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.

U.S. State Department Adds Sustainable Technology

U.S. State Department Adds Sustainable Technology

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...Read More...

FM Frequency: Asking Tough Questions; Seeking Honest Answers

This month's column from Jeff Crane drifts into the realm of the...Read More...

Lighting Trends: Reinventing Light

Lighting Trends: Reinventing Light

New economic and environmental realities are pushing lighting technology into the next...Read More...

The HVAC Factor: Net-Zero-Energy Buildings

The HVAC Factor: Net-Zero-Energy Buildings

Can these types of facilities be market viable by...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Leaner, Greener Restrooms

Services & Maintenance: Leaner, Greener Restrooms

No matter the facility, the "3Rs" can serve as a universal guideline for conserving...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Heating And Cooling Sourced From The Earth

Sustainable By Design: Heating And Cooling Sourced From The Earth

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....Read More...

Trends: 2007 Year In Review

Trends: 2007 Year In Review

TFM takes a look back at the most influential trends of...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Nature’s Best Ideas For Buildings

Sustainable By Design: Nature’s Best Ideas For Buildings

Biomimicry proves that imitation is the highest form of flattery. After all, millions of species can't be...Read More...

Green Trends: The Color Of Energy

Green Trends: The Color Of Energy

Before making purchases, facility managers need to define what the use of energy efficient technologies can do for their office building's carbon...Read More...

FM Issue: Energy Savings

FM Issue: Energy Savings

Conservation can be considered a story in two part...Read More...