Renewable Energy Articles

This column takes a look at some of the cutting edge ideas associated with sustainable and high performance buildings.

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Renewable Energy: Waste As Power Source

Converting trash to fuel delivers doubly for facility managers seeking to reduce environmental impact. From the May 2013 issue.... [...]

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Renewable Energy: Shining Light On Solar Energy Choices

Beyond the decision to implement this resource, there are several specifics to evaluate. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.... [...]

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Renewable Energy: EV Infrastructure

As the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles slowly gains ground, some facility managers are installing charging stations for this mode of... [...]

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Renewable Energy: The Air We Breathe

The relationship between the chemical content of building materials and occupant health is gaining renewed attention. This installment of "Renewable Energy" shifts its focus from alternative power to conversations about "chemicals of concern."... [...]

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Renewable Energy: How Low Can You Go?

A net zero energy facility, or close to it, can be a reality for an increasing number of organizations. A recent report on the state of zero energy buildings explores the mainstream potential of this... [...]

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Renewable Energy: The Power Of Reclaimed Cooking Oil

Making biodiesel for vehicles has been a focus for this material, but when properly treated, this waste product can be used to fuel a facility’s... [...]

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Renewable Energy: Integrating Into The Smart Grid

Pilot programs going on now aim to address how renewable energy can contribute to reducing demand on utility... [...]

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Renewable Energy: PACE Financing For Energy Improvements

Still in its early stages, the property assessed clean energy funding model focuses on first cost... [...]

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Renewable Energy: Smart Balancing Of Renewable Energy With Green Buildings

Smart grid technology and its associated advancements may create a shift in how facilities consume... [...]

Guest Contributor Mike Arny

Renewable Energy: Think About A Growing Part Of The Future

This month's guest columnist believes it's time for facility managers to invest in renewable... [...]