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.
Sustainable By Design: Financial Aid Available For Renewable EnergyMay 28th, 2007
Budget restrictions shouldn't curtail consumption control
FM Frequency: Did He Say Pedal Power?!May 28th, 2007
FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane says there are hidden energy savings in every facility...sometimes you just have to look for
Sustainable By Design: Saving Energy With Window FilmApril 1st, 2007
Those products with solar control properties can help to keep out unwanted
Sustainable By Design: Outdoor Lighting – Brighter Not Always BetterFebruary 28th, 2007
Regulations on the amount, quality, and type of exterior illumination for buildings are increasingly relevant for facility managers.
Facility Fix: Lighting Upgrade Maximizes Energy UseNovember 29th, 2006
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.
Reducing Cooling Loads With External ShadingNovember 8th, 2006
With the proper approach, the use of shading devices on the exterior of a new or existing building can save on energy use.
FM Issue: Power To The CoreSeptember 9th, 2006
Currently, the United States loses $80 billion per year due to power outages and interruptions, and the losses are accelerating. Utility demand continues to amplify. So how reliable are power sources?
Sustainable By Design: When The Heat Was OnSeptember 8th, 2006
This month, guest columnist Michael Gordon writes about how energy consumers in New York City were able to curtail their electric usage this past summer during periods of record demand. As participants in the
Services & Maintenance: Light BrightAugust 28th, 2006
Contributor Mary Claire Frazier discusses an an intelligent approach to lamp maintenance, disposal, and