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Why an Operational Assessment is Step One in Improving Building Efficiency

Published: February 06, 2018

If you went to the doctor with a stiff knee, and the doctor never asked you any questions, inquired about any other symptoms, examined or performed any tests on your knee, how confident would you be in his diagnosis of arthritis? Chances are, you would be skeptical.

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Top 3 Commercial HVAC Services that Boost ROI

Published: November 30, 2017

Maintaining, repairing, and replacing commercial HVAC system components can require a significant investment. However, seemingly small decisions in HVAC equipment purchases and use can result in huge differences in the lifetime cost of running and maintaining a commercial HVAC system. In fact, facility managers in Virginia, North and South Carolina who invest in new or upgraded equipment for their buildings can benefit from a remarkable 27% ROI by incorporating the right HVAC equipment and services.

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When Don’t Your Mechanical Systems Need to Be More Energy Efficient?

Published: October 16, 2017

Energy efficiency is important to businesses and individuals alike, both financially and environmentally. At first glance, it seems logical to push for the highest possible efficiency, since that’s going to do the most good, right?

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How Data Helps Improve Commercial HVAC Systems for Business Success

Published: September 18, 2017

“What gets measured gets improved.”

This is true for your commercial facility’s HVAC system just as it is in any other area of life. If your goal is to improve a commercial building’s energy efficiency and to be able to verify tangible results that will appear on a balance sheet, you need to have adequate hardware and software, working together, to collect, analyze, and report on a tremendous amount of data.

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3 Quick and Easy Ways to Lower Energy Costs Right Now

Published: July 24, 2017

Unsurprisingly, commercial building owners and facility managers who stay focused on efficient energy use can save tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.  But there is more to this story than simple cost savings.

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5 Reasons Your Commercial Facility Needs an Energy Audit

Published: July 18, 2017

It’s true in most areas of life, including optimizing the energy usage of your commercial building: “You can’t decide where you’re going until you figure out where you’ve been.”

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Why Investing in Energy Conservation Makes Good Business Sense

Published: June 19, 2017

Energy conservation and what it means to your business is worth considering from several different perspectives:

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How Building Renewal Lowers Costs And Energy Usage In Virginia And The Carolinas

Published: April 26, 2017

Local, state and federal laws have been trending towards making existing commercial buildings more energy efficient. Large cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia are the natural focal points for this effort, but even right here in the Piedmont region of Virginia and North Carolina, it’s been under way for years.

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Benchmarking: the Key to Operational Cost Savings for Commercial Facilities

Published: April 05, 2017

If you are operating a commercial facility of at least 50,000 square feet, energy expenses are likely consuming up to 30 percent of your operating budget every month.

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How Intelligent Commercial Building Controls Can Save You Money

Published: March 15, 2017

In some cases, the old adage still applies: if you want it done right, you have to do it yourself. But that’s becoming less applicable every day as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and automation are continually refined and added to products and services we use every day.

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