Energy and Smart Building Industry Blog

Energy and Smart Building Industry Blog

Announcing Demand Manager 2.0

Wednesday June 10, 2020
By: Phoenix Energy Technologies

Demand Manager incorporates the best strategies of daily energy Demand Management (DM) with periodic Demand Response (DR) events.

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Motors and Building Management: What Energy Managers Need to Know

Monday June 1, 2020
By: Ron Rau




Your building is full of motors. Almost any climate control system in your building is essentially a motor attached to a pump. If you have RTUs, there’s a motor in there. If you have an AHU, there’s also a motor in there. Refrigeration racks? Better believe there’s a motor in there. Centrifugal chillers? They’ve got a big honkin’ motor.

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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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