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  1. Submetering Leads to Better Energy Management

    October 23, 2013 | 6 comments

    Nothing drives home the value of energy management initiatives like data that proves cost savings and usage reductions.

    Submetering can be a cost-effective way to measure actual utility reductions from some of your energy- and water-saving initiatives. Installing submeters allows facilities professionals to separately monitor electricity, gas, water, steam, and other utilities for individual tenants, departments, or pieces of equipment. (more…)

  2. Window Film Controls School’s Indoor Temperatures

    August 6, 2013 | 0 comments

    Letting the proper amount of daylight into a space can be a complicated process. Although windows provide much-appreciated and beneficial views to the outdoors, they can also cause uncomfortable indoor temperatures, glare, fading, and high utility bills.

    Clovis Unified School District’s Buchanan High School staff members experienced this dilemma firsthand. Built in 1993 in Clovis, California, the 440,000-square-foot two-story building still had its original, single-glaze, non-tinted windows. The district’s maintenance department was noticing more complaints about (more…)

  3. Proof of Window Film Energy Savings

    July 16, 2013 | 3 comments

    There are lots of options for facilities managers who want to invest in products that will reduce energy bills. But how do you know how much money you’ll truly save? Will the product live up to its claims? (more…)

  4. O’Hare Airport Implements Several Green Initiatives

    July 9, 2013 | 0 comments

    As the City of Chicago works on ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the city’s O’Hare International Airport is also busy focusing on sustainability initiatives.

    The next time you travel through this airport, check out some of the green programs being implemented to reduce operational costs, cut energy and water consumption, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. (more…)

  5. Window Film Reduces Glare in Public Spaces

    November 20, 2012 | 0 comments

    There’s lots of talk about how window film can improve productivity, concentration, and comfort in office buildings, schools, hotels, and hospitals.

    But window film also has its place in public buildings, such as libraries, airports, and museums, where visitors may only be spending a few hours instead of entire days or weeks.

    At the Dulles International Airport in (more…)

  6. Seasonal Threats for Commercial Buildings

    November 9, 2011 | 0 comments

    When natural disasters occur, a trail of damage and debris is often left behind. Recently, storms like Hurricane Irene have demonstrated the unpredictable nature of extreme weather conditions, reminding facility managers from all areas of the U.S. to be prepared should a storm occur. (more…)

  7. Protecting History with UV Blocking Window Film

    October 5, 2011 | 2 comments

    The preservation of historic buildings is fundamental to protecting a nation’s culture, and in 1966, Congress founded the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) authorizing the public use of historic buildings. To preserve the inside of aged structures, interior designers and preservation architects should explore ways to increase energy efficiency and provide interior protection that does not alter the exterior look of the long-standing landmark. (more…)