High Performance Buildings Blog

Technology Advancements will Drive Increased Building Efficiency

Trane High Performance Buildings July 1, 2013 01:00 AM

A recent GreenBiz.com article highlights a report by Navigant Research that says the global smart grid market will more than double by 2020. We’re not surprised to read this, as we’ve long said that when it comes to satisfying the world’s almost insatiable appetite for energy, "nothing beats energy efficiency." Smart technology is at the heart of today's greatest advancements in building energy efficiency.

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When it Comes to Energy Management Services for Business, Who is Looking Out for the Little Guys?

Trane High Performance Buildings June 24, 2013 01:00 AM

Are small and mid-sized businesses being left out of the global race to improve energy efficiency? That’s the argument made by a recent article by Greentech Media.

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10 Concepts to Take Energy Efficiency to New Heights

Trane High Performance Buildings June 17, 2013 01:00 AM

The global drive to improve energy efficiency, manage overhead costs, and reduce environmental impact has given facility managers in most organizations a seat at the table—or at least the attention of top management. Buildings are organizational assets, after all, and organizations need to achieve an acceptable return on their enormous investment in facilities.

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Benchmarking Can Reveal Surprising Results

Trane High Performance Buildings June 11, 2013 01:00 AM

We’ve discussed the critical importance of evaluating high performance buildings often on this blog (for example, here and here), and a recent article from Greentech Media highlights this again. In short, it’s never enough to simply cut the ribbon on a high performance building and pat ourselves on the back. Continuously evaluating and benchmarking against business goals is the only way we will continue to strengthen our technology, the buildings we support and the industry as a whole.

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A Collective Approach to Increase High Performance Building Adoptions

Trane High Performance Buildings June 5, 2013 01:00 AM

The research firm Frost & Sullivan recently noted the changes and evolution of the high performance building industry in the last several years, driven in large part by the growing IT influence on physical systems and the recession’s financial pressures, have sped up the development and adoption of many efficiency technologies.

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