Building Engines Blog | Energy Management
Read Part 1 of 3 Here As I mention in my previous post, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Logan Soya over the past year through conversations our firms have had about how we might work together to provide additional value to some of our mutual clients. I’ve also had the opportunity to […]
I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Logan Soya over the past year through conversations our firms have had about how we might work together to provide additional value to some of our mutual clients. I’ve also had the opportunity to meet a number of his terrific team members at a variety of industry […]
I didn’t fully know what to expect when we launched our CRE Tech Talks podcast series earlier this year. I wasn’t completely sure if we’d find enough people interested in participating, or of course, whether anyone would really want to listen. Like most things, you don’t really know until you give it a try. And […]
Solar power has long been considered a potential solution to rising energy costs, but commercial buildings often have limited space available to place the large cells needed to capture sufficient amounts of sunlight. All of that may change as scientists from the University of California Los Angeles announced they have developed a see-through solar film that could eventually be used on windows, according to Fox News.
With temps spiking in the 100s this summer, it’s important to keep your team and tenants cool. But just because your AC use is skyrocketing, it doesn’t mean your expenses have to. Here are four money-saving tips, as told through cats.
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 Aging materials, damage and outdated construction techniques lead to high energy consumption at properties built several decades ago.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.
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
We all had to “fall back” this past weekend (unless you’re one of the lucky ones in Hawaii), but we don’t need to fall back on our old lighting habits. With the end of Daylight Savings Time, comes the end of low electricity bills. Short days mean a long ways to go for your facility’s lighting. When roughly a third of your utility billing goes towards lighting. How can you conserve energy?
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!
We were very pleased this week to announce our new partnership with eSight Energy! eSight Energy is the creator of eSight, the world’s most sophisticated and comprehensive energy management suite. Utilizing 100% web-enabled technology, eSight offers an extensive range of techniques for analyzing energy usage and targeting sites for significant energy and cost savings. This partnership will […]
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. […]