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Building Controls Measures Can Reap Substantial Energy Rewards

Study concludes application of proper building controls, low-cost sensors and other methods will improve building operations and substantially reduce energy use

July 2017

By taking basic steps to improve operational systems within offices, schools, and commercial structures, U.S. energy consumption could decrease so dramatically that it would equate to 12 to 15 million Americans stopping their energy use altogether. This potential outcome is one finding from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's groundbreaking study, "Impacts of Commercial Building Controls on Energy Savings and Peak Load Reduction."

Tune-Ups: Servicing Buildings from the Roof, Down

Timeline highlights successful development of building Re-tuning™ methodology

February 2017

In 2018, one of America's most iconic and energy efficient cities will require that large commercial buildings receive periodic tune-ups. Seattle is currently partnering with DOE and PNNL to give building owners a head-start. How'd we get here? Our video timeline chronicles the events leading up to Seattle's decision to implement PNNL's building Re-tuning™ methodology.

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