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The Facility Manager’s Best Friend The job of facility manager gets more difficult by the day with societal changes, privacy issues, environmental mandates, increased security needs, new rules and regulations…

Energy as a Service or “EaaS” is such a new and innovative concept that its definition is still somewhat unsettled. However, while the concept may be new, there’s no doubt…

FIX DEMAND CHARGE LINK BEFORE POSTING Using T-O-U Pricing to Reduce Electricity Costs Electric utilities are frequently under pressure from Federal and state governments to minimize the building of new…

Electric Demand Charge Explanation & Tips Demand charges can make up 50% or more of commercial and industrial electric bills. Furthermore, unlike electricity consumption, demand charges usually can’t be reduced…

Advantages of Design Build for Mechanical Projects Design-Bid-Build (DBB) has been the dominant form of project delivery for more than half a century, but recent studies show that Design-Build (DB)…

Large-Scale Battery Storage for Hospitals Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society. It is neat, clean and simple to use. However, storing enough electricity to power a hospital for any…

Intuitively, it seems the demand for electricity should be highest during winter’s cold, dark days. However, it’s the summertime demand for air conditioning and the huge amount of electricity it…

Five Reasons Hospitals Should Consider CHP Hospitals are ideal candidates to use combined heat and power systems (CHP). Instead of buying both fuel (for making steam) and electricity, CHP allows…

Freezing Electricity Costs Air conditioning requires lots of electricity to keep things cool when temperatures go up. While there’s no practical way to cut air conditioning electrical consumption in half,…

Improving Hospital Energy Efficiency Hospitals use energy…lots of energy. Inpatient hospitals in the U.S. comprise close to 2.5 billion square feet of floorspace and have an annual energy bill totaling…

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