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


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

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.


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.

Energy Bill Includes Significant Measures To Improve Efficiency

The U.S. House has passed an energy innovation bill that would make key strides to improve energy efficiency in buildings.

Zero Energy, Zero Carbon Building Opens In New Spokane Eco-District

The five-story, 159,000-square-foot Catalyst building is one of the largest zero energy buildings in North America and one of the first zero carbon buildings to be certified by the International Living Future Institute.

Three Essential Elements Of Next Generation Building Management Systems

Learn about the factors driving evolution of building management systems and essential elements necessary for solving management challenges of today and tomorrow.

What Are Some Best Practices For Optimizing Utility Costs?

Misconceptions about utility usage often stem from a facility manager’s misdirected focus on what usage is being monitored, instead of focusing on how it is being monitored day-to-day.

Better Buildings Initiative Partners Save $11B In Energy Costs

The more than 950 public and private sector organizations participating in DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative have saved nearly $11 billion in energy costs.

Discover Energy And Cost Savings With A Pump System Evaluation

By re-evaluating current pump systems and implementing more energy-efficient solutions, companies can generate long-term savings without sacrificing reliability.

Energy Ratings For Pumps From Hydraulic Institute

Based on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Motor Market Assessment, pumps can account for 40% of energy usage in industrial fluid systems.

Pittsburgh’s MuseumLab Achieves LEED Gold

MuseumLab at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has been awarded LEED® Gold status for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

Five Ways To Begin Energy Benchmarking

For actionable insight, buildings are increasingly tracking and comparing energy performance.

Networked Lighting Controls: Realize The Savings

Beyond energy savings, connected lighting is a pathway to intelligent use of space and better building diagnostics.

EPA Honors 2020 ENERGY STAR® Award Winners

This year's ENERGY STAR Award Winners have demonstrated national leadership in cost-saving energy efficient solutions.

Getting Up To Speed On Cooling Tower Designs

Engineered plastic cooling towers outlast metal designs, and can be constructed of unique antimicrobial resins which guard against Legionnaires and other health hazards

Chesapeake College Lauded For Energy Efficiency Leadership

The DOE recognized the Better Buildings partner for reducing energy usage at its Maryland campus by 24% since 2011.

Four Ways Toward A New Energy Economy

A new report from the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) identifies policy approaches to accelerate renewable energy growth.

Corporate Headquarters Case Study: New Year, New Space

Ten years in the making, a modern headquarters facility for a Breese, IL construction firm takes shape.

U.S. Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard Highlights An Industry Transforming

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks utilities on 20 metrics based on 2018 performance, programs, and policies. Leading the way: National Grid Massachusetts and Eversource Massachusetts, tied for first place.

Plazas And Terraces: Construction Considerations

Building or improving these outdoor spaces requires attention to safety and performance.

2020 SOLUTIONS For FM: Micro CHP XRGI25 From Lochinvar

Lochinvar, a manufacturer of energy efficient water heating solutions, launched the Micro CHP XRGI25 cogeneration system. Jeff Vallett, market segment manager, provides details on how facility managers can utilize the technology.

DOE Invests $74M In Building And Construction Technologies

The funding will help develop energy-efficient and flexible building technologies, systems, and construction practices to improve the energy performance of the nation’s buildings and electric grid.

Planned Energy Efficiency, Smart Building Investments Soar

75 percent of organizations plan to increase their investment in energy efficiency and smart buildings, according to Johnson Controls' 2019 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey.

Few Cities Include Robust Clean Energy Policies In Resilience Plans

While many cities are taking steps to increase energy efficiency and renewable power, only one-fifth include such initiatives in their resilience plans, finds a global survey by ACEEE.

Global Dow Center Earns LEED Silver Certification

Sustainability was at the forefront of the project with green construction and demolition practices employed throughout Dow Chemical Company's new Midland, MI headquarters. 

MetLife Recognized For Energy Efficiency Leadership

MetLife Investment Management's 910,000-square-foot building in Washington, DC is a Better Buildings showcase project and saves 31% annually on energy costs.

Colorado Leads Nation In LEED Green Building

USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED recognizes current leaders committed to more sustainable and resilient buildings, cities, and communities.

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