Renewable Energy

Resource pages for "Renewable Energy"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


renewable energy and real estate

Prioritizing Renewable Energy In Real Estate Development

A new report from Urban Land Institute covers the environmental, financial, and community benefits of renewable energy.
net-zero energy

Easing The Pathway Towards A Net-Zero Energy School

Opened in 2021, Fales Elementary in Westborough, MA is projected to generate 11.6% more on-site energy annually than required to operate the all-electric school.
Target Tests First Net Zero Energy Store

Target Tests First Net Zero Energy Store

Target's first net zero energy store will generate more renewable energy than it needs annually to operate.
Cuisine Solutions

San Antonio Sous Vide Processing Facility Earns LEED Certification

Cuisine Solutions Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of sous vide foods, has received their LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for their processing facility located in San Antonio, TX.
net-zero energy

New York Bakery Goes Net-Zero Energy

Bread Alone, a Certified Climate Neutral company, has installed a 366kW on-site solar array to power its 8,000 square foot facility in the Catskill Mountains region.
commercial buildings energy

Time Is Now To Move To Cleaner, More Resilient Commercial Buildings

Lineage Logistics installed 3.3 megawatts of solar power and 460 kilowatts of Mainspring Energy linear generator power at its Southern California Colton Agua Mansa distribution facility.
renewable energy microgrids

EnTech Solutions Provides Wisconsin Cheese Factory With Solar Energy

Two renewable energy microgrids will help Agropur meet sustainability goals as its new 210,000-square-foot production facility is being built.
solar array

Library System Breaks Ground On New Solar Array

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will save a total of $5.8 million over the lifetime of its two-phase energy efficiency project.
Vernon Hills Park District,

Park District Offsets Electrical Costs With Rooftop Solar Array

Trane’s Renewable Energy Solutions installed at the Vernon Hills Park District’s maintenance facility produces enough energy to offset 70% of the building’s annual electric usage.
LIving Building Challenge

Georgia Tech Earns Living Building Certification For Kendeda Building

Meeting all seven Petals in the Living Building Challenge — Place, Water, Energy, Health + Happiness, Materials, Equity, and Beauty — the Kendeda Building is the first Living Certified building of its scale in the Southeast U.S.
University of Arizona

University Of Arizona Cuts Carbon Footprint With All-Renewable Power

In a partnership with Tucson Electric Power, the campus will obtain all of its grid-based electricity from renewable sources, cutting its greenhouse gas footprint by nearly one-third.
geothermal direct use

U.S. DOE Launches Spring Geothermal Collegiate Competition

College and university teams will identify sites that could leverage local geothermal energy potential to heat and cool buildings, campuses, districts, or entire communities via direct use technologies.
LightView sustainable student housing

LightView Achieves Boston’s First Private Student Housing LEED Platinum Certification

LightView, a sustainable student housing community at Boston's Northeastern University, has been awarded USGBC's highest level of green building certification: LEED Platinum.
energy efficiency

Organizations Plan To Increase Energy Efficiency Investments In 2021

Health and safety concerns are driving building improvements, and despite decreased occupancy, energy use in buildings dropped surprisingly little in 2020, Johnson Controls 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals.
high-performance buildings

High-Performance Buildings, Human Impact

To achieve optimal performance, buildings need to respond to how people perform inside them.
green power

EPA Awards For Green Power, Refrigeration Impact, And Safer Chemicals

The U.S. EPA announced notable projects by organizations and facilities making environmentally-friendly strides in green power, green refrigeration, and products with safer chemicals.
First Virtual Collegiate Wind Competition

Cal Maritime And JMU Win Virtual Wind Competition

California State University Maritime Academy and James Madison University have claimed the top awards in the first virtual Collegiate Wind Competition.
workplaces

Better Buildings Initiative Partners Save $11B In Energy Costs

The more than 950 public and private sector organizations participating in DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative have saved nearly $11 billion in energy costs.
renewable energy growth

Four Ways Toward A New Energy Economy

A new report from the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) identifies policy approaches to accelerate renewable energy growth.
February 2020 Issue

Facility Executive | February 2020 Issue

The February 2020 issue introduces this year's Facility Executive of the Year. Plus, a look at building envelope issues, workplace redesign, and energy metering.

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