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


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

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.


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.

Amazon Launches Global Solar Energy Initiative

Amazon will install solar systems on 50 fulfillment facility rooftops worldwide by 2020; 15 solar installations planned for completion by the end of 2017 will generate up to 41 MW.

Iconic U.S. Steel Tower Earns Energy Star Certification

The high-rise office building is a participant in the Pittsburgh 2030 District challenge, a public-private partnership to create a high-performance and energy-efficient building district in downtown Pittsburgh by the year 2030.

Preliminary Energy Savings For ASHRAE/IES 2016 Energy Standard

According to recent analysis by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program, more than 30% energy savings can be achieved using the new version — compared to the 2004 baseline.

DRVL Downlight Retrofit From Terralux

New ENERGY STAR® certified LED retrofit replaces vertically mounted lamps in commercial downlights.

New Report From USGBC, LEED In Motion: Venues

This document highlights the results that a number of facility management teams at convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, and other public assembly spaces have achieved through the use of LEED green building rating system.

Ceiling Cassette Indoor Unit By Mitsubishi Electric

The improved ceiling-recessed indoor unit features the new 3D i-see Sensor™ to deliver comfort and energy saving benefits.

Paying Attention To Power Factor

Looking to reduce energy use and emissions? Power factor correction helps facility management optimize power from the utility.

Did You Miss Our Industrial LED Lighting Webinar?

View this video webinar and find out what the recent explosion in LED options means for industrial lighting at your facility.

Sports Facilities, Water And Energy Opportunities

A new report released by the National Institute of Building Sciences and the Green Sports Alliance offers insights, shares results on strategies for sports facilities managers.

Bring In The Sun With Daylighting

The building envelope can serve as a tool for facility management to tap into renewable energy resources.

Ephesus To Light Up Next Three Super Bowl Games

Eaton's Ephesus LED lighting systems for sports facilities have been installed in stadiums in Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Miami.

Insulation: Mineral Wool Or Polyiso?

Choosing the ideal roofing insulation material for a facility project depends on several factors.

Osram Acquires Lighting Services Provider Maneri-Agraz

Under the deal, the latter company will be part of Osram’s service division Sylvania Lighting Solutions (SLS).

DLC Qualified Products List Adds Two Lutron Offerings

Lutron's Quantum Total Light Management System and Vive wireless system now eligible for utility rebates and incentives by DesignLights Consortium members.

Facility Executive Of The Year 2017

Fred Reddig, director of facilities for the NFL’s Detroit Lions, hit the ground running to improve sustainability at the team's Ford Field.

Revolution Lighting Awarded Multi-Million Multi-Family Project

As part of its recent multi-family project awards, this LED provider builds on previous lighting contract awards with Billingsley Construction in Texas.

KMC Connect Lite App

KMC Connect Lite is the first in a series of mobile applications and IoT solutions that KMC Controls plans to develop using Kony’s cloud-based Platform.

Massachusetts Earns Top Spot In Green Building Ranking

Massachusetts moves from the third to first; New York rejoins ranking in USGBC’s annual ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED Green Building.

Northrop Grumman Plant Earns LEED Gold Certification

The aerospace company’s new 366,000-square-foot manufacturing center for the U.S. Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft received a total of 68 LEED® credits out of the 73 pursued.

Facility Managers View Energy Efficiency As Operating, Investment Strategy

Facility managers in states with strong energy efficiency programs more likely to install energy efficient lighting and HVAC equipment, according to new DNV GL survey.

DOE Introduces Energy Efficiency Project Financing Navigator

The Better Buildings Financing Navigator helps building owners, facility and energy managers, and other decision-makers connect with financiers, including banks and financial institutions, to pursue energy-saving measures.

Passive Infrared Wall Switch Sensor By Wattstopper

The wall switch occupancy sensor, the WS-301, now features convenient Manual-ON control, ensuring maximum energy savings and code compliance.

Greentherm 9000 Series Condensing Tankless Water Heaters

Bosch's new line of tankless gas condensing water heaters offers nine models for high-efficiency domestic hot water in residential or commercial applications, adding new features for easy installation, operation and maintenance.

Denver Now Requires Building Energy Benchmarking

The capital city of Colorado joins a growing list of U.S. cities requiring buildings of certain sizes to track and report energy use.

Top Trends Impacting Smart Buildings In 2017

From tunable white lighting to graphic user interfaces, Crestron’s Andrew Gross shares his predictions on the most impactful smart building trends for 2017.

Facility Retrofit: Visibility Into Energy Consumption

To improve insight into energy use, California tech firm Nimble Storage installed an energy management analytics platform.

Beyond Energy Savings: Disruptive Technologies In Lighting

Disruptive lighting control technologies including LEDs, evolving software, and wireless protocols offer additional advantages beyond energy savings.

Simplify With Networked Lighting Controls

While this lighting technology seems to add complexity, its features help to streamline facility operations.

Sustainable Restroom Operations

When creating green restrooms, examine opportunities related to surfaces, air quality, and conservation.

Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management System

DLM is an intelligent, distributed control system that automatically maximizes lighting levels and energy efficiency throughout a building.

LED Lighting And Circadian Rhythm

Lighting is an ever-present aspect of our everyday lives in and around buildings, and it also serves as a key trigger for our rhythmic clock.

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