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The continued uptick in construction activity, while slow, seems steady, but nonresidential construction is not faring as well. Advance data for the second quarter of 2012 indicates an almost 4% drop on an annualized basis, in part because of a significant decline in publicly funded infrastructure investment. However, commercial construction is growing slowly.
With technology improvements, there is continued opportunity for facility managers to upgrade their systems to reduce energy consumption and costs. Renovating this system could provide a fast track to savings.
For the fourth consecutive year, TFM is conducting a survey of its readership about lighting.
Presented on June 1, 2011 by NEMA members, the presentation covered lighting management strategies that can cut costs and consumption.
Energy is the largest operating expense for commercial buildings, and more site electricity is consumed for lighting than for any other end use category, such as cooling, ventilation, or refrigeration. Therefore, planning for lighting management systems in building renovations, retrofits, and new construction is crucial for ensuring lighting energy savings, meeting sustainability and code mandates, driving building energy efficiency, and enhancing occupant comfort and productivity.
This year’s TFM/NEMA survey reflects facility managers’ collective desires to find value when considering lighting upgrades.
For the third consecutive year, TFM is conducting a survey of its readership about lighting.
As energy efficiency strategies get “smarter,” HVAC systems are one area of opportunity for facility managers.
The end of the tunnel appears to be about nine or so months away. The light there is, thankfully, not from an oncoming train. Or so it seems.
The proposed standard will coordinate with work by the North American Energy Standards Board to develop a basic energy usage data model and create a facilities data model that provides additional energy usage data elements for commercial and industrial buildings.