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COVID-19 has been an unmitigated challenge for building Energy Managers worldwide because buildings were instantly empty due to work from home mandates. Faced with broader responsibilities, Energy Managers also find themselves the focus of the building occupant’s increased attention around health and safety. When occupants...

Heating and cooling represent around 65% of a building’s energy consumption. Strategies around heating and cooling play a major role in a building’s energy efficiency plan. Innovations in HVAC technology are providing solutions that can reduce energy consumption significantly and some equipment can also reduce...

In a previous post, we focused on how the pandemic was increasing the general public’s awareness of Indoor Air Quality, and how building designers will begin to incorporate other healthy building practices more and more in their designs. Former strategies for maximizing density to squeeze...

Green building practices include more than just energy efficiency and eco-friendly materials. Requirements around indoor air quality and occupant health are part of many green certifications. In an article from May of 2019 in Connected Real Estate Magazine, the author mentions that “improving occupant health...

Air purification has always been a major consideration for those who design, operate, and maintain HVAC systems. The pandemic has brought these considerations to the forefront of the public eye and HVAC management must rise to the occasion with more effective and even better solutions....

Remember when we used to think if a space wasn’t completely dark, it was fine? Now, this expectation is considered archaic. Incredible developments and creativity around interior lighting have occurred so that satisfaction from any old light won’t do. Now our indoor experience is defined...

Have you found yourself hesitating as you reach for a door handle of a public building lately? Are you picturing microscopic creepy crawlies swarming over surfaces, or floating in the air like dust particles in the sun? The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way buildings...