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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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