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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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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... [...]

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Facility Executive | March/April 2015 Issue

Energy codes are being examined in various parts of the country, and energy reporting is being considered as a benchmarking target. Read more about these topics in the latest issue of Facility Executive... [...]

The central atrium in Johnson Center not only provides natural daylight to occupants, but also creates a generous space for interaction.

Higher Education Case Study: Campus Capstone

At North Park University in Chicago, a 20 year master plan is capped with an efficient and essential... [...]

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Lighting Trends: Quality Illumination

Achieving an ideal lighting scenario with LEDs calls for consideration of myriad... [...]

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HVAC Factor: Data Center Operations

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is a metric for tracking systems efficiency. But, there’s more to measure in the data... [...]

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FM Issue: Energy Disclosure

Legislation requiring facility owners to report consumption is increasing. Is this obligation an opportunity or... [...]

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Building Envelope Commissioning

Elevated performance requirements for energy and infiltration are calling for more attention to envelope design and... [...]

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Green Data Centers Are Latest Trend

Enterprises are increasingly focused on incorporating green data centers into their IT infrastructure... [...]

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Sustainable Building Codes In The Middle East Being Developed

ICC and ASTM International partner to support development of regional sustainable building... [...]

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Question Of The Week: Top Energy Improvement

What is the most effective change made in the past 12... [...]