How to Use IoT to Identify Hidden Tune-Up Opportunities During Retro-Commissioning Projects

Achieving top-quality results is a key for any building retro-commissioning project, it is a golden opportunity to give your building a tune-up. This is a critical factor in stacking the odds in your favor as a commercial property owner, operator, or manager. If cutting costs and saving time on your next retro-commissioning project interests you, then you’ll love the Internet …

3 Incentives from Utilities for Retrocommissioning Projects

3 Available Incentive Programs from Utilities for Building Tune-Up and Retro-Commissiong Projects

Retro-commissioning (RCx) is a process that ensures existing buildings and systems operate optimally and efficiently. This involves activities like scheduling, sequencing, controls programming, and optimizing set points of various systems in the buildings. The focus of RCx is improving the efficiency of existing systems instead of replacing them. Retro-commissioning projects not only tune-up your building’s energy efficiency but also extends …

IoT Smart Building Solutions Maximizes ROI in Retrofit Projects

How IoT Smart Building Solutions Can Maximize the ROI of Your Retrofit Project

When dealing with limited budgets, aging structures, and energy accountability, retrofitting is an effective approach to ensure old commercial buildings maintain tiptop performance. The gains include reduction in energy cost, improvement in equipment performance and longevity. Every year it is said that about 5 billion square feet of buildings get retrofitted when compared to new construction. A McGraw Hill construction …

Benefits of Continuous IAQ During Flush Out Process

Benefits of Using Continuous IAQ Monitoring in the Flush Out Process

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in recent times is one factor that has the attention of both tenants and owners of commercial buildings. Increased awareness, quest for better wellbeing, the drive for improvements in energy efficiency, and competition are some factors that have fueled the embers of its popularity among stakeholders.

7 Problems Retrocommissioning can Identify with IoT

7 Problems That Retro-Commissioning Can Identify with IoT Smart Building Technology

As the experts know for sure, commercial buildings are subject to operational, functional, and occupant changes that put a strain on the mechanical, electrical, and control systems which can eventually lead to a subpar building performance with the passing of time. Today’s commercial buildings are somewhat complex with intricate designs, sophisticated systems and controls that are dependent on each other …

How the convergencec of IoT and IAQ has influenced energy efficiency projects

How the Convergence of IoT and IAQ has Influenced Energy Efficiency Practices

Energy costs in commercial buildings is reaching record highs due to a host of factors not limited to increased competition, boom in technology initiatives, increased use of HVAC systems, lighting, and other building control systems. To put it into perspective, a commercial building consumes 90% of the 75% of the electric form of energy in lighting, office equipment and HVAC …

8 Questions to Ask Before Assessing Energy Savings in M&V Projects

8 Questions to Ask Before Assessing Energy Savings in M&V Projects

Energy consumption is at the core of expenses incurred by commercial buildings. Commercial building occupants, irrespective of season or climatic condition, usually consume energy through heating, ventilating or air-conditioning, in what is popularly termed as the HVAC System. The plus side of energy consumption as an expense is its variability. Capitalizing on the variable nature of energy consumption, players in …

Remote Building Monitoring

How the Cloud Enables You to Be Energy Efficient

Building owners and facility managers are often perplexed by the amount of data collected from utilities, maintenance and building management systems (BMS). This data arises from the need to lower maintenance costs, increase their Return on Investment on energy management systems and decrease energy bills.