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.
In 2014, attending a Building Operator Certification program helped shift perspective for the associate director for engineering and utilities at the University of Montana.
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.
Find out about six data center infrastructure trends to watch in 2017, courtesy of Vertiv.
Quiet-Tech insulation is made with a blend of recycled carpet, cotton and PET fibers, and qualifies as a Double Green product.
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.
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.
The ICC has signed an historic agreement supporting GSO efforts to develop a unified Gulf Building Code for the region.
The New Orleans Saints take a step towards sustainability with a new LED lighting system that reduces energy consumption at the stadium by 82%.
The first technology company to achieve Zero Waste Facility Certification, Microsoft diverts 90 percent waste from its global headquarters.
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%.
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.
The EnOcean Alliance and IBM have joined forces to standardize intelligent building solutions for the Internet of Things.
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.
A new book urges the integration of nature into urban design and planning to make cities and urban infrastructure truly green, sustainable, and resilient.
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.
Comprehensive thermal optimization address cooling challenges caused by shifting IT loads, uneven server densities, and changes in facility configuration.
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.
To maximize water-based cooling tower performance, identify several critical factors to choose most appropriate size.
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.
The proposed change to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code would implement an optional outcome-based path for buildings to achieve energy-efficiency requirements.
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.
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.
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.
Developed by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG), this high-performance, triple-silver-coated, solar control low-e glass was introduced in 2006.
Eight shadecloth families have earned sustainable status from Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Material Health Certificates, Health Product Declarations®(HPD), and Declare Labels™.
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.
A newly published energy efficiency standard from ASHRAE and IES offers energy savings measures resulting from industry input.
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.
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.
The 2016 Beyond Green™ Awards recognize high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. There’s only two weeks left to submit your project!
The partnership will enable new lighting applications while reducing the complexity of design, installation, and operation of advanced LED lighting systems.
The campus-wide solar installations are expected to generate $6.2 million in cost savings for the university over the next 20 years.
Via ZigBee, the solution enables communication between Schneider Electric's building management system and room controllers and Panasonic’s variable refrigerant flow-based HVAC systems.
This cost saving fixture can be installed by a single person, slashing installation costs by up to 50 percent