Expert Outlines Top Facilities Management Trends

Expert Outlines Top Facilities Management Trends

At a time when clients are continually challenging the value of facilities management, an expert in the field outlines key trends that should help facilities management companies and their clients see eye-to-eye. Ali Al Suwaidi, a facilities management expert and board member of the nonprofit … Read more…

NYC’s Empire State Building Takes Energy-Efficiency To New Heights

NYC’s Empire State Building Takes Energy-Efficiency To New Heights

The iconic Empire State Building in New York City is pointing the way toward energy efficiency. Since the building started a comprehensive retrofit in 2009, it has been consistently racking up savings every year. Currently the retrofit is projected to save 38% of the building’s … Read more…

Japan Moves Toward Microgrids and Distributed Power Generation

Japan Moves Toward Microgrids and Distributed Power Generation

To increase resiliency, Japanese cities are quietly moving away from large-scale power toward microgrids, distributed generation, and smart energy systems, Reuters reports. The switch is being led by Higashi-Matsushima, a coastal city of nearly 40,000 in Miyagi Prefecture that was hit by the 2011 earthquake … Read more…

Las Vegas Sands Receives DOE Recognition for Efficiency

Las Vegas Sands Receives DOE Recognition for Efficiency

When the Las Vegas Sands Corporation bet on efficiency, it won big. This week the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge recognized the hospitality company for energy and water efficiency upgrades. The Better Buildings Challenge is a partnership between the DOE and more than … Read more…

Report: US Renewable Energy Supply Not Enough For Major Manufacturers’ Demand

Report: US Renewable Energy Supply Not Enough For Major Manufacturers’ Demand

Major manufacturers in the United States have set ambitious goals around cheap renewable energy, but they are struggling to access the clean energy they want because of state policies that limit procurement, according to a new report from David Gardiner and Associates. DGA’s report “The … Read more…

New Case Study Zeroes in on Target’s Demand Response Programs

New Case Study Zeroes in on Target’s Demand Response Programs

A new case study in Supply Chain Dive takes a closer look at Target Corporation’s successful demand response approach. Since piloting a program in California in 2006, the company has extended demand response to 815 locations nationwide, which covers nearly half of its stores, the … Read more…

Ephesus Lighting LEDs Illuminate Martinsville Speedway for Historic Night Race

Ephesus Lighting LEDs Illuminate Martinsville Speedway for Historic Night Race

LEDs will illuminate the very first night race at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia, this Saturday, LEDs Magazine reported. International Speedway Corporation tapped Eaton’s Ephesus division for an outdoor solid-state lighting installation at the famed short track. A mere .526 miles in length, the paperclip-like … Read more…

International Shipping Industry Leaders Call for a Maritime Energy Shift

International Shipping Industry Leaders Call for a Maritime Energy Shift

A group of around 200 international shipping industry leaders plan to join forces at the UN Convention on Climate Change in Bonn this November. Their goal is to develop business-focused strategies that encourage quick decarbonization and substantial greenhouse gas emission reductions. “Many in the industry … Read more…

Georgia Power Introduces Renewable Energy Development Initiative for C&I Customers

Georgia Power Introduces Renewable Energy Development Initiative for C&I Customers

Georgia Power launched a new Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) for commercial and industrial customers on Tuesday. The voluntary program offers hourly credits matching production as well as solar renewable energy credits from up to 200 megawatts of renewable resources, the electric utility announced. Commercial … Read more…

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