Archive for the ‘ Lower Operating Expenses ’ Category

3 Reasons Why Preventive Maintenance is Essential

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Ignoring preventive maintenance is not an effective strategy for cutting costs. The longer a building manager waits, the worse the problems will get. Fortunately, with the right preventative maintenance partner on your side, getting all the inspections and repairs done… Read More

Variable HVAC Fan Speed Leads To Energy Savings

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Changing your terminal unit’s (HVAC equipment located in thermal zones) fan speed impacts air ventilation. Variable fan speed in HVAC systems significantly reduces energy use. Many terminal units incorporate constant speed fan control which do not house the same ventilation… Read More

Rooftop Unit Trends and New Products Unveiled at 2015 AHR Expo

Friday, March 20th, 2015

With more than 62,000 attendees – contractors, engineers, facility managers, distributors, and more – from more than 140 countries, the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago, Illinois can be considered a roaring success. The AHR Expo is endorsed by 39 leading… Read More

Lighting Retrofits in Commercial Buildings Bring Bottom Line Savings

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

As a building owner or property manager, your chief concern is tenant comfort. But of course, improving your bottom line comes in at a close second. Fortunately, there is a cost-effective way to accomplish your goals: Lighting Retrofits. According to… Read More

Packaged HVAC Systems Reduce Operating Costs in Small and Mid-Sized Buildings

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Facility managers continue to be asked to do more with less, making it even more critical for them to have the right tools to meet their goals and reduce costs. Over the past several decades, vast technological advances have been… Read More

Retrofitting Packaged Rooftop Units (RTUs) Saves Money and Improves Comfort

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Packaged rooftop units (RTUs) are used in more than 2.1 million commercial buildings in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). That is nearly 50% of all the commercial buildings in the country. The problem: many… Read More

Planning for Upgrading Lighting Controls in Commercial Buildings

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

It makes sense to look at your commercial office building’s existing lighting controls system. Costs of many lighting control upgrades have decreased and wireless solutions have been re-engineered to include more electronics. Upgrading a commercial facility’s lighting controls can help increase… Read More

Improve Energy Efficiency in your Commercial Building with Energy Star

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Are you looking for ways to add value to your property? What about ways to improve energy efficiency? You might as well look for ways to improve profitability while you’re at it. Fortunately, there is a way to accomplish all… Read More

Condensing Boilers Lower Utility Bills for Multi-Family Housing

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Building managers – whether for a commercial facility or multifamily dwellings (MDU) – have a very difficult task: cut costs and maximize tenant comfort. Easier said than done, right? Fortunately, there is a simple way to accomplish both: High-Efficiency Condensing… Read More

Improving Chiller System Efficiency through Optimization

Friday, June 13th, 2014

HVAC systems in commercial buildings account for more than 40% of total energy use. And chillers represent an enormous portion of HVAC energy costs. So it is no wonder building owners, engineers and property managers are looking to implement measures… Read More