High Performance Buildings Blog

Designing High Efficiency Buildings

November 2, 2016 02:24 PM

It’s an often-repeated statistic: about 40 percent of the energy used in this country is consumed in residential and commercial buildings. That’s more energy than is used in both the transportation and energy sectors. Alarmingly, however, much of that energy is wasted — 30 percent in the average commercial building, according to Energy Star. So, what can be done?

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Mexico’s Natural Gas Production Expected To Increase

Jude Clemente October 25, 2016 01:27 PM

The catalyst for Mexico’s historic 2013 Energy Reforms was the 2004 peaking of the Cantarell oil field in the Gulf of Mexico, once responsible for over half of Mexico’s energy production and the second largest oil field in the world.

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The Curious Case of the U.S. Natural Gas Storage Inventory

Beau Walker October 17, 2016 01:15 PM

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Weekly Storage Report and the overall natural gas storage inventory have long been drivers of NYMEX natural gas pricing in the United States. The weekly report, released at 10:30 AM ET on Thursdays, details the weekly changes to domestic natural gas storage inventory levels and tends to be followed by a quick flurry of trading activity....

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Hearing on the Clean Power Plan Inconclusive

Trevor Sutherland October 11, 2016 01:37 PM

On September 27th the DC Circuit Court held hearings on the Clean Power Plan (CPP), an action that many have wanted since its proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last August.

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Top 5 Things to Consider when Infrastructure Planning at Healthcare Organizations

Jeff Light October 5, 2016 01:45 PM

With over 80% of all capital decisions being made by Executives, many healthcare organizations since 2009 have downsized their middle management ranks and thus more scrutiny is being placed on lower dollar capital decisions...

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