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solar energy | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

With LEED Platinum in its sights, the new facility also resolves long-standing security and space needs, says GSA

New U.S. Courthouse In Los Angeles In Operation

New U.S. Courthouse In Los Angeles In Operation

With LEED Platinum in its sights, the new facility also resolves long-standing security and space needs, says GSA

NREL Finds Solar PV Costs In U.S. Continue To Fall

In the commercial sector, modeled costs for the first quarter of 2016 were down 4% from the fourth quarter of 2015.

In India, $500 Million Made Available For Solar Energy

The Asian Development Bank announced financing that will help the nation's government with its goal to increase energy sourced from solar rooftop systems to 40 gigawatts by 2022.

PV Booster Solar Tracker From Edisun Microgrids

Breakthrough technology yields 20 percent better economics than conventional fixed-tilt installations.

Energy Storage In Action With Solar Plane

The plane has embarked on the eighth flight leg of the journey — on track to circumnavigate the globe during this summer.

Institute for Special Education Gets NY’s First Solar Schools Project

The New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx will be the site of the state's first solar schools project and will have solar panel arrays installed thanks to a power purchase agreement with SolarCity.

Renewable Energy: Wanted – Simpler Access To Clean Energy

In an effort to streamline the purchasing path, nearly 20 large companies have signed onto the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles.

Code Council And SRCC Finalize Consolidation

Combining services and resources of ICC and SRCC should help building safety professionals, manufacturers, and installers.

TFM Names Ted Bielicky Facility Executive of the Year

Agent of change: this year’s TFM Facility Executive of the Year guided the transformation of an aging facility.

Renewable Energy: Sizing Up Solar PV

Facility managers can begin evaluating this energy source by looking at a few key factors. From the September 2013 issue.

IBM Developing New Wind And Solar Forecasting System

Advanced solution combines big data analytics and weather modeling technology to predict output of individual wind turbines.

Renewable Energy: Shining Light On Solar Energy Choices

Beyond the decision to implement this resource, there are several specifics to evaluate. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.

Renewable Energy: EV Infrastructure

As the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles slowly gains ground, some facility managers are installing charging stations for this mode of transportation.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Concealed SOLIS Flushometers from Sloan

Featuring four models, this collection of solar powered, sensor activated, water efficient flushometers from Sloan are now available in a concealed, vandal resistant version.

Solar Energy Advocate, Actor Larry Hagman Honored By SolarWorld

Contrary to his popular image as ruthless oil baron J.R. Ewing on TV’s Dallas, Hagman owned one of the biggest private solar energy systems in the United States and participated in several philanthropic solar projects, including the electrification of hospitals in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Improved Efficiency Standards For CA In 2014

California's 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards are 30% more efficient than previous standards for non-residential construction.

New Service Spotlight: Solar Power Purchase Program from Siemens

Focused toward public sector facility managers, Siemens has a program offering solar energy projects without having to make an initial capital investment in solar equipment.

Alternative Energy Trends: Follow The Sun

Is solar power the most promising alternative energy option for commercial buildings?

Solar Powered TV Brings World Cup To 36 Villages

More than 2,000 residents of remote African villages, formerly without access to electricity, are viewing the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer competition due to...

EU Stressing Importance of Solar Thermal Energy

By 2020, the majority of outdated heating systems in Europe must be replaced with new systems which optimally combine both energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. Yet, the aims of the EU can only be reached if solar heat recovery takes on a significantly stronger role.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Power Purchase Agreement By Borrego Solar

Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. recently introduced a financing option for schools, companies, and government organizations that want to begin using solar energy to power their facilities.

The State Of Solar Photovoltaics

Two recently released reports examine the growth of this market for buildings.

SunPower Completes Australia’s Largest Roof-Mounted Solar System

SunPower Corp., a manufacturer of high-efficiency, solar cells, solar panels, and solar systems, has completed construction on a 305-kilowatt SunPower solar power system atop the roof of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

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