Knowing how to set and meet energy efficiency benchmarks is the foundation of any energy management strategy. BetterBricks connects you with the resources, training and tools you need to improve your building.
Hydraulic Institute's Pump Systems Assessment Professionals (PSAP)
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has announced the development and implementation of a certification program for Pump Systems Assessment Professionals (PSAP). This program sets the standard for the discipline of pump systems assessment and the use of pump system optimization techniques. Certification will provide a high level of confidence to end-users and other stakeholders that pump system assessors have the experience and expertise to perform high quality assessments which will lead to more energy efficient and reliable pumping systems.
Smart Circulation Pump Fact Sheet
Smart Domestic Hot Water (DHW) Circulation Pumps use high efficiency variable speed motors and integrated controls to reduce the amount of energy used to circulate hot water in a commercial building. They are easy to install and have programmable controls to automatically adjust flow in response to hot water demand. They can be used in new construction or to replace existing circulation pumps. Learn where smart pumps offer the best opportunity for savings with this fact sheet.
Luminaire Level Lighting Controls and the Future of Healthy Buildings
As we build back from the pandemic, the building industry is rethinking how we approach health in commercial spaces. With sensors in every fixture, LLLC systems save significant energy (on average up to 63%) and also offer buildings a distributed mesh-network throughout a space. This has the potential to revolutionize how we monitor and respond to environmental factors that impact human health. Learn how LLLC could be used in countless ways to improve health and efficiency.
Lighting Design Lab Workshop: Networked Lighting Controls for Schools
What do networked lighting controls and luminaire level lighting controls mean for K-12 schools? Lighting Design Lab is hosting a FREE online workshop to dive deep on NLC in school settings on Tuesday, May 4, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT. Register at www.lightingdesignlab.com.
What are Commercial Secondary Windows?
Secondary windows—also known as interior storm windows, insulating panels, or secondary glazing systems—are a cost-effective, high-performance alternative to full window replacement for commercial buildings with old, inefficient windows. Secondary windows reduce heating and cooling energy use by up to 20 percent and cost 30 to 50 percent less than window replacement (depending on the product and application).
Advanced lighting starts with control. Discover how commercial building lighting design and modern technologies can combine to affect your budget, market differentiation, aesthetics, and tenant comfort.
Let the natural light in and keep the elements out, all while saving energy and money. Find out how commercial building windows play a critical role in improving tenant comfort, reducing energy consumption, and cutting costs.
Better comfort and energy costs start with the right HVAC. Understand how heating, cooling and airflow all directly contribute to the energy efficiency and tenant comfort of your commercial building.
Pumps & Motors
Pumping systems are essential to the daily operation of most commercial buildings and industrial facilities. With new energy standards for clean-water pumps taking effect in 2020 and a great new Energy Rating label program from the Hydraulic Institute, now is the time to evaluate the efficiency of commercial and industrial pumps, and circulators.
Strategic Energy Management
Every effective energy-efficient building starts with a plan and leads to reduced energy costs. Strategic Energy Management (SEM) is the map to creating sustainable energy-saving practices that identify where energy waste is occurring and how to improve energy consumption and support building operations. To learn more, visit: SEMHub.com.
Energy efficiency upgrades that save 35% or more in energy costs could make all the difference in showcasing your commercial building’s value. With so many factors in the market, energy-efficient benefits may be the differentiator between you and your competitors.
From HVAC and lighting controls to secondary windows, there are many solutions for an efficient commercial building. Knowing how to integrate those solutions so they work together in an energy-efficient system may mean saving time and money. Whether it’s a retrofit or new commercial project, learn how to apply an integrated design.