Green Building

Ready or Not. People are Requiring Energy Efficient Buildings.

Buildings use of electricity has increased over the last several decades and it is now nearly 38% of all US energy. These come from consumption in residential, commercial and manufacturing facilities that are used for lighting and space conditioning, and water heating.

Wired versus Wiredless

The Truth About IoT Implementations – Wireless vs. Wired

What is Internet of things (IoT)? There is a lot of hype around IoT and how it can benefit us, from self-driving cars to detecting glucose levels for better human health. At it’s simplest form, a fitness band used to monitor physical activity is an example. Other complex use cases involve managing HVAC systems for energy management, factories using IoT …

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Secrets to Maximizing Energy Efficiency and Performance Through IoT

According to Gartner, the Internet of Things (IoT) willconnect 20 billion things worldwide by 2020. IoT uses a network of connected devices – they can be wearables, physical devices, vehicles or any other equipment that are embedded with a sensor and connected to the Internet. The sensors detect data coming out of these devices that can be used for real-time …

Smart Buildings Evolve to Smart Offices and Enhance the Human Experience

By Megan Bozman My longtime business mentor likes to say I’m a plant that requires sunshine for photosynthesis. While this isn’t literally true, of course, I feel best when I’m in view of natural light. I also prefer a quiet environment for work and studying, and still have fond memories of this gorgeous old library at my alma mater, Lehigh …

Energy Management 3 Steps to Sustainable Savings

Energy Management: 3 Steps to Sustainable Savings

In today’s commercial property management environment, it’s vital that facilities managers improve efficiency in order to comply with all applicable government regulations and to meet the fiscal targets set by property owners. Energy management strategies play a significant role in their ability to set efficiency targets, and maintain performance without creating a lot of overhead. So how can you set …

ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings

Energy Star: The Trusted Blue Label for Products and Buildings

By Megan Bozman Who hasn’t had the joyful task of shopping for a new refrigerator and seeing the “ENERGY STAR” labels? ENERGY STAR is described as, “a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.”

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Smart Building Technology in Commercial Real Estate: A Case Study

New York, so often a leader in culture and technology, is also showing up as a leader in the movement towards greener buildings, efficient energy use, and decreased carbon emissions. Implementing smart building technology in commercial real estate is now allowing many building owners to save money on their utility bills, while fostering sustainability and decreased reliance on fossil fuels.

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5 Best Practices for Commercial Building Energy Management

It is estimated that the average commercial building wastes up to 30 percent of its energy on any given day. Considering the substantial monetary ramifications of excess energy consumption, this statistic illustrates the essential role that energy management must play in achieving acceptable ROI for commercial building owners.

Using Energy Management Systems to Improve Sustainability

Using Energy Management Systems to Improve Sustainability

Sustainability has become more than just a PR talking point. Businesses and individuals alike are changing the way they do business and live their lives, in order to reduce their carbon footprint and consume less energy. Now, thanks to the Internet of Things and various new smart devices, many businesses and commercial buildings are jumping on the bandwagon by using energy …