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This column takes a look at some of the cutting edge ideas associated with sustainable and high performance buildings.
How feasible is it for facilities to achieve 100% renewable energy use?
Facility managers can begin evaluating this energy source by looking at a few key factors. From the September 2013 issue.
Carbonate technology provides one option for on-site power, thermal management. From the July 2013 issue.
Converting trash to fuel delivers doubly for facility managers seeking to reduce environmental impact. From the May 2013 issue.
Beyond the decision to implement this resource, there are several specifics to evaluate. From the March 2013 issue of Today’s Facility Manager.
As the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles slowly gains ground, some facility managers are installing charging stations for this mode of transportation.
The relationship between the chemical content of building materials and occupant health is gaining renewed attention. This installment of “Renewable Energy” shifts its focus from alternative power to conversations about “chemicals of concern.”
A net zero energy facility, or close to it, can be a reality for an increasing number of organizations. A recent report on the state of zero energy buildings explores the mainstream potential of this concept.
Making biodiesel for vehicles has been a focus for this material, but when properly treated, this waste product can be used to fuel a facility’s boilers.
Pilot programs going on now aim to address how renewable energy can contribute to reducing demand on utility infrastructures.