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Preparing for a Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack

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.

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Energy Efficiency – The Art of Measurement

Learn the significant role that evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) experts have played in the growth of energy efficiency programs.

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Disclosing Financial Impacts of Climate Risk

December 8, 2017

The effects of climate change can have significant financial impacts to companies. Measuring and disclosing those risks can yield major benefits.

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Five Actions to Effectively Achieve Your Company’s Climate Commitment

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.

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You’ve Committed to Setting a Science-Based GHG Reduction Target. Now What?

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.

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Embrace the Cyber Security-Physical Security Nexus

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?

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Exercise Because of Want, Not Because of Need

October 3, 2017

In order to tackle new and emerging threats, more must be done.

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When Will Then Be Now? Getting Past Consumer Adoption Barriers For The Internet Of Things

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?

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Building an Emergency Management Baseline: Four Non-Negotiables

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.

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Arc: The Wave of the Future for High Performance Buildings

September 10, 2017

Arc is where the USGBC would like to redirect market focus for high performance buildings. Get the details here.

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When Pandemic Management Meets Cybersecurity

August 28, 2017

Cyberthreats can hinder public health efforts if mitigation steps are not taken and partners are not engaged before a pandemic or other public health crisis occurs.

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Planning for the Community vs. Planning for the Plan

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.

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Advice from W. Craig Fugate: Learn, Do Not Just Observe

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.

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The Public as a Resource

July 12, 2017

Far too often, organizations consider the public a liability — something to be rescued in an emergency situation. The opposite is true.

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The True Test of a Successful Crisis Response: Public Trust

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.

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Understanding Energy Use – Putting Savings to Work for Enhanced Learning Environments

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.

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What Was the Real Energy Impact of the 2008 Title 24 Energy Code?

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!

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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.

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Home Energy Management Systems Paths to Savings: On-Ramps and Dead Ends

Robert Lamoureux discusses applicable steps for program managers who are considering HEMS programs.

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Smart Thermostats and the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, and Profits

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.

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Innovating Data Collection: Unique Study of Northwest Home Energy Use

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.

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The Price of Carbon: Making Low-carbon Development a Reality

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.

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Reducing Market-Based Emissions: Where to Start?

Calculating and getting credit for an organization's market-based emissions can be complex. In this article, we help simplify the process.

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LEEDv4 Is Here—Are You Prepared?

September 21, 2016

When the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) first unveiled LEEDv4 to the public in November 2013, it set a new precedent for measuring building performance. After a 3-year delay, are building managers ready for v4?

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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.

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LEED Recertification Process Made Easy

September 9, 2016

Your path to LEED recertification depends on which system your original rating was under. Jenna Lipscomb lays out the basics of recertifying under each system.

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Change is in the Wind: New York Leads the Way

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.

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Progress, But Community Solar Still Isn’t Shared

June 17, 2016

Much of the rhetoric surrounding community shared solar focuses on the idea of equality. CSS seeks to change that—but can it?

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Decoding Massachusetts’ Latest Net Metering Legislation

April 26, 2016

Massachusetts Senate Bill S.1979 strikes a balance among utilities, ratepayers, and solar stakeholders.

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Maximize Energy Savings Through Competition

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.

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