Our target markets and office locations both experienced another year of rapid change and an upward trajectory. This 2019 Year in Review post captures primary news updates for the field of energy efficiency, acknowledges the fantastic additions to our teams across the US and highlights the top viewed blog posts from 2019. We are grateful for the chance to increase efficiencies for hundreds of buildings every year. 2020 promises even more effective efficiency retrofits and plenty of fun along the way.
Top Energy Efficiency Stories of 2019
There are dozens of stories, projects, policy and other updates that didn’t make this (very) short list. These are simply the top three energy efficiency stories of 2019 that we feel had the greatest impact on commercial and industrial businesses interested in implementing energy efficiency in their buildings.
- New York City approved the Climate Mobilization Act, including Local Law 97 which is going to have some serious implications for buildings over 25,000 square feet in the next couple of years. We're going to keep talking about this topic into 2020 as well.
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- Massachusetts held onto its front-runner position as most efficient state in the US, according to the ACEEE, for the ninth year in a row. We continue to see strong energy efficiency projects being developed all over New England.
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- The International Energy Agency’s 2019 report shared that energy efficiency investment remained stagnant 2014-2018 and overall energy efficiency initiatives have slowed. Their point (and ours!): there’s a large opportunity for increasing global energy efficiency measures that we’d like to see seized in 2020.
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Fairbanks Energy Services Company Growth in 2019
We welcomed new faces to almost every department at Fairbanks Energy Services in 2019 – including the Midwest office, HVAC, data center, marketing and accounting teams! This year, we created several new roles to support the growing business, while continuing to regularly fill out our sales and project management positions.
Most Popular Energy Efficiency Topics of 2019
A selection from our top 10 most viewed blogs last year, the following posts reflect industry interest in efficiency tactics, from lighting to mechanical solutions. BMS and HVAC topics are both on our list, as well as a detailed narrative of an LED lighting project for a global chocolate manufacturer.
Of course, our annual golf tournament photos topped the list again as well. A favorite event of our customers, partners and employees alike, the tournament allows us to give back to our community while enjoying New England’s best summer weather during a day on the golf course.
Although published at the end of 2018, this in-depth examination of how biotech/pharma companies should be thinking about energy efficiency was regularly read throughout the course of the year for its insights.
Especially as the days get longer and the weather gets colder, we love revisiting our golf tournament recap piece for the slideshow of images that capture the fun at this popular, annual event.
For those businesses who have already tackled LED lighting, evaluating Building Management Systems and how they integrate to HVAC is the logical next step. This "101" style blog covers the main facts about Open Protocol Building Management Systems.
It's one of our favorite questions: why replace when you could refurbish? Lots of you seemed interested in this question too, with this Air Handler Unit refurbishment blog, by President Peter Fairbanks, at the top of our list of most popular posts from 2019.
LED lighting remains a pivotal upgrade for companies interested in lowering energy use and saving on their annual utility bills. This project upgraded lighting to LED at a fine chocolate manufacturer! Read more from one of our project managers.
As always, we look forward to increasing results for current customers and growing our client list of companies committed to improving their energy use – and gaining the resulting financial benefits too. Happy New Year from Fairbanks Energy Services, and here’s to more energy savings to come!