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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Question Of The Week: Operating Empty Buildings

One professional asks what the standard minimum maintenance requirement is for operating a vacant... ...Read More...

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Channel Spotlight: LED Lighting By RVLT

RVLT lamps and fixtures are ideal for the commercial, industrial, institutional, and government... ...Read More...

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Q&A: LEED Platinum Recertification Project

Jim Baker, facilities management director for Armstrong World Industries, shares insight into the recent recertification of his company's... ...Read More...

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Dunkin’ Donuts Launches DD Green™ For Sustainable And Energy Efficient Restaurants

Company has goal of 100 new DD Green certified restaurants by year-end... ...Read More...

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Today’s Facility Manager | November/December 2014 Issue

The year draws to a close, and this issue of the magazine once again covers every aspect of the facility management profession along with special year end... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Precarious Light Placement

One facility manager with hard to reach lighting asks, "what lighting maintenance challenges have you... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Think Outside The Box

Informed maintenance of the building envelope can significantly improve energy... ...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: Flywheels For Backup Power

An alternative to lead-acid batteries, this type of energy storage system has been adopted by a Dallas, TX healthcare... ...Read More...

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Special Feature: Water Conservation – The Rising Tide

Historically, water efficiency has taken a backseat to energy efforts, but this is all changing... ...Read More...

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Friday Funny: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (With A Facility Management Twist)

FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter displays his poetic talents in this tribute to the most unlikeable Dr. Seuss character. Who knew the Grinch was a facility... ...Read More...