Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Energy articles below.
From bugging total strangers to arguing with loved ones, anxiety over a low phone battery can result in some questionable behavior, according to a new survey from LG.
Regularly scheduled and preventative maintenance regimens are crucial for maintaining the health of your facility’s power systems.
Since 2011, Better Buildings Challenge partners and energy efficiency commitments have tripled, resulting in energy cost savings that exceed $1.3 billion and the avoidance of 100 million tons of harmful carbon emissions.
This UL compliant battery charger ensures a reliable power supply in all types of demanding industrial applications, including oil and gas.
Second Georgetown University Energy Prize workshop focuses on helping communities save energy and reduce carbon emissions while competing for $5 million.
Modern, high-performance window systems can have a very noticeable impact on existing buildings’ operational energy costs and their associated HVAC and lighting capacity.
Easily customizable spa-inspired heated flooring brings warmth and comfort to resorts and hotels.
TruBTU is an app that helps determine the best and most efficient means for heating and ventilating a space.
After learning about financial incentives provided by New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, the Holiday Inn Hasbrouck Heights-Meadowlands realized that substantial improvements to the hotel’s energy efficiency would be cost effective.
Using counterfeit electrical products in any environment can result in a higher risk for failure or malfunction. This infographic from Eaton shows five segments where product performance is especially critical.
The potential for large cost savings from energy efficiency upgrades to industrial operations often justifies the salary of dedicated energy managers—and some utilities will pay all or most of that salary.
The array is the first American commercial system to use SolarWorld’s mono-PERC bifacial modules.
AASHE has teamed up with multiple organizations to help boost green power purchases on college campuses.
This issue announces our 2016 Facility Executive of the Year, and the popular Readers' Choice Awards. Plus a look at cyber security, cleaning performance assessments, roofing insulation and systems, HVAC maintenance, and renewable energy initiatives.
This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards features companies in more than 40 categories, whose products and services were rated highest by facility management professionals based on aesthetics, reliability, value, and customer service.
In Hamilton County, OH, Ralph W. Linne, director of county facilities, tames management tasks with technology and shapes a long-term energy plan.
Sustainable architecture, engineering solutions, and a unique building design come together to make the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China one of the most innovative skyscrapers in the world.
Located in Houston, Christian Brothers Automotive Company’s new headquarters building needed help to combat the harsh Texas summers.
Biopharm giant Pfizer Inc. will install of a 5.6 megawatt fuel cell power generation system to provide reliable and low carbon electricity and steam for its 160-acre research and development facility in Groton, CT.
The multi-agency solar power purchase agreement for federal facilities in California and Nevada will save $5M and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
An assisted living residence conducts a pilot program to increase energy efficiency.
Facility leaders can take action on these five strategies to better manage energy expenses—and position their teams for success.
When it comes to energy management, a holistic view and concerted effort help create a framework to achieve measurable results.
Monitoring and control systems are at the nexus of buildings and successful zero net energy (ZNE) performance, according to a new study from the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA).
A recent public review of the Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM), is bringing homes, offices, factories, and other buildings significantly closer to becoming full partners in supporting and managing the electric grid.
Facility managers can reap maximum R.O.I. on their energy systems by taking simple preventive maintenance measures this fall.
AASHE has launched the Green Gigawatt Partnership (GGP), which seeks to catalyze one gigawatt of green power development by 2020 by recognizing colleges and universities who purchase green power and help more campuses do the same.
Massachusetts edges out California as most energy-efficient state, Maryland among most improved, according to the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Energy and water upgrades at San Francisco City Hall are cornerstones of its recent LEED Platinum certification.
In place since 2012, a microgrid system on this island operated by the National Park Service provides reliable power 24/7.
ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201P, Facility Smart Grid Information Model, would provide a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumptions and forecasts.
Due to continuing advances in power electronics, the flywheel is now a mature energy storage technology used in UPS applications to support a critical load during main power interruption.
Five electrical design principles help to integrate and optimize systems in demanding facilities.
Are energy projects with an ESCO (energy service company or energy savings company) a blessing or a curse for end users?