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.

Green Solutions: Energy From The Earth Heats And Cools A Historic Building

When the time came to overhaul its approach to heating and cooling, the City of Auburn, NY found success with a geothermal system.

Sustainable By Design: Research At Rensselaer

A prototype of an "active building envelope" developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute holds promise for heating and cooling in the future.

Professional Development: The Benefits Of Integration

Contributor Mike DeNamur explains how the removal of crossed signals may ease communications problems.

HVAC Trends: Rejuvenating HVAC

By integrating and updating existing HVAC systems, facility managers can realize energy savings and make better use of their facilities

FM Issue: Getting A Handle On Energy Costs

What can facility managers do about rising prices? One solution is to purchase their energy with the most cost effective strategy available.

Green Solutions: Energy Performance Contracts & Deferred Maintenance

Faced with tight budgets, the utilities manager at an Illinois public university found these contracts would help further his goal to increase systems efficiency.

FM Issue Web Bonus: Options Can Help To Reduce Energy Costs

As the energy market evolves, so have the options that facilities have to control these costs.

Sustainable By Design: Double Duty: Combined Heat And Power

Implementing combined heat and power systems can help reduce facility energy costs.

Sustainable Design Trends: Green Wants You

New environmental solutions help transition buildings into sustainability. From the October 2005 issue.

Green Solutions: Let The Sun Shine In

A daylighting system installed at a Patagonia warehouse and distribution center in Reno, NV reduces energy bills and increases productivity.

FM Issue: Resourceful Reduction

Efforts to lessen the environmental impact of a facility can take on many forms.

FM Issue: Cool Roofing

This green approach is one way to reduce the environmental impact of a building.

Green Solutions: Cooling System Cuts Costs And Consumption

Thermal energy storage is helping to reduce energy costs for one Colorado school district.

Sustainable By Design: A Look Into Wind Energy

With renewable energy sources gaining more attention, power from the wind is one to consider.

FM Issue: A Case For Energy Management

It's not impossible to facilitate energy efficiency in a government building.

Green Solutions: Save Valuable Resources

Mike McClellan is facility/construction manager for a popular Santa Cruz, CA restaurant called The Crow's Nest. One of his primary goals is to conserve water

Tech To Watch: Hydrogen Fuel Cells = Unlimited UPS

A new fuel source has boundless limitations for running UPS systems.

FM Frequency: We Have The Power

As the political season heats up, Crane suggests new energy policies for any building in need of a tune up.

Services & Maintenance: Energy Management 101

Cutting Costs At Large Corporate Campuses

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