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: Getting A Handle On Energy CostsNovember 1st, 2005
What can facility managers do about rising prices? One solution is to purchase their energy with the most cost effective strategy available.
Green Solutions: Energy Performance Contracts & Deferred MaintenanceNovember 1st, 2005
Faced with tight budgets, the utilities manager at an Illinois public university found these contracts would help further his goal to increase systems efficiency.
FM Issue Web Bonus: Options Can Help To Reduce Energy CostsNovember 1st, 2005
As the energy market evolves, so have the options that facilities have to control these
Sustainable By Design: Double Duty: Combined Heat And PowerOctober 25th, 2005
Implementing combined heat and power systems can help reduce facility energy
Sustainable Design Trends: Green Wants YouOctober 20th, 2005
New environmental solutions help transition buildings into sustainability. From the October 2005 issue.
Green Solutions: Let The Sun Shine InOctober 1st, 2005
A daylighting system installed at a Patagonia warehouse and distribution center in Reno, NV reduces energy bills and increases productivity.
FM Issue: Resourceful ReductionSeptember 1st, 2005
Efforts to lessen the environmental impact of a facility can take on many forms.
FM Issue: Cool RoofingAugust 9th, 2005
This green approach is one way to reduce the environmental impact of a
Green Solutions: Cooling System Cuts Costs And ConsumptionAugust 1st, 2005
Thermal energy storage is helping to reduce energy costs for one Colorado school