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New report from Jones Lang LaSalle makes the investment case for automated building systems.


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New report from Jones Lang LaSalle makes the investment case for automated building systems.

Five Trends: Why Smart Building Technology Makes Good Business Sense

New report from Jones Lang LaSalle makes the investment case for automated building systems.

Massachusetts Most Energy-Efficient State; Mississippi Most Improved

Top 10 states ranked in energy efficiency: MA, CA, NY, OR, CT, RI, VT, WA, MD, and IL; five states most needing improvement: ND, WY, SD, AK, MS; five states most improved: MS, ME, KS, OH, and WV.

Team USA Goes for Gold

SelectUSA kicks off a full-court press to lure $1 trillion in foreign direct investment to the United States.

Global Oil And Gas Capital Expenditures Rise Despite Decline In Profits

The study is a compilation and analysis of certain oil and gas reserve disclosure information reported by companies in their annual reports filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission or in their publicly available annual reports.

QVC, Inc. Unveils Second Solar Farm In North Carolina

In Edgecombe County, 17,244 solar panels on two farms generate 5.8 million kilowatt-hours annually for QVC's Rocky Mount distribution center.

One Year Later

The report cards are in for the Superstorm Sandy recovery and the grade is "incomplete" as misery continues for thousands who have lost their homes or businesses.

Increased Expectations For Utilities Despite Declining Electricity Sales

New report shows the need for regulatory model that supports investments that share cost savings, rewards utilities for innovation, and helps create affordable energy.

European Union Avoids Fracturing

The EU's financial union may be cracking, but our friends overseas seem to be uniting over one thing: they don't like fracking.

U.S. Natural Gas: In The Midst of A Change That Will Alter Flows, Prices

The report focuses on supply and demand fundamentals and highlights regional market changes afoot for more than a dozen natural gas production basins.

BUSINESS REPORT: Mississippi Looks To Energy Sector To Fuel Statewide Growth

Energy production is one of the largest economic engines in Mississippi, providing 28,000 jobs in a thriving sector that continues to attract new investments. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Hurricane Hazel

Hazel McCallion, mayor of Canada's sixth-largest city, is still going strong at the age of 92.

Air Products Announces West Texas Facility

Beyond the core focus on the Permian Basin area, the new facility will expand Air Products' existing nitrogen production and distribution network in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas.

New Partnership Encourages Private Investment In Natural Infrastructure

Report is first effort of “NatLab,” a cross-sector partnership between the Nature Conservancy, the Natural Resources Defense Council and EKO Asset Management Partners.

AEP To Retire Entire Tanners Creek 4 Plant In Indiana

All four generating units at Tanners Creek will be retired by mid-2015.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Soaring To New Heights

The U.S. Aerospace/Defense sector broke altitude records in 2012 for revenue and profits, but now the industry must adjust its sights to absorb mandatory sequester budget cuts. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Connecticut Setting Groundwork To Become First EV Friendly State

More charging stations are on the horizon, as the state gears up for customers who opt to buy rather than lease their electric vehicles.

Shell Selects Ascension Parish, LA For Potential GTL Facility

Proposed Gulf Coast GTL project, subject to final approval by Shell, would result in 740 new direct jobs; Louisiana Hwy. 70 proposed expansion to accommodate potential project.

Report Ranks U.S. Cities’ Efforts To Save Energy

Boston earns top honors in a new report ranking 34 of America's largest cities on their efforts to cut energy use and costs; all cities have opportunity to save more.

Panasonic Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Headquarters In Newark, NJ

Two Riverfront Plaza is first new office tower for downtown Newark in more than two decades.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013

Business Facilities mourns the loss of a widely respected consultant, colleague and friend, a perennial speaker at our LiveXchange event.

Consumers Energy Offering New Policies To Encourage Economic Development In Michigan

An estimated 600 Michigan businesses each year will see the benefits of Consumers Energy's new, innovative approach.

Benteler Steel/Tube Break Ground At Port Of Caddo-Bossler In Louisiana

European company’s first U.S. steel facility will result in more than 2,200 direct and indirect jobs in Northwest Louisiana.

FEATURE STORY: Washington Is Aiming Higher

Washington is sure it can defend its aerospace manufacturing crown and it is on the front lines of the effort to mitigate the impact of climate change. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Smart Grid Program Supported More Than 3,000 Jobs In Second Quarter

Grid modernization work expected to create more jobs as smart meter deployment begins.

Real Estate Industry Making Progress In Reducing Energy Consumption And Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new report published by the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance suggests that the global real estate industry continues to make progress in improving the environmental performance of existing buildings.

Ameren Illinois Opens Champaign Smart Grid Technology Applications Center

Facility will promote smart grid research and development; support economic development and foster job creation in Illinois.

BUSINESS REPORT: Iowa — MidAmerican Invests $1.9 Billion In New Capacity

The company plans to increase its wind generation in Iowa by 1,050 megawatts by 2015.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings

Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Switch Automation Opens Seattle Office

Switch Automation’s COO Peter Rake will head new office.

FEATURE STORY: Logistics Clusters Are Jobs Magnets

As more companies understand the advantages of near-instant access to their markets, the trend of service businesses partnering with logistics providers will continue to grow.

BUSINESS REPORT: Maryland — SSA’s New Data Hub Moves Forward In Urbana

The National Support Center Project includes a new $192-million data center, which will replaces a 34-year-old facility, as well as office and warehouse space.

Entergy To Close, Decommission Vermont Yankee In 2014

Decision driven by sustained low power prices, high cost structure and wholesale electricity market design flaws for Vermont Yankee plant. Focus to remain on safety during remaining operation and after shutdown.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings

Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Cool Planet Energy Systems Announces $168 Million Investment In Louisiana Bio-Refineries

New venture will convert wood waste to gasoline and create nearly 500 new direct and indirect jobs in Alexandria and Natchitoches

BUSINESS REPORT: West Virginia — Italian Gas Systems Supplier Plants Flag In Weirton

Marcellus shale drilling in WV spurs Pietro Fiorentini to set first U.S. manufacturing facility.

Rising Tide

The scientists who first sounded the alarm on climate change are back, giving us 87 years to pack up our stuff and get off the beach.

Rebuilding Task Force Releases Rebuilding Strategy For Sandy-Affected Region

Strategy will ensure families, small businesses and communities are stronger, more economically competitive and better able to withstand future storms and serve as a model for communities across the country

IEER Report: Small Modular Reactors a “Poor Bet” To Revive Failed Nuclear Renaissance in U.S.

$90 billion in initial manufacturing order book needed, requiring involvement by the Chinese or taxpayer-backed federal subsidies. Major implications anticipated in FL, MO, NC, OR, PA, SC, and TN.

Linde Opens New Offices In Houston, TX

The new offices will house several groups for the company and allow expansion to support a variety of projects managed by Linde Engineering North America Inc.

BUSINESS REPORT: Wisconsin — Wisconsin Wind Works: A Powerful Partner In Wind Energy

A consortium of 300 suppliers and vendors to the wind energy industry in the Badger State are organized in an online directory with 16 product and service categories.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic Spurs Innovation At ILC Dover

Legendary Delaware manufacturer has introduced a new product, the EZ BioHood, to protect frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tennessee: A Pledge To Recover

Tennessee is doing its best to transition from “temporarily closed” to “permanently open” using statewide initiatives that protect individuals and support businesses.

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