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 From The Earth Heats And Cools A Historic BuildingFebruary 28th, 2006
When the time came to overhaul its approach to heating and cooling, the City of Auburn, NY found success with a geothermal
Sustainable By Design: Research At RensselaerFebruary 1st, 2006
A prototype of an "active building envelope" developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute holds promise for heating and cooling in the future.
Professional Development: The Benefits Of IntegrationJanuary 25th, 2006
Contributor Mike DeNamur explains how the removal of crossed signals may ease communications problems.
HVAC Trends: Rejuvenating HVACJanuary 1st, 2006
By integrating and updating existing HVAC systems, facility managers can realize energy savings and make better use of their
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.