Utility Bill Reduction and Energy Conservation

July 8, 2014
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Reducing utility bills and conserving energy is not a voluntary activity. It doesn’t happen from the bottom up. It is not a good idea that can be wrapped up in emotion and sold to upper management or building ownership. It…

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ENERGY MANAGER UNIVERSITY

May 13, 2014
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Building Success offers an exclusive energy manager training experience that no other firm in the industry can provide. STARTING WITH BTUS AND ENDING WITH KBTU – BTU’s are the basic unit of measure of HVAC.  KBTU are the basic unit of measure that energy managers…

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The Problem with Bean Counters and Conserving Energy in Buildings

October 18, 2013
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You would think that saving energy would mainly consist of technical decisions made by technical people. However, I’ve discovered over the years that the decision to save utility dollars require input from the bean counters: the friendly accounting staff. And…

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The Problem with Working with Utility Companies and Conserving Energy in Buildings

September 18, 2013
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Sometimes it is easier translating Egyptian hieroglyphics into English than it is to translate gas and electric bills into something that makes sense.  No wonder so many companies just assume the utility companies got it right and pay the bills. …

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Question Building Owners Should Be Asking About Energy Service Offerings

September 13, 2013
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Would you care to know if your building is being operated as inexpensively as possible? Would you like to know for sure if you are paying too much for your building’s gas and electricity?  Would you like to know how…

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How to Insure the Best Indoor Comfort Conditions are Being Met at the Lowest Possible Price

September 9, 2013
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A large percentage of the people who are currently operating a building’s heating and air conditioning systems are under qualified to do so.  Don’t assume that the building operator can do the job, just because they have been doing it…

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What are the Seven “Must Have” Talents an Energy Managers Must Possess?

May 7, 2013
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Have you ever thought about the skill sets an Energy Manager must possess?   If you ask an energy manager, what would they say?  What would you expect them to say?  Let me tell you the right questions to ask and…

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The Politics of Energy Conservation and Saving Money and Energy in Large Buildings

May 1, 2013
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Harold Dwight Lasswell “a really smart college professor” is credited with stating – Politics is who gets what, when, and how.  This holds true when the concept of politics is applied to finding funds for studying and implementing energy conservation…

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Verifying Energy and Utility Cost Savings is Simple, if you know what to look for.

April 24, 2013
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I have always enjoyed working with and quantifying numbers.  That’s probably why I got an engineering degree and later discovered my calling and focused on energy efficiency and getting my CEM.  For years I experimented with trying to discover the…

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Five Questions to Ask Yourself before Investing in Building Energy Improvements

April 11, 2013
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This article is for Building Owners and Investors who want to reduce their gas and electric utility bills, without negatively affecting tenant satisfaction.  Saving energy and reducing utility costs should start and end with dollar signs.  We recommend that you…

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