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Learn & Plan Topics

  • Energy & Atmosphere

    Buildings and facilities rely on the operation of mechanical systems and electrical systems to maintain a high level of indoor environmental qual...

  • Net Zero Energy

    Net Zero Energy means that a building balances its energy needs with energy produced from renewable, zero-emission sources.  While Net Zero Ene...
  • Policies & Strategies

    This section is devoted to the broad policies and strategies covering the whole government or entire agencies, services or bureaus, which set the co...

Fossil Fuel

A hydrocarbon deposit that is used for fuel, such as petroleum, coal, or natural gas, derived of living matter from a previous geologic time. The supply of these fuels is not renewable, meaning that they cannot be replaced quickly enough and in sufficient amounts to keep pace with current usage. The burning of fossil fuels for fuel energy also contributes to pollution and releases greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere.

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Whole Building Systems

  • HVAC - Green Tips and Strategies

    Periodically check the boiler air-fuel ratio.

  • Solid Waste - System Overview

    Cost Savings The national average landfill tipping fee was $45 per ton in 2012. Diverting waste from landfills can lower total waste disposal cos...

  • Solid Waste - Financial

    When employing waste reduction strategies, financial benefits can be realized from several sources including recycling due to behavioral change and ...

Materials

  • Compost

    Composting is the collection of organic food waste that can be used for fertilizer or soil enrichment once the food items biodegrade. Many types of...