Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Energy articles below.
AirAdvice has released an upgrade to its BuildingAdvice energy services program, allowing for the automated generation of Energy Star Benchmarking reports for existing commercial buildings.
The Energy Forum, set for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13 during IFMA's Facility Fusion event in Philadelphia, will feature representatives from the National Academies of Sciences’ Federal Facilities Council, General Services Administration, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Architect of the Capitol, and Air Force.
Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, OH is the first community college in the state to receive the Bellwether Award from the Community College Futures Assembly.
The 2010 Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches, and showing others what can be achieved through energy efficiency.
This air curtain product is designed to keep car fumes away from workers at drive-thru windows, save energy, and create comfort.
IFMA has created a master account within the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and asks facility professionals to create their own accounts, add information about their facilities, and share that information with IFMA.
Building on an existing relationship, IBM and Johnson Controls are now providing a Smart Building Solution service that can improve operations and reduce energy and water consumption in buildings worldwide
In New Haven, CT, 5th and 6th graders have the opportunity to gain experience with architects, construction managers, and tradespeople through Kids Build, a program developed by architecture firm Svigals + Partners, in conjunction with the New Haven School Construction Program.
The collaborative is outgrowth of efforts by EPRI, FERC, independent system operators, and leading utilities to identify and implement best practices in the United States and abroad to make transmission systems more efficient.
The thermally enhanced hatch is designed with a fully insulated cover and curb.
Through alliances with energy services companies (ESCOs), GE Lighting is continuing its work providing customers with a full-service approach to energy savings.
Available as a free PDF download, Lighting Solutions gives an overview of several keys to lighting initiatives.
Based on nearly 20 years of design experience, these new uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems offer time saving, user friendly features:
The Honeywell Energy Analysis Report (HEAR) service can provide facility managers with detailed information on how their organizations are using energy.
The U.S. DOE announced the 17 projects selected for solid-state lighting core research, product development, and domestic manufacturing. This is the first time the DOE has funded manufacturing projects in this realm.
Available from Clean Air-Cool Planet is a publication created to help historic district commissions and other local organizations and facility managers make historic buildings...
This latest guide focuses on energy saving strategies for small healthcare facilities up to 90,000 square feet in size, including acute care facilities, outpatient surgery centers, critical access hospitals, and inpatient community hospitals.
The online energy savings estimator provides facility managers with potential cost savings and carbon emissions reduction from using energy saving window film.
This is the first completely EnOcean-based self-powered wireless current sensor.
Two-thirds of school districts responding to a new “School Energy and Environment Survey” from Honeywell and Education Week Research have made spending cuts or modifications as a direct result of rising energy bills.
A family in Australia built a house to maximize the benefit they glean from the sun.
The Building Energy Quotient Program has been launched by ASHRAE along with building industry groups and government agencies.
The CA-based boating retailer chose fluorescent lighting fixtures with reflective material when retrofitting one of its distribution centers.
Pacific Gas & Electric conducted testing in an Oakland, CA office building to gauge the response effectiveness of EnOcean equipment.
In an exclusive interview with TFM, Mark Tibbetts, who directs NEMA's recycling initiatives through www.lamprecycle.org, answered questions about developments in lamp recycling.
The “Demand Response Supporters,” filed a protest today (9/17/09) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), requesting the establishment of market rules that would put the value of demand response on equal footing with compensation for generation.
Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E) has launched a service to improve building systems performance and energy efficiency in healthcare facilities.
To improve cooling, data center managers can identify four critical temperatures. Here is a short, simple, yet definitive, method of quantifying the energy/air flow status of your data center. Improvement is possible without having to tear down and build new.
The July 1, 2010 date marks the last step of a multi-step phase-out that began on July 1, 2005, the date when ballast manufacturers could no longer sell T12 magnetic ballasts for use in new fixtures with full wattage T12 lamps.
IFMA has released "Temperature Wars: Savings vs. Comfort," a new study that takes an in-depth look at the most common thermal complaints made by workers and the variety of ways facility professionals respond to them.
The tax credit is estimated to provide between $400 and $600 million in direct tax incentives to original equipment manufacturers for making--and end users for purchasing--more efficient products.
The slowing economy is having very little effect on demand for IT services, while driving improvements in energy efficiency and resource utilization, according to a recently released report.
“The vast majority of buildings that will exist in the year 2030 exist today,” said Gordon Holness, ASHRAE president. “If we are to have a material impact on overall energy use, it is through renovation of existing building stock.
A Square D® Powerlink® G3 intelligent lighting control system can be a critical part of a demand response strategy.