Lab energy initiatives: The power of shutting the sash

Lab spaces on university campuses are essential to students’ education and college experience, but consume a huge amount of energy, resulting in high costs and negative impacts on the environment. Universities across the country have come up with some creative and effective lab energy initiatives, but there is still a long way to go before our lab spaces considered sustainable.   Continue Reading…

Using analytics to make the switch from reactive to proactive

Reactive and proactive maintenance isn’t black and white, but falls on a wide spectrum. Many facilities teams don’t fall at either extreme – they’re somewhere in the middle, and struggling to get closer to the proactive side. Reaching a state of preventative maintenance is difficult, but attainable through analytics that keep your team ahead of the curve. Facility teams are extremely busy, and automating part of their jobs helps free up time that is better used for implementing energy initiatives, solving problems, and ultimately making the switch from reactive to proactive.

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Cloud vs On-Premise: Debunking 5 super outdated SaaS myths

by Nicole Harper from DEXMA


Like nature versus nurture, the war between on-premise versus software-as-a-service (SaaS) rages on, and it’s no different in the world of energy analytics.

In this post you’ll find a comprehensive breakdown of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of deployment in the context of Energy Management Software (EMS), so you can figure out which is best for your ESCO.

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Here’s why you should keep your occupants comfortable

A lot of our time is spent in office spaces and classrooms. In fact, the average US citizen spends 30% of their time at work – that ends up being 25-30 years out of the average life. While comfort at home tends to be at the top of our list, comfort in the workplace and in the classroom actually impact our lives much more. Unfortunately, most occupants in commercial buildings are dissatisfied with their space temperature and indoor air quality

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5 ways to get occupants on board with energy initiatives

Energy initiatives that look great on paper and do poorly in practice often mean that tenants aren’t on board with changes that are being made. Sometimes, this is simply because they are unaware of or uneducated on their impact on the overall energy consumption of a building portfolio. The ‘not my bill, not my problem’ occupant mindset is a hurdle that Facility and Energy Managers must clear in order to get the best results – in energy efficiency and also in occupant happiness.

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