This section highlights ways to help manage energy consumption, including renewable forms of energy.


How Texas Does Net Zero

By Sangeetha Karthik and Don Penn
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A Texas middle school models sustainability while building a curriculum designed to educate the next generation about renewable energy.
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Twice the Size and Half the Footprint

By Craig Cook
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The performance of a renovated house in Virginia dwarfs its predecessor, despite adding space to meet the owner’s needs.
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Energy Department Invests More Than $10 Million for Efficient Lighting Research, Development

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The Energy Department announced nine research and development projects that will receive funding to support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research and product development.
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4 Steps to a Successful Lighting Evaluation

By Aaron Kless
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Having a sound strategy and detailed information can lead to a greener facility and greater savings.
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The Importance of a Daylighting System

By Michael Sather
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Energy savings are just the beginning of all the benefits that are available.
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Raising the Bar

Sustainability makes its case in a new University of Baltimore law school building
By John Morris
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Campus administrators recognized the new John and Frances Angelos Law Center’s potential to have a transformative impact on much more than the program itself.
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Maintaining Educational Energy Excellence

By Phil Solomon
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A Pennsylvania school district acts proactively to save energy and increase educational opportunities.
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Applying Energy-Efficient Strategies to Research

By Kevin D. Mussler
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A project team applies sustainable building standards to the strict safety guidelines of a Kentucky research lab.
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The Drive Toward Energy Efficiency

By Jeff Gatzow
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Cultural institutions, like the National Corvette Museum, are achieving energy efficiency goals through retrofits and pioneering use of new technologies, such as energy-efficient lighting upgrades.
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Hotel Continues Sustainability Efforts

Boston’s Westin Copley Place upgrades its HVAC system and reaps savings.
By Paul Lin
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Excluding labor, energy is typically the highest cost that hoteliers face and is the single fastest-growing operating cost in the hospitality industry.
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