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This past March, the U.S. EPA recognized achievements related to waste management and reduction with its 2009 WasteWise Awards.

EPA Announces WasteWise Winners

EPA Announces WasteWise Winners

This past March, the U.S. EPA recognized achievements related to waste management and reduction with its 2009 WasteWise Awards.

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.

Panel To Examine Energy Issues at IFMA Event Next Week

The Energy Forum, set for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13 during IFMA's Facility Fusion event in Philadelphia, will feature representatives from the National Academies of Sciences’ Federal Facilities Council, General Services Administration, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Architect of the Capitol, and Air Force.

Higher Ed Institution Noted For Sustainability

Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, OH is the first community college in the state to receive the Bellwether Award from the Community College Futures Assembly.

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.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Drive-Thru Unit From Berner International

This air curtain product is designed to keep car fumes away from workers at drive-thru windows, save energy, and create comfort.

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.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Smart Building Solution

Building on an existing relationship, IBM and Johnson Controls are now providing a Smart Building Solution service that can improve operations and reduce energy and water consumption in buildings worldwide

Construction & Operations Lessons In The Field

In New Haven, CT, 5th and 6th graders have the opportunity to gain experience with architects, construction managers, and tradespeople through Kids Build, a program developed by architecture firm Svigals + Partners, in conjunction with the New Haven School Construction Program.

EPRI To Improve Transmission System Efficiency

The collaborative is outgrowth of efforts by EPRI, FERC, independent system operators, and leading utilities to identify and implement best practices in the United States and abroad to make transmission systems more efficient.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Enhanced Performance Roof Hatch From Bilco

The thermally enhanced hatch is designed with a fully insulated cover and curb.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: ESCO Energy Services Program From GE Lighting

Through alliances with energy services companies (ESCOs), GE Lighting is continuing its work providing customers with a full-service approach to energy savings.

IFMA Foundation Releases Effective Lighting Solutions Guide

Available as a free PDF download, Lighting Solutions gives an overview of several keys to lighting initiatives.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: New APC Smart-UPS Models

Based on nearly 20 years of design experience, these new uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems offer time saving, user friendly features:

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: HEAR From Honeywell

The Honeywell Energy Analysis Report (HEAR) service can provide facility managers with detailed information on how their organizations are using energy.

Stimulus Funds For LED Lighting Research

The U.S. DOE announced the 17 projects selected for solid-state lighting core research, product development, and domestic manufacturing. This is the first time the DOE has funded manufacturing projects in this realm.

Historic Buildings Energy Efficiency Guide

Available from Clean Air-Cool Planet is a publication created to help historic district commissions and other local organizations and facility managers make historic buildings...

AEDG for Small Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

This latest guide focuses on energy saving strategies for small healthcare facilities up to 90,000 square feet in size, including acute care facilities, outpatient surgery centers, critical access hospitals, and inpatient community hospitals.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: One Minute Challenge From CPFilms

The online energy savings estimator provides facility managers with potential cost savings and carbon emissions reduction from using energy saving window film.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Sensor By Functional Devices

This is the first completely EnOcean-based self-powered wireless current sensor.

New Survey Reveals School Districts Cutting Spending Due to Rising Energy Costs

Two-thirds of school districts responding to a new “School Energy and Environment Survey” from Honeywell and Education Week Research have made spending cuts or modifications as a direct result of rising energy bills.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Round And Round We Go

A family in Australia built a house to maximize the benefit they glean from the sun.

Building Energy Labeling Pilot Program Launched

The Building Energy Quotient Program has been launched by ASHRAE along with building industry groups and government agencies.

West Marine Gains From Lighting Retrofit

The CA-based boating retailer chose fluorescent lighting fixtures with reflective material when retrofitting one of its distribution centers.

EnOcean Wireless Controls Tested For Smart Grid Potential

Pacific Gas & Electric conducted testing in an Oakland, CA office building to gauge the response effectiveness of EnOcean equipment.

Handling Mercury Containing Lamps

In an exclusive interview with TFM, Mark Tibbetts, who directs NEMA's recycling initiatives through www.lamprecycle.org, answered questions about developments in lamp recycling.

Breaking News: Demand Response Group Files Protest With FERC

The “Demand Response Supporters,” filed a protest today (9/17/09) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), requesting the establishment of market rules that would put the value of demand response on equal footing with compensation for generation.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Hospital Energy Performance

Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E) has launched a service to improve building systems performance and energy efficiency in healthcare facilities.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Data Center Air Flow

To improve cooling, data center managers can identify four critical temperatures. Here is a short, simple, yet definitive, method of quantifying the energy/air flow status of your data center. Improvement is possible without having to tear down and build new.

Targeted Magnetic Ballast Phase Out To Begin Next Year

The July 1, 2010 date marks the last step of a multi-step phase-out that began on July 1, 2005, the date when ballast manufacturers could no longer sell T12 magnetic ballasts for use in new fixtures with full wattage T12 lamps.

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