ENERGY STAR

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


Tricks Of The Trade: The Power Of Energy Data

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge extols the virtues of energy data.

NIBS Looks To Fill Void On Building Data

The Energy Information Administration will not release its 2007 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey or complete its 2011 Survey.

Highlights From The TFM Forum: Energy And Sustainability

After the ENERGY STAR discussion, TFM Forum attendees participated in one-on-one meetings with a select group of product and service providers to discuss the solutions available to improve upon their energy and sustainability goals.

EPA's National Building Competition Winner

Morrison Residence Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill won Energy Star's first National Building Competition.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: DEFINITY PAR38 By Lighting Science Group

The DEFINITY PAR38 LED lightbulb from Lighting Science Group is the industry's first LED bulb to receive the ENERGY STAR label. The bulb is...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Easier To Be A Wall Than A Window?

When it comes to energy efficiency, windows play a big part in facility performance.

Update—IFMA Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR®

In March 2010, the IFMA international sustainability committee (ISC) launched the IFMA Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR® which encourages facility professionals to track energy consumption in facilities and embark on a continuous monitoring and energy improvement program.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Energy Benchmarking Reports By AirAdvice

AirAdvice has released an upgrade to its BuildingAdvice energy services program, allowing for the automated generation of Energy Star Benchmarking reports for existing commercial buildings.

Where Are The Most Energy Star Buildings?

The U.S. EPA has released a list of metro areas with the largest number of energy efficient buildings that earned EPA’s Energy Star in 2009.

OSRAM SYLVANIA Recognized by EPA and DOE for Ninth Year

The 2010 Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches, and showing others what can be achieved through energy efficiency.

The IFMA Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR

IFMA has created a master account within the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and asks facility professionals to create their own accounts, add information about their facilities, and share that information with IFMA.

Kimberly-Clark Named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

For the second consecutive year, K-C will be recognized for its energy management practices and commitment to sustainable operations, resulting in significant energy and financial savings.

FEA, IFMA Foundation Release EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Guide

Facility Engineering Associates (FEA), in partnership with the IFMA Foundation, has released a new publication detailing how to utilize EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the second publication in the IFMA Foundation's sustainability guide series.

EPA Announces Houses of Worship Can Now Earn ENERGY STAR® Label and Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

America’s houses of worship can now earn the ENERGY STAR label, joining the nation’s schools, hospitals, hotels and other facilities in their efforts to fight climate change, save energy and reduce their carbon footprint.

FM Issue: Energy Management 2.0

Public/private collaboration aims to expedite technology development.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Role Of Insulated Glass

Multi-cavity constructions, consisting of two, or even three, insulating cavities, are providing the next performance breakthrough for insulating glass.

U.S. Department of Energy Hosts Webcast on LED Replacement Lamps

On May 19, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 90-minute live webcast to summarize the CALiPER Program's benchmark testing of common omnidirectional incandescent lamps and provide an update on ENERGY STAR® criteria for LED integral replacement lamps.

Retailers and Manufacturers Join Forces to Help Drive Efficiency in Electronic Products

For the first time in the United States, utilities, retailers, and manufacturers are joining together to help businesses become more informed about the benefits of purchasing energy efficient electronic products. In addition to the two utilities, this Business and Consumer Electronics program includes Best Buy, Sears Holding Company, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and Lenovo.

ENERGY STAR Recognizes Technical Consumer Products

The company has been chosen as Partner of the Year for Lighting Product Manufacturer.

FM Issue: A Case For Energy Management

It's not impossible to facilitate energy efficiency in a government building.

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