March 2014

Commissioning Your Building

Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 04:53:27    Written by Marc
Commissioning Your Building
In order to optimize your operational costs and to limit the carbon footprint, many companies are introducing new HVAC technologies and equipment into the market. They are making them so sophisticated and complex that the building owners and operators might easily get lost when trying to select a system for its efficiency or simply try to understand how some of the systems operate.

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The Commercial Lease That Kept Me Up at Night

Published on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 01:42:10    Written by Marc
The Commercial Lease That Kept Me Up at Night
In the early nineties, I owned and operated a popular video game retail store in the Montreal area. We called the store OZ and just like Dorothy down under, it was a magical place and time.

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Potential for Energy Saving in Buildings

Published on Tuesday, 4 March 2014 18:15:40    Written by Marc
Potential for Energy Saving in Buildings
When talking to building owners or managers about energy saving projects, I often get a comment from people that they think there is no more potential for saving energy in their building. Their argument range from, "We have recently done a project," to, "My building is relatively new." Moreover, let us not forget the standard, "My guys operating the building have done everything already." My reply is practically always the same, "The chances are that you will never be done in finding and implementing energy saving opportunities."

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