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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 »

Jan 4th 2017

Keeping Up with Connectivity: Turnkey Telecom Design Solutions and More Building Trends for 2017

Businesses have recently experienced an era of rapid change within technology, data and connectivity. 2017 will be no exception. Looking at the year ahead, we can expect to see advances in turnkey telecom design solutions that will continue to evolve to meet consumer demands. Here are five trends to look out for in the next year (although by now, we all know to also expect the unexpected): 1. Turnkey Telecom Design and Deployment Stronger. Better. Faster. As future trends move […] Read More »

Dec 15th 2016

Benefits of Commercial Solar Hot Water Systems in Hospitality

For those in hospitality who operate hotels, restaurants and recreational properties, going green is simply the right thing to do. However, if you can go green and get a good return on your investment, it’s even better. Since water heating is the largest use for energy in the hospitality industry (it makes up nearly a third of total energy usage) virtually anyone can take advantage of commercial solar hot water systems. Why Choose Commercial Solar Hot Water Systems for Hospitality? […] Read More »

Dec 12th 2016

Making Solar Sleek: How Tesla Solar Panels Will Increase the Use of Renewable Energy Systems

Earlier this year, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk formally submitted an offer to acquire SolarCity. Since then he has unveiled new renewable energy solutions and made a promise to “make solar sexy.” How? By creating a range of textured glass tiles that are nearly indistinguishable from conventional tiling, adding a more organic feel. Tesla + SolarCity future: solar roofs + batteries + electric cars pic.twitter.com/os26v4W62m — Tesla (@TeslaMotors) October 29, 2016 Irresistible Tesla Solar Panels Musk’s goal is to make every […] Read More »

Dec 1st 2016

Businesses Run on Sunshine- Addressing 4 On-Site Commercial Solar Installation Challenges

Over the past several years, property investors have seen substantial cost reductions in commercial solar engineering solutions. The ongoing developments in solar technology, coupled with this decrease in the overall cost associated with solar solutions has led to the growing predominance of commercial solar installation throughout the United States. And it’s not slowing down. The International Energy Agency reports that solar energy could become the largest global source of electricity by 2050. Here are a few important ways solar has evolved […] Read More »

Nov 30th 2016

Smart Operations: Improving Building Efficiencies through Energy Usage Analysis

As you are probably aware, the largest expense in a building’s total operational budget is energy costs. And to make matters worse, studies show that about 30 percent of that energy is used inefficiently. In light of these stats, businesses across America are searching for ways to smarten up their energy efficiencies. Where to start? One of the best ways to achieve a positive energy efficiency rating is through a strategic energy usage analysis. In addition, it will help in saving […] Read More »