Cost-Effective Lighting Retro Fits Can Lead To Huge Savings:

27th February, 2014 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Cost-effective lighting retro fits can lead to huge savings. Occupancy or vacancy sensors foreclosed spaces as conference spaces are occupied 30-70% of the time ,offices 35% of the time, and bathrooms 10% of the time. Estimated payback: two years. Daylight harvesting ($65-180 per workstation for sensors and wireless controls), ROI 5 years, daylight harvesting can […] Read More

Net Zero Commercial Building-How they Did It!

17th December, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

The largest net zero energy building in the world is the Phoenix regional office of DPR Construction. The LEED-NC Platinum facility features an 87 foot solar chimney that enables a passive cooling system, releasing hot air out of the building while drawing cooler air in; 90 operable windows work in tandem with  the energy monitoring […] Read More

Solar installations are now the fastest growing energy source…

28th October, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Solar installations grew 76 percent in 2012 and are now the fastest growing energy source in the United States. Growth in the Commercial Market was only a small part of this, comprising 7,000 of the 90,000 solar installations. Tweet This Post Read More

When contemplating installing a solar panel array on your roof …

12th June, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

When contemplating installing a solar panel array on your roof, make sure to evaluate the condition of your roof first as if the roof needs replacing in the next 5-10 years you may want to do this prior to installation of the solar panel system. If the roof needs to be replaced after the solar […] Read More

According to The Registry the electrical workers union 510 in San Leandro has …

6th June, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

According to The Registry May 30, 2013 the electrical workers union 510 in San Leandro has converted a 46,000 square foot one story building into a net zero energy efficient training center.  “Solutions premised on the weather patterns that were revealed allow dozens of solar panels and three wind turbines to produce as much energy […] Read More

Have and have not office building owners …

16th May, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Have and have not office building owners … up until now there weren’t many ‘deal breakers’ between smaller office buildings and their ownership and the larger office complexes.  Sure, some of the Class A office complexes offered conference facilities, workout rooms, on-site delis, roving security and other amenities but I now see one major issue arising which […] Read More

According to the EPA, 55.8 percent of all the office buildings in San Francisco are Energy Star certified …

10th May, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

According to the EPA, 55.8 percent of all the office buildings in San Francisco are Energy Star certified, which makes this city #1 in the country by percentage … followed by Chicago, with 53.4 percent, Washington D.C. with 49 percent, Los Angeles with 44.4 percent, Denver at 39.6 percent, Houston at 37.1 percent and Atlanta […] Read More

California lawmakers set an ambitious goal to have all new homes achieve zero net energy use by 2020 …

19th April, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

“California lawmakers set an ambitious goal to have all new homes achieve zero net energy use by 2020. With less than a decade to go, home builders have lot of catching up to do.”  SF Business Times March 29, 2013 … what does this have to do with commercial real estate? This could be an entire new industry, […] Read More

California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards will require existing buildings …

4th February, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Title 24 of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards will require existing buildings undergoing an alteration or addition, as well as new structures, to comply with a host of regulations by Jan. 1, 2013, including: Solar-ready rooftop space for future PV or solar thermal installations; Lighting controls, sensor-based, for fixtures near windows to accommodate day lighting  […] Read More

Eco-gyms …

26th November, 2012 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

“A new crop of environmentally conscious gyms and fitness centers are adopting practices to save energy by adding electricity-generating workout equipment and using other strategies to reduce environmental impacts. It’s called the green gym movement.”  These gyms generate power from their members working out on treadmills and elliptical machines and feed it back to the power […] Read More

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