New York Leading Building Efficiency Initiatives

New York State has big plans for improving building efficiency to reduce energy consumption. Submetering can help.   Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that an additional 2 billion dollars will be available for both businesses and residents to invest in energy savings in the heating and cooling space. This is an ambitious project that […]

The electrical grid and buildings; what’s needed for the 21st century

  The new ASHRAE President’s ideas on the grid of the future and its impact on buildings With the model for our electrical grid about 100 years old, and buildings of today the electricity sector’s top customer it is easy to see that user demands would result in pressures on an aging system. The newly […]

Rental Building Expenses Far Exceed Rent Increases

By submetering tenants and removing utility costs from total rent costs, building owners and operators can mitigate and better manage their total operating expenses. LandlordBC recently published an eye opening article detailing the struggles of purpose built rental buildings in Vancouver. The article found that even for buildings raising rent every year at the maximum rent […]

Are New Condos Energy Efficient?

A report in BC found that new construction high-rise condos can use more than 4 times the power usage as compared to older buildings, leading them to be less energy efficient. Installing automated HVAC systems and an intelligent energy reporting platform can help.   While developers tout the energy efficiencies that are found in each […]