Renewable Energy: Integrating Into The Smart Grid
Pilot programs going on now aim to address how renewable energy can contribute to reducing demand on utility infrastructures.
Renewable Energy: PACE Financing For Energy Improvements
Still in its early stages, the property assessed clean energy funding model focuses on first cost obstacles.
Renewable Energy: Smart Balancing Of Renewable Energy With Green Buildings
Smart grid technology and its associated advancements may create a shift in how facilities consume energy.
Renewable Energy: Think About A Growing Part Of The Future
This month's guest columnist believes it's time for facility managers to invest in renewable energy.
Renewable Energy: Flywheel Technology For Energy Storage And Backup
This low maintenance mechanical device provides temporary power on demand.
Renewable Energy: Evaluating A Third-Party Financing Option
Bringing "greener" energy to a facility can be made easier with energy performance contracting, if the scenario works for the organization's specific situation.
Renewable Energy: In Pursuit Of Zero Energy Buildings
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory studied six buildings with different functions to discover what strategies might work best for many types of facilities.
Renewable Energy: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
This type of fuel cell has been found to be well suited to facility applications, and one California company has introduced a version that may expand the technology's market share.
Renewable Energy: Solar Thermal
Hot water heating is the leading application for this technology in buildings, but space heating and cooling are also viable uses.
Renewable Energy: Biomass
Using wood chips and other plant materials as fuel can meet heating (and some cooling) needs in suitable facility scenarios.
Renewable Energy: Fuel Cells For Facilities
Power systems using this technology can drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to energy use.
Renewable Energy: “Small Wind” For On-Site Generation
In the right locations, this power source provides a way to increase clean energy portfolios.
Renewable Energy: Solar Photovoltaics
The technology is reliable. Now facility managers can focus on funding this clean energy investment.
Renewable Energy: Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pumps
Drawn from the ground, this energy source can power HVAC needs and supply hot water.
Sustainable By Design: Toward An Energy Management Plan
Tackling the escalating issue of energy consumption and costs may take resolve.
Sustainable By Design: Buying Renewable Energy Certificates
While one size does not fit all facilities, this energy purchase strategy can be beneficial for many.
Sustainable By Design: Outdoor Lighting – Brighter Not Always Better
Regulations on the amount, quality, and type of exterior illumination for buildings are increasingly relevant for facility managers.
Sustainable By Design: Lessons for FMs, From The Halls Of Academia
On many college campuses, facility managers and students are working together to further environmental action.