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January 17, 2018
The best way to prepare for, and respond to, a complex coordinated terrorist attack is to think outside the proverbial box—as well as outside the lines of traditional jurisdictions, disciplines, and states. CCTAs require a whole community response, with decision-making before, during, and after this type of event being a collective effort.
November 20, 2017
Learn what companies can do to add credibility to their climate commitments. With these five key actions organizations can reduce emissions effectively and quantifiably.
November 17, 2017
Adopting a science-based target can distinguish your organization as a leader in environmental management and move your organization towards increased efficiency and more resilient operations. Discover how to in three easy steps.
November 8, 2017
Most companies are aware of the critical importance of security. There’s a good chance that your company has a top-notch IT security team. Yet what happens when someone walks into the server room and plugs in a USB device that presents itself as a keyboard or storage device?
September 15, 2017
Many sources claim homeowner adoption of the Internet of Things, and the subsequent development of smart homes, is not a matter of "if" but "when." This article answers the question: when will then be now?
September 12, 2017
W. Craig Fugate shares four things every organization—every country—should do to ensure some level of success if an incident occurs.
September 10, 2017
Arc is where the USGBC would like to redirect market focus for high performance buildings. Get the details here.
August 16, 2017
Too often, emergency managers do not take into account the community as it exists. Instead, they create a plan based on an idealized community, and people are invariably left out.
July 27, 2017
In a crisis, we tend to do what is comfortable. Even experienced emergency managers tend to plan for what will likely happen instead of what may happen in a worst-case scenario.
July 6, 2017
In this June 2017 article, Cadmus Senior Advisor and former FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate analyzes the role of public trust in emergency management.
January 13, 2017
In this Educational Facility Planner article, Cadmus' Kudret Ütebay and Jenna Tipaldi explain how K-12 school administrators can use ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager and Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator to measure, track, and report on energy, water, and waste, and make informed financial decisions on energy efficiency upgrades.
December 20, 2016
Cadmus evaluated electric and gas savings associated with California’s building energy code, the 2008 Title 24. Get valuable insights from the study here!
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Systems: The Answers to Questions About Efficiency You Didn’t Know You Had
People choose to install ductless mini-split heat pumps for the high-rated efficiency, ease of installation, cold weather heating ability, and ability to eliminate duct losses.
Robert Lamoureux discusses applicable steps for program managers who are considering HEMS programs.
Smart thermostats offer solutions for utilities to balance the many challenges they face, while taking advantage of ever-changing technology and the availability of big data.
December 16, 2016
The Residential Building Stock Assessment is a region-wide study sponsored by NEEA to characterize the physical and energy-use features of residential facilities in the Northwest. Cadmus is well on its way to completing audits on 2,000 residential buildings.
November 18, 2016
Effective climate policies not only result in decreases in carbon dioxide emissions, but also promote equality and GDP growth. Cadmus' Bridgett McCoy examines how one of the most popular options—a carbon tax—worked for two surprising adopters: Mexico and South Africa.
Benchmarking Building Performance: A Tool for Governments to Save Energy and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
September 14, 2016
Buildings frequently operate less energy efficiently than they could due to market failures, behavioral anomalies, imperfect or missing information, credit constraints, principal-agent problems, and prioritization of energy issues. Benchmarking programs address these failures.
July 1, 2016
Utility regulators are questioning whether the regulations of the last hundred years are still appropriate or a new approach is required. The New York Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding is showing how it can be done.
April 26, 2016
Massachusetts Senate Bill S.1979 strikes a balance among utilities, ratepayers, and solar stakeholders.
February 25, 2016
Energy costs are one of the largest drains on K-12 school district operating budgets. Cadmus' Kudret Ütebay discusses how schools can improve efficiency by harnessing the power of competition to motivate simple and effective behavior changes.