August 2014

15 Things to Remember When Hiring an Energy-Saving Consultant

Published on Friday, 29 August 2014 09:57:52    Written by Marc
15 Things to Remember When Hiring an Energy-Saving Consultant
As real estate portfolio managers, we often have to deal with external consultants to come in and help us find ideas to save energy, evaluate the potential savings, and then help us again track our progress. The main problem is that energy consultants have other clients, so getting their full commitment is sometimes a challenge. You can setup a meeting with a consultant, only to have them either cancel the meeting because they need to tend to another client, or have them promise to give you the final report by such a date, only ask for a delay later on. In addition, once the final report is presented, getting them to modify it quickly is another problem because that time is not slotted in their agenda. At the end of the day, you could end up constantly waiting for them.

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Planning for Energy Saving Projects

Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 06:08:09    Written by Marc
Planning for Energy Saving Projects
I wrote in this blog last week about planning for energy saving projects when leasing a new site. I mentioned that one of the benefits of doing energy saving measures or projects before your operations starts at a new site. This can be easier than doing the same projects once your operations ramp up, because once they do, then you often need to coordinate with maintenance and operations.

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Think About Energy Saving When Leasing a New Site

Published on Thursday, 14 August 2014 07:04:51    Written by Marc
Think About Energy Saving When Leasing a New Site
For most companies, the notion of saving energy is an interesting one. After all, few people would say, “No,” to reduction in costs, regardless of the type of their operations. In addition, since energy is a part of every business one way or another, very few companies would find no benefit to reducing their energy costs.

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