When Disaster Strikes

Feb. 21, 2012

Every building owner should have a severe weather event plan in place that’s ready to implement with little advance warning.

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DoD Facilities Earn Combined Heat and Power Award
CHP technology produces both electricity and steam/hot water from a single heat source, using fuels like natural gas or wasted energy. By using this technology, the bases' CHP systems achieved operating efficiencies of nearly 65%, much higher than the efficiency of separate production of electricity and thermal energy (typically less than 50%). Click here for complete article …
America’s Next Top Energy Innovators Announced Americans chose the top innovators by casting nearly half a million votes online from January to February. Click here for complete article …
New Solar Cell Could Enhance Solar Panel Efficiency
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a hybrid solar cell that could increase the maximum efficiency of solar panels by 25% or more.
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Emergency Management Planning
When the unthinkable happens, FMs head to the frontlines – so make sure there’s a solid, comprehensive emergency management and mass notification plan behind them. Click here for complete article …
Weatherize Your Emergency Management Plan
Weatherizing your emergency management plan is a crucial step for any facility.
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How to Implement a Demand Response Plan Today's demands on facility managers (FMs) are extreme. Implementation of demand response can be instrumental in assisting with day-to-day energy management. Click here for complete article …
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