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.
Green Solutions: Hybrid Chiller Plant Meets The Needs Of An Evolving BuildingMarch 28th, 2006
The State of Massachusetts saves money on energy bills through a creative approach to HVAC system
TFM Show Bonus Article: Green Around The GlobeMarch 1st, 2006
Vuk Vujovic and Douglas J. Ogurek provide a brief overview of the state of sustainability around the world.
Green Solutions: Energy From The Earth Heats And Cools A Historic BuildingFebruary 28th, 2006
When the time came to overhaul its approach to heating and cooling, the City of Auburn, NY found success with a geothermal
Sustainable By Design: Research At RensselaerFebruary 1st, 2006
A prototype of an "active building envelope" developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute holds promise for heating and cooling in the future.
Professional Development: The Benefits Of IntegrationJanuary 25th, 2006
Contributor Mike DeNamur explains how the removal of crossed signals may ease communications problems.
HVAC Trends: Rejuvenating HVACJanuary 1st, 2006
By integrating and updating existing HVAC systems, facility managers can realize energy savings and make better use of their
FM Issue: Getting A Handle On Energy CostsNovember 1st, 2005
What can facility managers do about rising prices? One solution is to purchase their energy with the most cost effective strategy available.
Green Solutions: Energy Performance Contracts & Deferred MaintenanceNovember 1st, 2005
Faced with tight budgets, the utilities manager at an Illinois public university found these contracts would help further his goal to increase systems efficiency.