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  1. 2013 National Dealer of the Year

    February 27, 2014 | 0 comments

    We are proud to announce Mike Wanke as the 2013 VistaTM National Dealer of the Year. Mike joined us this past weekend in Scottsdale at our Annual Vista Dealer Conference where he accepted his award.

    He started tinting cars in college to make a few extra dollars and opened his business in 1986 focusing on offering quality automotive installations. Mike quickly realized that the architectural market was where he wanted to be. He saw the opportunity in (more…)

  2. WELL Building Standard® Measures Health of Indoors

    February 18, 2014 | 2 comments

    Green building certification programs have one thing in common: They focus on the exterior and interior design and operation of the facility itself.

    Based on several findings which conclude that buildings have a strong influence on the health, well-being, and performance of tenants and occupants, Delos Living has developed the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).

  3. Energy Efficiency’s Effect on Building Valuation

    February 11, 2014 | 2 comments

    Did you know that energy use is many times the largest single line item on an expense statement, according to Schneider Electric?

    Because of its potential impact, reducing energy use not only helps lower operating expenses, but it can also increase commercial building valuation. As energy efficiency increases, so can a building’s asset value. By saving energy, net operating income increases (thanks to higher rents, improved occupancy rates, and lower operating expenses). According to the Institute of Building Efficiency, green buildings experience an average net operating income that’s 5.9% higher than a traditional building. (more…)

  4. Selling Your Energy-Efficiency Project

    February 4, 2014 | 0 comments

    No matter how excellent your sustainability proposal might be, it can be tough to convince the right people to invest in an energy-efficiency upgrade if it requires any upfront capital.

    “Selling” energy efficiency often requires more of an educational approach than, for example, trying to convince the C-suite to invest in a new printer that will improve employee productivity. It may seem like a team approach is best when discussing possible energy-efficiency improvements, but some experts say the right move is to have a face-to-face discussion with the person who writes your company’s checks. (more…)