Blogs written by Peter Fairbanks

    President at Fairbanks Energy Services

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    April 26, 2019 by Peter Fairbanks | 3 minute read

    AHU Refurbishment 101

    What’s both central to the HVAC system and a large consumer of energy costs for your facility? The Air Handling Unit (or AHU). Air Handling Units condition and circulate air in a building or...


    February 22, 2019 by Peter Fairbanks | 3 minute read

    3 Facts to Know About Utility Incentives in Connecticut

    Three affiliated hospitals in Connecticut have recently qualified for over $3,200,000 of electric and gas utility incentives. The energy efficiency project that achieved these numbers resulted in...


    August 28, 2018 by Peter Fairbanks | 6 minute read

    Hospital Energy Use: Taking Advantage of Energy Efficiency by Peter Fairbanks, President of Fairbanks Energy Services

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, healthcare is one of the top five energy-consuming building categories and accounts for nine percent of energy use in commercial buildings. With utility...


    June 15, 2017 by Peter Fairbanks | 4 minute read

    Campus Energy Efficiency Programs: How It’s Done

    This blog post is an excerpt from "The Missed Investment: How College and University Endowment Funds Can Achieve the Highest and Safest Return" by Peter Fairbanks, President of Fairbanks Energy...


    May 23, 2017 by Peter Fairbanks | 2 minute read

    As colleges seek endowment returns, energy investments could be safest bet

    Peter Fairbanks, President of Fairbanks Energy, authored a piece published in the Boston Business Journal on investing in efficiency improvements at college and university campuses. Read the piece...


    January 31, 2017 by Peter Fairbanks | 3 minute read

    3 Challenges of Hospital Retrofits

    Hospitals present many opportunities for improvement if efficiency projects are implemented with attention to their primary functions as healthcare facilities. Read Fairbanks Energy's "3 P's" to...