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To deliver on ventilation and energy efficiency conditions, facility managers may consider DOAS units for their buildings.

Energy Efficiency

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Energy Efficiency articles below.


IAQ And Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems

To deliver on ventilation and energy efficiency conditions, facility managers may consider DOAS units for their buildings.

Wholesale Building Management Distributor Program

Wholesale Building Management Distributor Program provides dedicated resources, training, and incentives for building automation and control.

Exterior Lighting Retrofits

Five considerations to help maintain safe light levels, meet energy efficiency codes, and reduce costs when retrofitting your exterior lighting system.

Luminescent Windows Generate Energy From Inside And Out

Rice engineers have developed polymer cores that redirect light from any source to solar cells.

How Hospitality Partners Adapt, Save Energy During Pandemic

Hotels were among the first businesses hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but travelers still need a safe place to stay. The Better Buildings team checks in.

The Time Is Now To Finally Crack The Split Incentive Barrier

The split incentive, the most common commercial lease structure, has long stood in the way of deep energy retrofits in tenant-occupied commercial space.

Healthcare, Schools, Offices Make Up Most Green Building Certifications

Massachusetts is top state for LEED followed by Washington, Illinois; California ranks #1 for LEED green building professionals, according to USGBC.

Building Electrification Technology Roadmap: The Path To Zero Carbon   

A first-of-its-kind study from the New Buildings Institute provides a comprehensive analysis of electric technologies that can displace fossil fuels in buildings.

Hope’s Windows Adds Thermal Evolution Technology To One55 Series

The now-complete One55™ Series of doors and operable windows combines striking historical visual appearance with unmatched strength and thermal efficiency.

Survey Shows Bipartisan Support For Stronger Energy-Saving Standards

As President Biden unveils new efforts to tackle the climate crisis, ACEEE’s Wendy Koch reviews a survey that shows broad bipartisan support for energy efficiency measures.

Historic Inn Updates HVAC With Heat Pump System

The owners of West Lane Inn in Connecticut utilized C-PACE financing to complete this energy improvement at their 1840s inn.

Protect Your Investment: Tips On Maintaining High-Efficiency Boilers

High-efficiency boilers are new in the grand scheme of heating equipment. Servicing them on a regular basis will help ensure their longevity for years to com

Top 10 Sustainability Topics For Real Estate in 2021

The real estate industry will take an increasingly focused view of environmental, social, and governance strategies this year, according to a new Urban Land Institute report.

Decision Makers Increasing Investments In Healthy Building Initiatives

Facility executives are prioritizing three mission critical focus areas of a healthy building — people, places, and planet — finds Johnson Controls survey.

DaVinci AE1932 Scissor Lift From JLG

The new 19-foot scissor lift is purpose-built for applications where stringent environmental regulations must be met.

LightView Achieves Boston’s First Private Student Housing LEED Platinum Certification

LightView, a sustainable student housing community at Boston's Northeastern University, has been awarded USGBC's highest level of green building certification: LEED Platinum.

Energy Improvement Aims High

Retro-commissioning project at former Nestlé Company headquarters recognized by inaugural Retro Rumble.

AssetCare Asset Management Platform

mCloud connects first 10 New York buildings in new multi-site commercial building campaign.

AI Gains Traction In Commercial Buildings

Facility management increasingly sees the benefits of artificial intelligence implementation throughout building operations.

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

States are still adopting new energy-saving rules, but the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing overall progress, according to the annual ACEEE report.

Academy Museum Receives LEED Gold Certification

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has been awarded LEED Gold Certification by the USGBC for Building Design and Construction.

Housing Retrofit Project Earns Canada’s First IREE Certification

Efficiency Capital's energy efficiency retrofit project is first in Canada to achieve the internationally recognized Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification.

Organizations Plan To Increase Energy Efficiency Investments In 2021

Health and safety concerns are driving building improvements, and despite decreased occupancy, energy use in buildings dropped surprisingly little in 2020, Johnson Controls 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals.

DOE Recognizes State of Maryland For Energy Efficiency Leadership

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy has recognized Maryland for reducing its energy intensity by 20% over its 9 million-square-foot buildings portfolio.

How To Create COVID-Safe And Sustainable Learning Environments

ACEEE shares how schools and policymakers can take steps now to create safe, sustainable learning environments that could deliver long-term energy savings.

USGBC Readies Green Building Industry For LEED Positive Future

Throughout this year’s virtual Greenbuld event, USGBC delivered key updates intended to help push the industry closer to a regenerative future as outlined through LEED Positive

USGBC Names 2020 Leadership Award Recipients

The U.S. Green Building Council's annual awards recognize extraordinary leadership in green building and commitment to advancing healthy, sustainable buildings and communities

Fertilizer Plants ENERGY STAR Certified

The U.S. EPA recognizes two nitrogenous fertilizer plants as the first of their kind to earn ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.

ASHRAE Moves To New Net-Zero Energy Global HQs In Metro Atlanta

ASHRAE’s new headquarters uses technology integration to increase efficiency, protect people and property, and enhance the occupant experience, and is a model for net-zero energy building design.

GBCI Announces 2020 LEED Fellows

The 2020 class of LEED Fellows includes 25 green building leaders who represent the top of their field and are committed to creating healthier, more sustainable and resilient communities.

Aramark Global HQ Receives LEED Silver Certification

Located in Philadelphia, the Aramark headquarters includes a wellness center, biophilia rooms, outdoor terraces, and a showcase state-of-the-art dining facility and test kitchen.

First EMA/ENERGY STAR Retro Rumble Recognizes Energy Efficiency Projects

With a focus on improving energy use intensity and ENERGY STAR scores, the competition featured an overall winner along with projects in the healthcare, office, and multi-family sectors.

A Look At Propane For HVAC Systems

As an energy source, propane offers facilities efficient, low-cost equipment operation that can help to lower overall carbon footprint.

OUS Offers Energy Savings as a Service

Energy Savings as a Service (ESaaS) allows companies, facilities, and organizations of every size to upgrade their existing energy infrastructure to modern, energy-efficient solutions—but without the up-front costs typically associated with such a project.

Reduce COVID-19 Risks In Commercial Buildings Without Wasting Energy

As offices, schools, and retail stores reopen, ACEEE’s Steven Nadel discusses how to reduce COVID-19 risks without wasting energy.

North Carolina Hospital Honored For Rethinking Energy Use

ASHE has named the Atrium Health Cleveland plant operations and maintenance team its 2020 Energy Champion for leadership in becoming a more energy-efficient facility.

New York City Leads 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard

Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco round out the top U.S. cities growing their clean energy efforts, according to ACEEE's newly-released 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard.

Energy Department’s Better Plants Partners Save $8.2 Billion

Together, the 3,200 facilities that are part of the DOE’s Better Plants program have cumulatively saved $8.2 billion and 1.7 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTUs) of energy.

It’s Cooler On The Jersey Shore

New hotel HVAC cooling tower reduces energy consumption and protects guests with antimicrobial properties that greatly reduce the chances of bacterial growth.

EPA Awards For Green Power, Refrigeration Impact, And Safer Chemicals

The U.S. EPA announced notable projects by organizations and facilities making environmentally-friendly strides in green power, green refrigeration, and products with safer chemicals.

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