Big Strides in HVAC and Lighting Efficiency

There have been big strides made recently in efficiency in HVAC and lighting. What do you see as the next area that offers the potential for improved energy efficiency? Tenant spaces typically account for 50-70 percent of a building’s overall energy use, and building owners who effectively engage with tenants to build out and operate energy efficient leased space will …

Facility Executives Should Take Lead Role With Smart Buildings

If smart building strategies are to see even wider use, particularly in achieving energy efficiency and sustainability goals, the facility executive will play a key role. “The facility executive should be a catalyst for developing and executing smart building strategies and determining their effectiveness,” says Zimmer. Walsh believes the role of facility executives requires that they constantly be alert to …