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Follow the Numbers: Retrofit and Renovation Can Mean Big Opportunities

They say the numbers don’t lie, so co consider these: U.S. commercial buildings consume more than $120 billion in annual energy costs. That’s according to the 2012 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey released in 2016 (Note: The 2012 study is … Continue reading

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Alternative Window Material Helps College Preserve History

When officials at the College of William and Mary in historic Williamsburg, Va., decided it was time to update a group of early- to mid-1900s dormitories, they replaced crumbling, decades-old wood windows with low-maintenance aluminum models in the first building. It would be … Continue reading

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DOE Develops Paint-On Coating to Tackle Energy Leakage

In an effort to curb the estimated $50 billion annually that energy leakage through windows costs building owners, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has synthesized a potential solution. Researchers have developed a polymer … Continue reading

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Behind the Façade: How a New Building Resource Could Change the Game

Much of the current building stock will still be around by the middle this century, and those structures will likely represent a much larger percentage of the 2050 stock than that of new buildings going up from now until then. … Continue reading

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