Commercial Buildings in Winter: Energy Efficiency Checklist

Posted by Shannon Shea on December 20, 2018

Winter means colder temperatures, especially in locations across the U.S. like the Midwest and Northeast. And with those colder temperatures and shorter daylight hours, it can take a lot of energy to keep buildings warm, comfortable, and well lit. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting are the biggest users of electricity in commercial buildings, according to the EPA. So, addressing how much energy these systems use can make a big difference in energy consumption, save money and ensure comfort for tenants.

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Topics: energy efficiency, winter, Energy Audit, LED lighting, HVAC

Energy Efficiency in Biotech and Pharma

Posted by Shannon Shea on December 6, 2018

Energy consumption in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors is significant. In fact, because of higher standards for environmental conditions, the overall energy usage intensity (EUI) for pharmaceutical plants is fourteen times higher than other types of manufacturing facilities: The average commercial office building built after 2000 has an average EUI of 81.4 kBtu/sq. ft. (257 kWh/m2), while the average pharmaceutical plant has an EUI of 1,210 kBtu/sq. ft. (3,819 kWh/m2).

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Topics: energy efficiency, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, LED lighting, HVAC, building retrofits

Employee Insight: The Denver Data Center Market

Posted by Shannon Shea on February 26, 2018

It’s not a secret that Denver and the Rocky Mountain Region has been experiencing substantial growth in data center and other tech related business. Whether building new facilities, expanding existing ones or simply conducting business as usual, there’s almost always ample opportunity to increase energy efficiency and optimize data centers

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Topics: HVAC, Data Center, Denver, Colorado, energy efficiency, employee interview

Efficiency Emphasis: Increased HVAC Incentives for NYC

Posted by Shannon Shea on January 31, 2018
 
As we talked about in our last post, New York City has become a hotbed for energy efficiency opportunities in the commercial and industrial space. Local Law 88 has created a mandate for energy conservation in the lighting of non-residential space in buildings. Equally as important is the energy savings that can be found within HVAC systems.
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Topics: New York City, utility incentives, HVAC