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What are The Green Rating Programs For Buildings -Part 1

By Phil Zito on Sep 13, 2015 9:52:04 PM

This is the first of two articles that discuss what are the green rating programs for buildings.

When I say green what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Do you think buildings? If so why not?

In case you haven't heard, there's been a push around creating Green, sustainable, net-zero buildings. The "Green Building" craze that has come about over the past ten years and only now are the green rating programs for buildings starting to catch on.  Therefore I can't really fault you if you're not completely up to speed.

Topics: Energy Green Programs building automation systems LEED
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The 5 Building and Energy Websites Everyone Should Know About

By Phil Zito on Aug 17, 2013 2:25:57 PM

Do a quick search on building and energy websites and what comes up within the first page? You have some stuff from the DOE (Department of Energy) and other government entities but chances are you will only find one of the top 5 building and energy websites during your search. This means that decision makers, consultants, and designers are missing out on key information that directly impact the efficiency and effectiveness of their building management and energy programs.

Topics: Energy building automation systems Building Controls
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Energy Efficiency Where to Begin? Identify Part 2

By Phil Zito on Jun 18, 2013 8:05:56 AM

In the previous article of the Energy Efficiency Where to Begin series, I began to discuss how to identify the key information you need to plan, create, and implement an Energy Management Program. In this article I will explain the last two points you need to identify and will summarize the identify step. 

Topics: Energy energy
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Energy Efficiency Where to Begin? Identify Part 1

By Phil Zito on Jun 6, 2013 8:10:59 PM

Energy Efficiency Where to Begin? Identify Part 1

Overview

In the previous article of the Energy Efficiency Where to Begin series. I identified the 50,000 foot view of energy management and the overarching themes of an effective energy management program. In this article we begin to take a detailed look at an effective energy management system.

Topics: Energy building automation systems energy
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Energy Efficiency Where to Begin?

By Phil Zito on Jun 5, 2013 6:13:35 AM

In this article I will discuss the fundamentals of energy efficiency and "where to begin". I have been blessed, truly blessed, to have a role where I literally travel the United States and Canada meeting with companies around their need to reduce energy consumption. The consistent theme seems to be inconsistency. Now stop and think about what I just said there. The industry, in regards to Energy Efficiency is fragmented.

Topics: Energy building automation systems energy
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Measurement and Verification Option C

By Phil Zito on May 19, 2013 9:04:20 PM

In my earlier post M&V Overview I discussed that I would be creating posts centered around each of the M&V approaches. In this post I will be writing an in depth review of Option C Measurement and Verification (M&V). You can expect to learn the following from this post. The layout of this post is going to be very similar to the other M&V posts as it is my goal to give you an in-depth review of the four M&V methods to aid you in selecting the right approach.

Topics: option c Energy m&V
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Measurement and Verification Option B

By Phil Zito on May 19, 2013 9:01:46 PM

Measurement and Verification Option B

 

Topics: Energy option b m&V
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Measurement and Verification Option A

By Phil Zito on May 19, 2013 8:57:31 PM

In my earlier post M&V Overview, I discussed that I would be creating posts centered around each of the M&V approaches. In this post, I will be writing an in depth review of Option A Measurement and Verification (M&V). You can expect to learn the following from this post. The layout of this post is going to be very similar to the other M&V posts, as it is my goal to give you an in-depth review of the four M&V methods to aid you in selecting the appropriate approach:

Topics: Energy option a m&V
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What is Measurement and Verification (M&V)

By Phil Zito on May 19, 2013 8:54:14 PM

The Definition

According to the Berkley Laboratory Measurement and Verification (M&V) is:

“M&V is the process of using measurement to reliably determine actual savings created within an individual facility by an energy management, energy conservation or energy efficiency project or program. As savings cannot be directly measured, the savings can be determined by comparing measured use before and after implementation of a project, making appropriate adjustments for changes in conditions.”

Topics: Energy m&V