Data Centers & the Importance of Energy Efficiency in Co-location, Cloud and Hosted IT Environments

An ever-expanding and changing digital society has not only spurred the growth and proliferation of data centers touching every facet of daily life, but has also caused the evolution of the data center itself. Consider these predictions for the year 2016: Annual data traffic will exceed 60,000 petabytes, according to ABI Research The number of devices connected to the Internet will be …

Energy Savings: the Data Are in the Details

Energy managers know that every commercial building is complex. The upside to that complexity is that many of these buildings offer large energy efficiency potential. Through identifying efficiency opportunities in thousands of commercial buildings to-date, we have confirmed a simple premise. A commercial building’s energy use data set is like a fingerprint: no two are exactly alike. With that in …

Federal Green Building Requirements

EPA first developed a green buildings vision and policy statement in 1995, and since then the Agency has endeavored to continue leading by example. The following federal statutes require EPA to build, renovate, operate, maintain, and use green buildings: Executive Order (EO) 13514 The Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings (Guiding Principles) EO 13423 Energy …

The Delta Controls Difference

We have been partnering with Delta Controls since the early 90’s to provide tailored and custom solutions for your building of facilities. We wanted to take a few moments to highlight: …how Delta Controls isn’t just another controls company. THE DELTA DIFFERENCE Delta Controls is the benchmark for controls manufacturers being one of the most respected organizations in our industry. The integrity, …

How can a building consume NO energy?

Office buildings are responsible for 19% of all commercial energy consumption in the United States, using almost one quadrillion (that’s a one followed by 15 zeros, folks) BTU per year.  I would convert that to dollars, but then this blog post would get entirely to big…  What if your building could consume ZERO BTU per year?  A Net Zero energy …