Energy Articles

Energy efficiency and management, lighting, daylighting, LEDs, CFLs, alternative energy (including solar, wind, geothermal, and others), smart buildings, and other key issues related energy usage are examined here.

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July/August 2014 (Volume 27, Number 6)

While the summer months may signify a slower pace for some professions, facility managers keep especially busy with improvements to take them into the harsher months...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Lighting ROI Discussions

Facility managers must communicate how much money they will save in order to convince top management that these efforts can fund their lighting maintenance in perpetuity....Read More...

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Special Feature: Reflective Roofs

When lowering HVAC energy demands is a goal, the most effective choice is not...Read More...

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New High-Performance Sustainable Building Principles Course Now Available

There are no prerequisites for the HP Principles course—industry professionals of all levels are invited to participate....Read More...

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FM Issue: Testing Emergency Generators

A panel of experts discusses the role of load banks in assessing system...Read More...

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Higher Education Case Study: All About Business

In pursuing LEED certification, Grand Valley State University keeps operational goals at the...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: Pursuing Multi-Site Solar

When seeking to install this type of system at more than one facility, several strategies may help facilitate the...Read More...

Building Automation

FM Issue: Building Automation Analytics

This technologically based concept allows facility professionals to harness building data to reach goals and elevate department...Read More...

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New Product Flash: HOBO Plug Load Logger from Onset

Capable of storing 1.9 million measurements, this device logs the power and energy consumption of 120V plug loads from office equipment, vending machines, and the...Read More...

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Green Schools Alliance Teams With Noveda For Energy And Water Management

All GSA member schools will now have access to cutting-edge energy and water monitoring systems as well as other advanced analytics tools and conservation technologies provided by Noveda Technologies....Read More...