Ways to Reduce and Measure Energy Consumption in Commercial Buildings

When you’re in charge of running a commercial building, you have to find ways to keep the operation costs down. One of the most effective ways to do this is to create a more energy efficient building. But it’s not enough to just reduce energy consumption. You need to be able to monitor it, so you … Read More

Energy Efficiency in the Military

Energy efficiency is important in all types of buildings. This includes government buildings, such as those run and used by the military. You might assume that that energy efficiency should be low on the list of priorities for military buildings. Military budgets are tight, and expenses are watched closely. But cutting costs where you can is important, and the … Read More

The Power of a Building Automation System

When it comes to maintaining the operations of a building, there’s a lot to keep track of. In fact, it’s a bit of a balancing act. You must keep the costs of operating your building down while still maintaining the comfort and safety of everyone in it. One effective way to do this is by implementing … Read More

12 Sustainability Tips for Hotels

Hotels use up a lot of energy. If you run a hotel, then you know this. Guests tend to make themselves at home when staying at a hotel and will rarely keep your energy costs in mind. They will crank up the A/C in the summer and the heat in the winter. They will make full use … Read More

Smart Plugs are Now Available in the 2030 Marketplace

2030 Districts are located throughout the country and have committed to lowering building energy use, water consumption and emissions by 50% by the year 2030.  The Districts bring together property managers or developers and stakeholders to create successful solutions. The Districts are supported by Architecture 2030 and the 2030 Districts Networks, allowing them to continue … Read More

What’s the Cost of a Building Energy Management Solution?

Buildings use – and waste – a massive amount of energy. Roughly 70 percent of the country’s entire electricity load is energy consumption of buildings. Buildings also, according to the Department of Energy, account for around 40 percent of the country’s total energy use and 30 percent of its energy waste. Your building is a contributor to these … Read More

BOSS Controls Aligns With Sustainability Initiatives at Chatham University

BOSS Controls LLC, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) energy management and controls company, has deployed its Energy Efficiency Solution with Chatham University, Pittsburgh PA. BOSS Controls helps commercial property owners (i.e. state and local government sector, education – K-12 and higher education, and the small to medium size commercial property spaces) increase energy efficiency … Read More

7 Twitter Accounts Facilities Managers Should Follow

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As a Facilities Manager, keeping up with the latest facilities management news is a must. By doing so, you have endless opportunities to improve your building’s efficiency, convenience, safety, energy savings and much more. Finding these kinds of resources isn’t too difficult either. We suggest heading over to Twitter, where you can find several industry-wide … Read More

What are Energy Efficient Devices?

There are many different devices out there that can improve your building’s energy efficiency and reduce costs. What are they? How do they improve your building’s energy use? Here are a few of the more common energy efficient devices you may want to consider investing in: LED Lights You may not think that the type of light … Read More

A Guide to BEMS: Building Energy Management Systems

Over the last decade, we’ve become more aware of how much we actually affect the environment. The biggest offenders are residential and commercial buildings. They consume a ridiculous amount of energy – something that shouldn’t be too surprising considering the fact that we spend about 90 percent of our time indoors. Consider these statistics released by the Environmental Protection Agency … Read More