Energy Efficiency | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

There are approximately two million non-residential buildings in the U.S. over 40 years old. With a building boom that spanned many decades, more facility managers are shifting their focus to retrofitting as opposed to building new.


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There are approximately two million non-residential buildings in the U.S. over 40 years old. With a building boom that spanned many decades, more facility managers are shifting their focus to retrofitting as opposed to building new.

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.


WEB EXCLUSIVE: Building Makeovers Improve Appearance And Performance

There are approximately two million non-residential buildings in the U.S. over 40 years old. With a building boom that spanned many decades, more facility managers are shifting their focus to retrofitting as opposed to building new.

Manufacturing Case Study: New And Improved

Posty Cards, Inc., a Kansas City, MO manufacturer of personalized corporate greeting cards was recognized with LEED Platinum certification in April 2012. This topped off a "once in a generation" expansion and renovation project for the 64 year old company.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Pressure Independent Control Valves by Siemens

This line of PCIVs integrates three functions into a single device.

State Led Energy Efficiency Programs Announced

Through its State Energy Program, the DOE awarded nearly $14 million to 22 states and territories.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Laundry Efficiencies

Technologies in higher ed laundry facilities can enhance energy efficiency and management capabilities.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: EnergySTEP by Schneider Electric

An assessment of power, cooling, physical infrastructure, and operational efficiencies of data centers provides information managers can act upon.

Higher Ed Buildings Earn Top Green Globes Rating

The University of British Columbia is home to two classroom facilities recognized for elevated sustainability.

Contractors Recognized For Roofing Projects

Sika Sarnafil presented awards for notable facility projects that included the company's roofing and waterproofing membranes.

Cutting Energy In Multifamily Dwellings

A recent report finds apartment managers can unlock energy savings by working with their utilities.

2011 Version Of Standard 189.1

When introduced in 2009, the standard was the first code intended commercial green building standard in the U.S.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: FXLED78 From RAB Lighting

This LED floodlight is designed for exterior applications.

Learn How Building Intelligence Can Improve Your Bottom Line

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Vancouver, WA Hospital Studied For Energy Practices

The facility was chosen for the study due to its already energy efficient operations.

State By State, Energy Efficiency Rated

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has released the fifth edition of its State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Yahoo! Corporate Campus Receives LEED EBOM Gold Certification

Yahoo!'s 1 million square foot campus consisting of seven buildings is the first of its kind to receive LEED EBOM gold certification.

New Service Spotlight: Remote Energy Management Service from Schneider Electric

Previously branded as EnergyView Online, Remote Energy Management is a hosted solution that enables users to save energy from anywhere and at any time.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Lutron And SYLVANIA Lighting Services Join Forces

SYLVANIA is now an Authorized Service Center Subcontractor for Lutron, performing services related to system start-up, programming, and more.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: GE Evolve LED Contemporary Domed Area Light

This exterior lighting fixture from GE Lighting Solutions is designed to provide a long, energy efficient lifespan.

Lighting Webinar Available For Download

Presented on June 1, 2011 by NEMA members, the presentation covered lighting management strategies that can cut costs and consumption.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: PwrSmart Service From New Boundary Technologies

Facility managers can monitor and control the power usage of the PCs in their organizations from a browser based application.

Siemens' "Smartest Building in America Challenge" Open

Launched May 1, the Siemens contest is seeking buildings that use its building automation systems in the "smartest" way. The deadline to enter is August 1, 2011.

Join TFM and NEMA for a Free Webinar: Implementing Lighting Management Technologies and Practices to Drive Building...

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Free Webinar: Learn How to Implement Lighting Management Technologies and Practices to Drive Building Efficiency

Join Us For a Free NEMA Webinar: Implementing Lighting Management Technologies and Practices to Drive Building EfficiencyEnergy is the largest operating expense for commercial...

GE Lighting Goes On The Road

In early March, the GE Lighting Revolution Tour began traveling to 47 U.S. and Canadian cities to showcase the future of lighting.

Survey: Lighting Retrofit Revenues Expected to Grow in 2011

A majority of energy efficient lighting professionals who responded to the survey expect to see an increase in revenue from retrofit projects in 2011.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Online Tool From Wausau Window And Wall Systems

Available with data for eight geographical areas, the Green Product Selection Tool provides performance information about the company's windows.

Hotel In NYC Reaps Reward Of Utility Rebate

The Crowne Plaza Times Square hotel recouped more than 25% of its investment in a lighting upgrade.

Siemens Earns ENERGY STAR In Maine

The company's office building in Scarborough, ME now uses about 30% less energy than office buildings of similar size.

Private Sector Energy Efficiency Retrofits

A white paper released earlier this year by Johnson Controls provides an overview of financing options for facilities in the private sector.

Solutia Awarded ARRA Funds For Window Film Research

The company's Peformance Films segment has been awarded funds for continued R&D and commercialization of high performance retrofit window film technology.

Development In Organic LED Lighting

Scientists from GE Global Research and Konica Minolta have demonstrated illumination quality white OLEDs essential for producing products at lower costs.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Bright Solutions By Action Services Group

The BrightSolutions service brand retrofits interior and exterior lighting applications for reduced energy consumption and maintenance.

Energy Efficiency Investments Still Strong Despite Recession

Across all regions surveyed, energy management is considered an important priority among commercial decision makers (92%). Notably, respondents from India (85%) and China (80%) were more likely to consider energy management very or extremely important as compared to those in Europe (55%) and North America (53%).

14 Buildings Competing In EPA Energy Contest

The building that sheds the most energy waste on a percentage basis will be declared the winner at EPA’s final weigh in on October 26.

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