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The Power of Infrared Thermography

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:58
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Infrared thermography is one of the best tools available for identifying energy losses in both building and process applications. Since the first portable infrared system was constructed in Sweden back in the early 1970s, it was determined that infrared could detect a sum of conditions that contribute to the waste of energy in heating and cooling in both residential and commercial building envelopes.

What is Infrared Thermography?  Read more: The Power of Infrared Thermography »

Why Recycling is Worth It

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Wed, 2014-07-30 11:27
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Knowing that I work in the field of sustainability, people often ask me questions about whether or not I recycle. My typical response is a fervent “Of course I recycle!” and a whole list of reasons why everyone else should too. For me, it’s what I write about and what I believe in (a practice what you preach kind of mentality). Each individual act makes a difference, and we all have a responsibility to make a difference by being good caretakers of the Earth.  Read more: Why Recycling is Worth It »

Lean Six Sigma being utilized by Boeing

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Mon, 2014-10-20 13:40
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It’s always nice to see examples of Lean Six Sigma processes being put into action effectively. Today we will discuss the example set by a Boeing 777 manufacturer in Everett, Washington.

Painting-robots help achieve lean manufacturing   Read more: Lean Six Sigma being utilized by Boeing »

Project Management Professional Career Outlook

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Fri, 2018-04-20 10:01
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A project management certification is a valuable career asset. As the nature of work has changed, projects have become more complex and more abundant, with team members often working on and contributing from various parts of the country or even various parts of the world. Take your efforts to the next level with a Project Management Professional certification.

What Employers Are Looking for In a Project Manager  Read more: Project Management Professional Career Outlook »

Greening the Office

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Wed, 2018-06-06 13:32
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Greening the office doesn’t mean spending lots of money or eliminating comforts that are custom for employees. Many green choices can actually save the company money. In general, greening the office requires conscious choices, choosing reusable over disposable, and conservation over immediate convenience. Given how much time people spend at work, greening the office is a great way to improve your natural resource and carbon footprints.  Read more: Greening the Office »

Energy Efficiency Being Utilized for Value of Homes

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Thu, 2018-08-02 19:11
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The Appraisal Institute has developed a Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum. The Appraisal Institute Green Addendum is the first residential energy efficiency appraisal report addendum developed by appraisers, for use by appraisers when appropriate. This report evaluates items of high performance housing for consideration by appraisers.

Measuring the Value of Home Energy Efficiency   Read more: Energy Efficiency Being Utilized for Value of Homes »

Project Management A Look Back

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Fri, 2014-08-01 09:56
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Project management is a term recognized by many, but where did it get started, anyway? The specific discipline of project management began in the 20th century, but project management has existed since the beginning of time. From the great pyramids of Egypt to modern maritime warfare maneuvers, the history of project management extends further than you might think.   Read more: Project Management A Look Back »

How Can Solar Help with LEED Certification?

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Thu, 2018-03-29 09:24
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The LEED standards have been updated since the publishing of this post. For the most up-to-date information, please enroll in a LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course.  Read more: How Can Solar Help with LEED Certification? »

7 Ways Steel is Used in Everyday Life

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Wed, 2016-11-02 16:03
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Many things are evident that we use everyday - things like water, oxygen and air. These are the elements we just can't live without.

But what about something "unsexy" like steel?

How many people would put lowly steel into the category of a critical component of our daily lives?

It's fascinating to look at the different ways steel is used in just about every aspect of our lives including:  Read more: 7 Ways Steel is Used in Everyday Life »

Home energy score for a home energy audit

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Thu, 2014-07-31 16:54
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The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) recently announced the launch of a national rating program to provide customers with an affordable, easy to understand rating of their home that can be combined with a comprehensive home energy audit. The BPI Rating Program is now available in Florida, which last July recognized BPI as one of a select group of organizations authorized to provide a Building Energy-Efficiency Rating System (BERS) in the state. BPI's program begins in Florida and is expected to be fully operational nationwide by mid-2014.  Read more: Home energy score for a home energy audit »

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