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Is energy storage right for your workspace?

October 2, 2019


Rechargeable batteries are the most common example of energy storage. This chemical energy is readily converted into electricity; a good example is a mobile phone battery. Basically, energy storage involves converting energy from forms that are difficult to store, to …

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Green buildings can increase productivity by 100 percent

June 26, 2019


If you want your employees to perform better, you should improve your indoor air quality as much as possible. That’s according to a recent study by Environmental Health Perspectives about indoor air quality. The study found that subjects performed cognitive …

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Why Your Employees Should Take a Hike

May 22, 2019


The modern office is not favorable for leading a healthy lifestyle. This is due largely in part to most employees remaining deskbound while completing most of their tasks. Too much sitting, according to the Mayo Clinic, increases the risk of …

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Eco-friendly Roofing Options, Part Two: Blue Roofs

January 29, 2019


Last week we covered the benefits of green roofs; this week we’re going to focus on blue. The idea behind a blue roof is similar to a retention pond—except that the pond in question is on your roof. Also known …

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Eco-friendly Roofing Options, Part One: Green Roofs

January 23, 2019


Vegetative, or green, roofs have been around for years, and have long offered promises of energy savings, reductions in storm-water runoff, beautification, and LEED points. However, many facilities have hesitation going green. This is partially due to fear of the …

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The Smart Buildling Revolution

December 19, 2018


Smart buildings are no longer the future in building management.   Swedish research firm Meemoori’s new report on the market for big data in smart building sees “robust growth” worldwide. It predicts growth of $15.6 billion by the end of …

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The benefits of electric submetering

September 19, 2018


More and more facility managers (FM) want to know how and where electricity is being used within their facility, and they are turning to electric submetering. Submetering can help facility professionals better understand their energy profiles, optimize performance, increase reliability, …

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Human-centric lighting delivers improved productivity

June 20, 2018


In 2001, scientists identified a third photoreceptor—in addition to rods and cones—in the human eye. These photoreceptors are linked to our 24-hour body clocks (i.e., circadian rhythms, which affect our daily mental, physical, and biological changes). Thanks to their discovery, …

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Tubular LEDs: Are they worth it?

June 13, 2018


Designed to replace fluorescent lamps, tubular LEDs, or TLEDs, are becoming a popular choice for facility managers around the country. But are they a better solution than fluorescent light bulbs?   Today’s fluorescent lighting technology is very efficient. If you …

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