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Jim Newman

Jim Newman's passion is helping us move toward a healthier and more secure future – for people and the planet.
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No Matter Your Title, Everyone is in Sales

Thu, Mar 14, 2019 @ 02:26 / by Jim Newman posted in Green Building, continuing education

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For engineers like me and the facility managers with whom we regularly interact, we don’t often think of ourselves as salespeople. But in reality, we are always selling.

We may not be selling a product or service for exchange of money profit, yet we are always “selling” something in the more nuanced sense of persuading or causing to be accepted.

What are we selling? Selling in this sense can be selling a product, selling an idea, or selling yourself.

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Your Facility Maintenance Staff is an Asset – Not an Expense

Thu, Feb 14, 2019 @ 12:50 / by Jim Newman

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The esteemed Bill Harrison, ASHRAE Presidential Member, has said that “Most buildings will lose up to 30% of their efficiency in the first three years of operation.” (Data based on Texas A&M Study)

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Why PACE, Why Now?  Three Important Questions to Ask

Mon, Oct 29, 2018 @ 01:23 / by Jim Newman

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How do you save money and energy on your commercial building? PACE may be the answer – with no upfront cost to you!

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BOMA 2018 in San Antonio was Hot!

Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 02:50 / by Jim Newman posted in Energy Savings, Energy Audit, High Performance Buildings, Energy Management Strategies, energy conservation, Internet of Things

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Connectivity. The Internet of Things (IoT). Controlling Costs.

Maybe these are not such new ideas in building operations and maintenance, but every year they improve and it was all on display in San Antonio at BOMA 2018It was a hot time in Texas! Touring the exhibit floor, I made a point to learn what’s new in these areas.

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Advances in BEMIS Make Being Energy Efficient Easier and Smarter

Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 12:42 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, energy efficiency, Energy Use Index, energy management system, Building Energy Management Systems, indoor air qulity, Energy Management Strategies, BEMIS, Cloud Based BAS, energy conservation

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Energy Efficient. Cost Effective. That’s the goal of the building engineer or facility manager. Today’s building energy management information systems (BEMIS), combined with IoT (Internet of Things), makes being both energy efficient and cost effective not only possible, but so much easier – and smarter.

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