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March 24, 2015

Building Energy Efficiency: Why is it so Darn Hard to Sell?

Businesses nationwide would save about $1 billion each year in energy costs if they replaced their 10-20 ton commercial units with units that meet this specification. […]
March 22, 2015

Are Service Records the Real Key to Energy Efficiency?

There is a direct relationship between building equipment maintenance and building energy efficiency.    Dirt, heat, corrosion and lack of lubrication, over time make HVAC and […]
March 11, 2015

You Can’t Email Knowledge:  Transforming Your Mechanical Sevices Practices.

Many mechanical service contractors operate on a transactional services model.   The final service product is often a document summarizing service hours and cost for the transaction, […]
February 27, 2015

Eiffel Tower completes its makeover with installation of micro wind turbines

A net zero tower?
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”), […]
December 11, 2014

Don’t be a Target: Isolate Vendors and Your Enterprise Systems to Improve Security

In early 2014 Target stores suffered a security breach which exposed millions of customer’s credit card files. The breach occurred when the vendors credentials, to Target’s […]
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 […]
October 27, 2014

When Cloud Companies Build Towers, Real Estate Tech Rockets Ahead

October 27, 2014

IoT Mashup: Edge Computing Concepts in a Building Operational Analytics Context

October 14, 2014

Real-time Asset Management. Re-thinking FM to the core.

I am the CEO of a Software as a Service company that is fundamentally changing how facilities are operated and maintained. We started the company in […]
August 6, 2020

News Release: QMC Partners with BuiltSpace on Buildings in the Cloud

QMC’s new commissioning app for meter technicians launches on BuiltSpace’s cloud platform. Port Coquitlam, British Columbia – QMC continues to bring innovation to the utility submetering […]