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.

Panfil is an attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Clean Energy Program (www.edf.org), focusing on reducing waste throughout the electric power grid. His work includes Federal, state, and regulatory efforts across the country. He also engages on efforts to reduce emissions throughout the U.S. by advocating for smarter technology, clean energy resources, improved design standards, and sustainable practices.

Renewable Energy: The Role Of Demand Response

This type of program has a significant part to play in the increased adoption of solar and wind energy... ...Read More...

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FM Issue: Mission Critical Training

A methodical approach coupled with follow through goes a long way toward reliable operations in facilities that run... ...Read More...

Best Buy achieved its goal to reduce energy use in its stores by 20%. (Photo: Best Buy)

Energy Management Trends: Stepping Up Energy Management

Across sectors, facility professionals find solutions through the Department of Energy's Better Buildings... ...Read More...

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New Product Flash: Lumination RS Series LED Downlight from GE Lighting

Featuring dimming functionality to 10%, the ENERGY STAR certified fixtures include a pre-attached trim kit housing that lends a finished appearance to... ...Read More...

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Free White Paper: Improving the Energy Efficiency Of Aging Commercial Buildings through Window Retrofits

Find out how the Renovate system can offer energy savings of up to 25%, provide consistent indoor thermal comfort, reduce outside noise transmission, contribute points towards LEED certification, and more at a lower cost than a traditional window... ...Read More...

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New Product Flash: Optimus Chiller from Trane

This line of water-cooled chillers has been enhanced with the Trane Adaptive Frequency Drive, which adjusts motor speed based on... ...Read More...

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Cooling Tips For Commercial Spaces

With temperatures topping 90˚F, air conditioning use is on the rise and cooling bills are hitting record... ...Read More...

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National Institute of Building Sciences Celebrates 40 Years

Forty years ago, the United States Congress authorized the establishment of the National Institute of Building Sciences when President Gerald Ford signed the Housing and Community Development Act into law on August 22,... ...Read More...

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ACEEE Announces 2014 Champions Of Energy Efficiency In Buildings Awards

Selection criteria was based on each nominee's impact, innovation, and leadership in the energy efficiency... ...Read More...

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Web Exclusive: How To Empower Energy And Facility Managers With Analytics

Because analytics empowers energy efficiency, it saves money. Because analytics enables fms to focus on ROI of projects, it can help to increase corporate... ...Read More...