Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Energy articles below.
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?
New Buildings Institute (NBI) is offering a free tool to help facility executives quickly evaluate the potential savings associated with existing energy saving measures.
Several recent textile and fabric product releases are featured in this latest post.
This article features four products that cover HVAC innovations.
Selection criteria was based on each nominee's impact, innovation, and leadership in the energy efficiency field.
Facility managers can glean energy efficiency and safety benefits from window film, if they choose the best type for their needs.
Post Hurricane Sandy, there is no simple way to make things better immediately for those still recovering from the storm, but here are few humorous thoughts to help make the mood a little lighter for facility managers who are struggling with the aftermath of the emergency.
NIBS has released its "Guideline 3-2012: Building Enclosure Commissioning Process."
Professionals at Lam Partners of Cambridge, MA were chosen for their work on the United States Institute of Peace.
These PAR38 and MR16 lamps are designed as direct replacements for 90 to 110W halogens.
For the fourth consecutive year, TFM is conducting a survey of its readership about lighting.
TFM's Facility Executive of the Year headlines this issue, which also looks at HVAC trends, emergency preparedness, high-tech facilities, and green cleaning.
The Bottom Line — A hypothetical facility switches to LED lighting and saves $216,268 over the lifetime of the LED fixture
Johnson Controls recently introduced the Panoptix solution, an approach to building efficiency that makes it easier and more affordable for facility managers (fms) of any...
With Econolight, energy use could go from 24 hours a day to much less, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 193,000 tons per year.
This system provides an automated solution to quantify air leakage in ductwork and other areas.
This "smart" compactor optimizes customer service to eliminate unnecessary pickups.
A history of the tablet, an update on green certifications, and hazcom compliance are featured in this issue.
Tridium has unveiled its new Intelligent Buildings Channel on the Today’s Facility Manager website.Buildings have a profound impact on the quality of our lives...
Energy is the largest operating expense for commercial buildings, and more site electricity is consumed for lighting than for any other end use category,...
Join Us For a Free NEMA Webinar: Implementing Lighting Management Technologies and Practices to Drive Building EfficiencyEnergy is the largest operating expense for commercial...
KMC Controls has unveiled its new Building Automations Channel on the Today's Facility Manager website.Many people wonder what exactly Building Automation is. By definition,...
This program enables facility managers to install solar energy projects without making an initial capital investment in the equipment.
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ITT has enhanced its Goulds Pumps line for increased energy efficiency and easier maintenance.
ICC expects its codes will play a major role in any push for greater energy efficiency, including meeting the goals of the newly unveiled “Better Buildings Initiative” introduced last week by President Barack Obama.
President Obama has unveiled his plan to make America’s commercial buildings more energy- and resource-efficient over the next decade.
With the Super Bowl shining a spotlight on the NFL, fans of another stripe are cheering sustainable developments at Philadelphia’s eight-year-old Lincoln Financial Field, which recently announced plans to go to net zero and generate power needs through onsite sustainable or renewable sources.
Federal legislation recently signed into law will provide training for federal building personnel in the areas of building operations and maintenance, energy management, safety, and design functions.
This web exclusive comes from Paula D. Ziegenbein, LC, LEED AP, Application Marketing Manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA.
Until the end of 2010, qualified businesses can participate in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which provides a cash rebate of 30% of the cost of a solar-produced (renewable) energy system. The rebate generally comes within 60 days following completion of the system installation.