40 PM

K-12 schools spend $8 billion annually on energy costs — more than they spend on computers and textbooks combined — and Energy Star® estimates about...

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Ductless Offers Great Energy Cost Savings

July 11, 2017 01:08 PM

For many builders and property managers, the biggest reason to switch to a ductless heating and cooling system is the overall ultimate cost savings...

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