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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Industry members can enter for a chance to win a vacation from Universal Lighting... [...]

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... [...]

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... [...]

Sustaining Initiative

The Second Annual SustainIU initiative at the Bloomington campus of Indiana University kicks off... [...]

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... [...]

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... [...]

New York City Icon Goes Greener

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

Services & Maintenance: Energy Measurement And Verification

Contributor John Schinter discusses how facility management professionals can track and use their... [...]

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... [...]

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... [...]