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.
Shift Changes To Save GasJuly 3rd, 2008
Changes in your employee work schedules can help ease the pain of today’s high gasoline costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Switching to a four day week with 10 hour shifts or to a three or four day week with 12 hour shifts can reduce weekly gas costs by up to 30%. Recently, using hourly staffing requirements, Shift Schedules created a template to schedule student interns and residents in the Emergency
Market Transformation Taking Place with Free Advanced Energy Design Guide DownloadsJune 30th, 2008
Nine million tons of carbon dioxide. $600 million in energy costs. That’s the potential savings represented by 100,000 copies in the Advanced Energy Design Guide series now in circulation. More than 88,000 of the publications have been obtained via free download since January. The series includes publications on small retail and small office buildings, K-12 school buildings, and warehouses and self storage units.
19th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum Addresses Energy And Climate Change PoliciesJune 24th, 2008
Sponsored by the U.S. Energy Association and Johnson Controls, Inc., the event took place June 11 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The keynote address was given by U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman who stressed to an audience of energy decision makers that “efficiency does not need to come at the expense of profitability.” The agenda was ushered in with speeches by representatives
U.S. State Department Adds Sustainable TechnologyJune 20th, 2008
Ambassador Paul E. Simons recently announced that the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile will commission two new sustainable technology additions to the embassy’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. In support of the Santiago embassy’s “Sustainability Initiative for the Embassy” the U.S. Department of State Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has installed two new state of the art energy
FM Frequency: Asking Tough Questions; Seeking Honest AnswersJune 18th, 2008
This month's column from Jeff Crane drifts into the realm of the
Lighting Trends: Reinventing LightApril 26th, 2008
New economic and environmental realities are pushing lighting technology into the next
The HVAC Factor: Net-Zero-Energy BuildingsApril 7th, 2008
Can these types of facilities be market viable by
Services & Maintenance: Leaner, Greener RestroomsApril 1st, 2008
No matter the facility, the "3Rs" can serve as a universal guideline for conserving
Sustainable By Design: Heating And Cooling Sourced From The EarthJanuary 1st, 2008
In 2005, renewable sources provided 7% of the energy consumed in the U.S., according to the EIA; geothermal energy made up just 5% of that figure.