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.
Rice engineers have developed polymer cores that redirect light from any source to solar cells.
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 split incentive, the most common commercial lease structure, has long stood in the way of deep energy retrofits in tenant-occupied commercial space.
Massachusetts is top state for LEED followed by Washington, Illinois; California ranks #1 for LEED green building professionals, according to USGBC.
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.
The now-complete One55™ Series of doors and operable windows combines striking historical visual appearance with unmatched strength and thermal efficiency.
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.
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
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.
Facility executives are prioritizing three mission critical focus areas of a healthy building — people, places, and planet — finds Johnson Controls survey.
LightView, a sustainable student housing community at Boston's Northeastern University, has been awarded USGBC's highest level of green building certification: LEED Platinum.
States are still adopting new energy-saving rules, but the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing overall progress, according to the annual ACEEE report.
Efficiency Capital's energy efficiency retrofit project is first in Canada to achieve the internationally recognized Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification.
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.
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.
ACEEE shares how schools and policymakers can take steps now to create safe, sustainable learning environments that could deliver long-term energy savings.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
As offices, schools, and retail stores reopen, ACEEE’s Steven Nadel discusses how to reduce COVID-19 risks without wasting energy.
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.
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.
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.
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.