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.
Guide to Assist Employers With Trip Fall PreventionAugust 4th, 2008
To help employers reduce and ultimately eliminate slips, trips and falls that continue to occur in workplaces, ASSE and ASTM recently announced the availability of a compendium including slip, trip, and fall prevention
AT&T Joins Green Grid to Promote Data Center Energy EfficiencyJuly 31st, 2008
AT&T Inc. announced its affiliate, AT&T Services Inc., has joined The Green Grid, the global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. AT&T also announced it will supply data center performance information to assist the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in developing a new ENERGY STAR rating for data center infrastructure.
Juno Lighting Group Launches New Energy CalculatorJuly 30th, 2008
Because rising energy costs and environmental pressures are becoming a major concern for customers, Juno Lighting Group has created the new Energy Plus Calculator™ to help save energy and money on lighting. This new tool, a free download available at www. junolightinggroup.com, will help facility managers (fms) find solutions when making complex decisions about construction or remodeling projects. “We’ve
Haworth Light Wins GoldJuly 28th, 2008
Brazo, a LED task light introduced by Haworth, has been awarded a 2008 Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA). The IDEA competition is a worldwide design competition and a celebration of innovative product and product concept designs of the year. Designed by Pablo Pardo of Pablo Designs in San Francisco, Brazo has fully adjustable, calibrated light control and a precision quality machined recyclable aluminum
FM Issue: Powering Through The Data CenterJuly 26th, 2008
Focusing on four major areas can contribute to successful power design in mission critical facilities.
Johnson Controls Acquires Energy Services FirmJuly 24th, 2008
The company has acquired PWI Energy, an independent global provider of energy and greenhouse gas management services, based in Philadelphia, PA. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition is part of Johnson Controls Inc.‘s ongoing strategy to deepen and broaden the company’s leadership in energy and greenhouse gas management solutions providing global organizations access to a
Sustainable By Design: Toward An Energy Management PlanJuly 20th, 2008
Tackling the escalating issue of energy consumption and costs may take
Retro-Commissioning And Campus PlanningJuly 15th, 2008
Retro-Commissioning, as the first step in a campus sustainability strategy, can reduce energy use in college and university buildings by 10% or more, making it an essential ingredient for meeting greenhouse gas reduction goals. The details of retro-commissioning are discussed in the new white paper, “The First (Big) Step to Reducing Your Campus Carbon Footprint,” from EH&E Inc, an environmental engineering
University of Maryland Reduces Energy Load By 20 Million kWh In Two YearsJuly 14th, 2008
Comverge, Inc., a clean capacity provider through demand response and energy efficiency, recently announced the successful results of its demand response programs at the University of Maryland-Baltimore (UMB)—with an electricity load reduction of more than 20 million kWh in two years. That is enough energy to power approximately two million homes with electricity for two months. UMB enrolled in Comverge’s Real
Lochinvar Corporation Honored By Department Of DefenseJuly 9th, 2008
Lochinvar Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high efficiency water heaters, boilers, and pool heaters, has been named among the 2008 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award recipients. The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their outstanding support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. The award will be presented to Lochinvar