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New report provides comprehensive snapshot of strategic energy management (SEM) — a systematic process to holistically manage energy use to improve efficiency.


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New report provides comprehensive snapshot of strategic energy management (SEM) — a systematic process to holistically manage energy use to improve efficiency.

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.


Energy Management Cost Effective In Industrial, Commercial Buildings

New report provides comprehensive snapshot of strategic energy management (SEM) — a systematic process to holistically manage energy use to improve efficiency.

University Of Arizona Cuts Carbon Footprint With All-Renewable Power

In a partnership with Tucson Electric Power, the campus will obtain all of its grid-based electricity from renewable sources, cutting its greenhouse gas footprint by nearly one-third.

Virtual Building Safety Month Celebration Begins

The International Code Council's 41st annual awareness campaign about building safety features free resources and events for the public.

A Look At Energy Benchmarking Options

For organizations that want sustained improvement in energy performance—and sustained cost savings—EPA recommends energy benchmarking as a first step.

Best Practices For HVAC Retrofits That Deliver

Equipment that minimizes repairs, saves energy, and improves health will help ensure that HVAC retrofits provide efficient performance and comfort.

Trends In Lighting Controls

A recent study examines current costs to install luminaire level lighting controls in facilities.

President Biden Invites Johnson Controls’ CEO To Address Climate Issues

During the Leaders Summit on Climate, George Oliver will address the business community's role in supporting climate action and policy, creating jobs, and economic growth.

Facility Executive: April 2021 Issue

The April 2021 issue looks lighting controls, disinfecting with UV-C technology, and data center trends. Plus, sprinkler systems and COVID-19 on campus.

Five Ways To Get Your Building Green For Earth Day

In preparation for Earth Day, businesses can cut costs and consume energy in more green ways by making a few smart changes with their HVAC systems.

$91M GSA Project Will Improve Landmark Buildings’ Energy Efficiency

Part of the National Deep Energy Retrofit program, the U.S. General Services Administration has awarded Johnson Controls the contract to upgrade the buildings' HVAC, lighting, water conservation, and energy management systems.

EPA Honors 206 2021 ENERGY STAR Award Winners

This year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing Samsung Electronics with a rare ENERGY STAR Corporate Commitment Award.

Maintaining The Value Of Your Real Estate In The Post-Pandemic World

Smart, connected technologies and advisory services help owners and operators meet the challenges of the "new normal" of today and tomorrow by ensuring occupant well-being, simplifying space management, and offering a more engaging experience, while facility teams remotely manage building systems for greater efficiency and reliability.

Green Buildings Career Map Highlights Energy Efficiency Jobs

Supported by a U.S. DOE grant, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and its partners offer interactive map highlighting career opportunities in building energy efficiency.

How Federal R&D Should Expand To Transform Our Buildings

ACEEE’s Dr. Esram testifies that we need federal research and development to quickly retrofit a large share of buildings to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Iron Mountain Data Centers Lauded For Energy Efficiency Leadership

In a virtual tour, the Department of Energy recognized Iron Mountain Data Centers for its commitment to energy efficiency through the Better Buildings Challenge.

EPA Announces 2020 ENERGY STAR Certified Manufacturing Plants

These 95 ENERGY STAR certified plants saved nearly $400 million on energy bills — equal to the payroll value of over 8,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs.

New Net Zero Energy Office Building

New Net Zero Energy office building by Ashley McGraw Architects challenges conventional thinking on efficiency in the commercial sector

USGBC Expands LEED Earth to Homes, Communities, Cities

LEED Earth is designed to bring LEED to countries where green building is still emerging and offers certification at no cost to the first project to certify.

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.

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