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.

Services & Maintenance: Why Recycle Used Bulbs?

Services & Maintenance: Why Recycle Used Bulbs?

Careful lamp disposal methods can help keep harmful mercury out of the...Read More...

FM Frequency: Summer School

FM Frequency: Summer School

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane ponders electricity and...Read More...

FM Issue: Power Up

FM Issue: Power Up

How are facility managers meeting mission critical power...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Buying Renewable Energy Certificates

Sustainable By Design: Buying Renewable Energy Certificates

While one size does not fit all facilities, this energy purchase strategy can be beneficial for...Read More...

Professional Development: In The Good Old Summertime

Professional Development: In The Good Old Summertime

Contributor Larry Wash explains, as temps climb, fms can ensure high performance and lower energy...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Financial Aid Available For Renewable Energy

Sustainable By Design: Financial Aid Available For Renewable Energy

Budget restrictions shouldn't curtail consumption control...Read More...

FM Frequency: Did He Say Pedal Power?!

FM Frequency: Did He Say Pedal Power?!

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane says there are hidden energy savings in every facility...sometimes you just have to look for...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Saving Energy With Window Film

Sustainable By Design: Saving Energy With Window Film

Those products with solar control properties can help to keep out unwanted...Read More...

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Sustainable By Design: Outdoor Lighting – Brighter Not Always Better

Regulations on the amount, quality, and type of exterior illumination for buildings are increasingly relevant for facility managers....Read More...

Facility Fix: Lighting Upgrade Maximizes Energy Use

Facility Fix: Lighting Upgrade Maximizes Energy Use

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....Read More...