The theme for last month's EEI energy workshop encompassed three core values: sustainability, resiliency, and diversity. However, as our CEO Glen Schrank who helped represent our team at the event noted, there was a "tsunami emphasis on reducing greenhouse gases at all levels—from EEI, ASHRAE and corporate levels to federal, state, and local governments".
Energy and Smart Building Industry Blog
Climate change is an issue that is shaping how buildings are retrofitted and operated. Reducing its impact is the impetus behind many state and local environmental policies, and among those is the push to mandate energy use in buildings. These “benchmarking” ordinances require building owners to track their energy consumption. Cities such as St. Paul, Chicago, Denver, and Austin have all passed benchmarking requirements to reduce commercial energy usage.
Facility and retail building managers have specific challenges in managing energy for multiple locations. Building data management, if collected correctly, can inform decisions on where to maximize operational efficiencies, how to reduce costs, and how to optimize energy performance.
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.