Energy and Smart Building Industry Blog

Energy and Smart Building Industry Blog

Managing Associate and Customer Comfort in Retail's New Normal

Wednesday May 20, 2020
By: Phoenix Energy Technologies

As a result of Covid-19, State and local requirements as well as personal safety have many retail store associates and customers wearing masks in the store. With the coming of summer, wearing masks has resulted in associates and customers becoming overheated and uncomfortable while working and shopping.  Several of our customers requested our assistance to propose a temporary solution to improve the comfort in their stores. Your needs may vary, but below are our recommended considerations.

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Using Building Analytics To Weigh Repairing vs. Buying New Equipment

Monday May 18, 2020
By: Ron Rau



In our last few posts, we've been looking at best practices on maintaining  building equipment. Our posts Be Strategic with Building Scheduled Maintenance and How To Test The Quality Of Your Preventative Maintenance look at how to get the most out of equipment maintenance. In this post, we will look at how you can use data to evaluate whether to replace or repair equipment, even while a technician is on site.

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Challenges Facing Facility Managers As Social Distancing Is Relaxed And Doors Reopen

Monday May 11, 2020
By: Ron Rau

Companies are starting to make declarations on when they will reopen, albeit with social distancing plans in place. As businesses make their plans to ramp up coming out of the COVID-19, what are the specific challenges facing facility managers who are reopening buildings that may have been closed for several months. 

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Introducing Building View 2.0

Tuesday April 28, 2020
By: Phoenix Energy Technologies

Since 2004, PhoenixET’s Building View has been one of the most popular modules of our EnterpriseDX platform. Customers have said things like:

“It’s like an energy management system in your pocket,” and “BuildingView is an invaluable tool.”

Well, this month we’ve made Building View even better! If you’re a Building View user, you’ve no doubt noticed the beautiful new interface, but the latest release also includes valuable features like faster data updates, additional security features, and the ability to perform group commanding.

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How To Test The Quality Of Your Preventative Maintenance

Monday April 27, 2020
By: Phoenix Energy Technologies

In our post Be Strategic with Your Building's Scheduled Maintenance, we looked at the benefits of moving beyond arbitrary PM schedules and how using your building's data can help you spend money wisely. We now look at how you can use building data to see how well PMs are being carried out.

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