The High Performance Buildings and Workplaces conference is taking place in Arlington, Texas at this moment. Scott Ringlein, CEO of the Energy Alliance Group of Michigan, is one of the featured speakers and just finished giving a presentation on how to fund those projects that help buildings become ... Read More »
Is Geothermal Right For Your Building?
Every building is sitting on an almost limitless supply of energy that is often overlooked because of the mystery that surrounds how it’s used. How is it possible to achieve comfortable heat from soil that is consistently only 50 - 60 degrees throughout the year? This energy source, known as ... Read More »
The 1000 Best Practices for Sustainable Development
Sustainable development is defined in the Brundtland Report as “development that meets the needs and aspirations of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” While a growing number of Fortune 500 companies are setting sustainability goals, it is ... Read More »
Overcoming the Domino Effect of Comprehensive Building Upgrades
Upgrading commercial and industrial facilities often requires a comprehensive approach that is similar to falling dominos. Each element of the upgrade reveals the effects or weaknesses in adjacent systems that should ideally be addressed at the same time. This "domino effect" kicks in when projects ... Read More »
What Are Your Energy Challenges?
“You’re giving something to people that they haven’t ever had before, and that’s really a way to personalize their energy consumption.” Energy trading in the twenty-first century Energy challenges are a reality of life! In some parts of the world the challenge is providing light in remote villages ... Read More »
Facility Managers: 8 Project Approval Strategies
One significant takeaway from The National Facilities Management and Technology Conference & Exposition (NFMT) last week in Baltimore was this - reducing energy costs ranks extremely high for most facility managers (93% of survey respondents). While the event had over 500 vendors ... Read More »
2030 Districts – Reducing Energy Use by 50%
Grand Rapids, Michigan recently joined a growing list of cities committed to reducing energy use by 50%! Collectively known as 2030 Districts, the goal is to achieve the 50% reduction by the year 2030! This will require creative solutions to address the obstacle standing in the way of most energy ... Read More »
The CPA’s Key Role in Advancing Renewable Energy
A significant obstacle confronts most business leaders interested in controlling rising energy costs by converting to renewable energy - the financing! While a recent Crain’s news article highlighted the rising business demand for renewable energy, the obstacle of financing creates a weak link ... Read More »
Eliminating the Payback Hurdle
A strategy for securing comprehensive renovation projects! Last week Scott Ringlein, CEO of The Energy Alliance Group of Michigan, recorded a webcast detailing how to eliminate client concerns about the payback period* when renovation projects are being proposed. The payback period is one of the ... Read More »
What’s Your Company’s Knowledge Strategy for Ensuring Business Sustainability?
During periods of rapid change the cost of not having a “knowledge strategy” for ensuring business sustainability can be fatal. A knowledge strategy is an organized plan for keeping current with innovations that support sustainability. They’re often necessary when replacing outdated or inefficient ... Read More »
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