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Jamaican university building region's first net-zero energy structure
Jamaican university building region's first net-zero energy structure
The University of the West Indies has broken ground on what eventually will be the Caribbean's first net-zero energy building. The US$500,000 project on the Kingston, Jamaica, campus is intended to serve as a prototype for the construction of simil...
Smart computer use hikes energy efficiency
Smart computer use hikes energy efficiency
The facility manager's job, of course, is to improve energy efficiency. In most cases, this involves HVAC and other elements relating directly to the operation of the building. But the specific activities going on within the building are vital as well ...
How reprocessing medical devices can save millions while diverting waste
How reprocessing medical devices can save millions while diverting waste
Medical waste — more than 5.4 tons per year for an average operating room — costs each operating room about US$5,243, according to the 2015 Practice Greenhealth Sustainability Benchmark Report. A partnership between Johnson & Johnson su...
Energy upgrades that are worth your time
Energy upgrades that are worth your time
For facility managers, a focus on switching to LED may leave considerable energy savings unrealized. Plus, you have to factor in the costs of installation and disruption of work for replacing one lighting system with another. Those costs and disruption...
3 exemplars of modern workplace design
3 exemplars of modern workplace design
Design Quarterly
Tiny data center changes lead to big savings
Tiny data center changes lead to big savings
There are tiny changes going on in energy management. Indeed, these changes - in data centers and elsewhere - are so small that they are impossible to see. However, their impact, already significant, will continue to grow and should be tracked by energ...