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Energy | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

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

FM Issue: Powered For Performance

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,...


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...


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

I-Codes And Obama's Better Buildings Initiative

ICC expects its codes will play a major role in any push for greater energy efficiency, including meeting the goals of the newly unveiled “Better Buildings Initiative” introduced last week by President Barack Obama.

President Talks About Better Buildings Initiative (UPDATED)

President Obama has unveiled his plan to make America’s commercial buildings more energy- and resource-efficient over the next decade.

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.

ASHRAE Applauds Federal Training Law Signing

Federal legislation recently signed into law will provide training for federal building personnel in the areas of building operations and maintenance, energy management, safety, and design functions.

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