Retrofitting Existing Facilities for Energy Efficiency

September 21, 2021


Rather than building or leasing a new facility, retrofitting an existing building can often be more cost-effective in terms of energy efficiency for businesses. Energy efficiency can lower business operating costs, while also improving businesses’ brand image by being more …

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Happy National HVAC Tech Day!

June 22, 2021


Today is National HVAC Tech Day! HVAC techs are in high demand as energy efficiency continues to be a top priority in 2021 in business and industry. Facility managers often spend a significant amount of time monitoring and managing temperature …

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Green Cleaning Trends

June 15, 2021


In a past blog, we explored how green cleaning supplies can help facility managers significantly reduce costs while ensuring a clean and healthy work environment. We recommended strategies for choosing products, including buying concentrated solutions of higher-quality products in bulk …

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All About Attaining LEED Certification

All About Attaining LEED Certification

March 30, 2021


If you have been involved in a building design process, you are most likely familiar with LEED Certification. If not, you are still in the right place. In this article, we will take a look at what LEED certification is, …

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Making Your School More Energy Efficient

January 12, 2021


Class in the Grass  Having class outside is always a fun option but it can also help you save money as you can shut off the lights and technology while not in the classroom. LEDs over CFLs  LEDs are a …

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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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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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