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Alternative Energy | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Mortenson survey finds 84% feel the need to consider renewable forms of energy.

Data Center Interest In Renewable Energy On The Rise

Data Center Interest In Renewable Energy On The Rise

Mortenson survey finds 84% feel the need to consider renewable forms of energy.

Renewable Energy: The Role Of Demand Response

This type of program has a significant part to play in the increased adoption of solar and wind energy sources.

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources Supplies Renewable Energy For 2013 US Open Tennis Tournament

Each Green-e© Certified REC represents the environmental attributes of energy generated from a renewable source, such as solar or wind.

Verizon Green Project Will Power 19 Company Facilities Across the Country

Fuel cells, solar systems expected to generate more than 70 million kilowatt hours of electricity—enough to eliminate more than 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

Solar Energy Advocate, Actor Larry Hagman Honored By SolarWorld

Contrary to his popular image as ruthless oil baron J.R. Ewing on TV’s Dallas, Hagman owned one of the biggest private solar energy systems in the United States and participated in several philanthropic solar projects, including the electrification of hospitals in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Alternative Energy Trends: Double Vision For Green Power

AT&T has enlisted the insight of its facility managers in its pursuit of increasing alternative energy use. In this article, the executive director of energy describes the company’s roadmap for alternative sources.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: 270-Watt-Peak Sunmodule from SolarWorld

The light-capture and energy-conversion technology platforms underlying this 270-watt solar panel combine advances in materials, process, and design to achieve the high levels of energy output.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: EV Charging by Car Charging Group

Facilities that want to cater to electric vehicle drivers can install this turnkey solution.

Manufacturing Case Study: Shape Up

In a new location, an Illinois based manufacturing company optimizes operations in more ways than one.

The HVAC Factor: Solar Hot Air

This technology reduces the energy other facility systems must expend for space heating.

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 energy.

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 situation.

Football Stadiums: The Power Plants of Tomorrow

With the Super Bowl shining a spotlight on the NFL, fans of another stripe are cheering sustainable developments at Philadelphia’s eight-year-old Lincoln Financial Field, which recently announced plans to go to net zero and generate power needs through onsite sustainable or renewable sources.

Alternative Energies Crucial During Intense Heat Waves

Only by investing in new energy projects while simultaneously reducing consumption can we avert the “economic, resource and ecological time bombs” just waiting to go off, says Tishman Technologies Executive Vice President Ronald Bowman.

NASCAR's Jeff Gordon Taps Geothermal Power

Energy conservation isn't necessarily something you'd associate with NASCAR. But environmental responsibility is one of the driving factors behind four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon's selection of a geothermal comfort system.

FM Frequency: Powerful Realities

Columnist Jeff Crane ponders long-term alternative energy options in response to cap and trade possibilities

Americans Split on Safety of Nuclear Energy

While over half of those surveyed were concerned about the danger of future nuclear energy plant meltdowns, nearly the same percent suggested that nuclear power plants will be safer in the future because of newer technologies making plants meltdown proof.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Chocolate Power!

Electric power production in New Hampshire got a little bit greener this month—and the air may even smell a little bit sweeter—thanks to a collaboration between Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) and premium chocolate maker Lindt USA.

Green Solutions: Wind Energy Helps One Business Stay True To Its Mission

Switching to wind energy as the sole source of electricity has been a smooth transition so far for Tom’s of Maine in Sanford, ME.

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