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
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?
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 »Preventive Maintenance, the #1 building energy efficiency measure
Building owners all recognize that costs have increased for everything – energy, consumables, contractors. Sure, building owners can pass many of these costs on to tenants but are there proactive steps building owners, their tenants, and their contractors can take… Read More »How to Offset the Increasing Cost of Everything
Buildings constantly change. Building owners need to constantly adapt to changing building conditions. That also means making decisions. Historically, calculating the return on investment (ROI) of a decision – e.g., maintenance, repair, capital improvement – is what has driven many… Read More »The High Cost of Doing Nothing
The greenest building isn’t necessarily the latest and greatest, highest-scoring LEED-Platinum award winner. According to the 2021 World Green Building Trends report from the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC), about half of respondents engage in green renovation/retrofit projects, with most investors engaged… Read More »Old Buildings Matter – the Green Renovation Trend Continues to Grow