How To Realize Actual Savings From Green Renovation Projects

Here’s how to realize actual savings from green renovation projects. You’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars on a renovation with the goal of raising a building’s Energy Star score from 60 to 75 because your CFO wants an Energy Starcertification. Will it work? How will you know? Was the initial goal a real-world possibility based on experience, or just wishful thinking? …

Better Data Can Make LEED-EBOM An Easier Sell To Tenants, Owners

There are countless ways to tell a tenant or an owner that a LEED project is a good idea and should be high on their priority list, but it’s more effective to show them. Such projects are gradually becoming an easier sell; not only are the benefits becoming more well-known outside the facility management industry, but there’s also better data …

BOMI’s High Performance Program Can Help Ensure High-Performance Operations

To learn more about high-performance operations, it is often useful to examine existing programs. One such program is BOMI’s High Performance program. Such initiatives come with benefits for tenants and management alike. Electricity costs are generally passed through to tenants, so lower costs mean lower rent. Improved energy performance can lead to increased occupancy and rents because of the premium …

Federal Buildings Add Requirements

Federal agencies are now required to install building energy meters and sub-meters, as well as water meters at agency buildings where cost-effective and appropriate, according to a memo reported in FEDweek. The agencies now must ensure that any agency buildings metered for energy and water performance must have that data entered into the EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager to improve performance …

Incorporate lighting controls with BAS to save energy- Part 1

Incorporating daylighting and lighting controls with a building automation system can result in energy savings. Learning objectives Understand the benefits of incorporating lighting, daylighting, and building automation systems. Know the codes and standards that govern lighting and daylighting. Learn to gather and analyze data from an automation system.

Why Smart Building Technology Is a ‘No-Brainer’

Why Smart Building Technology Is a ‘No-Brainer’ An Article by: environmentalleader.com Pressure to manage costs, risks and energy consumption is pushing commercial building owners and investors to explore how smart building technologies can help a company’s triple bottom line — people, planet, profits — according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s latest report. The Changing Face of Smart Buildings: The Op-Ex Advantage, …

Managing Building Operations And Improving Energy Efficiency Are Key Components Of LEED V4

Two of the key components of LEED v4 are managing building operations and improving energy efficiency. Metering is just one aspect of a new emphasis on performance-based evaluation in LEED v4. The updates are structured to help users better understand how to manage building performance and ensure that every building can reach its full potential. Measuring a building’s performance is …