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Across all regions surveyed, energy management is considered an important priority among commercial decision makers (92%). Notably, respondents from India (85%) and China (80%) were more likely to consider energy management very or extremely important as compared to those in Europe (55%) and North America (53%).

Energy Efficiency Investments Still Strong Despite Recession

Energy Efficiency Investments Still Strong Despite Recession

Across all regions surveyed, energy management is considered an important priority among commercial decision makers (92%). Notably, respondents from India (85%) and China (80%) were more likely to consider energy management very or extremely important as compared to those in Europe (55%) and North America (53%).

Protocols for Performance Measurement Offered by Leading Building Groups

Protocols are developed at three levels for each of six performance categories: energy, water, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, lighting, and acoustics.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Performance Contracts, PACE Bonds, And More

This Q&A with Derek Supple, program director for global energy and sustainability at Johnson Controls, answers targeted questions from TFM.

What’s Your Building EQ?

Engineers across the country have begun assessing the energy use of selected buildings as part of a pilot program designed to encourage the building industry to cut energy use and costs.

Industrial Facilities' Compressed Air Usage

Performing compressed air audits is one tool to identify facility energy savings in the industrial sector.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Gen 7 Modular Classroom

American Modular Systems manufactures these environmentally friendly, low maintenance environments with a variety of features.

AIA Top 10 Green Projects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) recently selected its 10 leading examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions.

Administration To Act On Greening Of U.S. Building Stock

Under current executive authority, the Obama Administration has the ability to use over 30 existing federal programs worth $72 billion to enhance efficiency in commercial buildings and multifamily housing, with no new legislation.

AFE Urges Enactment of Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act

The Association for Facilities Engineering is encouraging U.S. legislators to maintain year-round support for Earth Day objectives by enacting legislation to ensure federal facilities are operated at peak efficiency.

Energy Efficiency Spending Rebounds

A survey of more than 1,400 North American executives and managers responsible for making investments and managing energy in commercial buildings found that planned investment in energy efficiency is expected to rebound in 2010.

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.

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