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Football stadiums: The power plants of tomorrow
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With the Super Bowl shining a spotlight on the NFL's newest gridiron—Cowboy Stadium, in Arlington, Texas—fans of another stripe are cheering sustainable developments at Philadelphia's eight-year-old Lincoln Financial Field. The operators of the Pennsylvania NFL stadium, where the Eagles roost, recently announced plans to go to "net zero," meaning they will generate power needs through onsite sustainable or renewable sources. More

Case Study: Philips Lighting Solutions and Cushman Wakefield

Houston, Texas – In order to reduce energy usage in 4 million + square feet of floorspace, leading real estate services and property management firm Cushman Wakefield utilized Philips energy efficient 25W T8 with ALTO II Technology lamps and Philips Advance high-efficiency electronic Optanium ballasts in a lighting upgrade project that cut energy costs by nearly 30% and delivered a payback of less than 2 years. Read More


Ceiling-mounted spot cooler cools server room
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The University of Louisville Health Care Outpatient Center, in Louisville, Ky., had a problem with its server room overheating. The room houses server and telecom equipment that is vital to the center's daily operations. The equipment runs 24 hours a day and needs to be cool at all times to avoid malfunctioning, hardware damage or system downtime. More

Obama outlines plans to improve building efficiency by 20 percent
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U.S. President Barack Obama announced plans to improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings by 20 percent over the next decade during a recent visit to Penn State University located in University Park, Pa. The Better Building Initiative includes a major reform of tax incentives for building upgrades, a program of loan guarantees for hospitals, schools and other commercial buildings and grants for local authorities to streamline building efficiency standards. More

AFE gears up for Facilities America 2011, to be held Oct. 11-12 in Las Vegas
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This year's Facilities America Conference is more than seven months away, but AFE leadership is already busy planning educational and other events to be hosted at the Mirage Hotel Events Center in Las Vegas, including AFE board and committee meetings, and the AFE Awards Gala. The Mirage Hotel will also serve as the headquarters hotel. A Call for Presenters will go out within the next few weeks and all submissions are due to AFE by March 31.

So book your hotel and flight plans now, and look for the registration page and hotel/travel information June 1 at the website of our event partner, the Facility Decisions Conference and Expo.
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Facility monitoring requirements for optimal energy efficiency
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Health care and academic settings pose a unique set of challenges to facility managers and administrators who operate, maintain and manage the day-to-day building performance for these facilities. The surging cost of energy has fueled the growing interest in building and retrofitting facilities to be more energy efficient.  More

AFE's Member-Get-A-Member campaign off to 'flying start'
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AFE's Member-Get-a-Member campaign—a chance for members to earn great prizes, including a $500 American Express Gift Card, a 50 percent discount on AFE membership renewal and more—is off to a "flying start," according to membership manager Maxine McIntosh. "One of our members has already brought in five new members," she noted, "and several of our other members are not far behind." The campaign, whose goal is to help grow membership and meet the future needs of the facilities engineering profession, will run from Jan. 15 – Sept. 30. AFE will award prizes to show appreciation for the efforts of members in helping the association grow. More

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Cyclone building damage being studied
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Studies are under way to determine how category five Cyclone Yasi chewed up buildings in north Queensland, Australia. Building standards will be assessed, repairs to previous cyclone damage studied and building elements like roller doors and solar panels investigated by the Cyclone Testing Station based at James Cook University located in Queensland, Australia, and the Australian Building Codes Board. More

Job of the week: Engineering supervisor at a major university in New York City
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A major university in New York City is seeking a highly qualified Engineering Supervisor. To learn more about this and other career opportunities for facilities professionals, visit AFE's Career Center. More

New report shows how we can get to renewable only energy by 2050
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Energy may be the single largest and thorniest issue as the middle of the 21st century approaches. Some seriously big thinking about new ways to produce it will have to become a commonplace in order to move away from carbon based fuels and towards renewable fuels and electricity. More

The Empire State Building strikes back at energy inefficiency
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Green renovations and retrofits will save the Empire State Building more than $4.4 million annually. The renovations will reduce energy use by 38 percent, cut carbon emissions by 105,000 metric tons and provide a payback in slightly more than three years. More

Topic of the week: Green myths that waste energy
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The topic of the week on AFE's LinkedIn group site was posted by Chris H., who attempts to debunk some "green myths" that are too often accepted for fact. The AFE site now has more than 650 members, so become a member and join in on this and other discussions of interest to facilities professionals. You don't have to be an AFE member to join AFE's LinkedIn group site. More

The best solution for energy cost control?
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Combined heat and power (CHP), co-generation and tri-generation have become leading techniques for efficient on-site power generation resulting in reduced energy costs for office buildings, hotels, health care and multifamily housing. Each of these techniques utilizes the production of multiple forms of energy from a single input. More
 

 
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