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.

Energy Improvement and Extension Act Provides New Federal Tax Incentives for Installation of Geothermal Systems

The Energy Improvement and Extension Act offers a credit of 10% of the total investment, with no maximum credit, for commercial system installations of ground loop or ground water geothermal heat pump... [...]

How Did Your State Do?

A newly released report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) rated and ranked state-level action on model energy efficiency policies, programs, and... [...]

New Building Code Revisions Adopted By ICC

The International Code Council (ICC) has approved 23 building and fire code changes based on recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) investigation of the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) on... [...]

Halco Announces Close of Save a Light Campaign

Campaign helped save nearly 10 million kWh of energy in one... [...]

Changes Proposed For ASHRAE Standards

Nearly three dozen addenda are on the table for... [...]

FM Issue: Survival Of The Fittest Building

It is possible for facility managers to drive value in any economy through energy efficiency efforts in their... [...]

Telkonet Awarded New Patents

Company using advancements to assist with building networking and... [...]

Beyond Commissioning: Pilot Program Results For MBCx Available

The Monitor-Based Commissioning approach was tracked in more than 40 facilities on 25... [...]

New Valve Series Assists With Heating And Cooling

Innovex Technologies, a provider of components for heating and cooling systems, recently introduced its new iWorXTM valve series for heating and cooling—two position, modulating and floating actuation valves featuring accurate control and durable construction. The new ZV series, MV series and FV series valves are designed to increase comfort and reduce energy consumption while providing durability and performance at a competitive price. The... [...]

FM Issue Bonus: Maintaining Order When The Power Goes Out

In this Web exclusive, Brian Phelan of ASCO takes a look at power delivery to healthcare... [...]