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Start Saving Energy Today

Published on Friday, 26 September 2014 10:58:51    Written by Marc
Start Saving Energy Today
I was recently reading comments in an on-line business group, and people were questioning why energy-saving projects are not popular with companies given the immense benefits they provide. One seminar commenter explained that in an audience he recently had in front of him, about two-thirds of the corporate attendees claimed that they did not know where to start.

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How to Reduce Your Corporate Real Estate Costs

Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 17:30:47    Written by Marc
How to Reduce Your Corporate Real Estate Costs
If you are like most companies that either lease or own real estate for your operations, chances are the idea of trying to find ways to reduce your costs is always somewhere in the back of your mind. Year after year, it seems costs are constantly going up. You have the cost of the space itself, then the upkeep, then energy, water, waste, and let’s not forget tax, tax, and more tax (city, school, municipal or any other type of tax).

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Get Your Energy Saving Projects Approved

Published on Monday, 8 September 2014 11:47:53    Written by Marc
Get Your Energy Saving Projects Approved
If you are working in a company or organizations and are responsible for getting your energy saving projects approved, you have already experienced the frustration. The frustration that comes from working for weeks (when not months) to find energy saving measures, then evaluate them and finally put together a compelling business case only to get your project delayed, or worse, rejected completely. Now, this can be very frustrating. I know that feeling very well, having lived it repeatedly for the past 20 years.

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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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