Energy Articles

Energy efficiency and management, lighting, daylighting, LEDs, CFLs, alternative energy (including solar, wind, geothermal, and others), smart buildings, and other key issues related energy usage are examined here.

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Energy Department, NIBS Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings Workforce... [...]

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Passed: The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act Of 2015

The new energy legislation, which was passed at the end of April 2015, will have an impact on commercial buildings; it will also affect hvac systems and water... [...]

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New Product Flash: Audacy Lighting Control from IDEAL Industries

Available via a mobile app, the wireless system adjusts to ambient light, movement, and room... [...]

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Earth Day 2015: Green Your Office!

On Earth Day, facility managers celebrate April 22 by considering the following easy steps to a more sustainable work environment.... [...]

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New Product Flash: Energy Data Insight On Demand From Ecova And Lucid

This joint solution provides a complete view of building energy... [...]

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Real-Time Energy Data: Four Big Benefits

With access to real-time data, facility teams are equipped to make fast, educated decisions to maximize... [...]

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A Facility Manager’s Crystal Ball: Predicting Equipment Failures Through Facility Maintenance

Some fms may opt to keep waiting for a crystal ball that can predict equipment failures; the more realistic among them will instead opt for the crystal clear visibility into energy... [...]

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EMaaS Digs Through The Data

Tracking energy use and operational efficiency can be eased by employing energy management, as a... [...]

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Question Of The Week: VFD Induced Shaft Voltage Feedback Wanted

When bearing degradation is attributed to VFD operation, what preventive maintenance options do facility managers... [...]

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In Memoriam: Lutron Chairman And Founder Joel Spira

Joel S. Spira, a prodigious innovator, invented the first solid state electronic dimmer and founded and built Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. into a global company selling a wide array of lighting controls, passed away at his home on April 8, 2015, at age... [...]