Energy Efficiency

In this section, there is information concerning various aspects of energy usage. This includes methods for conserving energy and becoming more efficient which can have both economic and health benefits. It also includes information for those wishing to assess their current energy demands and usage levels.

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Strategies for 50% energy Savings in Large Office Buildings Strategies for 50% energy Savings in Large Office Buildings

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Date added: 12/17/2010
Date modified: 12/17/2010
Filesize: 1.98 MB
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The goal of this technical support document is to study how new large office buildings can achieve 50% energy savings as compared to the baseline energy performance as defined by standards published by organizations such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) among others. This report is targeted to individuals involved in the design process for large office buildings who wish to increase the energy efficiency of their projects.

Preliminary Site Assessment Preliminary Site Assessment

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Date added: 10/28/2010
Date modified: 10/28/2010
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This document is an example of a checklist of energy efficiency measures that can be implemented to make school buildings more efficient. While it uses a school as the example, these measures can be applied to other building types. Using categories such as building envelope, HVAC, cooling systems, lighting, and many more, this list includes many options for increasing building efficiency.

Most Americans Unsure of Most Effective Ways to Save Energy Most Americans Unsure of Most Effective Ways to Save Energy

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Date added: 01/05/2011
Date modified: 01/05/2011
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This article discusses the findings of a recent survey of several hundred Americans. The results of this survey indicated that many people in the US have misconceptions about the best ways to save energy and the amount of energy used by various household appliances. Most of the people surveyed believed that using less energy from existing appliances and equipment would result in greater energy savings than acquiring more efficient equipment and appliances. The survey described in this article explores the misconceptions of the participants and the realities of energy consumptions and savings.

GSA Public Buildings Service GSA Public Buildings Service

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Date added: 12/17/2010
Date modified: 12/17/2010
Filesize: 4.2 MB
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This document discusses the findings of the General Services Administration’s Workplace Performance Study which surveyed over 6,000 federal workers and measured the environmental conditions at hundreds of workplaces around the country. Using the results of this study, this report lays out seven cost-effective strategies to save energy and improve worker satisfaction.

Greener Pathways – Clean Energy Economy Greener Pathways – Clean Energy Economy

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Date added: 12/17/2010
Date modified: 12/17/2010
Filesize: 12.3 MB
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As the nation begins to look to clean energy as the economic future, it is important to understand the potential for new jobs in this realm. This report outlines what sorts of jobs may come out of the new 'clean energy economy' in certain industries and how we can achieve a 'greener future' through investment and innovation in the areas of clean energy and sustainability.
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