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


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

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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.


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.

Did You Miss Our “Critical Power for an IoT Connected Environment” Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn why it's imperative that IoT connected systems be protected from a very real threat facing facilities within any industry, from industrial to commercial: loss of power and power-related disturbances.

PV Booster Solar Tracker From Edisun Microgrids

Breakthrough technology yields 20 percent better economics than conventional fixed-tilt installations.

Einstein Sensor By Verdigris

New cloud-based sensor and smart meter system helps complex facilities reduce energy use, optimize controls, and predict future breakdowns.

FreeStyle-155 Wall Mount Gas-Fired Boiler From Williamson

Williamson has introduced the new FreeStyle® 155k Btuh input Wall Mount Gas-Fired Condensing Boiler.

Aegis Energy Services, YANMAR Form Strategic Alliance

The relationship will broaden the reach of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems by offering a wider product line to serve facilities of all sizes.

Nature Center Installs Minnesota’s First Solar Integration System

The Sunverge system at Hartley Nature Center will provide reliable backup electric power to meet operational needs during emergencies.

Did You Miss Our “Can IoT Live Up To The Hype Within Your Facility” Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn what Facility IoT is; how companies have used it save money, conserve energy, or create revenue; and much more .

FM Alert: Free Sustainability Guide

IFMA has released its latest guide in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-To Guide: Carbon Footprint.”

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