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

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Energy articles below.


Optimizing HVAC Systems

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

Maximizing Roof Space For Solar PV

Compared to traditional skylights, tubular daylighting devices provide more “roofing real estate” for solar panel installations.

Ten Companies Named New Energy Pioneers

Innovative companies from around the world were recognized at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit for their leadership in clean energy technologies and business transformation.

Majority Believes U.S. Electric Grid Vulnerable To Enemy Attack

A new poll reveals that 62 percent of Americans believe the nation's electric power transmission grid is vulnerable to cyber or physical attacks from foreign enemies.

Industrial Scientific Rental Program Adds Fluke Instruments

Industrial Scientific will now offer a range of Fluke test and measurement instruments as part of its equipment rental service.

BAS Multiply Due To Global Urge For Energy Efficiency

Concern for building energy consumption is propelling rapid transformations in the global Building Automation Systems market, finds Frost & Sullivan.

Mainland China Leads Top 10 Countries, Regions For LEED

Green building space in China is expected to reach two billion square meters by 2020, up from current estimates of 600 million square meters spread across more than 300 cities.

Question Of The Week: Are Companies Prepared For The New Energy Economy?

A new study by Schneider Electric shows that organizations feel ready to compete in the evolving energy landscape, but many aren’t taking the necessary steps. 

Advanced Energy Design Guide Helps Schools Achieve Zero Energy

K-12 school buildings have a new resource to help them cost effectively achieve advanced levels of energy savings.

Willis Tower Selects Entic To Increase Building Efficiency

In the heart of Chicago's skyline, the partnership will reduce utility costs and increase net operating income for America’s second tallest building.

NEMA: America Needs Infrastructure Modernization Strategy

National Electrical Manufacturers Association joins business and industry thought leaders in call for broad-based legislation to modernize America's electrical infrastructure.

10 Infrastructure, Energy And Environment Predictions For 2018

Infrastructure initiatives will intensify, grids will get smarter, and renewables will remain all the rage, TRC’s experts predict.

How U.S. Deep Freeze Impacts Energy Demand, Prices

Across the eastern U.S., record low temperatures are increasing the amount of energy needed in order to keep homes and businesses operating at optimal temperatures.

Sustainability Through Performance Contracting

Eliminate existing barriers to on-site renewable energy systems with this third-party financing mechanism.

Navigating NFPA 70E 2018 Revisions

Provides current risk management strategies and tactics to help keep workers safe by addressing the evolution of electrical technology.

ASHRAE Launches New Building Energy Quotient Portal

The Building Energy Quotient Portal provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score.

Healthcare Facility Power Systems Unequipped For Digital Age

More than half of hospitals' power systems were built before benefits and demands of IoT were known, according to a new Schneider Electric survey.

Tubelite Unveils New 400T Series Thermal Curtainwall

Tubelite Inc.'s new 400T Series Thermal Curtainwall is a thermally broken curtainwall product designed to meet or exceed today’s stringent energy codes.

Investment In Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy On The Rise

Cost reduction is the most important driver for investments globally, finds Johnson Controls’ new Energy Efficiency Indicator survey.

Over 10,000 Workers Working To Restore Power Due To Harvey Damage

As of Tuesday night, approximately 264,000 were without power in affected areas of Texas and Louisiana.

Net Zero Energy For Buildings

Advanced energy solutions are coming down in price, prompting more facility management leaders to pursue this clean energy goal.
materials management

Federal Facilities Conclude 5th Annual Green Challenge

Under the U.S. EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program, federal facilities managers track data in two of six categories for one year.

Operating Coal-Free By 2025

The University of Iowa power plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet this goal.

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.

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.

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.
Seine River

Friday Funny: A Workout-Powered Cruise Of The Seine River

It's amazing what humans can do when they harness their energy: The Paris Navigating Gym travels the Seine River with energy from passenger workouts.
Better Buildings Challenge SWAP

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.

New APC by Schneider Electric Back-UPS

Innovative UPS design offers hours of runtime for critical network devices, providing internet access during outages and emergencies.

Space Heating In High Bay Facilities

The U.S. Department of Energy recently tested HTHV technology—High Temperature Heating & Ventilation—compared to traditional unit heaters.

Sealing Leaky HVAC Ducts

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) explored a way to help minimize construction disruption during facility renovations.

LEED Case Study: Surpassing The Mark

In Marlborough, MA, Boston Scientific pursued LEED Silver for its new headquarters facility, ultimately reached LEED Gold.

Renewable Energy: On-Site Energy Storage

While challenges remain, energy storage systems can provide tangible benefits for sustainable facility goals.

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