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Mar 15th 2017

6 Ways Solar Design Engineers Can Help Make Your Commercial Solar Project a Reality

Going solar is a dream for many businesses. Their goal is not only to generate power more efficiently and save money in the long run, but to move to the forefront of an energy revolution. However, it can be challenging to know how to start and who can help. As a leading consulting firm in renewable energy, our solar design engineers can help make this dream a reality. Last year was a record year for solar and we will continue […] Read More »

Mar 8th 2017

Improving Sustainability with Commercial Solar Canopies

As one of the fastest growing trends in the renewable energy market, commercial solar canopies are positively impacting businesses from coast to coast. All across the United States, companies are choosing to tap into the power of the sun typically lost to blacktop surfaces in parking lots. What is a Commercial Solar Canopy? Typically installed in parking lots, commercial solar canopies are elevated structures that host solar panels. These panels provide renewable energy and simultaneously offer shade for vehicles. Also […] Read More »

Mar 6th 2017

Using VoIP Technology for Your Business: Voice Over Internet Protocol

For businesses who have quality internet connections, VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) enables users to use phone services over a digital network instead of from the local phone company. The key words being: Quality Internet Connections. As one of the most popular forms of communications today, VoIP applications, such as Skype, iTel, Viber, Google Hangout, Line, and CoolDialer are improving the way businesses communicate. Let’s take a closer look at who can benefit from using VoIP and considerations for applying […] Read More »

Feb 14th 2017

Swim with the Power of the Sun: 4 Benefits of Commercial Solar Pool Heating

Most commercial indoor and outdoor pools stay between 80-86 degrees to maintain a comfortable swimming temperature level. But, commercial pool owners know that even on hot summer days, temperatures at night can dip low, forcing them to continuously spend on heating the pool throughout the summer. Whether it’s a pool located in a fitness center, homeowner association, university, swim club, hotel, or apartment building, year-round heating consumes a large amount of energy, resulting in enormous utility bills. In order to […] Read More »

Feb 13th 2017

Corporate HVAC System Design: 4 Strategies to Improve Energy Usage in Modern Office Spaces

Office spaces are transforming at a rapid pace. From what used to look like a perimeter of private offices surrounding cubical farms in the middle, today businesses are moving to more open-office plans. These modern office spaces require different considerations for corporate HVAC system design. To keep up with the modern employee, many perimeter offices are disappearing to allow for more natural light, cubicles are being replaced with other collaborative workstations and amenities like fitness centers and open lounge space […] Read More »

Feb 6th 2017

Delivering Efficient Local Thermal Amenities: Personalizing Comfort and Saving Energy in the Office

It’s no surprise that the U.S. spends 13 percent of its energy heating and cooling buildings. But, unfortunately, much of the energy goes to changing temperatures in areas where people aren’t located. Like an empty room…or the ceiling. Many office buildings focus on the structure rather than the occupants inside. Therefore, saving energy in the office and occupant comfort levels are often sacrificed. In response, the Department of Energy established the DELTA Program (“Delivering Efficient Local Thermal Amenities”) to reduce the costs […] Read More »

Feb 2nd 2017

Opportunities in Small Cell: Discover Femtocells for Medium-Sized Businesses

Demands for high-quality, uninterrupted mobile communications are skyrocketing. This includes high-bandwidth mobile applications for accessing content, such as streaming video, on-the-go. To meet the dramatic increase in mobile broadband demands, businesses are turning to femtocells to strengthen networks and increase coverage. Femtocells Moving Outside the Home The three types of small cells include femtocells, picocells and microcells. A femtocell is a small, low-power cellular base station that connects to the service provider’s network via broadband (DSL or cable) to extend […] Read More »

Jan 23rd 2017

Smart Lighting Design and Engineering for Commercial Properties

Companies nationwide are getting behind emerging technologies as they move into the world of internet-connected LED lighting. Recent developments have illuminated the importance of offering internet-controlled, smart lighting design systems for commercial properties; but, because smart lighting design is so much more than switching out a lightbulb, collaborating with networking experts and lighting design engineers becomes of high importance for a secure building environment. What is Smart Lighting Design? Based on LED lighting design technology, smart lighting is becoming a […] Read More »

Jan 19th 2017

Stay In the LEED: Upping Your Hospitality Energy Efficiency Game

Across the nation, many hotels are accepting the demand to go green as the advantages of eco-friendly features become clearer. Embracing hospitality energy efficiency not only decreases building operating costs, but also has the opportunity to boost revenue, as well. Plus, along with “boutique hotels,” “luxury hotels,” and “budget-friendly hotels,” travelers today are searching for “green” hotels. No doubt sustainability and heightened environmental standards have become a strong magnet for consumers everywhere. To stay “in the LEED,” hotels must be […] Read More »

Jan 11th 2017

A Look Back at the Most Impactful Commercial Solar Moments of 2016

2016 was an impactful year for commercial solar. And trends continue to point toward the growth of clean energy. Because of this, 2017 is setting the stage to be the biggest year yet. Here’s a brief look at some of the top commercial solar stories from the past year that made the news. Record Year in Solar For solar energy, 2016 was a year to remember. A landmark moment occurred in February 2016, when the one millionth solar PV system […] Read More »

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