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Facility professionals have the power to further the circular economy, and options are growing to discover new choices for office furniture and more.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. renewable-energy articles below.


The Cycle Of A Circular Economy

Facility professionals have the power to further the circular economy, and options are growing to discover new choices for office furniture and more.

Energy The Key For ASHRAE 2019 LowDown Showdown

In its fifth year, this competition engaged architects, engineers, designers, and energy modelers to team up and design a highly energy efficient building based on a specific scenario.

Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners Have Saved $6.7 Billion

The Department of Energy program's partners represent more than 3,200 facilities and roughly 12% of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint.

Unilever Achieves 100% Renewable Electricity Across Five Continents

The company's facilities across five continents have achieved 100% renewable grid electricity use, a year ahead of the company's global 2020 target.

Energy Storage System Standard NFPA 855 Released

For facility management and other stakeholders, National Fire Protection Association releases first comprehensive collection of criteria for the fire protection of energy storage system installations.

Facility Executive | August 2019 Issue

The August 2019 issue looks at workplace violence, security trends, and fire safety.Plus HVAC controls, roofing maintenance, energy storage, and more.

In New Jersey, Six Flags Goes Solar

The project ranks as New Jersey’s largest net metered solar project and distinguishes Six Flags Great Adventure as one of the world’s first solar-powered theme parks.

Facility Executive | June 2019 Issue

The June 2019 issue looks at the impact of workplace design on productivity, plus smart buildings, green cleaning, energy management, and more.

In Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory And Botanical Gardens Hosts “Big Green Block Party”

The adaptive reuse of an on-site public works garage facility at Phipps is aimed at achieving three rigorous green building standard certifications.

DOE Celebrates Better Buildings Initiative Partners’ Progress

More than 900 organizations participating in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Better Buildings Initiative have achieved the equivalent of $8.4 billion in energy and cost savings.

Facility Executive | April 2019 Issue

The April 2019 issue features an in-depth look at intelligent lighting's impact on your facility, plus HVAC, flexible furniture, pest control, safer schools, and more.

Moving Buildings Toward Clean Energy

There are many tools available to facility management teams that can be used to propel buildings to zero-emission energy goals.

Facility Executive | February 2019 Issue

The February 2019 issue features this year's Facility Executive of the Year. Plus, a look drones and FM, building envelope and energy, and our annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Ease The Challenge Of Navigating Energy Policy

Building a clean energy strategy can be complex, so keep these four ideas in mind when planning the next move for your facilities.

Commissioning Solar PV Systems

Here are six reasons why these renewable energy systems should undergo the commissioning process before startup.

Sustainability Through Performance Contracting

Eliminate existing barriers to on-site renewable energy systems with this third-party financing mechanism.

Guidance On Buying Renewable Energy Available From RMI

The Business Renewables Center, an initiative of Rocky Mountain Institute, created its "Buyers Roadmap" to help corporate energy buyers better understand this transaction process.
solar power

NRG Forges Solar PPA With McKesson

This power purchase agreement is part of broader environmental sustainability efforts already in practice throughout the facility portfolio of Mckesson, a healthcare supply chain management firm.
wood energy

U.S. Forest Service Offers Wood Market Grants

Through the agency's Wood Innovations program, applicants can submit for activities focused on the use of wood in construction or energy projects.

Investment In Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy On The Rise

Cost reduction is the most important driver for investments globally, finds Johnson Controls’ new Energy Efficiency Indicator survey.
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Report: Non-Residential Solar Market Continues Growth In 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research have released the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report.
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UVA Expands Its Solar Energy Portfolio

Under a 25-year agreement, the University of Virginia will purchase the entire output of a proposed 120-acre solar facility, currently equal to nearly 10% of the university's electric demand.
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Covanta Marks Milestone Serving Marion County, Oregon

For 30 years, this provider of sustainable waste and energy solutions has operated an Energy-from-Waste facility for this county in the northwest U.S.
campus sustainability

10 Ways To Advance Campus Carbon Neutrality

To launch and continue a campus sustainability plan, establish a vision and strong support of leadership that will help to inspire all stakeholders.

Energy Management Focus At Facility Executive Live!

Registration is open for this one-day event in Chicago that includes a panel discussion on "Creating An Energy Roadmap" for facility management.

Support For Wind, Solar Power Continues

The green movement seems unstoppable; both private sector and public opinion is unwavering in rising support for clean energy options, according to a new Deloitte study.

Creating “Better Buildings” With Solar Energy

A program of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Better Buildings Initiative partners with organizations to facilitate and track energy improvements.

Operating Coal-Free By 2025

The University of Iowa power plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet this goal.
solar lighting

SolarOne Solutions Acquires Inovus Solar

SolarOne Solutions, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells commercial-scale, solar powered lighting and LED technology for use in outdoor applications.

Paying Attention To Power Factor

Looking to reduce energy use and emissions? Power factor correction helps facility management optimize power from the utility.

Bring In The Sun With Daylighting

The building envelope can serve as a tool for facility management to tap into renewable energy resources.
Seine River

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.
Clean Energy Incentive Program

EPA Urged To Level Energy Efficiency Playing Field

More than 50 groups join with ACEEE to ask that the EPA treat energy efficiency as equal to renewable energy in the Clean Energy Incentive Program.

UMass Amherst Plans Large-Scale Solar Power Project

The campus-wide solar installations are expected to generate $6.2 million in cost savings for the university over the next 20 years.

NREL Finds Solar PV Costs In U.S. Continue To Fall

In the commercial sector, modeled costs for the first quarter of 2016 were down 4% from the fourth quarter of 2015.

In India, $500 Million Made Available For Solar Energy

The Asian Development Bank announced financing that will help the nation's government with its goal to increase energy sourced from solar rooftop systems to 40 gigawatts by 2022.

Renewable Energy: On-Site Energy Storage

While challenges remain, energy storage systems can provide tangible benefits for sustainable facility goals.
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Humanscale Earns Living Product Challenge Certification

The company is recognized for sustainable manufacturing practices for its ergonomic Float height-adjustable table and Diffrient Smart task chair.

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.

Question Of The Week: Is A Microgrid In Your Facility’s Future?

On May 24, three state agencies in California will begin discussion of a roadmap to commercialize microgrids in the state.

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