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Focus On: Energy Products

Written by Anne Vazquez. Posted in Energy, Environment, Magazine, Online Product Focus, Technology

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Published on January 23, 2014 with 1 Comment

Today’s Facility Manager serves as a comprehensive resource for facility product and service buyers. In this web exclusive Energy product focus, the editors present several of the latest introductions to the market. Look for a variety of product categories to be highlighted online throughout the year. These are in addition to the products you will find featured in the magazine during 2014.

LucidPipe™ by Lucid EnergyLucid Energy
LucidPipe is an in-conduit, water-to-wire hydropower system which enables facilities to produce electricity by extracting excess head pressure from gravity-fed water pipelines and effluent streams. It can operate across a wide range of flow conditions, volumes, and velocities and uses a lift-based, vertical axis spherical turbine that fits inside 24″ to 96″ diameter water pipes, generating power as water spins through it. Several systems can be installed into a single pipeline for the potential to produce thousands of megawatt hours of zero emissions, renewable energy—a function of the rate of flow and the pressure inside the transmission pipe.


InsideIQ™ Energy Dashboard by InsideIQ™ Building Automation Allianceinside iq
The InsideIQ Energy Dashboard is a customizable tool for monitoring and reporting on energy and water use at facilities. It can be set to show real-time alongside historical and peak usage data for performance comparison. A Weather Bar with current and forecast data helps users anticipate energy use, and the dashboard can be branded with the facility operator’s name and graphic style. Staff can monitor energy and water use from their desktops in order to maintain efficient operations of the facility, or information may be displayed on monitors in public areas of a building to inform occupants of energy usage and savings.


Series 400 CHP by MTU Onsite EnergyMTU
The compact Series 400 CHP (combined heat and power) system produces 128 kWe to 358 kWe and generates combined electricity and heat from natural gas, biogas, landfill gas, or sewage gas. It can be used for applications such as hospitals and manufacturing plants and can be a solution for facilities seeking to control costs for heating, lighting, and cooling. Compared to purchased electricity, the system delivers lower life cycle costs and emissions; 90% total efficiency; reliable standby power in case of a utility outage; and a reduction of CO2 emissions by up to 50%.

About Anne Vazquez

Anne Vazquez

Vazquez has been writing about facility management since 1996 when she began working at Today's Facility Manager (TFM) as the magazine's Editorial Assistant. From 2000 to 2005, she continued to work in publishing in another subject field until rejoining TFM's editorial team as Managing Editor in February 2005. In September 2012, she was promoted to Editor of TFM, where she continues to seek out solutions and trends for the magazine's facility management audience. Vazquez can be reached at

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  1. Great to see elements of energy management – plenty of savings when discovered. Dashboard, cogen and no-capital solar are good examples.

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