Jeffrey Steele


Solar Installations Power Through the Pandemic

Projects at commercial properties have continued apace, fueled by pre-COVID approvals, cost-reduction goals and opportunities to install systems while buildings are largely unoccupied.

Virus Diverts Energy Legislation Pipeline

Bills with implications for property operators are on the agenda at statehouses around the country, awaiting the easing of the crisis.

Seattle Pilot Seeks Solution to Split Incentives

The city is testing a promising new way to reward property owners for investing in efficiency.

This Year’s Model: Key Standard Advances

The 2021 edition of a widely used model code covers new areas as well as fine-tuning existing standards.

Gearing Up for an Electric Decade

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. has a to-do list for the nation's grid.

Pumped-Up Power: Drilling Into Geothermal

When conditions are right, this largely untapped renewable resource can cut operations costs and reduce a property’s carbon footprint.

Are Utilities Ready for Smart Buildings?

Taking on the pivotal question about grid-interactive efficient buildings, a new study finds mixed results.

Lights Out: Preparing for Power Disruptions

Power outages pose a constant risk of disruption, but technology offers new strategies for reducing the impact.

Record-Setting Data Center Goes Off the Grid

Kingman, Ariz., will host the nation's largest solar-powered data center, which will consist of 350 shipping containers encircled by 1,600 solar-panel-topped trailers.

Catalyst for Change

Passive House principles, net-zero energy operations and innovative materials will characterize a pair of ultra-sustainable neighboring buildings in the University District of Spokane, Wash.