Renewable Energy Articles

This column takes a look at some of the cutting edge ideas associated with sustainable and high performance buildings.

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Renewable Energy: The Air We Breathe

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."... ...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: How Low Can You Go?

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... ...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: The Power Of Reclaimed Cooking Oil

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... ...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: Integrating Into The Smart Grid

Pilot programs going on now aim to address how renewable energy can contribute to reducing demand on utility... ...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: PACE Financing For Energy Improvements

Still in its early stages, the property assessed clean energy funding model focuses on first cost... ...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: Smart Balancing Of Renewable Energy With Green Buildings

Smart grid technology and its associated advancements may create a shift in how facilities consume... ...Read More...

Guest Contributor Mike Arny

Renewable Energy: Think About A Growing Part Of The Future

This month's guest columnist believes it's time for facility managers to invest in renewable... ...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: Flywheel Technology For Energy Storage And Backup

This low maintenance mechanical device provides temporary power on... ...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: Evaluating A Third-Party Financing Option

Bringing "greener" energy to a facility can be made easier with energy performance contracting, if the scenario works for the organization's specific... ...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: In Pursuit Of Zero Energy Buildings

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory studied six buildings with different functions to discover what strategies might work best for many types of... ...Read More...