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Facility management is on the front line of an expanding vision for the built environment.


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Facility management is on the front line of an expanding vision for the built environment.

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.


Aiming For Zero Energy In Existing Buildings

Facility management is on the front line of an expanding vision for the built environment.

The 5 Biggest Innovations In Facility Management Technology

Learn about the five biggest innovations in facility management technology we've seen this year. Plus, get a free ebook on more technology trends!

Facility Executive | October 2018 Issue

The October 2018 issue features green building, workplace design, zero energy, recycling furniture, and anti-terrorism security. Plus, we celebrate our 30th anniversary.

Have You Gone Beyond Green?

The deadline to submit your project for a National Institute of Building Sciences 2018 Beyond Green™ Award is approaching!

Massachusetts, California Remain Tops In Energy Efficiency

States are increasing energy efficiency investments and power savings; pushing net-zero buildings and electric vehicles, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

New HIIO LED High Bay Lights From Access Fixtures

HIIO is a high quality LED high bay that offers unique and convenient features to fulfill commercial, industrial, and gymnasium lighting needs.

$150M High Tech High School Opens In New Jersey

The 350,000-square-foot technical school meets LEED Gold standards, and includes water efficient landscaping, geothermal heating, a green roof, and wind turbines.

Bring Your Facility Into The Future With EcoStruxure™ Building Advisor

Schneider Electric’s collaborative smart building IoT platform is a comprehensive service portfolio designed to improve occupant comfort and asset value while reducing operating costs.

Protecting Cities From Legionnaires’ Disease

South Bronx hospital adopts new anti-microbial cooling tower technology to stave off Legionnaires' Disease and other biological health threats.

Bright Ideas In Lighting

A facility-wide lighting retrofit focused on updating a multi-family property with energy efficiency and occupant safety and comfort in mind.

8 Questions To Ask Before Replacing Your Facility Assets

Local energy conservation initiatives are a great way to save money when you purchase new assets or fixtures. Here are answers to your most commonly asked questions and a handy asset replacement cheat sheet.

Maximize Clean Energy Progress

Increasingly, buildings are active players in the pursuit of energy efficiency goals for the organizations they serve, and beyond.

Looking For HVAC Zone Control?

To satisfy energy efficiency and occupant demands, variable refrigerant flow systems may deliver on facility management needs.

Hospitality Case Study: Hospitality, California Style

In the heart of the UCLA campus, a LEED Platinum conference center inspires collaboration and innovation.

Facility Executive | August 2018 Issue

The August 2018 issue features facility security, including biometrics, school security, and stopping hackers. Plus, HVAC, roofing, restroom maintenance, lighting, and more.

Greenhouse Grower Earns Incentive For Energy-Saving Cogen Engines

SunSelect Produce’s new high-tech, natural gas-powered combined heat and power technology cuts 12,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year and conserves over 7,000 gallons of water per day.

Will Trump’s DOE Propose To Roll Back Light Bulb Standards?

A proposed rule on light bulb standards will soon be released. Manufacturers have lobbied for an illegal rollback of strong standards with which they must comply beginning in 2020.

Best Practices For Automated Shading Systems

The right balance of daylighting and daylight harvesting strategies can provide health, productivity, and energy saving benefits: Here’s how to get the most out of your facility’s automated shading system.

GM Focuses On Lighting For Energy Conservation

General Motors is working with Starco Lighting to help reduce lighting-related energy consumption across its global facilities.

USF System Earns First LEED Platinum Certification

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg's Warehouse Laboratory, which houses biology, chemistry, and physics labs, is the fourth building on campus to receive LEED certification.

Sharper Edge: Five Tips To Increase Efficiency In The Outer Reaches

Edge computing likely takes place throughout your facility, from server closets to branch offices. Making these sites reliable isn’t enough: Energy efficiency must also be part of an effective edge strategy.

Natural Light In Workplace Design

Cultivating a healthy indoor environment can begin with sound daylighting strategies.

Energy Improvements Across The Board

With partners from public and private sectors, the U.S. DOE Better Buildings Challenge is a platform for innovation and collaboration.

Healthcare Case Study: Preserving The Past, Caring For The Future

At Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first, facility upgrades help to steer 21st century operations.

Facility Executive | June 2018 Issue

The June 2018 issue features a look at workplace design, including productivity, breakrooms, furniture, and natural light. Plus, green cleaning, energy efficiency, healthcare facilities, and more.

How To Make Buildings Truly Smart—And Keep Them From Losing Their Minds

We hear so much about intelligent buildings, you’d think they were everywhere. But when you look at the data, it seems that most buildings are as dull-witted as ever.

Friday Funny: Do You Need To Chill?

Cold showers have long been recommended as a cure for the overly amorous. But can a chilly rinse off also cut down on sick days?

LG Introduces New High Bay Lights, LG Sensor Connect App

Introduced at LIGHTFAIR International, the next-generation smart lighting advancements offer greater flexibility and connectivity options.

Bentley University Ice Arena Is Nation’s Most Sustainable

The 76,000-square-foot Bentley Arena is the first standalone ice arena to earn the LEED platinum certification from the USGBC.

Otis Introduces The Link™ Escalator

With ReGen™ drives, Link escalators use 60 percent less energy compared to escalators without regenerative drives and consume 98 percent less oil.

Abundant Power’s Portfolio Energy Analytics Module

Abundant Power Group has added the Portfolio Energy Analytics Module to their Platform with energy insights for all buildings in a portfolio and a clear pathway to profitable facility management.

LEED Platinum Children’s Hospital Is First On West Coast

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the West Coast's first LEED Platinum children's hospital and only the second children's hospital in the world to earn that status.

Friday Funny: Happy 4/20, Bud!

This year’s 4/20, the high holiday of marijuana culture, comes at a time of robust growth for the cannabis industry. A look at a budding opportunity for energy efficiency, courtesy of ACEEE.

Five Tips For A Greener Campus

This Earth Day, consider how your facilities team can help guide your school's journey to reducing the campus carbon footprint.

Unified Building Management Systems

For critical facilities, linking building automation with security and other functions provides a holistic view and quick response capability.

Optimizing HVAC Systems

Gaining holistic knowledge of how the equipment is operating is significant to improving HVAC efficiency.

School District To Save $15.3M With New Energy Efficiency Program

California’s Escalon Unified School District recently completed a 1.2 MW solar photovoltaic and integrated energy efficiency and STEM education initiative.

Maximizing Natural Light In Facilities

With Daylight Saving Time around the corner, consider the potential benefits of daylighting and daylight harvesting for your facilities.

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

The New Buildings Institute has measured more than 700% growth in ZE buildings since it began tracking projects in 2012.

GM LED Lighting Retrofit Saves Over $300,000 Annually

In addition to reducing energy consumption, replacing linear fluorescent lighting with tubular LED created a safer work environment at the auto maker’s Lake Orion, MI plant.

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