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.

Recreation Center Focus Of ASHRAE Student Design Competition

Groups will be presented with awards at ASHRAE's winter meeting in January... ...Read More...

Bank of America Invests In Energy Management Firm

The Charlotte, NC-based financial institution recently announced its investment in Philadelphia-based technology and services company Field Diagnostics Services,... ...Read More...

Guide to Assist Employers With Trip Fall Prevention

To help employers reduce and ultimately eliminate slips, trips and falls that continue to occur in workplaces, ASSE and ASTM recently announced the availability of a compendium including slip, trip, and fall prevention... ...Read More...

AT&T Joins Green Grid to Promote Data Center Energy Efficiency

AT&T Inc. announced its affiliate, AT&T Services Inc., has joined The Green Grid, the global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. AT&T also announced it will supply data center performance information to assist the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in developing a new ENERGY STAR rating for data center infrastructure. Membership in The Green Grid and... ...Read More...

Juno Lighting Group Launches New Energy Calculator

Because rising energy costs and environmental pressures are becoming a major concern for customers, Juno Lighting Group has created the new Energy Plus Calculator™ to help save energy and money on lighting. This new tool, a free download available at www. junolightinggroup.com, will help facility managers (fms) find solutions when making complex decisions about construction or remodeling projects. “We’ve created this calculator to help... ...Read More...

Haworth Light Wins Gold

Brazo, a LED task light introduced by Haworth, has been awarded a 2008 Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA). The IDEA competition is a worldwide design competition and a celebration of innovative product and product concept designs of the year. Designed by Pablo Pardo of Pablo Designs in San Francisco, Brazo has fully adjustable, calibrated light control and a precision quality machined recyclable aluminum body. “I was fascinated... ...Read More...

FM Issue: Powering Through The Data Center

Focusing on four major areas can contribute to successful power design in mission critical facilities.... ...Read More...

Johnson Controls Acquires Energy Services Firm

The company has acquired PWI Energy, an independent global provider of energy and greenhouse gas management services, based in Philadelphia, PA. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition is part of Johnson Controls Inc.‘s ongoing strategy to deepen and broaden the company’s leadership in energy and greenhouse gas management solutions providing global organizations access to a comprehensive suite of energy and... ...Read More...

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Sustainable By Design: Toward An Energy Management Plan

Tackling the escalating issue of energy consumption and costs may take... ...Read More...

Retro-Commissioning And Campus Planning

Retro-Commissioning, as the first step in a campus sustainability strategy, can reduce energy use in college and university buildings by 10% or more, making it an essential ingredient for meeting greenhouse gas reduction goals. The details of retro-commissioning are discussed in the new white paper, “The First (Big) Step to Reducing Your Campus Carbon Footprint,” from EH&E Inc, an environmental engineering and consulting firm. “We... ...Read More...