Energy Savings

historic Alta Vista School building

A Second Life

The historic Alta Vista School building was built in 1917. The building was listed on the Colorado State Register of Historic Places in June of 1999 for its significance in the area of education. It recently underwent a significant rehabilitation in order to meet the needs of today's students.

integrated control systems

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Converging Network Services

Expert advice for facilities managers on understanding and managing integrated technology and building management systems.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Greening the Urban Environment

El Centro College installs wind turbines on its Dallas campus.

Trends In Green

Building Teaching Tools

Design for active and sustainable, student-centered learning.

Trends in Green

Dunbar High School

A leader in D.C. green energy initiatives.

Energy Saving Retrofit

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Energy Saving Retrofit

Solar-Powered Sun Devils

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Solar-Powered Sun Devils

Arizona State University has developed a comprehensive solar program.

Lighting Controls Save Energy

CaseHistories (Real-World Solutions)

Lighting Controls Save Energy

school building products and materials

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Pleasing and Green

What's new in building products and materials?

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations On Campus)

Green to Gold

Trends in Green

Customized Green Strategies

Every school design tells a story. These stories can come in the form of energy efficient windows and lighting, or even a digital gauge that displays how much energy the school is using at any given time.

Energy Management

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Energy Management

Chipping away at energy costs.

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Letting the Chips Fall

Green Energy

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Setting the Bar High for Green Energy

Bundled Energy Solutions

Facilities (Energy Managment)

Bundled Energy Solutions

University of Minnesota Finds Big Savings in LED

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

University of Minnesota Finds Big Savings

Bright Lights

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Bright Lights, Big Data

Green Schools Building

Buildings As Teaching Tools

Green schools grow environmentally conscious students.

Trends In Green

Turn It Up to Zero

sustainability in restroom and locker room renovations

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Satisfaction in the Restroom (and Locker Room)

Here's how two campuses are satisfying administrators by saving money and satisfying students by increasing sustainability in their restroom and locker room renovations.

Emerging Technology

Energy Wise

Using facilities technology as a teaching tool.

Facilities (Managing Assets)

Vampire Power Load

Thoughts about the silent consumption of energy on campus.

Trends In Green

Another Energy Choice

Energy-efficient propane can help schools be and save green.

Trends in Green

A Deeper Shade of Green

How Seattle's Bertschi School expansion became the fourth "Living Building" in the world.

Consider Your Energy Procurement Options

Reducing energy consumption is hugely beneficial, and nearly everyone is practicing good kW-cutting habits. But the second most direct route to decreasing energy costs is often overlooked: managing the energy purchase itself. The largest barrier to purchasing energy at lower prices: understanding the deregulated energy markets.

Intelligent Buildings

Intelligent services combine technology, proprietary analytics and expertise in heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to continuously collect, interpret and act upon data from building systems and controls to optimize operational perfor

Green Energy: Motivation and Focus

There are many ways to "go green." There are a plethora of examples of schools and districts that are working to reduce their environmental impact while educating their communities about the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.

Exploring the Very Real Possibility of Net-Zero

Carbon neutrality, net-zero, whatever you call it, is going to be the way everybody will judge the success of sustainability strategies for school districts. Schools are public institutions by their very nature, and the public more and more desires that i

Warming a Campus With Wood

Longwood has practiced sustainability by heating with biomass fuel (sawdust) for over 30 years. Longwood is the only public institution of higher education in Virginia and one of only two state agencies that burns biomass for heating fuel. Current annual energy savings are more than $4.9M when compared with burning oil, which the University used as its fuel source before switching to biomass.