Energy Efficiency

Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Energy Efficiency articles.


FM Alert: Energy Efficiency Key Priority For Higher Ed Facilities

Energy efficiency ranks as the key priority among higher education facility leaders, according to new study from Schneider Electric and the Alliance to Save Energy.

Smart Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to let in light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission.

Question Of The Week: Are ESCOs A Blessing Or A Curse?

Are energy projects with an ESCO (energy service company or energy savings company) a blessing or a curse for end users?

Urban Green Council Announces Winners of 2015 EBie Awards

Urban Green Council has announced the winners of its 5th annual EBie Awards™, a juried competition that celebrates the innovators behind significant improvements to building efficiency.

Free Web Tool Identifies Promising Energy Saving Measures

New Buildings Institute (NBI) is offering a free tool to help facility executives quickly evaluate the potential savings associated with existing energy saving measures.

Energy Department, NIBS Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: SkyVault Collector From Solatube

Part of the company's line of daylighting devices for high bay and high ceiling facilities, this product boosts performance.

Services & Maintenance: Think Outside The Box

Informed maintenance of the building envelope can significantly improve energy savings.

Singapore Ramps Up Energy Efficient Buildings

Periodic energy audits are now mandated as part of recent legislation focused on minimum sustainability standards for existing buildings.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Bell & Gossett Series e-1510 Pumps by Xylem

A redesign of the company's 1510 pumps provides significantly higher levels of efficiency over a wider range of operating conditions.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Foundation Rooftop Units from Trane

These redesigned rooftop HVAC units feature a dual footprint that means they can directly replace up to two-thirds of existing units without requiring adapter curbs.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Will LED Lighting Work For You?

Considering certain product features and performance is an integral part of the evaluation process.

ACEEE’s 2013 Champions Of Energy Efficiency In Industry Awards

The Champion award began with the ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (held in even years) and was extended to the Industry Summer Study in 2005.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: SDL4 LEDs from World Light Tech

This proprietary double LED technology is available in a variety of products suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.

DOE Schedules First Meeting of Commercial Certification Group

The recently formed Commercial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Water Heating, and Refrigeration Certification Working Group will convene on April 30 in Washington, DC.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: M2G Boiler Control from Greffen Systems

This intelligent control unit is designed to optimize the efficiency of hot water boilers. The result is fuel reduction during less demanding situations while ensuring maximum capacity during heavy load periods.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Retro-Commissioning from Atkins

Atkins, an global engineering and design consulting firm, has added a national retro-commissioning business to its service offerings. If its engineers find efficiency issues in a facility, they repair, adjust, and refurbish its systems to improve airflow, water flow, and other aspects of operations.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Building Makeovers Improve Appearance And Performance

There are approximately two million non-residential buildings in the U.S. over 40 years old. With a building boom that spanned many decades, more facility managers are shifting their focus to retrofitting as opposed to building new.

Manufacturing Case Study: New And Improved

Posty Cards, Inc., a Kansas City, MO manufacturer of personalized corporate greeting cards was recognized with LEED Platinum certification in April 2012. This topped off a "once in a generation" expansion and renovation project for the 64 year old company.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Pressure Independent Control Valves by Siemens

This line of PCIVs integrates three functions into a single device.

State Led Energy Efficiency Programs Announced

Through its State Energy Program, the DOE awarded nearly $14 million to 22 states and territories.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Laundry Efficiencies

Technologies in higher ed laundry facilities can enhance energy efficiency and management capabilities.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: EnergySTEP by Schneider Electric

An assessment of power, cooling, physical infrastructure, and operational efficiencies of data centers provides information managers can act upon.

Higher Ed Buildings Earn Top Green Globes Rating

The University of British Columbia is home to two classroom facilities recognized for elevated sustainability.

Contractors Recognized For Roofing Projects

Sika Sarnafil presented awards for notable facility projects that included the company's roofing and waterproofing membranes.

Cutting Energy In Multifamily Dwellings

A recent report finds apartment managers can unlock energy savings by working with their utilities.

2011 Version Of Standard 189.1

When introduced in 2009, the standard was the first code intended commercial green building standard in the U.S.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: FXLED78 From RAB Lighting

This LED floodlight is designed for exterior applications.

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Vancouver, WA Hospital Studied For Energy Practices

The facility was chosen for the study due to its already energy efficient operations.

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