Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Green Government

Noblis (formerly MitreTek), a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization recently released a new issue of Sigma, one of their main publications. The current issue focuses on the Green Federal Enterprise. The full contents are here and the issue is freely available as a pdf. There are a couple of book reviews and a number of good articles, including a good piece on the importance of green analytics (pdf):
Without green analytics to provide benchmarking, forecasting, data manipulation, and reporting and graphing, the potential of energy efficiency measures and emerging green technologies, such as smart meters, will not be fully realized. Green analytics provides the tools to enable decision making within the enterprise. The capability to see when and where energy is consumed allows facility managers and policymakers alike to better manage equipment, energy load, and the effect of energy-related improvements.

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