Energy Efficiency | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

From building management systems to the next frontier of facility technology, the benefits of IoT abound but the roadmap differs for each organization.


https://facilityexecutive.com/2016/12/smart-buildings-get-smarter-with-iot/
From building management systems to the next frontier of facility technology, the benefits of IoT abound but the roadmap differs for each organization.

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 Get Smarter With IoT

From building management systems to the next frontier of facility technology, the benefits of IoT abound but the roadmap differs for each organization.

New Lighting Saves Food Bank 48% On Energy Usage

LED lighting technology delivers better light quality and energy savings to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina’s new warehouse and office space.

Training On Building Systems O&M Expands FM’s View

In 2014, attending a Building Operator Certification program helped shift perspective for the associate director for engineering and utilities at the University of Montana.

Dimming Wall Switch Occupancy Sensors From Legrand

The DW-311 extends control to small and medium-sized applications including rooms with partitions such as restrooms, large offices, conference rooms with cubical walls, and classrooms.

Data Center Infrastructure Trends For 2017

Find out about six data center infrastructure trends to watch in 2017, courtesy of Vertiv.

Quiet-Tech Insulation Batts By CarpetCycle

Quiet-Tech insulation is made with a blend of recycled carpet, cotton and PET fibers, and qualifies as a Double Green product.

Sustainable Exterior Surfaces, Study Quantifies Benefits

Cool roofs and porous pavement are among the strategies touted in "Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington, DC," authored by Capital E — focused on citywide adoption of smart surface technologies.

New Thin-Film Solar Capability From Sunflare

Ideal for all rooftops, particularly large commercial buildings, Sunflare is over 65% lighter than Silicon modules, allowing the entire roof to be covered without load-bearing concerns.

Building Safety, Innovation, Energy Efficiency Advanced In Gulf Countries

The ICC has signed an historic agreement supporting GSO efforts to develop a unified Gulf Building Code for the region.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome Installs Musco Lighting

The New Orleans Saints take a step towards sustainability with a new LED lighting system that reduces energy consumption at the stadium by 82%.

Microsoft HQ Earns Zero Waste Facility Certification

The first technology company to achieve Zero Waste Facility Certification, Microsoft diverts 90 percent waste from its global headquarters.

SL Green’s Energy Retrofit Wins IREM Sustainability Award

The real estate investment trust won the 2016 IREM® REME Award for an energy efficiency retrofit implemented at its global headquarters, resulting in energy reduction of 15%.

FM Alert: WELL And BREEAM To Align Standards

International WELL Building Institute™ and BRE to pursue alignments between the WELL Building Standard™ and BREEAM that will make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.

EnOcean Alliance, IBM Join Forces

The EnOcean Alliance and IBM have joined forces to standardize intelligent building solutions for the Internet of Things.

At Lab Facility, Chilled Water Plant Improvements Boost Energy Efficiency, Maintain Required Environment

A state mandate along with an internal commitment to reduce energy consumption spurred a plant optimization project at Maryland's Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research.

Integrating Nature And Cities

A new book urges the integration of nature into urban design and planning to make cities and urban infrastructure truly green, sustainable, and resilient.

Series R RTWD Water-Cooled Chiller From Trane

The Series R® RTWD water-cooled chiller for commercial and industrial buildings is now available for customers in North America and the Middle East who are seeking systems with lower global warming potential.

Siemens, Vigilent Partner On Data Center Cooling

Comprehensive thermal optimization address cooling challenges caused by shifting IT loads, uneven server densities, and changes in facility configuration.

Osram ENCELIUM® Lighting Control System DLC Qualified

The scalable, wireless or wired lighting control system has been listed on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Products List (QPL) in the category of Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems.

Right-Sizing The Cooling Tower

To maximize water-based cooling tower performance, identify several critical factors to choose most appropriate size.

U.S. Naval, Air Force Academies SWAP Energy Teams

Season 2 of the DOE’s “Better Buildings Challenge SWAP” will feature two natural rivals— the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy—as they swap energy teams with a mission to improve each campus’ energy efficiency.

One More Vote Needed For Outcome-Based Pathway

The proposed change to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code would implement an optional outcome-based path for buildings to achieve energy-efficiency requirements.

Country Club Gets Guest House In Order With High Efficiency Boilers

With the facility’s aging boiler failing, Saucon Valley Country Club saw an opportunity to improve facility comfort, improve access to hot water, and reduce energy bills.

FM Alert: BOMA 360 Program Continues Global Expansion

The program evaluates commercial properties for building operations and management; life safety/security/risk management; training and education; energy; environment/sustainability; and tenant relations/community involvement.

Marine Corps Plans First Net Zero Energy Military Base

The energy efficiency and renewable generation project builds on existing efforts to increase sustainability and energy security for the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, GA.

Solarban 70XL Glass Marks 10 Year Anniversary

Developed by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG), this high-performance, triple-silver-coated, solar control low-e glass was introduced in 2006.

MechoSystems’ Shadecloth Families Earn Sustainable Status

Eight shadecloth families have earned sustainable status from Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Material Health Certificates, Health Product Declarations®(HPD), and Declare Labels™.

EPA Urged To Level Energy Efficiency Playing Field

More than 50 groups join with ACEEE to ask that the EPA treat energy efficiency as equal to renewable energy in the Clean Energy Incentive Program.

2016 Energy Efficiency Standard Published

A newly published energy efficiency standard from ASHRAE and IES offers energy savings measures resulting from industry input.

Energy Efficiency Projects To Save Tinker Air Force Base $3.5M Annually

The $19 million upgrade to the assembly plant's lighting, HVAC, hot water, and thermal energy systems will help meet mandated federal energy reduction goals.

Excellence in Energy Efficiency Recognized

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the City of Chula Vista, CA, and an Illinois industry expert are honored for their energy code compliance efforts.

FM Alert: Is Your Facility Beyond Green?

The 2016 Beyond Green™ Awards recognize high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. There’s only two weeks left to submit your project!

Wattstopper, Lumenetix Partner On Advanced LED Lighting

The partnership will enable new lighting applications while reducing the complexity of design, installation, and operation of advanced LED lighting systems.

UMass Amherst Plans Large-Scale Solar Power Project

The campus-wide solar installations are expected to generate $6.2 million in cost savings for the university over the next 20 years.

Stay Connected

1,181FansLike
107FollowersFollow
40,000FollowersFollow
7,498FollowersFollow
163SubscribersSubscribe

Featured Knowledge Channels

MovinCool | The #1 Spot Cooling Solution

MovinCool spot air conditioners are keeping pace, delivering cooling solutions that are more efficient, more reliable & more cost-effective than ever before.

Featured Video

What Is Metal-over-Metal Re-Roofing?

Simply put, it is the installation of a new long life metal roof over an existing metal roof in a way that is structurally correct, non-disruptive and cost effective. It is a system that adds strength, is environmentally friendly, cooler in summer, warmer in winter and conserves energy.