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.

FM Issue: From Currents To Currency

FM Issue: From Currents To Currency

Facility managers can combat energy...Read More...

Green Solutions: Hybrid Chiller Plant Meets The Needs Of An Evolving Building

Green Solutions: Hybrid Chiller Plant Meets The Needs Of An Evolving Building

The State of Massachusetts saves money on energy bills through a creative approach to HVAC system...Read More...

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TFM Show Bonus Article: Green Around The Globe

Vuk Vujovic and Douglas J. Ogurek provide a brief overview of the state of sustainability around the world....Read More...

Green Solutions: Energy From The Earth Heats And Cools A Historic Building

Green Solutions: Energy From The Earth Heats And Cools A Historic Building

When the time came to overhaul its approach to heating and cooling, the City of Auburn, NY found success with a geothermal...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Research At Rensselaer

Sustainable By Design: Research At Rensselaer

A prototype of an "active building envelope" developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute holds promise for heating and cooling in the future....Read More...

Professional Development: The Benefits Of Integration

Professional Development: The Benefits Of Integration

Contributor Mike DeNamur explains how the removal of crossed signals may ease communications problems....Read More...

HVAC Trends: Rejuvenating HVAC

HVAC Trends: Rejuvenating HVAC

By integrating and updating existing HVAC systems, facility managers can realize energy savings and make better use of their...Read More...

FM Issue: Getting A Handle On Energy Costs

FM Issue: Getting A Handle On Energy Costs

What can facility managers do about rising prices? One solution is to purchase their energy with the most cost effective strategy available....Read More...

Green Solutions: Energy Performance Contracts & Deferred Maintenance

Green Solutions: Energy Performance Contracts & Deferred Maintenance

Faced with tight budgets, the utilities manager at an Illinois public university found these contracts would help further his goal to increase systems efficiency....Read More...

FM Issue Web Bonus: Options Can Help To Reduce Energy Costs

As the energy market evolves, so have the options that facilities have to control these...Read More...