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.
Facility Fix: Lighting Upgrade Maximizes Energy UseNovember 29th, 2006
Seeking out the best lighting options to serve the needs of one of its manufacturing buildings has resulted in lower energy costs for Baxter Healthcare Corporation.
Reducing Cooling Loads With External ShadingNovember 8th, 2006
With the proper approach, the use of shading devices on the exterior of a new or existing building can save on energy use.
FM Issue: Power To The CoreSeptember 9th, 2006
Currently, the United States loses $80 billion per year due to power outages and interruptions, and the losses are accelerating. Utility demand continues to amplify. So how reliable are power sources?
Sustainable By Design: When The Heat Was OnSeptember 8th, 2006
This month, guest columnist Michael Gordon writes about how energy consumers in New York City were able to curtail their electric usage this past summer during periods of record demand. As participants in the
Services & Maintenance: Light BrightAugust 28th, 2006
Contributor Mary Claire Frazier discusses an an intelligent approach to lamp maintenance, disposal, and
Green Solutions: Energy Savings Across The BoardAugust 28th, 2006
Since 2000, a comprehensive conservation approach has resulted in millions of dollars in savings for Trizec Properties.
Green Solutions: Solar Power Installation Steps Up Energy StrategyJuly 28th, 2006
A warehousing operation in California decided to implement solar power at its two
Green Solutions: Combined Heat And Power Helps Fuel Convention CenterMay 28th, 2006
Convention center uses on-site power generation to produce clean energy that also reduces utility bills.