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Managing Energy Costs in Office Buildings

Managing Energy Costs in Office Buildings Smart Building Management Cuts Energy Costs NSTAR offers a quick, plain English list of quick fixes and long term solutions for office energy efficiency. Solutions addressed ranger from lighting, office equipment, heating and cooling, ventilation and more. Illustrative maps and charts, help to shed light on variances in energy…

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Energy Efficient A/C and Refrigeration Units

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Efficiency Explained by Jerico Green Air Condition Retrofits Jerico Mechanical explains how most offices can save money on cooling by retrofitting the air conditioning and refrigeration condenser and evaporator with new technology. Jerico’s Presentation Includes: Professional Fixes To Lower Cost of Running A/C: Ways to lose/gain efficiency; A/C design issues; The…

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Power Consumption & Management

Energy Saving Comparison between XP and Vista Computer Power Use Windows Vista vs. Windows XP A third party study evaluates the cost savings from energy efficiency achieved by switching PCs from XP to Vista. It considers 7 power states: On-idle, screensaver, MP3 playing, 3D image rendering, Microsoft word document typing, sleep, hibernate and standby. By…

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Green Retrofits

ROI Statistics Of LEED and Green Building Retrofits The Business Case of Green Retrofits A study by Deloitte shows the historical value trends for buildings after they implement green building improvements or seek LEED certification. Filled with data points, graphs, trends, and other helpful statistics this study quantifies the impact of sustainable retrofits. Green Construction…

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Green Cleaning Product

Hydrogen Peroxide – Non-Toxic Alternative To Multi-Purpose Cleaner Environmentally Safe Cleaning Products This is an overview of “Arsenal Sprox” a Hydrogen Peroxide Multi-Purpose Cleaner. This product is safer and healthier alternative to typical multi-purpose cleaner. The application, benefits, directions for use and technical data are discussed. Sections Include Super Concentrated Hydeogen Peroxide Multi-Purpose Cleaner Features:…

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Implementing Sustainable Retail Strategies

Office Depot – Path to Environmental Solutions National Office Supplier’s Internal Green Strategy This is a presentation by Office Depot is about what it is doing internally to green its supply chain and retail operation. They discuss how they are implementing their sustainable policy and framework across multiple operations. And shed light on the financial,…

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Green Dental Practices

Green Dental Office Checklist – San Francisco Green Business San Francisco Green Buisness Program Standards: Dental Practices The checklist from the San Francisco Green Business Program, which offers a comprehensive list of all green tips a Dentist Office should consider. Green Dental Office Standards The guide covers: Waste Reduction; Energy Conservation; Water Conservation; Pollution Prevention;…

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Green Lodging Criteria

Green Seal Environmental Standard For Lodging Properties Green Standards for Lodging Properties This is a comprehensive hotel sustainability guide. It includes how hotels can go green by incorporating energy efficiency measures, water conservation standards, green supply chain logistics, and environmentally friendly cleaning products. There are three tiers of lodging certification criteria that are broken out…

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Energy Star Guide for Hotels

Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager Tool Explained – for Hotels Energy Star Tool Overview This guide explains Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager Tool. It is a ‘How to’, including steps and helpful tips for users of the energy performance rating system. At a glance, it provides the eligibility criteria, property data needed, and guidance on interpreting the…

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Green Standards for Hotels

Sustainable Hotels – Minimum Standards for Going Green Green Lodging Standards Overview Hotels are beginning to see the benefits of sustainable practices across their “triple bottom line”. This is a practical guide for hotel operations staff and managers to implement sustainable changes. It includes setting a big picture framework of what to accomplish, steps to…

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