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.
Building operators prioritize the safety and security of their facilities over sustainability and productivity, according to a recent survey of nearly 500 buildings across seven major U.S. cities by Honeywell and KRC Research.
Making up a significant portion of this New Frontier are computers and monitors, accounting for more than 30% of plug loads in buildings.
AASHE has launched the Green Gigawatt Partnership (GGP), which seeks to catalyze one gigawatt of green power development by 2020 by recognizing colleges and universities who purchase green power and help more campuses do the same.
Massachusetts edges out California as most energy-efficient state, Maryland among most improved, according to the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Intelligent motor controls and best-in-class RB 500 motorized roller shades helped shape the look of the Hub Group’s new headquarters, located in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, IL.
Chicago's iconic Merchandise Mart, one of the world's largest commercial buildings and wholesale design centers, will install Johnson Controls' distributed energy storage technology.
This issue takes a comprehensive look at sustainable facilities, including green cleaning, water management, LEED certification, and energy efficiency. Plus, wireless technology and security.
Energy and water upgrades at San Francisco City Hall are cornerstones of its recent LEED Platinum certification.
Energy engineer at the MillerCoors facility recognized for successful initiatives shares five keys to improve energy efficiency.
With the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Fellows Program, facility leaders execute operational improvements as part of Retrofit Chicago.
Several facilities in UCLA’s athletics department were part of beta testing for a new wireless lighting controls system.
In place since 2012, a microgrid system on this island operated by the National Park Service provides reliable power 24/7.
Carnegie Hall is one of a limited but distinguished number of century-old buildings to achieve LEED certification.
According to a recent Navigant Research report, increasing regulatory requirements are expected to raise the incidence of this practice.
Energy efficiency ranks as the key priority among higher education facility leaders, according to new study from Schneider Electric and the Alliance to Save Energy.
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to let in light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission.
Are energy projects with an ESCO (energy service company or energy savings company) a blessing or a curse for end users?
Urban Green Council has announced the winners of its 5th annual EBie Awards™, a juried competition that celebrates the innovators behind significant improvements to building efficiency.
New Buildings Institute (NBI) is offering a free tool to help facility executives quickly evaluate the potential savings associated with existing energy saving measures.
Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines.
Part of the company's line of daylighting devices for high bay and high ceiling facilities, this product boosts performance.
Informed maintenance of the building envelope can significantly improve energy savings.
Periodic energy audits are now mandated as part of recent legislation focused on minimum sustainability standards for existing buildings.
A redesign of the company's 1510 pumps provides significantly higher levels of efficiency over a wider range of operating conditions.
These redesigned rooftop HVAC units feature a dual footprint that means they can directly replace up to two-thirds of existing units without requiring adapter curbs.
Considering certain product features and performance is an integral part of the evaluation process.
The Champion award began with the ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (held in even years) and was extended to the Industry Summer Study in 2005.
This proprietary double LED technology is available in a variety of products suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.
The recently formed Commercial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Water Heating, and Refrigeration Certification Working Group will convene on April 30 in Washington, DC.
This intelligent control unit is designed to optimize the efficiency of hot water boilers. The result is fuel reduction during less demanding situations while ensuring maximum capacity during heavy load periods.
Atkins, an global engineering and design consulting firm, has added a national retro-commissioning business to its service offerings. If its engineers find efficiency issues in a facility, they repair, adjust, and refurbish its systems to improve airflow, water flow, and other aspects of operations.
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.
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.
This line of PCIVs integrates three functions into a single device.