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Energy and water upgrades at San Francisco City Hall are cornerstones of its recent LEED Platinum certification.

LEED Case Study: 100 Years Young

LEED Case Study: 100 Years Young

Energy and water upgrades at San Francisco City Hall are cornerstones of its recent LEED Platinum certification.

Energy Storage At Alcatraz

In place since 2012, a microgrid system on this island operated by the National Park Service provides reliable power 24/7.

FM Alert: Proposed Facility Smart Grid Model Standard Open for Public Review

ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201P, Facility Smart Grid Information Model, would provide a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumptions and forecasts.

FM Issue: Flywheel-based UPS Systems

Due to continuing advances in power electronics, the flywheel is now a mature energy storage technology used in UPS applications to support a critical load during main power interruption.

FM Issue: Powered For Performance

Five electrical design principles help to integrate and optimize systems in demanding facilities.

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?

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.

Focus On: Textiles & Fabrics

Several recent textile and fabric product releases are featured in this latest post.

Focus On: HVAC

This article features four products that cover HVAC innovations.

ACEEE Announces 2014 Champions Of Energy Efficiency In Buildings Awards

Selection criteria was based on each nominee's impact, innovation, and leadership in the energy efficiency field.

FAQs On Window Film

Facility managers can glean energy efficiency and safety benefits from window film, if they choose the best type for their needs.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Some Post-Hurricane Humor

Post Hurricane Sandy, there is no simple way to make things better immediately for those still recovering from the storm, but here are few humorous thoughts to help make the mood a little lighter for facility managers who are struggling with the aftermath of the emergency.

Ensuring Facilities Perform As Designed

NIBS has released its "Guideline 3-2012: Building Enclosure Commissioning Process."

Lighting Project In DC Wins 2011 GE Edison Award

Professionals at Lam Partners of Cambridge, MA were chosen for their work on the United States Institute of Peace.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: LED Lamps from Toshiba

These PAR38 and MR16 lamps are designed as direct replacements for 90 to 110W halogens.

Take TFM's Lighting Survey; You May Instantly Win An Amazon Gift Card!

For the fourth consecutive year, TFM is conducting a survey of its readership about lighting.

January 2012 Issue (Volume 25, Number 1)

TFM's Facility Executive of the Year headlines this issue, which also looks at HVAC trends, emergency preparedness, high-tech facilities, and green cleaning.

Transitioning to LED Lighting Technology: MaxLite Helps Facilities Reduce Lighting Energy

The Bottom Line — A hypothetical facility switches to LED lighting and saves $216,268 over the lifetime of the LED fixture

New Service Spotlight: Panoptix from Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls recently introduced the Panoptix solution, an approach to building efficiency that makes it easier and more affordable for facility managers (fms) of any...

New Product Flash: Econolight Auto Fan/Light Shutdown From ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas

With Econolight, energy use could go from 24 hours a day to much less, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 193,000 tons per year.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: PAN200 Series Duct Leakage Tester From TSI

This system provides an automated solution to quantify air leakage in ductwork and other areas.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: SmartEnergy Compactor From Waste Management

This "smart" compactor optimizes customer service to eliminate unnecessary pickups.

May 2011 Issue (Volume 24, Number 5)

A history of the tablet, an update on green certifications, and hazcom compliance are featured in this issue.

Tridium Launches TFM Intelligent Buildings Channel

Tridium has unveiled its new Intelligent Buildings Channel on the Today’s Facility Manager website. Buildings have a profound impact on the quality of our lives...

Join TFM and NEMA for a Free Webinar: Implementing Lighting Management Technologies and Practices to Drive Building...

Energy is the largest operating expense for commercial buildings, and more site electricity is consumed for lighting than for any other end use category,...

Free Webinar: Learn How to Implement Lighting Management Technologies and Practices to Drive Building Efficiency

Join Us For a Free NEMA Webinar: Implementing Lighting Management Technologies and Practices to Drive Building Efficiency Energy is the largest operating expense for commercial...

KMC Controls Launches TFM Building Automation Channel

KMC Controls has unveiled its new Building Automations Channel on the Today's Facility Manager website. Many people wonder what exactly Building Automation is. By definition,...

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: PPA Program From Siemens

This program enables facility managers to install solar energy projects without making an initial capital investment in the equipment.

Attend The TFM Forum: Energy and Sustainability and you could win an iPad

Attend The TFM Forum: Energy and Sustainability and you could win an iPad! Limited Spots Are Available:  APPLY TO ATTEND TODAY! Now there's one more...

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: ITT e-SV Multi-Stage Pumps

ITT has enhanced its Goulds Pumps line for increased energy efficiency and easier maintenance.

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