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

Cost Savings Are Expected To Be Short Lived

25th February, 2014 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Commercial building utility expenses down 10% according to recent BOMA report based on study of 2,000 private sector buildings. However, at least here in California with our drought and anticipated cost spike in hydroelectric power, cost savings are expected to be short-lived. (Buildings 1.14) Tweet This Post Read More

The optimal way to use energy in a building …

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

BuildingIQ has software that learns how a building uses energy, combines that with forecasting and optimization and then uses a computer processor to figure out the optimal way to use energy in a building to keep people comfortable and also use as little energy as possible … they not only sense information, but have an […] Read More

In Buildings August 2011, Toys “R” Us will be adding the largest solar rooftop installation in North America.

19th September, 2011 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - 1 Comment

The 5.38 megawatt system will occupy almost 870,000 square feet and generate approximately 70% of the building’s electricity needs.  The thin-film cells will produce over 6,360,000 kilowatt-hours of power each year … Tweet This Post Read More

Buildings Magazine recently reported survey results of office worker satisfaction with their restrooms …

13th July, 2010 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

only 38% of respondents described their restrooms as “always super clean’ … 26% said that visiting the restroom was a 50-50 gamble … sometimes clean, other times a disaster … 25% said that office restrooms weren’t as clean as the restrooms in their homes … and notice to landlords thinking of saving money by cutting […] Read More

Just think if office building owners began thinking like the airlines,

29th April, 2010 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - 2 Comments

or at least like those asking for carry-on baggage fees on top of checked baggage fees … I can just see it now … cash-strapped office building owners installing coin and credit card slots for their pay elevators and pay toilets … Tweet This Post Read More

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 “The Greenest Large City in the United States of America”

13th April, 2009 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

San Francisco just announced it is on track to have regulations making it “the greenest large city in the United States of America,” according to Mayor Newsom. New residential and commercial buildings would have to comply with the strictest levels of LEED. The future won’t be cheap … Tweet This Post Read More