Rick Rolston

June 12, 2014

Buildings: Designed for performance, operated to budget

There is seldom a line item in a building’s operating budget for change. Our industry is struggling with improving the energy and operational efficiency of our […]
May 31, 2014

Is energy data the missing piece of the energy efficiency puzzle?

This week I was invited by the White House to attend the 2014 Energy Datapalooza in Washington DC. Approximately 160 private and public sector guests, came […]
May 11, 2014

Finally, recognition that energy efficiency is a people problem!

Abstract Changes in operations can save 5-30% of building energy use at low cost, yet these changes are often not implemented. Little attention has been directed […]
April 27, 2014

Some Clear Thinking about Energy Efficiency in Buildings

There are four basic questions that need to be answered before we can make any meaningful change in energy efficiency in buildings. 1) What is the […]