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Energy Improvements Through Building Commissioning

Historically, “commissioning” has been a term commonly used as the act of placing a ship in service. For a ship to be commissioned, it must pass several tests during which its equipment is installed and tested, crew is thoroughly trained and problems are identified and corrected (Haasl, T., and K. Heinemeier. 2006. “California Commissioning Guide: […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Building Operators, News|0 Comments
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Building automation systems and energy optimized operation

Energy efficiency refers to the energy required to achieve a given usable effect (Energy efficiency in building automation and control, Siemens, 2010). Taking technical measures can achieve greater energy efficiency, meaning the energy required for the same use can be reduced to a fraction of the amount. One accepted way to obtain energy efficient operation […]

By |May 22nd, 2016|Building Operators, News|0 Comments

Maximizing the use of compressed air systems

As vital parts of all buildings and facilities, operating compressed air systems can be expensive. However, by managing them more efficiently, or taking a few proactive steps, a building or facility operator can lower their energy costs and save substantially. Compressed air is used at virtually every facility, whether hospital, apartment complex, factory, college or […]

By |May 6th, 2016|Building Operators, News|0 Comments
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Retrofitting buildings and cost savings

Retrofitting buildings and cost savings

 

In many instances, retrofitting existing buildings can be more cost effective than building a new facility. Buildings consume a massive amount of energy. As defined by Natural Resources Canada, retrofitting an existing building offers the opportunity to audit and upgrade the energy performance of a building by implementing modifications to improve […]

By |April 24th, 2016|Building Operators, News|0 Comments
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The Importance of Energy Efficient Lighting Systems

The interior lighting systems of a building are a dominant consumer of energy and a major source of heat. Lighting has a great effect on the regulation of emotions such as happiness and sadness through the nervous and endocrine systems. Building operators need to consider a variety of facts when installing new lighting systems in […]

By |April 7th, 2016|Building Operators, News|0 Comments
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Importance of Energy Efficient Building Operations

Importance of Energy Efficient Building Operations

Living in a bustling world-class metropolis such as Toronto, one must admit that the city is consistently growing on a daily basis. New construction sites and buildings are springing up, giving Toronto and its metropolitan area a new image overnight. With them, there is a rise in demand for a […]

By |March 24th, 2016|Building Operators, News|0 Comments