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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.


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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.

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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.
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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.”

Fluke® 368 FC and 369 FC Leakage Current Clamps

These new leakage current clamps from Fluke take accurate leakage current measurements without powering down equipment and stopping production.

ACEEE Honors Champions Of Energy Efficiency

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy presented three Champion of Energy Efficiency awards at its 19th biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

Economies Of Scale Impact Data Center Costs

The results of the first Cost to Support Compute Capacity Benchmark Study have been released by Emerson Network Power in conjunction with the Ponemon Institute.

Sabra Awarded LEED Gold Certification

The expansion uses 44% less energy and 45% less water than a typical food processing facility, while at the same time doubling Sabra's production capacity.

FM Issue: Power Protection For IoT Connection

When depending on Internet of Things technology, assess facility power strategies to retain important data during an outage.

Five Benefits You’re Missing If Your BAS Is Out Of Date

Understanding the newest benefits and features today’s modern building automation systems (BAS) offer can help you recognize when it’s time to upgrade.

Novi Portable Charging Station By MG

New mobile device charging system provides portability and convenience in a sleek compact package; eliminates cable clutter with “LunaPulse” technology.

New York Offers Commercial Buildings $36M To Cut Energy Costs

NYSERDA's new initiatives will support advanced technologies to help businesses improve energy efficiency and drive more than $200 million in savings.

Friday Funny: Monkey Triggers Nationwide Blackout

Monkey business caused a three-hour nationwide blackout in Kenya last month.

Planned Investment In Energy Efficiency Hits All-time High

2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals 72 percent of respondents will increase energy efficiency and renewable energy investments.

Renewable Energy: Financing Geothermal HVAC

Facility leaders have options to install or retrofit geothermal energy systems cost-effectively to reduce operating costs.

FM Alert: Smart Grid Standard Published

A newly published standard from ASHRAE and NEMA is a key piece supporting modernization of the global grid.

Facility Executive | May / June 2016 Issue

This issue looks at trends in workplace design. Plus, healthcare facilities, fire and life safety codes, predictive analytics, and financing options for HVAC projects.

Russelectric Training Simulators From Russelectric

PC-based simulator allows personnel to train on the operation of their switchgear in an office environment.

Friday Funny: The “Low Battery Anxiety” Epidemic

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.

Ensuring Generator Longevity

Regularly scheduled and preventative maintenance regimens are crucial for maintaining the health of your facility’s power systems.

Better Buildings Challenge Energy Savings Exceed $1.3B

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.

UL Compliant Battery Charger From AEG Power Solutions

This UL compliant battery charger ensures a reliable power supply in all types of demanding industrial applications, including oil and gas.

Workshop Helps Communities Reach Energy Goals

Second Georgetown University Energy Prize workshop focuses on helping communities save energy and reduce carbon emissions while competing for $5 million.

Energy Upgrades And Renovations: What To Know About Windows

Modern, high-performance window systems can have a very noticeable impact on existing buildings’ operational energy costs and their associated HVAC and lighting capacity.

TEC™ In-Floor Heat by H.B. Fuller Construction Products

Easily customizable spa-inspired heated flooring brings warmth and comfort to resorts and hotels.

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