Spending to Save: Energy Efficiency Incentives and Payback

Suppose your CEO calls tomorrow and asks, “What are we doing about power consumption?” What will you say? Reducing consumption by turning off computer monitors and equipment requires lifestyle changes to be adopted through the entire organization. These are easy choices to make but they are hard to implement and substantial return on investment is not assured. Proven, existing efficiency … Read More

BOMA Having Postive Impact on Canadian Commerical Energy Conservation Efforts

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) is a commercial energy conservation success story. By working to promote the commercial real estate industry through leadership and advocacy, BOMA is having significant impact on commercial energy conservation, particularly through it’s two programs — BOMA CDM and BOMA BESt. BOMA CDM BOMA Toronto’s Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Program is a $60 … Read More

Building Industry Needs to Learn More About Intelligent Buildings

“One-third of all the energy used in commercial buildings is wasted.” This is according to Robert H. Lane, president of Robert H. Lane and Associates Inc., in a seminar during Construct Canada, Canada’s largest building design and construction show, last month. Referring to Lane’s presentation, RCD Digital Media stated: When it comes to understanding intelligent buildings – those with systems … Read More