Implementing best practices in operations can significantly improve building efficiency. Today’s technologies create unprecedented energy data for analysis and action. The performance of building systems, operational changes and maintenance efforts can be tracked over time. These technology tools will be transformative if we continue to evolve our energy management practices, review the data, build our plans and act on new information. The goal? Bringing people and technology together to improve building performance.
Buildings are a significant contributor to Mexico City’s greenhouse gas emissions and the focus of a new partnership to improve energy efficiency and create a more sustainable, competitive city. Photo by Alejandro Mejia Greene/Flickr.
Rising demand for energy worldwide is making the need for affordable, sustainable energy sources increasingly urgent.
Buildings are an important part of the sustainability picture for Mexico City.
As China urbanizes, buildings in the country’s cities are a growing source of emissions and air pollution.
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Experts attending an Institute for Building Efficiency roundtable agreed that it is time for more holistic approaches to building energy savings using available technologies to support the optimization of building performance. Intelligent efficiency looks beyond specific components – it enables a step-change in efficiency by using information and communications technologies to optimize...
If you want to find major emitters of greenhouse gases, look no further than your city’s skyline.
Strong improvements in key indicators signal major commitments to energy efficiency, high-performance buildings, distributed energy systems and smart building technologies. The 2014 Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey of facility and energy management executives showed nearly across-the-board improvements in key measures that signal increased interest and investment in energy efficiency in...