People and how you execute enable building owners to outperform almost any technology. Building Automation Systems (BAS) have been around for years. A BAS utilizes a control system to automate the control of various building systems (mainly HVAC). A BAS… Read More »What really matters is the People and the Processes
Preventive maintenance (PM) is the regular and routine maintenance of equipment and assets in order to keep them running and prevent any costly unplanned downtime from unexpected equipment failure. A successful PM strategy requires planning and scheduling maintenance of equipment… Read More »Preventative Maintenance, the #1 Building Energy Efficiency Measure
Savings (noun) is defined as “an economy of or reduction in money, time, or another resource”. Waste (noun) is defined as ”an act or instance of using or expending something carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose”. While most people love… Read More »Savings or Waste – Which is more Compelling?
Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) is the process of uncovering errors in physical systems while attempting to identify the source of the problem. For most building owners, fault detection requires making judgment calls based on incomplete data. In a good… Read More »Uncovering Building Systems Problems and Root Cause Analysis
Expectations of buildings and places in terms of health and wellness are higher than they have ever been. The heightened expectations were already happening before COVID. The largest working generation are Millennials, and with the exception of family, Millennials value… Read More »Improved Wellbeing, Cognitive Function, and Productivity
Energy efficiency investments are often not implemented in commercial buildings due to a combination of various factors and barriers faced by the stakeholders involved. Even for buildings that are subjected to mandatory audits or regulatory deadlines, the recommendations are often… Read More »Creating a Culture of Energy Efficiency
Extreme weather events, exacerbated by rising temperatures, as well as mounting efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have underscored the urgency of the climate challenge and the vital need for energy efficiency. We know that efficiency can halve emissions by… Read More »Scaling Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency
Better Buildings is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation. Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors… Read More »Improving Lives by Driving Leadership in Energy Innovation