Submissions Now Accepted for Energy Manager Today Awards

Jennifer Hermes

Energy Manager Today has opened its submission period for the 2016 Energy Manager Today Awards. Products that help companies improve energy management are eligible for a Product of the Year Award. Companies that implement projects that successfully improve energy management metrics can submit the project for a Project of the Year Award.   As companies know, the   …Continue Reading

Dubuque Meeting Hears About Energy Audits

Carl Weinschenk

A presentation given this week by Alliant Energy on retro-commissioning to Dubuque business people and municipal officials detailed how the process can improve operations in their offices and facilities. TH Online reports that the meeting, which was held at Diamond Jo Casino, was attended by about 60 people. The group was told that buildings are   …Continue Reading

New York City Study Conclusion: Benchmarking Works

Carl Weinschenk

Researchers found that simply informing owners of how their buildings are performing results in improvements in energy efficiency and greater use of renewables.

BREEAM USA Takes Aim at In-Use Structures

Carl Weinschenk

The international program is coming to the United States — and invites commercial building tenants to participate in assessments.

LEDs are Good. Smart Lights are Better

Carl Weinschenk

Smart lighting goes way beyond simple LEDs by providing actionable data on building performance. The next step is for facilities to use the technology to deeply integrate with the municipal and residential sectors.

Schneider Electric Tabbed for New NYC Building

Carl Weinschenk

Schneider Electric has been selected by the L&L Holding Company to provide intelligent building management technology to an office tower that is being built at 390 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, NY. A number of systems will be incorporated into the 32-floor, 900,000 square-foot building. One of these is Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxture building management system (BMS).   …Continue Reading

Slow Progress in Fed Energy, Emissions Efforts

Carl Weinschenk

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) reports that the federal government is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and improving its energy efficiency. The improvements did not hit the targets, however. The report by Federal News Radio said that last year the energy intensity reduction was 22.7 percent from a fiscal 2003 baseline. The goal was 30   …Continue Reading

BuildingIQ Makes 2 Moves

Carl Weinschenk

  BuildingIQ has launched its 5i platform. The company says that it is designed for use at any stage of a building’s life cycle. It is built on five pillars, the company says: data capture analysis; advanced metering; measurement and verification; closed loop predictive control and human analysis. BuildingIQ also announced this week that it   …Continue Reading

What You Need To Know About Green Insulation: Green Seal’s New Standard

Daniel Pedersen

The global growth of green building is accelerating, driven by benefits ranging from health and comfort to image, branding, and tax breaks. More than half of the institutional and commercial construction in the U.S. is expected to be green in 2016, and significant growth is forecasted in developing markets. The main benefit from green building is lower operating costs from savings in energy, waste, water and maintenance; energy efficiency depends heavily on insulation.

Stay Cool This Summer While Avoiding These Common Summer Pitfalls

Howard Turner

Many facility managers and building owners approach the summer season with a mix of dread and resignation, as they brace for the inevitable financial hit from higher cooling costs.