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In recognition of 2017 World FM Day, Sodexo has ranked the top metropolitan areas for sustainable workplaces—Washington, DC, San Jose, San Francisco, Denver, and Seattle top the list.


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In recognition of 2017 World FM Day, Sodexo has ranked the top metropolitan areas for sustainable workplaces—Washington, DC, San Jose, San Francisco, Denver, and Seattle top the list.

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.


Top 25 Cities For Sustainable Workplaces

In recognition of 2017 World FM Day, Sodexo has ranked the top metropolitan areas for sustainable workplaces—Washington, DC, San Jose, San Francisco, Denver, and Seattle top the list.

Better Buildings Challenge Partners Save $1.9 Billion In Energy Costs

The challenge aims to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade by focusing on overcoming market barriers and sharing partner-created solutions.

Cree Extends OSQ Series Of LED Luminaires

The new luminaire more than doubles the top lumen output of the original OSQ Series with up to 65,000 lumens and can replace multiple metal halide 1000W fixtures.

WorkHorse LED Extreme Drivers From Fulham

The WorkHorse LED Extreme family of constant current, programmable drivers specifically designed for outdoor and high-power applications now feature support for DALI lighting controls.

LFI Innovation Awards At LIGHTFAIR 2017

Highlighting innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months, these lighting awards saw 255 entries spanning 14 categories.

Top 10 Energy Efficient U.S. Cities 

Boston, New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Portland are among the leaders in ACEEE's City Energy Efficiency Scorecard of 51 large cities.

Prepare Your Facility To Beat The Summer Heat

HVAC technologies can result in reduced energy costs and higher occupant satisfaction during summer's peak demand days.

Improving Chiller Maintenance Using IoT and Predictive Technologies Webinar

View this free webinar video and learn about a strategy-based approach to chiller maintenance.

Boston Medical Center Fires Up Cogen Plant

The combined heat and power (CHP) plant enhances the facility's standing as the most resilient and greenest hospital in Boston.

New WebCTRL Chilled Water System Optimizer By ALC

Automated Logic Corporation's new high efficiency chilled water system optimizer helps customers save energy.

Pittsburgh: A Leader In Sustainable Cities

Pittsburgh leads North American cities with the most buildings committed to the 2030 District Network, an initiative that challenges buildings to reduce their environmental impact.

Friday Funny: The Sky’s The Limit

From a modular educational center for sub-Saharan Africa to a vertical stack of factory and recreational space, the winners of the 2017 Skyscraper Competition are an impressive display of creativity.

Halio Smart Tinting Glass From Kinestral Technologies

Kinestral Technologies recently unveiled the first installation of its new Halio smart-tinting glass at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.’s San Francisco office.

Atlanta Takes On Boston In Third SWAP Challenge

In the DOE’s latest "Better Buildings Challenge SWAP" online video series, Atlanta and Boston swap energy management teams to gain new insights, save money, and improve their buildings through greater energy efficiency.

Earth Day 2017: Five Ways To Spread Environmental And Climate Literacy

In honor of Earth Day 2017, BOMA International has issued five suggestions for how facility professionals can promote sustainable best practices.

Derive Savings From Demand Control Ventilation

Among energy conservation measures, DCV provides significant energy reductions for the operation of HVAC systems.

School District Finds Continuous Improvement

Tackling deferred maintenance, energy costs, and staff training are cornerstones of the facilities department in Manchester, NH.

Operating Coal-Free By 2025

The University of Iowa power plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet this goal.

Schneider Electric Expands Control Valves Offering

The company now offers a complete range of Pressure Independent Balancing and Control Valves to fit a variety of applications in building environments.

Multi-Site Exterior Lighting

Kimco Realty launched a lighting retrofit program for its retail properties in 2015. Illumi-Nation, as the initiative is known, continues its momentum.

HVAC Load Reduction From EnVerid Systems

Modules that employ this company's HLR Technology improve indoor air quality in facilities while reducing HVAC energy consumption.

Beyond The Task Of Illumination

There are strategies for facilities to implement office lighting for circadian health and well-being.

Task Tuning In Commercial Buildings: A Field Study

This lighting controls strategy is used to reduce energy use while maintaining occupant comfort.

Lighting Efficiency Changes On Horizon

Released toward the end of 2016, the revised ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 includes several significant lighting modifications.

Facility Executive | April 2017 Issue

The April 2017 issue features a special focus on lighting, plus a look at integrated work management systems, HVAC, fire protection, and water management.

Frost & Sullivan Finds Rapid Growth In Southeast Asian IFM Market

A focus on energy efficiency services uncovers growth opportunities in integrated facilities management in the SEA region, according to the research and consulting firm.

Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial Gets LED Retrofit

Revolution Lighting Technologies’ high performance Buy American Act Compliant LED tubes installed into world-renowned battleship turned museum; LED solutions improve lighting energy use by 72%.

Expanded LED Highbay, Canopy Offerings By Barron Lighting Group

The company has introduced its new LPC LED low profile canopy series and ALH series of LED architectural linear highbays.

Flexibility For The Future

For Wisconsin-based microbrewery Barley John’s, choosing a building envelope that offered flexibility, durability, energy efficiency, and adaptability was integral to the company’s long-term success.

Forest Lighting Parent Company, MLS, Acquires Ledvance From Osram

Technology synergies and the Sylvania brand were cited as key reasons for the investment.

Historic Hotel, Revolving Door Retrofit

At the Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, a lobby renovation provided the opportunity to boost aesthetics and improve energy efficiency.

Maryland Opens Its First Net Zero Energy School

Maryland’s first net zero energy school — Howard County Public Schools' Wilde Lake Middle School — recently opened in Columbia, MD.

Shopping Center Is First To Earn New U.S. Green Building Standard

The new standard, BREEAM USA In-Use, measures and monitors environmental performance of existing buildings.

Building Envelope Retrofits For Improved Energy Efficiency: Part 2

A building enclosure retrofit can improve energy performance and keep a facility operational without the expenditures of complete demolition or reconstruction.

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