Your Facility Needs an Energy Master Plan

Your Facility Needs an Energy Master Plan

August 20, 2015


So, you’ve taken important steps to protect your facility’s connection to electricity by installing an emergency power source, a very sensible choice in light of extreme weather events that can happen anytime over the course of a year. However, an …

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Save Negawatts With NBI's Retrofit Savings Estimator

Save Negawatts With NBI’s Retrofit Savings Estimator

June 12, 2015


A megawatt is a unit of power equal to 1 million watts, and, as a facilities manager, you’re constantly working on reducing them. However, you may not be aware of the negawatt, a term created by physicist Amory Lovins in …

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Could LEED Be an Energy-Saving Solution For Your Facility

Could LEED Be an Energy-Saving Solution For Your Facility?

April 21, 2015


With the return on investment for energy efficiency spurring a “go green” movement, tools like Smart Grid technology and BIRDS have become vitally important for facilities managers always looking to trim costs and improve efficiencies. If the goal is improving …

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Fault Detection and Diagnostics: How Does Your Facility Talk to You?

Fault Detection and Diagnostics: How Does Your Facility Talk to You?

December 22, 2014


You may recall our recent blog post featuring the advantages of Smart Grid technology, tools that bring 21st century interconnectivity and better management to electrical delivery systems in real time. Very soon, more facilities managers may have access to even …

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Using BIRDS to Save on Energy Costs at Your Facility

Using BIRDS to Save on Energy Costs at Your Facility

November 18, 2014


Over the past year, we’ve featured a number of posts that offer new ways for facilities managers to lower energy costs at their buildings, from ASHRAE’s bEQ program to using Smart Grid technology. Saving energy remains vitally important. The U.S. …

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Managing Plug Loads Saves on Energy Costs at Your Facility

Managing Plug Loads Saves on Energy Costs at Your Facility

August 28, 2014


Sometimes, it’s the smallest things that can make the biggest differences between a positive or negative line item on a facility manager’s operations budget. Take, for example, the unobtrusive plug load. It’s defined as energy used by electric equipment powered …

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Manage Your Facility's Electrical Needs Wisely With Smart Grid Technology

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Energy Efficiency ROI Driving Hospital Facilities to Cut Costs

Energy Efficiency ROI Driving Hospital Facilities to Cut Costs

January 22, 2014


Building managers are increasingly turning to energy efficiency to cut fixed costs at healthcare facilities across the country. Recent studies show that the return on investment (ROI) from energy efficient technology, HVAC systems and lighting drives many in the industry …

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