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 […]

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|

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 […]

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|

WATTS your plan, Stan?

What if you were told not to waste your money on upgrading to LED lighting? Or that you shouldn’t even consider an energy saving project regardless of how quickly it pays for itself? Well, that’s EXACTLY what we tell our clients when we begin working with their buildings.

Whether you are a home owner […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Article|0 Comments|