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February 26, 2020

Carbon neutral universities: It’s a race to zero!

Here’s a quick look at what the top global universities are pursuing as their carbon neutral goals.  It’s a race to zero! UC Berkeley – 2025 […]
February 10, 2020

Let’s find the collective wisdom to fix our planet

The consensus is in…we’ve screwed up our planet with fossil fuels! Elimination of fossil fuels has become a very personal mission for me.  Genealogy tells me […]
January 6, 2020
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Climate Action Part 2: The economic benefits of a smooth transition with renewable energy & electric vehicles

Note to readers:  Other than in this first paragraph, you won’t find any references to GHG emissions (other than a transition to zero emissions), in this […]
December 31, 2019

Climate Action Part 1: GHG Emissions Report Cards for Canada & The G20. How bad is it?

Climate Transparency, an international research consortium,  produces Brown to Green, a comprehensive annual report card on GHG emissions progress for each of the G20 countries.   Thank […]
December 31, 2019

How cost effective & clean is my electric vehicle (or home)?

It really depends where you live.

Replacing fossil fuel powered vehicles with electric vehicles is a key strategy for reducing GHG emissions, but if this strategy is effective really  depends on where you […]
December 11, 2019

If ‘we’ can’t reverse climate change who can?

Perhaps it’s karma… In researching this post, I was very surprised to find that my own grand uncles and cousins were key innovators in petroleum…with grand […]
December 2, 2019

Join the BuiltSpace Professional Services Team

Job Location:  Vancouver BC Canada In this job posting, you won’t find a huge long list of responsibilities, or an even longer list of required qualifications.   […]
November 3, 2019

Risk outweighs energy reliability: What the CA wildfires are telling us about the future

The real new stories in California are not the wildfires, or climate change, it’s what the energy utilities are doing about them…it seems that financial risk […]
October 25, 2019

Find us at CoRETech 2019 – Using innovation to turn challenges into opportunities

I’m looking forward to CoRETech 2019, in Silicon Valley.    With talks on digitally transforming a corporate real estate portfolio, AI/machine learning, location based services,  creating […]
October 20, 2019

Experience, not data, drives predictive maintenance & operational efficiency

The Smart Building says…the pump is not running.  Is this a problem?  Your Smart Building should know and act if required. It’s easy to put sensors on […]
October 1, 2019

What do your HVAC contractors really see on the rooftop?

Rooftops aren’t friendly places for people or equipment War Story #56 Check in with Scott onsite. Obtain access to unit located on north east roof via […]
September 26, 2019

Note to my grandkids: The global climate emergency is a solvable problem. It starts with listening and understanding.

Earlier this week, 16 year-old Greta Thunberg berated world leaders at the UN on their failure to act on climate change.  Tomorrow, youth across Canada will call […]