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.

Reducing Cooling Loads With External Shading

Reducing Cooling Loads With External Shading

With the proper approach, the use of shading devices on the exterior of a new or existing building can save on energy use....Read More...

FM Issue: Power To The Core

FM Issue: Power To The Core

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?...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: When The Heat Was On

Sustainable By Design: When The Heat Was On

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...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Light Bright

Services & Maintenance: Light Bright

Contributor Mary Claire Frazier discusses an an intelligent approach to lamp maintenance, disposal, and...Read More...

Green Solutions: Energy Savings Across The Board

Green Solutions: Energy Savings Across The Board

Since 2000, a comprehensive conservation approach has resulted in millions of dollars in savings for Trizec Properties....Read More...

FM Issue Supplement: All That Glitters Is Green

FM Issue Supplement: All That Glitters Is Green

In the U.S., buildings are responsible for almost two-thirds of national electricity consumption and more than one-third of total primary energy use....Read More...

Green Solutions: Solar Power Installation Steps Up Energy Strategy

Green Solutions: Solar Power Installation Steps Up Energy Strategy

A warehousing operation in California decided to implement solar power at its two...Read More...

Green Solutions: Combined Heat And Power Helps Fuel Convention Center

Green Solutions: Combined Heat And Power Helps Fuel Convention Center

Convention center uses on-site power generation to produce clean energy that also reduces utility bills....Read More...

FM Issue: Choosing An Efficient Lighting System

FM Issue: Choosing An Efficient Lighting System

Employee productivity, improved energy consumption, and overall safety are just a few of the factors to benefit from carefully planned lighting....Read More...

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Green Solutions: Wind Energy Helps One Business Stay True To Its Mission

Switching to wind energy as the sole source of electricity has been a smooth transition so far for Tom’s of Maine in Sanford,...Read More...