5 Types Of Preventative Maintenance In Commercial Facilities

We’ve talked about preventative maintenance before on our blog, and where it stands on the continuum relative to other types of maintenance. But that’s not the end of the story; there are different approaches to preventative maintenance itself, all[...]

The Bright Future Of LED & IoT Lighting

As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. Historically, the manner in which we produce and deliver light has made incremental improvements since the days of the kerosene lamp—each iteration solving challenges posed by the previous method.[...]

How Does A Solar Energy Monitoring System Work Using IoT?

Considering utilizing solar power for your building’s energy needs (and potentially generating additional revenue by selling some of that power back to the utility)? You’re in good company—it’s estimated that 70,000 solar panels will be installed[...]

The 4 Components That Make A Smart Building Ecosystem

As a facilities manager, does your building have the necessary components for you to: respond to changing weather conditions to optimize occupants’ comfort level and reduce your energy expenditure; predict when a core operating component (like the[...]

Benchmarking Commercial Building Energy Use Per Square Foot

How often are you confronted with the reality of your building’s monthly utility bill? If the answer is “not often” or “never,” you’re like many other facilities managers who do their best to use energy wisely, but rarely get a close look at the[...]

The Components Of A Building Management System

Whether you’re running a large boiler plant or a mid-sized office building, you need a way to keep track of and control its various systems. Traditionally, facilities managers have turned to building management systems (BMS), also sometimes called[...]

What Is Preventive Maintenance?

Which of these scenarios best describes your building’s maintenance program? Reliant on a paper management system, your workers spend most of their time performing failure maintenance tasks—unscheduled activities done in response to equipment[...]

Save Big On Energy With Demand Control Ventilation

By now, the idea of getting things “on demand” is hardly new; it’s growing and affecting human behavior in a multitude of ways as we speak. It only makes sense that the same concept applied to building management—giving a building what it needs,[...]

IoT-Based Solar Projects: Why They’re A Game-Changer

By now, it’s a given that solar power works. And while solar power still hovers on the verge of becoming mainstream, more and more businesses (including more than a hundred Fortune 500 companies) are already seeing significant benefits as a result[...]

Conducted A Commercial Building Energy Audit Recently? If Not, You’re Missing Out

What comes to mind when you hear the term “energy audit”? If you’re like most facilities managers, nothing good. The idea of closely examining your building’s energy needs and operating efficiency seems bound to stir up trouble, especially if things[...]

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