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.

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...

Sustainable By Design: Double Duty: Combined Heat And Power

Sustainable By Design: Double Duty: Combined Heat And Power

Implementing combined heat and power systems can help reduce facility energy...Read More...

Sustainable Design Trends: Green Wants You

New environmental solutions help transition buildings into sustainability. From the October 2005 issue....Read More...

Green Solutions: Let The Sun Shine In

Green Solutions: Let The Sun Shine In

A daylighting system installed at a Patagonia warehouse and distribution center in Reno, NV reduces energy bills and increases productivity....Read More...

FM Issue: Resourceful Reduction

FM Issue: Resourceful Reduction

Efforts to lessen the environmental impact of a facility can take on many forms....Read More...

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FM Issue: Cool Roofing

This green approach is one way to reduce the environmental impact of a...Read More...

Green Solutions: Cooling System Cuts Costs And Consumption

Green Solutions: Cooling System Cuts Costs And Consumption

Thermal energy storage is helping to reduce energy costs for one Colorado school...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: A Look Into Wind Energy

Sustainable By Design: A Look Into Wind Energy

With renewable energy sources gaining more attention, power from the wind is one to consider....Read More...

FM Issue: A Case For Energy Management

FM Issue: A Case For Energy Management

It's not impossible to facilitate energy efficiency in a government...Read More...