Best Practices

January 11, 2015

The Economics of RTUs. What is Least Cost Maintenance?

My previous post, Best Practices in Building Maintenance. Reactive, Preventative or Predictive?, summarized a DOE study, which described the costs of reactive ( or “run to fail”), […]
November 30, 2014

Run to Complaint. When a tenant complains, the damage is long done.

Response time, to tenant complaints, is one of the primary key performance indicators (KPI) reported by a well known maintenance management software platform. On first look, […]
November 23, 2014

The Economics of RTUs: The R-22 Refrigerant Problem

There could be as many as 17 million rooftop units (RTUs) running banned R-22 refrigerant just servicing our commercial buildings. This creates a huge problem. As […]
November 16, 2014

The economics of Rooftop Units (RTU). Energy efficiency depends on your choices.

Rooftop Units (RTUs) are everywhere. Over 45 percent of the commercial real estate space in the US is cooled, and/or heated by packaged units. This equipment […]