Lies You Have Been Told About Building Optimization

We understand the need to manage the energy consumption in buildings. We’re okay with the concept. Too often, however, we question our own ability to accomplish such a task. Many have discomfort even discussing the plan . . . should one even exist. According to the United Nations, buildings account for 40% of global energy use, 30% of energy-related GHG …

How IoT Enhances Critical Asset Management

Today, you find more and more commercial building managers and facilities professionals are challenged with managing assets. Critical assets breaking down mid-use, poor equipment performance and inefficient building systems are some challenges that have beguiled many commercial facilities. Every asset needs proper management and maintenance for it to continue to function according to its intended design.

Why Continuous Monitoring is the Future of Buildings

Why Continuous Monitoring is the Future of Buildings

Continuous monitoring in commercial buildings is a term used to describe the process of tracking building performance parameters of interest continuously and in real time with the intention of alerting decision makers/ building managers or operators of faults or inefficiencies within the building systems. This includes tracking the performance and energy efficiency of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, …

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 …

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.

3 Ways Indoor Air Quality Impacts NOI

3 Substantial Ways IAQ is Impacting the Net Operating Income (NOI) of Commercial Buildings

It is imperative that commercial buildings in their quest for profit maximization take into consideration the effects of several variables on their profit-making goal. Some of these variables, even if nonfinancial in nature could have a direct financial bearing on the commercial building’s profit. One of these nonfinancial factors with a potential bearing on a building’s net operating income is …

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 …

Role of IAQ in Construction Projects

The Role of IAQ in Construction Projects

As mentioned in previous articles, IAQ refers to the Indoor Air Quality within a commercial building and its immediate surroundings. The importance of good air quality cannot be over emphasized, as it is the primary sustaining factor for life. Poor IAQ, depending on the impurities in the air, their concentration, hours of exposure and state of occupant’s health, could lead …