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Do You Need an Energy Incentive Administrator?

When it comes to energy incentive/rebate programs, you may know your stuff. You understand the difference between a prescriptive and a custom energy incentive. You’re familiar with the programs offered by your utility company, and you’ve even filled out a few of the applications yourself. Maybe you work for a university, hospital, school district, or […]

Efficient Architecture: How Building Design Impacts Energy Consumption

When you think about a building’s energy efficiency, you likely think about its mechanical systems, such as HVAC and lighting. Improving building system design and using new technologies are critical in reducing a facility’s energy consumption. However, the building’s architectural design also plays a role in its efficiency. In fact, it sets the very foundation […]

Net Zero Buildings Explained

“Net zero”—also called “zero energy”—is a term that gets tossed around frequently when talking about sustainable design, but many building Owners don’t know what it really means or what a net zero project entails. Let’s talk about the basics: What is a net zero building? The concept of a net zero building is simple: the […]

Using HVAC to Help Prevent the Spread of Illness

COVID-19 is transmitted through saliva droplets from the mouth and nose. These droplets are released by coughing, sneezing, or speaking. It is possible for them to remain in the air for hours and potentially be transmitted through ventilation systems. Your HVAC system is one tool you can use to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and […]

How to Choose the Right HVAC System for a K-12 School

Many factors help us determine what mechanical systems are best for a project Owner. The decision depends on their building type and what it will be used for, as well as their financial and operational priorities. For K-12 schools, there are unique considerations we must often take into account when choosing HVAC and other building […]

When to Plan for Water Boiler and Chiller Upgrades

When it comes to updating or repairing the mechanical systems in your facility, timing is crucial. This is true whether you work in an office building, school, or hospital. If a facility’s mechanical systems are functioning properly, they tend to be “out of sight, out of mind.” However, when they fail, it can cause serious […]