Renewable Energy Articles

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

Renewable Energy: Biomass

Renewable Energy: Biomass

Using wood chips and other plant materials as fuel can meet heating (and some cooling) needs in suitable facility...Read More...

Renewable Energy: Fuel Cells For Facilities

Renewable Energy: Fuel Cells For Facilities

Power systems using this technology can drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to energy...Read More...

Renewable Energy: “Small Wind” For On-Site Generation

Renewable Energy: “Small Wind” For On-Site Generation

In the right locations, this power source provides a way to increase clean energy...Read More...

Renewable Energy: Solar Photovoltaics

Renewable Energy: Solar Photovoltaics

The technology is reliable. Now facility managers can focus on funding this clean energy...Read More...

Renewable Energy: Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pumps

Renewable Energy: Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pumps

Drawn from the ground, this energy source can power HVAC needs and supply hot...Read More...

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Sustainable By Design: Toward An Energy Management Plan

Tackling the escalating issue of energy consumption and costs may take...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Buying Renewable Energy Certificates

Sustainable By Design: Buying Renewable Energy Certificates

While one size does not fit all facilities, this energy purchase strategy can be beneficial for...Read More...

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Sustainable By Design: Outdoor Lighting – Brighter Not Always Better

Regulations on the amount, quality, and type of exterior illumination for buildings are increasingly relevant for facility managers....Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Lessons for FMs, From The Halls Of Academia

Sustainable By Design: Lessons for FMs, From The Halls Of Academia

On many college campuses, facility managers and students are working together to further environmental action....Read More...