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Maintaining Energy Efficiency and Driving Future Opportunities
April 30, 2013

Through our experiences working with clients who have undergone energy efficiency programs such as retro-commissioning to improve their building performance, we have found that the efficiencies they have initially realized start to disappear within two to three years. The following are recommendations to assist in maintaining and protecting the gains in efficiency that were initially achieved.

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In Honour of Earth Day 2013, a Look at our Green Buildings List
April 23, 2013

With it being Earth Day yesterday, many of us had thoughts of what we have been doing and what we plan to do to contribute to making our world a greener place.

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The Cost of NOT Commissioning
April 18, 2013

There are capital costs to building commissioning, but it is important to consider the hidden costs of not commissioning.

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Preventive Maintenance and Energy Efficiency: Did you know preventative maintenance has a direct impact on energy efficiency?
April 4, 2013

We found the fins and coils on a cooling tower to be very dirty in one of our retrofit projects. When cooling tower coils and fins are dirty, the heat transfer is not efficient through the coils and fins and cooling tower fans will operate more to transfer the heat to ambient. This results in higher energy consumption and reduces fans’ life expectancy.

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