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HVAC Efficiency: Vital Energy-Saving Tips for Commercial Property Managers

Your HVAC system controls your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. For a property manager, ensuring that your HVAC system is properly maintained can be a source of considerable energy savings.
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The Economics of Co-Generation for Commercial Buildings

Commercial property owners looking at ways to reduce their energy spending might have stumbled upon the idea of co-generation as a potential solution. As electricity costs rise in Alberta, the prospect can seem tempting to anyone looking to get spending under control. So, what is cogeneration — and is it right for you?
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When Is it Time to Get an Energy Assessment?

The truth is, you don’t fully know how much your commercial building can save on energy unless you have an energy assessment. Get one, and you’ll understand exactly where your gaps are and be provided expert recommendations on how best to fill them.
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Lower Your Commercial Building Energy Cost Per Square Foot — With Data

The energy situation with your tenants is untenable, and there are various high-power systems working away unnecessarily If you read last week’s post on rising energy costs, you’re anticipating increased energy costs in your commercial buildings. You can solve these problems and bring down your energy cost per square foot — but you’ll need some strong data on your side
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What’s About to Drive Up Heat and Electricity Costs in Alberta — And What to Do About It

Heat and electricity in Alberta are about to get more expensive after several years of low energy costs. That’s bad news for commercial building operators, especially if you’re responsible for large buildings with intensive energy needs. Why did we have it so good for so long?
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How to get Green Building Certification: BOMA BEST and LEED

When sustainability is on the minds of property managers and builders, getting a green building certification is an important consideration. Getting certified is about getting recognized for effective energy-efficient and sustainable design. These certifications help guide you toward your goals and assure you that you’ve gotten things right.
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How will Mandatory Energy Benchmarking Affect Building Operators and Owners?

Mandatory Energy Benchmarking would make building energy consumption public and give context to the energy consumption of buildings Buildings that perform well stand to gain — on top of their up-front energy savings There is growing interest across the globe to make mandatory energy benchmarking a reality. Smart building operators should take the opportunity to get ready now  Getting an energy audit is a smart move. It can help identify and develop opportunities to increase energy efficiency and lower energy costs — but though the benefits to pursuing green building certification are clear in reputational, sustainability, and financial terms, it is entirely voluntary.
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Lower Operational Costs by Implementing a Strategic Energy Plan

It’s one thing to shake an 85-page engineer’s report at a board meeting and say, “this is what we need to do!” and have everyone nod in agreement. 
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LED Lighting: A Simple Way to Save Energy Anyone Can Deploy

Incandescent and fluorescent lighting consumes a lot of power and produces a large amount of excess heat, which is an inefficient use of electricity Most businesses, organizations, and institutions can obtain significant savings by undergoing an LED lighting retrofit The payback period can be relatively short, making LED lighting retrofits a great choice for energy conservation
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Green Your Business: A Financial and Reputational Advantage

The public demands green businesses now more than ever Many inefficient processes hold businesses back from the green ideal, and the way forward is blocked by numerous confusing options Do ‘green’ correctly, and you’ll stand out from the competition. The best part? You save money.  The Green Business Expectation With climate change in the news more than ever, an increasing number of people are taking a real interest in how they can reduce their own carbon footprints. The desire of consumers and investors to choose green businesses is only rising.
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