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The Sustainable SITES Initiative, Rating System, and Scorecard

The Sustainable SITES Initiative is a set of comprehensive, voluntary guidelines together with a rating system that assesses the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of landscapes. It is used by landscape architects, designers, engineers,...

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10/15/19
Implementing Energy Efficiency through Sub-meters

Participants will learn how to begin sub-metering utilities on their campus and how this data can inform and justify not only the cost of the sub-meters, but of energy efficiency projects as well. Participants will also learn how we have taken this a...

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9/13/19
Community Strategic Energy Management Guide

Many communities have or are considering policies and programs to address climate change. They understand that buildings represent a critical element of these policies, since buildings comprise more than 40 percent of energy use and account for more...

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3/14/19
Understanding Carbon Footprint in Production and Use of Landscape Plants

Understanding carbon footprint (CF) terminology and the science underlying its determination is important to minimizing the negative impacts of new product development and assessing positive or negative cradle-to-grave lifecycle impacts. Life cycle...

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2/21/19
Advanced Lighting Controls with LED

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory evaluated five different LED systems with ALC at a test-bed site in Fort Worth, Texas, and provided analysis of the added savings and costs of the controls as well as guidance on where ALC with...

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1/14/19
Supplemental LED inter-lighting compensates for a shortage of light for plant growth and yield under the lack of sunshine

Supplemental lighting can enhance yield when sunlight is limited, as in winter. As the effect
of frequent cloudy or rainy days in other seasons on plant growth and yield remains unclear,
this article investigated the effect on tomato (...

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11/6/18
LED Lighting for High Bay Applications - Don't Wait to Make the Switch

As LED lighting becomes the preferred choice for industrial applications, it’s more important than ever to understand that not all LED lighting is created equal. The stakes are even higher for industrial applications; whether for new construction or...

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3/29/18
Understanding Your Obligations Under OSHA's LOTO Requirements

The following are some of the questions this webinar, presentation, and document seeks to answer: 

What is the OSHA standard for control of hazardous energy sources?

Why

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12/15/17
Transportation Efficiency Canada

In Canada, transportation accounts for approximately 31% of total energy use and 37% of greenhouse gas emissions (Energy Efficiency Trends in Canada, 1990 to 2010). Natural Resources Canada works to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by...

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11/1/15
EPA Green Vehicle Guide

EPA developed the Green Vehicle Guide to help you find information on vehicles that are more efficient and less polluting. Reducing vehicle emissions and increasing your fuel economy helps the environment and your wallet.

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11/1/15
Space Heating & Cooling Research

The Emerging Technology team conducts research in space heating and cooling technologies, with a goal of realizing aggregate energy savings of 20% relative to a 2010 baseline. In addition to work involving the development of products, the U.S....

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10/27/15
Implementing On-site Renewable Energy Projects

On-site power generation provides local governments with the most direct access to renewable energy. In addition to the overall benefits, on-site projects also provide a hedge against financial risks and improve power quality and supply reliability.

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10/27/15