Building Engines Blog | Operations & Management | Energy Management
Older buildings tend to be less efficient than their more modern counterparts. Aging materials, damage and outdated construction techniques lead to high energy consumption at properties built several decades ago. However, that doesn’t mean that the facilities can’t be upgraded to improve their efficiency and provide companies with significant savings.
Hey, it’s Earth Day! So, what does that mean for your and your building? For you: We know you can never turn down an animated doodle, so go check out Google’s cycle of all four seasons seen below. For Your Building: Use this week to highlight your efforts to minimize environmental impact. This can be […]
Tracking energy use with building management software enables owners to make better decisions when it comes to large-scale projects, like the installation of solar panels.
Companies are looking to reduce their energy usage as a way to save money and help the environment, which is creating increased demand for sustainable commercial buildings.
As Building Engines CEO David Osborn points out in Going Green: Is It the Elephant in the Room? there is a tremendous economic, as well as environmental, value in going green. And it doesn’t always involve retrofits, energy consultants and LEED standards. “Preventive and Predictive maintenance is a key component of a sound and sustainable investment strategy,” says Raheem Cash of SustainableBusinessForum.com.
I’ve been told, “If you’re looking for answers, they’re not going to just fall into your lap!” Well, if you post the right question, they just may fall into your LinkedIn lap. Following a Building Engines webinar on LEED EBOM certification, I wanted to open up the discussion to other property and energy management and professionals.
LinkedIn, specifically the BOMA International Group, proved to be a worthy forum for my question: What are some tips around the greening of existing building? Here are some of the discussion’s responses
LEED existing building certification is a helpful measure to take for many reasons. It makes you look favorable compared to other buildings lacking certification, it can lower operating costs and increase the value of your building, and more. Join us as David Pratt, CEO of LoraxPro, shares how to effectively implement LEED into your building and nurture it to reap extensive benefits!
How can you manage energy more efficiently? By now, we all know the importance of practicing Preventive Maintenance. The more important question today is, do you have a comprehensive program in place that addresses not only time-based maintenance tasks, but also predictive maintenance? A good predictive maintenance component can save you 15% is energy costs- […]
The Green Movement in Real Estate is growing darker. All new certification schemes, like all new growth, have that light green tinge when they begin that denotes suppleness. While it makes them amendable to change, it provides little armor when the going gets tough. As a result, many rating systems mature to a darker shade. […]
Next week, we will attend and exhibit at the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) 2010 International Conference in Long Beach, CA. This is our 8th year at the event which serves the primary market we operate in. When everything these days is driven by a need to justify expenses and deliver an ROI, there […]