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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.

Lochinvar Corporation Honored By Department Of Defense

Lochinvar Corporation Honored By Department Of Defense

Lochinvar Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high efficiency water heaters, boilers, and pool heaters, has been named among the 2008 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award recipients. The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their outstanding support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. The award will be presented to Lochinvar...Read More...

GE To Take Low Voltage Offerings On The Road

GE To Take Low Voltage Offerings On The Road

GE Consumer & Industrial’s Electrical Distribution business will travel to 31 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada by January 2009. Beginning in August, GE’s new Low Voltage Revolution Tour will travel more than 12,000 miles, spending between several days in each location. The tour will take the company’s product portfolio directly to the home cities of electrical distributors and industrial...Read More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Recycling Fluorescent Lamps

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Recycling Fluorescent Lamps

This Web Exclusive comes from Mark A. Ceaser of OMNI/ajax Absolute Sorbent Technologies, Inc. Throughout the country, we have seen bans and regulatory control over the exposure of the public to hazardous risks. However, one of the most overlooked dangers surrounds each of us every day. It contains potentially dangerous amounts of mercury and can be found above your desk at work, in the lamp on your child’s...Read More...

Shift Changes To Save Gas

Shift Changes To Save Gas

Changes in your employee work schedules can help ease the pain of today’s high gasoline costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Switching to a four day week with 10 hour shifts or to a three or four day week with 12 hour shifts can reduce weekly gas costs by up to 30%. Recently, using hourly staffing requirements, Shift Schedules created a template to schedule student interns and residents in the Emergency...Read More...

Market Transformation Taking Place with Free Advanced Energy Design Guide Downloads

Market Transformation Taking Place with Free Advanced Energy Design Guide Downloads

Nine million tons of carbon dioxide. $600 million in energy costs. That’s the potential savings represented by 100,000 copies in the Advanced Energy Design Guide series now in circulation. More than 88,000 of the publications have been obtained via free download since January. The series includes publications on small retail and small office buildings, K-12 school buildings, and warehouses and self storage units....Read More...

19th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum Addresses Energy And Climate Change Policies

19th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum Addresses Energy And Climate Change Policies

Sponsored by the U.S. Energy Association and Johnson Controls, Inc., the event took place June 11 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The keynote address was given by U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman who stressed to an audience of energy decision makers that “efficiency does not need to come at the expense of profitability.” The agenda was ushered in with speeches by representatives...Read More...

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...