The Hal 9000 is Here Today: Your Office Building

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Imagine arriving at your office in the morning to find your workspace ready for you, with lighting and temperature as you prefer, and your computer turned on for use. Today’s intelligent building automation systems are bringing that scenario to life.

While today’s computer-controlled building systems have yet to reach the level of awareness of HAL 9000, the sentient computer in… Read More

Energy…Is there an Alternative?

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There are a lot of alternatives!

Not only are there a myriad of new energy sources, but purchasing options have grown exponentially.

Today, not only is solar a far more viable option economically, but there are “solar gardens” and “renewable energy farms” that eliminate the need to put panels on-site.

And, there are now a variety of ownership options of alternative… Read More

Could Less Light be Better?

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We still light up our workplaces as if we lived 50 years ago.

Older lighting systems, designed for paper-based reading tasks, were typically in the 750-1000 lux range. In fact, it was commonly believed that more light is always better.

Guess what?

It’s not the 1960s anymore. People are reading on things called computers, iPhones and iPads.  Over-illumination, particularly when combined with… Read More

Green building technology as you’ve never experienced it before

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Parker White
Energy and Sustainability Services

Imagine this, you get to the office and the elevator is waiting for you to take you straight to your floor without having to press a button. You get to your desk and your computer is turned on, ready for use, the lights are on and the temperature at your work space is just as you like it.

This might… Read More

A Renewable Way to Reach 2020 Green Goals

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Energy and Sustainability

As organizations look for ways to reach aggressive 2020 sustainability goals, like GHG emission reductions from the uses of renewable energy, a new way to confidently tap into renewable energy services is emerging.

Called “matchmaking,” the concept facilitates a process that introduces companies seeking to meet their GHG objectives with qualified renewable energy developers looking for offtakers for the… Read More