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March 16, 2011
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EGB Features

Analyzing Facility Energy Usage
By RON AUVIL
Years ago, I was meeting with a client to discuss his need for an energy-savings effort in his facility. Just as our meeting started, an administrative assistant came in with checks in need of the client’s signature. I asked the client the approximate amount of his energy bill each month. He did not know—he had just signed a check for tens of thousands of dollars for facility utilities without looking at the amount! [More]


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LEED Professional Credentials Achieve ANSI Accreditation
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has announced that three of its LEED Professional Credentials have received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation under international standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, Conformity Assessment: General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons. [More]


ASHRAE Funds Research to Improve Building Maintenance, Operation
Guidance for specifying engineers and designers on how to use building data to improve building operations, energy efficiency, comfort, and sustainability will be developed through newly funded research from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). [More]


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Registration for USGBC's Government Summit Open
Registration for the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) Government Summit 2011: Fuel for a Clean Energy Economy, formerly the Federal Summit, is open. The summit, which will be held May 10 and 11 in Washington, D.C., focuses on governmental leadership in green building and highlights the roles of public-sector building professionals and private-sector partners in making green building a reality. [More]


AHRI Accepting Energy Star Product Registrations Until March 24
AHRI Certification Participants’ products featuring energy-efficiency criteria that has not changed since 2010 are subject to annual verification testing starting this year. Energy Star partners participating in AHRI's Commercial Refrigerator Manufacturers, Unitary Large Equipment, Unitary Small Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps, and Water-Source Heat Pumps certification programs are required to register models previously qualified through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prior to Jan. 1 using a U.S. EPA-recognized certification body such as AHRI. [More]



























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