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New York State Invests $36 Million Into Building Energy Efficiency

STATE ROUNDUP: New York puts up $36 million for energy-efficient buildings Lockport Union Sun & Journal, June 20, 2016 The state is putting up $36 million to increase the energy efficiency of commercial buildings such as office towers, universities, hospitals and retail stores. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority says the money

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Minimizing the Energy Footprint of an Existing Building

Retrofits Are Key to an Energy Efficient Building Stock Forbes, April 13, 2016. Image credit: ryanEvil Efficiency through Retrofits In the world of retrofits, installing energy efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; LED lighting; and building controls can help building managers lower the levels of energy consumption of building systems. For example, the 85-year-old

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Can a City Skyline Offer Ways to Measure Energy Efficiency?

The Emerging Science of Urban Skylines MIT Technology Review, December 14, 2015. Image credit: ahundt Schlapfer and co simply downloaded this information from around five million buildings from 12 North American cities. These ranged from the largest, New York and Los Angeles (with populations of 20 million and 13 million respectively), to midsized cities such

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Retroficiency Improves Efficiency with Energy Consumption Data

Scaling commercial energy efficiency MIT News, November 16, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash Increasingly, regulators and customers are pressing utilities to find better ways to save energy. Many times, companies send auditors from building to building to gauge the efficiency of lights and HVAC units and offer suggestions for savings, which can take weeks and cost thousands