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Energy Efficiency in the Age of Coronavirus

By Greg Zimmerman Though certainly energy efficiency is far from top-of-mind for most facility managers these days, there are still some important steps FMs should take to ensure that even empty facilities aren’t wasting electricity.  These measures go way beyond just making sure telecommuting employees have turned their computers off or that lights are off. The Institute […]


Can Smartphones Drive Citywide Energy Efficiency?

By Dan Hounsell ENERGY EFFICIENCY Is there anything smartphones can’t do? Probably. But as maintenance and engineering departments continue to discover, the devices are having a tremendous influence in several areas of institutional and commercial facilities. Maybe the largest impact of smartphones for maintenance and engineering has been on the productivity of front-line technicians. Armed […]


Boilers and Water Heaters: Energy-Efficiency Strategies

By understanding system operations, maintenance needs and training considerations, managers can ensure efficient performance By Kenneth P. Urick Boilers and water heaters are complex systems to operate and can be just as complex to maintain. Because of the potentially high costs related to each of these functions, maintenance and engineering managers are under mounting pressure […]



Herpreet Kaur Grewal  New data from EDF Energy has revealed that simple energy efficiency changes could deliver over £45 million in savings a year across just 4,150 analysed sites. By putting in place various simple energy-efficiency measures, the average organisation could achieve a total saving of as much as £46,316 each year. These energy savings […]


Lighting is the Best Place to Start for Energy Efficiency

By Kristen Pecci Upgrades to LEDs can yield huge energy savings and can usually be installed without disrupting facility operations. One of the challenges facility managers face is finding ways to successfully implement energy efficient strategies within a fully operational occupied building. With any initiative, the pros and cons of the long term benefits and […]