Energy and Smart Building Industry Blog

Energy and Smart Building Industry Blog

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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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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Be Strategic with Your Building's Scheduled Maintenance

Monday April 13, 2020
By: Ron Rau

With data, you can determine when the right time is to conduct a PM on equipment. There are substantial benefits to using data to make these decisions rather than following a strict scheduling approach. Using building data, even obtained remotely, allows you to get the most bang for your buck.

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The Vision for PhoenixET and the Future of Energy Management

Friday April 10, 2020
By: Phoenix Energy Technologies


We are frequently asked about our mission in the energy industry and where the industry is heading. Our company leads by innovation. And at the heart of that innovation is creating tools for retail and commercial facility managers.

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