Building data is hard to gather and consolidate because of legacy and proprietary building equipment. Energy and facilities teams rely on multiple data sources and manual consolidation to create trends and make decisions. PhoenixET's Building Intelligence platform provides a real-time summary of energy and dollar savings, cost avoidance, and your best and worst locations at a glance - without the time-consuming manual tasks.
Energy and Smart Building Industry Blog
COVID-19 has profoundly impacted retail. With the threat of the virus still present as we head into the last quarter of the year, some stores around the country are opening at reduced capacity. Top of mind for owners and managers are what recommendations to implement to maintain safety and comfort for staff and patrons–with indoor air quality becoming an increasing top priority.
Building and energy managers sometimes focus on energy-saving strategies to the point that occupants' comfort is sacrificed. But through careful planning and the right tools, building operators can achieve energy benchmarking goals and still keep customers, employees, and other occupants safe and comfortable.
Buildings are not designed to be shut down for months. When reopening any building to employees and customers, facility managers need to follow ASHRAE, government, and state guidance on how to prepare and maintain buildings for the immediate future.
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.