Tag: energy efficiency

3 Ways Investing in EV Infrastructure Can Improve a Commercial Facility

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. If you’re thinking about investing in EV infrastructure for your commercial facility, there are several ways it can benefit you. Not only are EVs better for the environment, but they can also save you a lot of money in the long run. […]

GSA, Southern Co. Partner to Boost Efficiency at a Dozen Federal Facilities in Georgia

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is partnering with energy company Southern Co. to increase efficiency in 12 federal buildings across Georgia, reducing GSA’s carbon footprint and improving overall sustainability. The upgrades will focus on lighting, HVAC, water conservation, and more. Two Southern Co. subsidiaries—utility Atlanta Gas Light and distributed energy provider PowerSecure—are coordinating the improvements. […]

Inflation Reduction Act Has Historic Climate and Energy Investments

On Aug. 16, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), a comprehensive package that includes nearly $370 billion in historic climate and energy investments. “The Inflation Reduction Act invests $369 billion to take the most aggressive action ever—ever, ever, ever—in confronting the climate crisis,” said Biden. U.S. Environmental Protection […]

Webinar Watch: 5 Aspects of Energy Management

Utilities are generally the biggest non-personnel piece of a facility’s budget. At a time when energy prices are at an all-time high with no relief in sight, Facilities Management Advisor’s free webinar will explore ways to manage a facility’s utility use and energy budget. Thursday, August 25 Webinar | 5 Aspects of Energy Management Time: 2:00 PM – […]

Johns Hopkins University Meets Two-Thirds of Energy Needs with New Solar Project

Supported by a landmark commitment from Johns Hopkins University, a brand-new solar facility is now up and running, providing the university with two-thirds of its annual electricity use from clean power. With this agreement—one of the most substantial clean energy pledges by any higher education institution in the U.S.—Johns Hopkins achieved its goal to cut greenhouse gas […]

Utility, School District Use Electric Buses to Send Power Back to the Grid

California utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced that it has successfully deployed an innovative technology that enables eight electric school buses to put electricity back on the power grid when needed, such as on hot summer days. A collaborative effort between SDG&E, the Cajon Valley Union School District, and locally based technology company […]

5 Popular Types of Commercial HVAC Systems to Consider

It’s summertime, and many facilities professionals are hard at work on new building projects and major building renovations. There are several types of commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to consider when a new system must be installed. The National Institute of Building Sciences advises businesses to consider energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and […]

Biden Admin. Launches $225M Program to Advance Energy-Efficient Building Codes

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Notice of Intent (NOI) to provide $225 million for states and local governments to expand the implementation of the latest building energy codes and support the development of buildings that use less energy. Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Building Energy Codes: Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation […]

Over $230M in Energy Efficiency Projects Underway Across CUNY Campuses

Nearly 30 energy efficiency projects totaling more than $230 million are in development across 13 City University of New York (CUNY) campuses, according to the New York Power Authority (NYPA). As the nation’s largest urban public university, CUNY has seven community colleges, 11 senior colleges, and seven graduate or professional institutions spread across New York […]

Federal Contractors Should Expect Climate Disclosure Rules to Become New Norm

A forthcoming proposed rule from the Biden administration will require contractors supplying goods and services to the federal government to disclose greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other climate-related risks. The rule follows similar requirements proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to the disclosure of climate change risks. The proposed changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation […]