Renewable Energy Articles

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


Renewable Energy: Flywheel Technology For Energy Storage And Backup

This low maintenance mechanical device provides temporary power on... [...]


Renewable Energy: Evaluating A Third-Party Financing Option

Bringing "greener" energy to a facility can be made easier with energy performance contracting, if the scenario works for the organization's specific... [...]


Renewable Energy: In Pursuit Of Zero Energy Buildings

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory studied six buildings with different functions to discover what strategies might work best for many types of... [...]

Renewable Energy: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

This type of fuel cell has been found to be well suited to facility applications, and one California company has introduced a version that may expand the technology's market... [...]

Renewable Energy: Solar Thermal

Hot water heating is the leading application for this technology in buildings, but space heating and cooling are also viable... [...]

Renewable Energy: Biomass

Using wood chips and other plant materials as fuel can meet heating (and some cooling) needs in suitable facility... [...]

Renewable Energy: Fuel Cells For Facilities

Power systems using this technology can drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to energy... [...]

Renewable Energy: “Small Wind” For On-Site Generation

In the right locations, this power source provides a way to increase clean energy... [...]

Renewable Energy: Solar Photovoltaics

The technology is reliable. Now facility managers can focus on funding this clean energy... [...]

Renewable Energy: Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pumps

Drawn from the ground, this energy source can power HVAC needs and supply hot... [...]