How to Improve Operational Efficiency

By operating your building more efficiently through energy-efficient maintenance practices and equipment troubleshooting, you’ll lower costs, improve comfort and save energy. Operational changes can result in huge savings, often for low to no cost, and can create a more comfortable environment for tenants. 

Building Night Walks: Hidden Energy Wasters

Property management teams tend to focus on operations when the building is occupied and experiencing normal conditions. But for the majority of the year -- likely between 5,000 and 6,200 out of 8,760 hours -- buildings are unoccupied. How do building systems truly operate during this time? Periodic "Night Walks" are the key to finding out. They can reveal a myriad of operational issues that could be costing energy, money, time, and tenant comfort. Quite often, these issues are easily addressed, providing the opportunity for immediate energy efficiency and building performance improvements. Find more Night Walks videos on the BetterBricks YouTube Channel

Featured Resources

AHU preheat/heating coil and cooling coil


This symptom is limited to single-duct systems that have both heating and cooling coils located in the air handling unit (AHU).

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Air Distribution


Air-distribution systems include air handlers, ductwork, and associated components for heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning buildings.

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