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Three Ways to Make Strategic Energy Management Successful

Tue, May 14, 2019 @ 02:12 / by Jim Newman posted in energy efficiency, Energy Savings, Energy Audit, Building Energy, BEMIS, Energy Star, energy conservation, Energy

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There’s a new phrase gaining popularity in the energy efficiency and cost saving arena. It’s really a new name for something we’ve been advocating for all along.

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What Does Green Actually Mean to HVAC?

Thu, Apr 11, 2019 @ 01:08 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, Green, Energy Savings, High Performance Buildings, Energy

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Why are green buildings better? According to the US Green Building Council (USGBC), a green building can have the following impact:Savings of green building

  • 15 - 40% reduction in energy use over non-green buildings
  • 20 - 40% reduction in carbon emissions over non-green buildings
  • 30 - 50% reduction in water use

One of the best ways to achieve optimal environmental and financial results from greening your building is “Greening the HVAC.” There are basically three things to consider when looking to improve the efficiency of your building’s HVAC. 

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Best Practices for Achieving High-Performance HVAC Systems

Thu, Mar 14, 2019 @ 02:26 / by Jim Newman posted in HVAC, indoor air quality, High Performance Buildings, Energy Management Strategies, energy conservation

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Jim Newman recently contributed an article highlighting keys to designing and maintaining a higher performing HVAC system for maximum profitability.

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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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