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.
Looking Ahead: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Commercial Real Estate Construction
Although the COVID-19 pandemic brought commercial real estate construction to a slowdown, economic forecasts expect the financial crisis to be short-lived and only modestly impact the commercial real estate sector. Our guest bloggers from RE Tech Advisors share some market insights on what the office sector can expect to see during the next few years.
Ask The Expert: Why Smart Energy Efficiency Strategies Leverage Data
Data-Driven Management: Matthew Combe, Executive Director at Seattle 2030 District, explains why data and benchmarking are vital to your energy efficiency initiatives. When you start with the right data in hand, you can start to look at what can be done to reduce your energy use.
Cities Leading by Example: Benefits and Framework of the Public Buildings Portfolio Management Process
This document aims to help public building portfolio holders understand the benefits of the Public Buildings Portfolio Management process and outline the approach and key lessons learned for those ready to start their own program. The process is applicable to any city, county, regional government, state agency, or school district interested in saving on operating costs, reducing emissions, and leading by example in their community.
When you can learn to operate your building more efficiently through energy-efficient maintenance practices and equipment troubleshooting, you’ll lower costs, improve comfort and further differentiate yourself in the market.
Before you can improve your energy efficiency, you have to understand how your building is using energy. Setting benchmarks will help establish an energy upgrade strategy to reduce energy consumption, lower utility costs, and improve tenant comfort.