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.

Standard 90.1-2004 Established As National Reference Standard By DOE

States mandated to follow different ASHRAE standard in order to comply with 2005 energy legislation.... ...Read More...

From Poor Richard: NBI Study Illustrates Actual Performance of LEED-NC Buildings

Poor Richard shares his thoughts about a March 2008 study quantifying the actual performance of all 552 LEED-NC v.2 certified... ...Read More...

CertainTeed Insulation Completes Acquisition Of Canadian Insulation Manufacturer

Deal with Ottawa Income Fund completed with hopes of expanding North American... ...Read More...

Restaurant Uses Vegetable Oil To Help Meet Energy Needs

Finz Seafood & Grill in Dedham, MA has installed a system that generates on-site electricity and hot... ...Read More...

Changes To Standard 90.1 Proposed

Proposed changes address applications not covered in the existing standard scope, such as requirements for laboratories, data center cooling, and kitchen... ...Read More...

LEDs Help To Usher In 2009

A new ball in Times Square will help bring in 2009 with a more colorful and energy-efficient... ...Read More...

Energy Standard Open For Public Comment

Changes to the purpose and scope of ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 as well as new lighting requirements are being proposed through public... ...Read More...

Feeling The Heat

Schools look to reduce energy costs through facility... ...Read More...

Dehumidifying An Aquatics Room

Should commercial indoor pool facilities be dehumidified? Premier Fitness in the greater Toronto area has put a system in place for this... ...Read More...

What Drives The Reasons To Be Energy Efficient?

Is it public relations or bottom line savings which encourage facilities professionals to want their buildings to be energy efficient? This report from BOMI International takes a... ...Read More...