Energy Management & Lighting

Energy efficiency and management, lighting, daylighting, LEDs, CFLs, alternative energy (including solar, wind, geothermal, and others), smart buildings, and other key issues related energy usage are examined here.

Shift Changes To Save Gas

Changes in your employee work schedules can help ease the pain of today’s high gasoline costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Switching to a...

Market Transformation Taking Place with Free Advanced Energy Design Guide Downloads

Nine million tons of carbon dioxide. $600 million in energy costs.That’s the potential savings represented by 100,000 copies in the Advanced Energy Design Guide...

19th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum Addresses Energy And Climate Change Policies

Sponsored by the U.S. Energy Association and Johnson Controls, Inc., the event took place June 11 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC....

U.S. State Department Adds Sustainable Technology

Ambassador Paul E. Simons recently announced that the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile will commission two new sustainable technology additions to the embassy’s heating,...

FM Frequency: Asking Tough Questions; Seeking Honest Answers

This month's column from Jeff Crane drifts into the realm of the radical.

Lighting Trends: Reinventing Light

New economic and environmental realities are pushing lighting technology into the next generation.

The HVAC Factor: Net-Zero-Energy Buildings

Can these types of facilities be market viable by 2030?

Services & Maintenance: Leaner, Greener Restrooms

No matter the facility, the "3Rs" can serve as a universal guideline for conserving resources.

Facility Fix: Chilling Out

This Q&A with Peter Whiteman illustrates how new chillers provide an energy efficient solution for a healthcare facility in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Top 5 Common Questions About Green Roofs

With the growth of the green roofing industry, some trends can now be identified. For instance, many early Green roof installations from five or six years ago involved building owners and developers who were very familiar with the technology and had a good understanding of the installation and care of a Green roof.

Sustainable By Design: Heating And Cooling Sourced From The Earth

In 2005, renewable sources provided 7% of the energy consumed in the U.S., according to the EIA; geothermal energy made up just 5% of that figure.

Trends: 2007 Year In Review

TFM takes a look back at the most influential trends of 2007

Sustainable By Design: Nature’s Best Ideas For Buildings

Biomimicry proves that imitation is the highest form of flattery. After all, millions of species can't be wrong.

Green Trends: The Color Of Energy

Before making purchases, facility managers need to define what the use of energy efficient technologies can do for their office building's carbon footprint.

FM Issue: Energy Savings

Conservation can be considered a story in two part harmony.

FM Issue: Fuel Trends In Standby Power Generation

Gaseous and bi-fuel gensets offer alternatives to diesel.

Services & Maintenance: Why Recycle Used Bulbs?

Careful lamp disposal methods can help keep harmful mercury out of the air.

FM Frequency: Summer School

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane ponders electricity and reliability

FM Issue: Power Up

How are facility managers meeting mission critical power demands?

Sustainable By Design: Buying Renewable Energy Certificates

While one size does not fit all facilities, this energy purchase strategy can be beneficial for many.

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