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Don't Let Rising Costs of Building Materials Cut Short Your High Performance Buildings Journey

Trane High Performance Buildings September 25, 2013 05:00 AM

According to a study by Navigant Research, the worldwide market for green construction materials will more than double in the next seven years to more than $250 billion by 2020. Just how this impending spike in demand will impact the cost of green construction is difficult to predict, but it's safe to say that construction costs will increase for projects that involve these materials.

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Is the Construction Industry Resisting Lifecycle Cost Decision Metrics?

Lou Ronsivalli, Jr September 9, 2013 05:00 AM

A recent Environmental Leader article claims that decision-makers at many organizations are faced with budgetary restrictions that often hinder the adoption of the best suited technology or project, even when the better solution will cost less over the long haul.

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Technology Advancements will Drive Increased Building Efficiency

Trane High Performance Buildings July 1, 2013 05:00 AM

A recent GreenBiz.com article highlights a report by Navigant Research that says the global smart grid market will more than double by 2020. We’re not surprised to read this, as we’ve long said that when it comes to satisfying the world’s almost insatiable appetite for energy, "nothing beats energy efficiency." Smart technology is at the heart of today's greatest advancements in building energy efficiency.

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When it Comes to Energy Management Services for Business, Who is Looking Out for the Little Guys?

Trane High Performance Buildings June 24, 2013 05:00 AM

Are small and mid-sized businesses being left out of the global race to improve energy efficiency? That’s the argument made by a recent article by Greentech Media.

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10 Concepts to Take Energy Efficiency to New Heights

Trane High Performance Buildings June 17, 2013 05:00 AM

The global drive to improve energy efficiency, manage overhead costs, and reduce environmental impact has given facility managers in most organizations a seat at the table—or at least the attention of top management. Buildings are organizational assets, after all, and organizations need to achieve an acceptable return on their enormous investment in facilities.

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