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.
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.
Condensing Gas Rooftop Unit (C-RTU) Installation Tips and Best Practices
C-RTU installation is very similar to the installation of conventional gas rooftop units (RTUs). However, C-RTUs require careful attention to condensate management, including specific approaches to piping, pumps, neutralizers, and freeze prevention. This guide references code requirements, manufacturer instructions and practical experience to provides tips and best practices for installing C-RTUs.
Condensing Rooftop Unit Installation and Best Practices Guide
This guide outlines best practices for the proper installation of condensing rooftop units (C-RTUs). These recommendations are based on a comprehensive field study conducted during the 2018/2019 heating season, in combination with a literature review of state and national code requirements and manufacturer guidelines.
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 costs on energy. 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.