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The Costs of Comfort: How Much a Degree Will Run You

A single degree of temperature can build up the costs of your heating, and building operations, significantly? Learn “the three degree rule,” and learn the true cost of comfort.   With some really cold days upon us, there’s a lingering temptation for tenants to continuously pump up the temperature on your building’s thermostat. But, as […]

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Broadcasting Solutions vs. Building Solutions

The Instant Enterprise Economy offers people a way to instantly broadcast their opinions, but what about a way to instantly build solutions?   Applications, digital tools, social media, social networking, and similar platforms have created a way for people to instantly connect, and instantly complain. For example: Yelp, the controversial app Peeple, have the ability […]

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Facility Manager Notebook: Your ROI Cheat Sheet

  Maintaining the buildings people work in and occupy can be costly, so here’s how to maximize your ROIs  If you’re an energy manager, a facility manager, or a professional somewhere in-between, you will be asked to make sure the services you sign up for carry some sort of Return on Investment, or “ROI.” This […]

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Buildings, their lifespans, and why they’re “Time-Tested”

Buildings are unique in that they decay, age, and most importantly, adapt over time. Why is that?   Buildings are like the human body—they emerge from construction full of promise and potential. And yet, over time, systems become a bit more rickety, slower to respond, and generally less efficient. In such circumstances, the facility manager […]