Breathe in for a boost of 101%

How my experience in an empty WeWork building during a “Very Unhealthy” air quality crisis highlights the connection between IAQ and productive building environments.

The beginning of the end of CCAs

On a 5-0 vote, the CPUC Commissioners decided on the Alternate Proposed Decision for allocating exit fees (PCIA) to customers using an alternate energy supplier such as a CCA or energy retailer.

The end of Energy Star grade inflation?

50% of existing certified buildings are at risk of losing their ENERGY STAR qualified scores from the long-overdue update to Portfolio Manager’s benchmarking data.

Hotel California Community Choice

As goes California, so goes the nation. Recent regulatory developments provide some rate stability for a reformed California energy market.

EDF Webinar | Natural gas data, meet interval analytics

Bringing energy efficiency data analytics to new data sets, such as natural gas interval data, makes advanced building operations behavior more informed and more meaningful. This is simultaneous heating and cooling, new benchmarks, and leverage on new ENERGY STAR scores!

M&V of new motor technology

Basin Street Properties is dedicated to sustainable building operations, and its M&V analysis of SMC motor systems retrofit in seven RTUs shows an estimated 10% total energy savings from fan energy savings of 53%.

EBCE DR Pilot for PDP Buildings

Dan Lieberman, of East Bay Community Energy, discusses EBCE’s new Demand Response Pilot program for E-19 and E-20 PG&E customers participating in PDP. This limited-enrollment program will match PG&E’s PDP structure and incentives, while providing rate protection for participants.

20% of costs are rework and checklists are the cure

Buffett’s new doctor, and author of best selling The Checklist Manifesto, shows the power of simple checklists, and yet shoddy work is still costing building owners an extra 20% in construction costs and bigger maintenance budgets.