Tag: renewable energy

Under Construction: Top Facility Projects of September 2023

Facilities Management Advisor’s “Under Construction” series highlights some of the latest, most interesting facility project announcements every month. Messi Mania in Miami Want to attract global attention to your American soccer team and build a massive sports complex? Just get yourself one of the world’s best players! When Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami CF signed […]

EPA Names Top Green Power Partners of 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Green Power Leadership Award Winners for 2023, honoring five leading U.S. organizations in the agency’s Green Power Partnership program. This year’s awardees are Elevance Health, Hormel Foods, Palo Alto Networks, The Home Depot, and Truckee Meadows Community College. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan said, “Use of clean, […]

Colgate-Palmolive Inks Solar Deal to Meet 100% of U.S. Power Needs

Colgate-Palmolive has signed a 20-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for a solar energy project outside of Waco, Texas. With start-up anticipated in 2025, the 209-megawatt (MW) Markum Solar Farm is expected to produce the equivalent of 100% of the company’s U.S.-based operational electricity needs. This news follows the company’s announcement in 2022, when it shared that […]

University of Pittsburgh Moves Closer to Carbon Neutrality with Solar Project

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and Texas-based developer Vesper Energy have cut the ribbon on the Gaucho Solar project. Built on 68 acres near Pittsburgh International Airport, the 20 megawatt project features about 55,000 panels and is one of the largest solar arrays in Western Pennsylvania. Through a power purchase agreement with Vesper Energy, the […]

Johnson Controls Inks Solar Energy Deal for Pennsylvania Facilities

To help meet the building tech company’s sustainability goals, Johnson Controls has entered an agreement with energy firm Constellation to support the development of two new solar projects and match the power needs of four major Johnson Controls facilities in Pennsylvania. Specifically, Constellation’s Offsite Renewables Plus (CORe+) retail power product is supporting the development of two […]

Efficient and Healthy Schools Campaign Announces 2023 Honorees

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Efficient and Healthy Schools Campaign recently celebrated the achievements of 17 K-12 schools and districts that implemented exemplary projects to improve the energy and environmental performance of their facilities. Led by the DOE’s Building Technologies Office, the campaign is an interagency effort supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]

10 Ways to Reduce Your HVAC System’s Carbon Footprint

As environmental consciousness grows, carbon footprints have become a critical concern for businesses across various industries. In particular, commercial buildings account for a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions due to their energy-intensive operations, with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems playing a substantial role. In this article, we will explore 10 effective strategies […]

IFMA Welcomes 2023-24 Global Board of Directors

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced its member-elected executive committee and appointed members of its global board of directors for the 2023-24 fiscal year. Led by Chair Dean Stanberry, CFM, SFP, who begins his term July 1, the board will concentrate efforts on ensuring facility management professionals worldwide have the resources and support to advance […]

Rutgers University Drives Toward Carbon Neutrality with New Solar Carports

Rutgers University has selected DSD Renewables to install 16 solar carport canopies, totaling 14.5 MW, in parking lots across the New Jersey university’s multiple campuses. This is the first major sustainability initiative to roll out since University President Jonathan Holloway announced Rutgers’ commitment to a Climate Action Plan in September 2021. The project, expected to […]

Energy Efficiency ‘More Critical Than Ever’ as Power Grid Decarbonizes

As power generation shifts to clean energy, using electricity more efficiently will be critical for reducing costs, averting blackouts, and cutting pollution, according to a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The group evaluated five U.S. grid regions (California, Texas, the Pacific Northwest, the Southeast, and the Midwest) and found that […]