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BOMA 2018 in San Antonio was Hot!

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

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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 BEMIS, energy conservation, Cloud Based BAS, Energy Management Strategies, Building Energy Management Systems, indoor air qulity, energy management system, Energy Use Index, HVAC, energy efficiency

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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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New Technology, Cloud-Based BAS Lead To Energy Efficiency

Tue, Dec 05, 2017 @ 03:02 / by Jim Newman posted in BEMIS, Building Energy Management Systems, Building Energy, Energy Management Strategies, Cloud Based BAS, Commercial Building, building automation, energy management system

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Jim Newman recently contributed an article on how new technologies, and new ways of financing them, are impacting energy efficiency in new and existing buildings. NREL slide 75 crop.jpg

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Three Novel Ways to Save Money and Energy This Season

Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 03:33 / by Jim Newman posted in Commercial Building, energy efficiency, Energy Savings, Building Energy, Energy Management Strategies

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Or, “Beat the summer heat without losing your shirt!”

Here in the Midwest we are entering the summer season with hot and humid weather expected for the next few months. During this time, the cost of cooling buildings goes up considerably. High temperatures and high humidity combine to increase the energy used by cooling equipment.

Beyond typical and low or no-cost energy saving measures you should already be doing (see “HVAC Gains with No Budget Pains”), here are three ways to reduce the potential for wasting energy in commercial and industrial buildings. Most people don’t usually consider these, but they can make a huge difference.

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PACE Financing, Water Conservation, Building Automation Systems ...

Tue, May 17, 2016 @ 02:13 / by Jim Newman posted in saving water, PACE, Energy Savings, building automation, Building Energy Management Systems, Building Energy, High Performance Buildings, Energy Management Strategies, BEMIS

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... and More You Shouldn’t Have Missed at High Performance Buildings + Workplaces

I recently returned from the NFMT High-Performance Building and Workplaces (HBP+W) conference in Austin, Texas. If you know me, you know that over the years I have attended hundreds of these types of industry conferences, as an attendee, a business owner, an exhibitor, and more recently as a presenter, workshop leader and keynote speaker.logo-HPB2016.svg

There is no better opportunity to network with your peers, find out what’s new, and learn industry best practices. The NFMT/HPB+W events always have speakers with timely messages and practical information. Many of the exhibitors offer hands-on opportunities to see how you can improve your operations, save money and get better results with the latest in products and technology.

Here are five reasons attending HPB+W was absolutely worth my time and my company’s money!

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