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.
It's A New Day for Efficiency and Comfort at Portland Preschool
In operation for more than 40 years, New Day School has a deep commitment to environmentally friendly and sustainable practices. When New Day School’s Kishalay building required a renovation, the preschool’s leadership team quickly committed to adopting advanced practices and products to ensure the renovations would result in a net-zero energy building.
New-School HVAC Approach Improves Comfort and Air Quality for K-12 Students
Motivated to improve the air quality and thermal comfort of their elementary school while reducing monthly energy costs, school administrators of Monument Grade School in Monument, Oregon, sought a new HVAC solution.
Energy Management Assessment (EMA) Tool
The Energy Management Assessment (EMA) Tool offers a strategic and confidential analysis of your organization’s current energy management business practices and specific areas of opportunity. The EMA Assessment and other SEM Hub resources can then help you develop or improve your Strategic Energy Management (SEM) practices for your organization.
Energy Efficiency Analysis of Commercial DX-DOAS and ERV/HRV DOAS
This report summarizes the findings of a study conducted by Red Car Analytics on behalf of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) to determine the potential for direct-expansion air conditioning dedicated outdoor air systems (DX-DOAS) products in commercial buildings.
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.
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.