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Retrocommissioning Services for Healthcare Facilities

RCxforHCRHealthcare facilities depend on complex, interconnected systems that must operate with precision and reliability. To identify and eliminate compromised performance and efficiency, we offer a comprehensive, systematic retrocommissioning (RCx) process to identify and implement cost-efficient operational and maintenance (O&M) improvements.

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Tags: Commissioning, Energy Services

Energy Savings Strategies for Your Data Center – Part 1: Building a Winning Team through Good Coaching

datacenters4If you are like me, you’ve been counting down the days until football season kicks off. Right now, the optimism for the season’s success is at an all-time high. As the season continues, you will begin to gather information on the coaches, free agents and draft picks. This information will enable you to evaluate the probability of a successful season. When it comes to developing energy savings strategies in your data center, the recipe for success is very similar to your favorite football team.

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Tags: Data Centers

The Safety of Building Information Modeling

BIM&ConstructionTechnologySafety is a priority for many in the construction industry because it is widely recognized that our people are the most valuable asset in our organizations. At the end of each day, we want to send each and every one of them home to their families without injury or harm. We provide PPE and safety training, lead teams in “flex-n-stretch,” conduct daily pre-task planning and engage in weekly tool box talks. It begs the question, “Can we leverage Building Information Modeling (BIM) to promote safety awareness?”

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Tags: BIM & Construction Technology

Of Intelligent Equipment and Smarter Buildings

Syst_Int_Controls-3This year, I attended Realcomm, an industry conference focused upon the application of technology in the real estate industry. This event is co-located IBcon, a newly minted gathering focused on the emerging field of intelligent buildings. My takeaway is that the real estate industry is undergoing a dramatic change in the area of the rapid ingestion of technology. I saw technology to enhance everything from property leasing, work order management, tenant retention, property evaluation, life cycle forecasting, occupant comfort, physical security, and on and on.

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Systems Integration & Controls

Part 3: How Is the Cost of Doing Nothing Like Watching a Fastball Go Down the Middle?

EnergywithwordsWith spring comes America’s favorite pastime: baseball. For many people, there’s nothing better than sitting in your favorite ballpark, watching your favorite team on a sunny day with a hot dog in one hand and an ice cold drink in the other. In honor of this tradition, we’re exploring how the cost of doing nothing is like watching a fastball go down the middle.

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Tags: Energy Services