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Carpet manufacturer Beaulieu Commercial was recently honored with a 2009 Green Power Leadership Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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Carpet manufacturer Beaulieu Commercial was recently honored with a 2009 Green Power Leadership Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Green Power Purchase Recognition

Carpet manufacturer Beaulieu Commercial was recently honored with a 2009 Green Power Leadership Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Handling Mercury Containing Lamps

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.

Breaking News: Demand Response Group Files Protest With FERC

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.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Hospital Energy Performance

Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E) has launched a service to improve building systems performance and energy efficiency in healthcare facilities.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Data Center Air Flow

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.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: A130 Air Purification

This new product from StrionAir has been designed to deliver cost performance and high caliber indoor air quality.

Targeted Magnetic Ballast Phase Out To Begin Next Year

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.

FM Issue: Energy Management 2.0

Public/private collaboration aims to expedite technology development.

IFMA Study: Going From Hot To Cold (And Back Again)

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.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Role Of Insulated Glass

Multi-cavity constructions, consisting of two, or even three, insulating cavities, are providing the next performance breakthrough for insulating glass.

NEMA Motor Tax Credit Included in Senate Tax Bill (S. 1639)

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.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Fixed Output Electronic Ballast

Philips Lighting Electronics has expanded its family of Optanium 28 Watt T5 electronic ballasts to include a fixed output version designed to support recessed lighting applications.

IT Up or Down These Days?

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.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: InteLite Sensor

"Smart" sensors have the ability to adapt a facility's lighting schedule based on occupancy patterns.

Maine Supermarket Platinum

In Augusta, a Hannaford store has earned the highest level of LEED certification.

Existing Buildings Highlighted at ASHRAE Summer Meeting

“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.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Powerlink G3 System

A Square D® Powerlink® G3 intelligent lighting control system can be a critical part of a demand response strategy.

Power Supply Trends: Powering Up

It may be years away, but smart grid technology should be on the horizon for facility managers now.

Sears Tower Going Greener

The project will result in energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, cutting base building electricity use by up to 80% (by way of a combination of energy savings and cogeneration).

New Hampshire Ups Renewable Energy Use

The state is procuring wind energy through ConEdison Solutions.

OSRAM SYLVANIA Joins With ESCOs to Reduce Facility Energy Costs

OSRAM SYLVANIA has launched the SYLVANIA Energy Solutions Network, an alliance between the global lighting brand, energy service companies (ESCOs), and electrical distributors nationwide.

LED Lighting Chosen For Dallas Garage

A payback period of under two years was an important factor in the decision.

Americans Split on Safety of Nuclear Energy

While over half of those surveyed were concerned about the danger of future nuclear energy plant meltdowns, nearly the same percent suggested that nuclear power plants will be safer in the future because of newer technologies making plants meltdown proof.

American Clean Energy and Security Act Passes

The American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), which just passed the House in a close vote, is being seen by many energy and environmental advocates as an important step forward towards the comprehensive approach needed to reduce climate emissions and increase clean energy usage in the United States.

Eight Firms Chosen By U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

These contractors will perform utility monitoring and control systems work in federal facilities throughout the continental U.S. and overseas.

Twenty-Three Recognized For Energy Work

These industry members' induction into the new Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame was a prelude to the 20th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum.

IFMA, ASHRAE Collaborate on Energy Efficiency Issues

The memorandum of understanding calls for sharing resources and collaborating on projects, publications, sustainability research, and educational offerings. ASHRAE and IFMA will also work together on legislative and regulatory issues through their Washington, DC, offices.

Ohio's Infrastructure Receives a Grade of C-

The ASCE Ohio Council estimates that an investment in infrastructure renewal of more than $46 billion is needed over the next five years to address the state's crumbling infrastructure.

Smart Grids Gaining Momentum?

Earlier this month, the first set of standards needed for the interoperability and security of smart grid development was announced.

New Energy Code Adopted by Massachusetts

The stretch code applies to new and existing building types, but the standards related to new, small- and mid-sized commercial buildings are based on a protocol developed by New Buildings Institute (NBI) called Core Performance.

Lighting Project Earns GE Edison Award

The participants have been recognized for their work on lighting the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium (c.1927) in California.

The Facility Technologist: Getting Smart With Energy

The development of smart power grids is underway.

Retailers and Manufacturers Join Forces to Help Drive Efficiency in Electronic Products

For the first time in the United States, utilities, retailers, and manufacturers are joining together to help businesses become more informed about the benefits of purchasing energy efficient electronic products. In addition to the two utilities, this Business and Consumer Electronics program includes Best Buy, Sears Holding Company, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and Lenovo.

Renewable Energy Goal Reached

Dow Chemical, DuPont, Georgia-Pacific, IBM, Interface Inc., and Pitney Bowes Inc. are among the group of corporate energy buyers that reached a collective goal of purchasing 1,000 megawatts of power generated from renewable energy sources.

IFMA Goes to Washington

Members of the U.S. Congress and representatives from IFMA met to discuss energy efficiency and high performance federal buildings last week during IFMA Advocacy Day.

The State Of Solar Photovoltaics

Two recently released reports examine the growth of this market for buildings.

AHRI Moves Certification Marks Under One Umbrella

The association will use a unified mark to identify HVAC/R products that have achieved third-party certification of their performance ratings.

Need A Vacation?

Industry members can enter for a chance to win a vacation from Universal Lighting Technologies.

A Look At LED Lighting

LED lighting, with its promise of high levels of energy efficiency and long operating life, is being used in certain applications in many facilities. However, the technology is not mainstream in today's facilities.

Strategy During Economic Downturn? Back To Basics

The 2009 Ernst & Young real estate business risk report, produced in conjunction with Oxford Analytica, itemizes the 10 top business risks faced by the industry as ranked by leading sector analysts.

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