It is no secret that managing plug loads is becoming more important to managing a building’s overall energy use. BUILDINGS magazine discusses ways to minimize the rise of the plug load in a recent article, Restrain Rising Plug Loads.

The article quotes the BOC’s National Project Director, Cynthia Putnam, “If you’re going to bring in new equipment, be sure that you need it and don’t have other alternatives.” Tips in the article focus on good plug load management and using advanced power strips, citing information from the Center for Integrated Design (CID), part of the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington.

Did you know that there are several Tool Lending Libraries available throughout the country for building operators to use? You can borrow tools and in many cases learn how to use them while you are at it. Here is a list of Tool Lending Libraries for Building Operators across the country.

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