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Hospital Sustainability

U.S. health care facilities spend a roughly $8.8 billion every year on energy costs to operate. Energy costs from heating, cooling, lighting, medical devices, and electronics in hospitals add up to more than $675,000 annually, exceeding the per-building energy costs of any other type of building by a factor of…

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Does Your Commercial Building Qualify for PACE Financing Upgrades?

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Legislation passed state government is designed to assist building owners with needed funds to implement effective energy upgrades to their commercial buildings. These upgrades save energy, save money, create jobs, increase property value and tenant retention.  The monies are disbursed to fund the project and paid…

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The Cost of Commissioning: Bridging the Gap Between Expectations and Reality

While it is difficult to find hard data on the gap between commissioning expectations and delivered results, anecdotal stories of dissatisfaction are unfortunately easy to find. Mostly the complaints that building owners have focus on the divide between how sustainable systems are promised to perform and their actual, real world…

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Reducing the Carbon Footprint of a Building Through Commissioning

As new construction takes place all over the country, many building owners are making energy efficiency and “green” construction  a priority. This isn’t surprising considering that building with reducing the carbon footprint in mind is both environmentally and financially sound. The less energy a building uses, and the more efficiently…

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Direct savings potential of Retro-Commissioning

Many property owners believe that operating and maintaining a building is associated with a number of mandatory expenses that are unavoidable. However, most property owners don’t know that Retro-Commissioning can actually save money by allowing buildings to operate and function optimally while using fewer energy resources. The investments that are…

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