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.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: MGE Galaxy EPS 8000

The new uninterruptible power supply (UPS) from APC by Schneider Electric is designed to meet the needs of many... ...Read More...

IFMA Joins Group to Advise Department of Energy on High-Performance Green Building

IFMA has joined a consortium of other organizations from the building community that seeks to provide guidance and technical expertise on sustainability issues to the DOE's Building Technologies... ...Read More...

New York City Icon Goes Greener

Now underway, energy efficiency retrofits at the Empire State Building are being implemented through an integrated... ...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Energy Measurement And Verification

Contributor John Schinter discusses how facility management professionals can track and use their... ...Read More...

What Exactly Is A Smart Grid?

In 2009, the economic stimulus package included $54 billion for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart grid projects. What exactly does that all mean and how will it affect your... ...Read More...

ASHRAE Grant Challenges Students On Plug Loads

From computers to popcorn poppers to hair dryers, energy use in dormitories often runs rampant due an overload of... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Chocolate Power!

Electric power production in New Hampshire got a little bit greener this month—and the air may even smell a little bit sweeter—thanks to a collaboration between Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) and premium chocolate maker Lindt... ...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Data Center Energy Efficiency

Contributor Steve Yellen writes about how the interconnection of facility and technology concerns in this space require a comprehensive... ...Read More...

Data Center Energy Efficiencies

Siemens recently conducted a survey of Fortune 2000 companies on this... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: A New Regulatory “Environment”

TFM Columnist Jeff Crane ponders the debate on how legislation should be used to direct reductions in carbon dioxide... ...Read More...