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July 29th, 2014 Finding your office’s energy hogs

Monitoring energy hogs To find your office energy hogs you must measure them. The U.S Department of Energy reports that 15-20% of our electric bills come from items that are left plugged in when they are not in use, or items that are in standby mode. By using a Belkin Conserve Insight Energy-Use Monitor or a […]

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July 29th, 2014 Finding a professional to perform a retro-commissioning

Properly retro-commissioning institutional and commercial facilities can deliver a host of benefits to organizations. However, beginning the process can be intimidating for property and facility managers. Managers cannot expect accurate and maximum results from the process without properly identifying the project’s scope, defining the success of the process and carefully selecting a retro-commissioning professional at […]

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July 29th, 2014 Educating tenants on lighting retrofits

Once you have decided to educate your tenants on lighting retrofits you must determine how to engage them in a back and forth conversation. It is best to have the process be both accessible and efficient, providing the most reliable information, gathered in an inclusive and barrier-free manner, while maximizing efficiencies wherever possible. Stimulating the discussion […]

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July 29th, 2014 Getting tenants to conduct a group lighting retrofit

Your building’s common areas and parking facilities have modern, energy efficient lighting…but your tenants have a mishmash of older T8s, T12s, halogens, metal halides, and other outdated lighting technologies. Each tenant has a different lease structure, budget, and desire to pursue energy efficiency. The scenario above is typical for millions of buildings across the US. […]

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July 29th, 2014 Communicating with employees to power down PCs when not in use

Raising energy awareness There are five essential steps to making energy awareness part of your organization: Good planning – so you can realistically achieve your goals Communication – continuous bidirectional flow of information between employer and employees Effective implementation – choosing the correct time and assigning roles and responsibilities Checking the effectiveness of the program […]

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July 29th, 2014 How enterprise PC power management works

How it Works According to the US Department of Energy office equipment accounts for 16% of an office’s energy use. A PC Power Manager helps reduce the electricity consumption of the office computers by turning them off when they are not used. Using a PC Power Manager, computers can be turned off and on according […]

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July 29th, 2014 Software solutions for enterprise-level PC power management

If you leave your PC on while it is not being used, it is still using a surprising amount of energy – even if the monitor goes to sleep. This energy is referred to as ‘vampire power’ (or ‘standby power’ or ‘phantom load’), and is defined as ‘the use of electricity or natural gas to […]

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July 29th, 2014 Download sample retro-commissioning reports

So you are looking to improve the sustainability of your company through Retro-commissioning? That’s a great idea! Retro-commissioning is a systematic process to improve an existing building’s performance. Using a whole-building systems approach, retro-commissioning seeks to identify operational improvements that will increase occupant comfort and save energy. Please click on the links listed below to see examples of […]

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July 29th, 2014 Communicate on energy efficiency

Internal communications When it comes to green office practices that rely on the cooperation of all office members to change their behaviors, clear and consistent communication is critical to their success. Internal communications about energy efficiency can include: Posting reminders next to light switches and outlets– this will encourage office members to turn off the […]

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