Energy Efficiency | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

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.
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.

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.

Smart Buildings Survey: Safety, Security Outrank Going Green

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.

IT Plug Loads: The Next Frontier For Energy Savings

Making up a significant portion of this New Frontier are computers and monitors, accounting for more than 30% of plug loads in buildings.

Green Gigawatt Partnership Boosts Renewables in Higher Education

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.

Top 10 States Ranked in Energy Efficiency Scorecard

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).

Motorized Shades Reflect Well On LEED Gold HQ

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 Merchandise Mart To Install Distributed Energy Storage Technology

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.

Facility Executive | September/October 2015 Issue

This issue takes a comprehensive look at sustainable facilities, including green cleaning, water management, LEED certification, and energy efficiency. Plus, wireless technology and security.

LEED Case Study: 100 Years Young

Energy and water upgrades at San Francisco City Hall are cornerstones of its recent LEED Platinum certification.

Efficiency Award For Colorado Brewery

Energy engineer at the MillerCoors facility recognized for successful initiatives shares five keys to improve energy efficiency.

Teamwork Towards Energy Reductions

With the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Fellows Program, facility leaders execute operational improvements as part of Retrofit Chicago.

Facility Retrofit: Light It Up!

Several facilities in UCLA’s athletics department were part of beta testing for a new wireless lighting controls system.

Energy Storage At Alcatraz

In place since 2012, a microgrid system on this island operated by the National Park Service provides reliable power 24/7.

Energy Efficient Solutions Help Carnegie Hall Secure LEED Silver Certification

Carnegie Hall is one of a limited but distinguished number of century-old buildings to achieve LEED certification.

Question Of The Week: Building Commissioning Strategies?

According to a recent Navigant Research report, increasing regulatory requirements are expected to raise the incidence of this practice.

FM Alert: Energy Efficiency Key Priority For Higher Ed Facilities

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.

Smart Window Materials Can Control Light and 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.

Question Of The Week: Are ESCOs A Blessing Or A Curse?

Are energy projects with an ESCO (energy service company or energy savings company) a blessing or a curse for end users?

Urban Green Council Announces Winners of 2015 EBie Awards

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.

Free Web Tool Identifies Promising Energy Saving Measures

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, NIBS Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: SkyVault Collector From Solatube

Part of the company's line of daylighting devices for high bay and high ceiling facilities, this product boosts performance.

Services & Maintenance: Think Outside The Box

Informed maintenance of the building envelope can significantly improve energy savings.

Singapore Ramps Up Energy Efficient Buildings

Periodic energy audits are now mandated as part of recent legislation focused on minimum sustainability standards for existing buildings.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Bell & Gossett Series e-1510 Pumps by Xylem

A redesign of the company's 1510 pumps provides significantly higher levels of efficiency over a wider range of operating conditions.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Foundation Rooftop Units from Trane

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.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Will LED Lighting Work For You?

Considering certain product features and performance is an integral part of the evaluation process.

ACEEE’s 2013 Champions Of Energy Efficiency In Industry Awards

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.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: SDL4 LEDs from World Light Tech

This proprietary double LED technology is available in a variety of products suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.

DOE Schedules First Meeting of Commercial Certification Group

The recently formed Commercial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Water Heating, and Refrigeration Certification Working Group will convene on April 30 in Washington, DC.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: M2G Boiler Control from Greffen Systems

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.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Retro-Commissioning from Atkins

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.

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.

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