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Virginia Tech team’s software fills important niche in building efficiency

Article about BEMOSS on the SouthEast Energy News website written by Jim Pierobon

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Virginia Tech helps smaller commercial buildings increase energy efficiency

The energy efficiency of three small-to-medium-sized buildings in Virginia — two in the National Capital Region and one in Blacksburg — has increased significantly as the result of a recently completed Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Prof. Saifur Rahman Interviewed by the Asian Age Newspaper

Asian_Age NewspaperProfessor Saifur Rahman was interviewed by the Asian Age newspaper on January 03, 2016 where he shared his views on the role of public and private universities in technological development, research and education in Bangladesh.  He also talked about the problems and prospects of the power and energy sector in Bangladesh.

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Saifur Rahman voted IEEE Power and Energy Society president-elect for 2016 and 2017

The IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) recently voted Saifur Rahman president-elect for calendar years 2016 and 2017. He will serve as the president of this society for 2018 and 2019. Rahman is the Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, National Capital Region.

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Saifur Rahman Reappointed Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, Nov. 17, 2015 – Saifur Rahman, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering and director of theAdvanced Research Institute,National Capital Region, at Virginia Tech, was recently reappointed the Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering by Virginia Tech President Timothy D. Sands and Executive Vice President and Provost Thanassis Rikakis.

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Saifur Rahman's PES Election Campaign Video

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Offshore Wind Power: No Promises for VA's Coast - Quotes Saifur Rahman

Dominion Virginia Power has leased land offshore for a wind park, but it’s not clear when construction might begin.

The company says a demonstration project is needed to guide future development, but the cost to build a couple of turbines offshore is too high.

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Saifur Rahman to serve on governor's committee to reduce energy consumption in the private sector

On Monday, June 1, Saifur Rahman, Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, will head to Richmond, Virginia, for the first meeting of the newly-formed Governor’s Executive Committee on Energy Efficiency.

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Saifur Rahman running for IEEE PES President Elect

Saifur Rahman is running for IEEE PES President Elect. Read Dr. Rahman’s message to the visitors.

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Virginia Tech awarded $2 million to help smaller commercial buildings save energy

Virginia Tech’s Advanced Research Institutehas been awarded nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue research and development of its Building Energy Management Open Source Software for commercial buildings 50,000 square feet or less in size.

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