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.

The Facility Technologist: Getting Smart With Energy

The development of smart power grids is... ...Read More...

Retailers and Manufacturers Join Forces to Help Drive Efficiency in Electronic Products

For the first time in the United States, utilities, retailers, and manufacturers are joining together to help businesses become more informed about the benefits of purchasing energy efficient electronic products. In addition to the two utilities, this Business and Consumer Electronics program includes Best Buy, Sears Holding Company, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and... ...Read More...

Renewable Energy Goal Reached

Dow Chemical, DuPont, Georgia-Pacific, IBM, Interface Inc., and Pitney Bowes Inc. are among the group of corporate energy buyers that reached a collective goal of purchasing 1,000 megawatts of power generated from renewable energy... ...Read More...

IFMA Goes to Washington

Members of the U.S. Congress and representatives from IFMA met to discuss energy efficiency and high performance federal buildings last week during IFMA Advocacy... ...Read More...

The State Of Solar Photovoltaics

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

AHRI Moves Certification Marks Under One Umbrella

The association will use a unified mark to identify HVAC/R products that have achieved third-party certification of their performance... ...Read More...

Need A Vacation?

Industry members can enter for a chance to win a vacation from Universal Lighting... ...Read More...

A Look At LED Lighting

LED lighting, with its promise of high levels of energy efficiency and long operating life, is being used in certain applications in many facilities. However, the technology is not mainstream in today's... ...Read More...

Strategy During Economic Downturn? Back To Basics

The 2009 Ernst & Young real estate business risk report, produced in conjunction with Oxford Analytica, itemizes the 10 top business risks faced by the industry as ranked by leading sector... ...Read More...

Sustaining Initiative

The Second Annual SustainIU initiative at the Bloomington campus of Indiana University kicks off... ...Read More...