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Preparing for an Energy Reduction “Road Trip”

Have you taken a road trip recently? You know, packed-up your ride and hit the open road headed toward a distant land? If so, you likely spent time researching the best route to get from your home base to where you were your adventure was taking you.
Recently, as I’ve been working with Real Estate folks […]

4 Steps to More Accurately Forecast 2018 Energy Expenses

Over the years I’ve noticed that most real estate managers lack confidence in their ability to forecast utility expenses. This is understandable because there are so many factors that impact utility usage and resulting costs:

Impact of Weather – It’s impossible to predict a Polar Vortex or long atypical stretch of hot and humid weather. […]

4 Ways to Show you are Managing Utility Costs

Most of the property managers we work with have already done a lot over the years to reduce operating expenses in their buildings. Often, there were moments on that journey where they received recognition for those efforts. Perhaps they even got their buildings ENERGY STAR certified. However, over time, it becomes increasingly difficult to […]

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How much energy is consumed in residential and commercial buildings in the United States?

In 2015, about 40% of total U.S. energy consumption was consumed in residential and commercial buildings. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes […]

Reduce Operating Expenses Without Spending a Dime

Most of the Real Estate Management Professionals I know are under constant pressure to reduce operating expenses (OPEX) in their commercial buildings. Furthermore, they are expected to do so without the benefit of making additional capital investments, like retrofitting interior/exterior lighting to LED, or incurring unbudgeted expenses.

Did you know that a simple change of […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Article|0 Comments|

Are You An Implementer?

Are you a person who makes decisions and then acts to make something happen? If so, you a “doer”. That’s an admirable yet rare quality in my book. Unfortunately, over the years, I’ve observed less than 3% of commercial property managers are committed to an ongoing program to control or reduce utility expenses across […]

CONSTANT CHANGE – Where are you headed?

Last week at the IREM/USGBC “Sustainable Operations of Buildings” workshop I shared the story of a Greek philosopher who, back in 500 BC, was credited with saying, “the only thing that is constant is change.”

I can certainly relate to “constant change” in my life, how about you? When I think about it, the metaphor […]

A “Powerful” Upcoming Workshop – March 8th, 2017

There are few professional activities I enjoy as much as facilitating ongoing education programs. True story folks. I always feel honored when I’m asked to reach-out to potential presenters and panelist to get their ideas on what they would like to share with the expected audience. Although bringing a program together requires a lot […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Events|0 Comments|

DIY Utility Cost Reduction Plan for Commercial Buildings

If you are interested, or know someone who may be interested in improving Net Operating Income (NOI) and reducing Operating Expenses (OPEX) in existing commercial buildings this article can help lower 2017 utility cost by 3 – 5% without additional capital investment.

What’s needed? Have an effective Utility Cost Reduction Plan in place for […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Article|0 Comments|

11th Hour Opportunities

This is the time of the year when we talk with our current and potential clients about what Energy Guy LLC can do to support their energy cost reduction and sustainability initiatives in 2017. I recall a recent article in The Wall Street Journal that stated that the majority of 2017 planning is finalized […]