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 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...

Renewable Energy: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Renewable Energy: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

This type of fuel cell has been found to be well suited to facility applications, and one California company has introduced a version that may expand the technology's market...Read More...

Renewable Energy: Solar Thermal

Renewable Energy: Solar Thermal

Hot water heating is the leading application for this technology in buildings, but space heating and cooling are also viable...Read More...