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Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed North American Headquarters

Case Study – 05-07-2018

The headquarters features innovative building materials from the Saint-Gobain family of companies, including glazing, roofing, insulation, gypsum wallboard, and acoustical ceilings and wall panels, and serves as a living laboratory so employees can evaluate products while making improvements.

Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed North American Headquarters

Waterfront Facilities

by Anthony Farmer, PE, NAVFAC Engineering & Criteria Programs Office (CIENG)
Building Types – 04-27-2018

Nearly every town or city bordering a body of water has an industrial, commercial, recreational, or residential district called the Waterfront. And the structures along it provide the critical link between terrestrial humans and open waters.

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Continuing Education

Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESC) Training for Utility Representatives

sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
Webinar - July 25, 2018

This webinar covers utility energy service contracts (UESCs), which allow utilities to provide federal agencies with comprehensive energy and water efficiency improvements and demand-reduction services. To enter into a UESC, federal staff, as well as utility representatives, must understand the legal parameters, contracting requirements, financing options, and other aspects of these agreements.

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