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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Question Of The Week: Seeking UPS Battery Advice

A facility management professional is seeking advice from others in the field who have had experience replacing their UPS...Read More...

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K-12 Case Study: Education Renovation

New facility systems and equipment improve the learning environment in a St. Louis,...Read More...

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Free White Paper: Integrated Lighting Controls

Find out more about what every facility manager needs to know for streamlined operations and overall better...Read More...

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Responds To Criticism Regarding Recent Roofing Study

The following column is written in response to the criticism from the EPDM regarding a recent study conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National...Read More...

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Data Center Trends: Monitoring Data Centers

Paramount to their operation is keeping tabs on power...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: The Too Hot, Too Cold Debate Goes Global

Office temperature is often a bone of contention between staff, with some struggling to work from the heat, while others wrap up in sweaters and gloves to stave off a chill....Read More...

Implemented in concert with other sustainability focused strategies, daylighting helps to enhance students’ performance by providing a healthier learning environment. (Photo: Solatube.)

Facility Retrofit: Delivering Daylighting

NEW COLUMN! In this new Facility Retrofit Column, find out how the Douglas County School District in Colorado brings in natural light to classrooms and common...Read More...

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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Tremcode from Tremco Roofing

This app provides up-to-the-minute information on the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), facilitating material selection for roofing...Read More...

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Refrigerant Management Program Generates More Than 100,000 Metric Tons of Verified Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions

Carrier end-of-life refrigerant management program with EOS Climate generates more than 100,000 metric tons of verified greenhouse gas emission...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: WiFi Thermostats

With the increase in smart devices and wireless technology, one facility manager is looking for feedback from others who have used wifi enabled...Read More...