Time, Not Money, Deciding Factor for Salt Lake City Building Energy Benchmarking

Time, Not Money, Deciding Factor for Salt Lake City Building Energy Benchmarking

A new ordinance in Salt Lake City that passed last August requires the owners of large commercial buildings to start providing the city with annual measurements of their energy usage. The benchmarking is projected to lower annual energy costs and eliminate pollutants, but it could … Read more…

NRDC Report: 3 Strategies to Reduce Carbon Emissions 80% by 2050

NRDC Report: 3 Strategies to Reduce Carbon Emissions 80% by 2050

  According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), there are three strategies for reducing energy use in buildings that could help slash carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 from 1990 levels, an amount that scientists say is necessary to prevent the worst effects of … Read more…

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…

Building Energy Management Systems Market To Reach $6 Billion in Six Years

Building Energy Management Systems Market To Reach $6 Billion in Six Years

A new report from Global Market Insights projects that the global building energy management systems market size will grow to more than $6 billion in the next six years. Using historic market data from 2012 to 2015, the report forecasts industry growth through 2024 and … Read more…

Chicago Takes Another Step in Direction of Energy Efficiency Leadership

Chicago Takes Another Step in Direction of Energy Efficiency Leadership

Chicago is launching the Smart Building Operations Pilot, a program that uses energy data to building operators make energy efficient choices. The program is a collaboration between the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Chicago utility ComEd and the Accelerate Group. It aims to help inform day-to-day … Read more…

Colombia Embracing Sustainable Design at Universidad EAN

Colombia Embracing Sustainable Design at Universidad EAN

“Project Legacy” at Colombia’s Universidad EAN will oversee the construction of a 215,278 square-foot building that is slated to achieve LEED Gold certification while also featuring repurposed, recycled and reused materials. The most prominent feature of the building is the McDonough-designed WonderFrame™ shade structure, a … Read more…

How Penn State Medical Center Saved $300K/Year by Improving Chiller Plants

How Penn State Medical Center Saved $300K/Year by Improving Chiller Plants

Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center’s energy engineer knew the campus’s chiller plants were efficient, but he believed they could be improved. By optimizing the chiller plants across the campus, the center ensured they were running at peak efficiency, saving electricity costs, using less water, and reducing emissions. In fact, annual energy savings were found to be…

Here’s What Good Buildings Have in Common

Here’s What Good Buildings Have in Common

More and more smart buildings are being built by developers; buildings with high-tech energy efficiency systems and network-enabled building management systems in place. As Forbes.com stated recently, “these technologies, once considered revolutionary, are steadily becoming the norm in today’s premier office buildings.” The site listed … Read more…

Garage Ventilation System Achieves 96% Energy Savings

Garage Ventilation System Achieves 96% Energy Savings

Nagle Energy Solutions (NES) announced its garage-ventilation control system is capturing a 96% reduction in the energy consumed by a sizeable mechanical ventilation system installed recently at the City & County of San Francisco’s Sutter Stockton Garage. The garage demand-control ventilation (DCV) system shaves more … Read more…

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