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  1. Old Buildings Can Be Green Buildings

    January 20, 2015 | 0 comments

    It’s often a given that most new commercial buildings incorporate at least some energy and water efficiency initiatives into design, construction, and operation. But since the majority of commercial office facilities in the United States are existing buildings, greening “old” office buildings is just as important. (According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, 72% of U.S. commercial buildings are more than 20 years old.) (more…)


  2. Find Out How Your Building Uses Energy at Night

    November 4, 2014 | 9 comments

    Looking for a good way to see whether your energy-efficiency projects and building equipment are working like they should be? Try taking a walk through your building at night.

    A commercial building is typically only occupied for eight or nine hours each workday, leaving 15-16 hours unoccupied. Although remote monitoring is helpful when it comes to keeping tabs on after-hours operations, it can be difficult for facilities managers to know how buildings are truly operating during the hours when no one is inside. (more…)


  3. Do Zero-Touch Energy Audits Really Work?

    August 10, 2012 | 3 comments

    Zero Touch Energy AuditsSome of the nation’s largest utilities and government agencies are putting zero-touch energy audits to the test. Just like a traditional energy audit, these remote energy auditing platforms uncover opportunities for energy savings in commercial buildings … but they do it without anyone setting foot inside, monitoring or measurement devices, or interaction with the facilities manager. (more…)


  4. Facilities Managers Play Chief Role in Tenant Satisfaction

    May 8, 2012 | 0 comments

    Tenant and occupant satisfaction translates to increased productivity, less turnover, and fewer sick days … which translates to increased business for your organization, whether you’re a small retail shop or a major hospital (more…)


  5. What Can Commercial Energy Audits Uncover?

    April 18, 2012 | 0 comments

    From detecting missing insulation to pinpointing high lighting levels, a commercial building energy audit can reduce energy costs by 10% to 40%, according to Abraxas Energy Consulting (more…)