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The U.S. Department of Energy frequently releases new rules that govern the energy efficiency of various household and commercial product. Just since 2009, they have issued 34 new or updated appliance standards across more than 40 products. But the DOE seems really excited about its latest piece of regulation which came out today, calling it the "Largest Energy-Saving Standard in History" and saying that it will "save more energy than any other standard issued by the Energy Department to date."

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2015 was the warmest year since modern record-keeping began in 1880, according to a new analysis by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The record-breaking year continues a long-term warming trend — 15 of the 16 warmest years on record have now occurred since 2001.

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Incandescent light is more pleasing, but LEDs waste less energy. One day you might not have to choose.

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In 2016 and beyond, building owners and key decision makers will invest in an array of smart building solutions that embody the technology foundation of Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, according to a new white paper from Navigant Research. The whitepaper lists the following 10 trends that reflect the evolving facilities industry and the push for more intelligent buildings.

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Encouraged by a $108 million investment in their growing "well building" certification program, brothers Paul and Peter Scialla - founders of New York startup Delos - are banking on being able to convince building owners that a healthier building environment is a way to attract tenants and employees, Bloomberg reported.

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Experts, including those in the AEC community, who have been insisting for years that indoor air quality affects occupants’ performance and health could soon have more ammunition to back up their claims.

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Between 2000 and 2013, energy-related CO2 emissions fell in 37 states and rose in 13 states, according to a new report from the US Energy Information Administration.

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Helping commissioning providers ensure optimized operation of their facilities and systems is the focus of a newly published guideline from ASHRAE.

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To empower the kind of graduates we need, colleges need to drastically rethink the shape of their learning environments.

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New features in the GBI-01 draft include IAQ testing, risk assessment, and design for disassembly. Comments are open.

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