What’s New at Enervise?
Price is always a concern when you’re tasked with procurement responsibilities for a commercial building in the central Ohio regions of Columbus and Dayton. What makes the job even more challenging is that there’s more than one kind of cost you need to consider. Sometimes lower initial costs can be a bit misleading. You might […]Read More
When to Repair, Convert, or Replace Your R-22 Existing System
The ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus is credited with coining the saying, “Change is the only constant in ...
Why Facilities Managers Need to Track Operational Costs for Every Building Asset
If you’re a Facilities Manager you have a full plate. You’re expected to keep your facility in top running order to ensure ...
If You Want to Manage Your Building Better—Test Your Building with an Assessment Checklist!
Sometimes it seems that facilities managers are tasked with what appears to be mutually exclusive responsibilities. There are increasing demands for functionality on the lighting and HVAC systems.
Why K-12 Schools and Institutes of Higher Education Are Switching to Variable Refrigerant Flow With their HVAC Renovations
For a number of years K-12 schools, along with colleges and universities, have been making some significant changes when it comes to the Heating Venting, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems they’re using
How to Fund Building Improvements with “Other Peoples’ Money”
Every owner of a commercial, industrial, or educational facility knows ongoing improvement to facilities is essential in order to achieve the best results.
Are You Following the New Building Standard of Access Control—Where Power is Only On When Someone’s In Your Building?
As the facilities manager for a building you sometimes get caught in the unenviable position of having to balance the highest standards of security and access control with the pressure to keep utilities costs down. And the way buildings have typically operated hasn’t made that easy.
Fall-to-Winter Boiler Safety and Maintenance Tips
Facilities Managers for commercial or industrial buildings seem to get overlooked in that process, but the need is every bit as great to take care of your HVAC systems.
Discover the New Trend for Operating Your Building or Facility from Smart Controls that also Secure and Access Your Building
The New Trend Changing the Way We Control? As a facilities manager you don’t deal with just one set of demands when it comes to meeting the needs of your building’s occupants. It’s not simply a matter of providing a comfortable working environment or a safe and secure workspace or an efficient and economic facility. You’re expected to deliver all of the above at the same time.
How to Make Healthcare Facilities Improvement Decisions Based on Data Rather Than Gut Feelings
When you visit a physician with an ailment, you want a diagnosis based on facts and on the result of tests. You don’t want your doctor to say, “Let’s try this and see if it works!” If you own or manage a healthcare facility, you want to make infrastructure decisions based on data rather than on gut feelings
Can Legionella Affect your Healthcare Facility?
Here are 8 questions put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that can help you assess your vulnerability Legionella may not be a household word, but it certainly captured the attention of the public when it caused an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that afflicted 221 attendees at the American Legion Convention in […]
New Trend Balances Plans (HVAC, Controls, Utilities) With Campus Master Plans for Improved Control and Efficiency
As a facilities manager, you’re probably tasked with making sure the HVAC systems serving your campus consistently deliver a comfortable, secure, and reliable learning environment for students and faculty. Of course, that doesn’t happen without a plan. How can you make sure your facilities HVAC plan is in line with the master plan for the campus—both now and into the future?
Evaluating Commercial HVAC Repair vs. Replacement Proposals: Which Plan Makes the Most Sense?
Evaluating repair and replacement proposals for a facility you manage is a daunting task. I know that because I recently sat on a panel with facilities managers, building owners, architects and engineers at a national trade show and listened to these professionals talk about the challenges they face.
You May Be Paying Too Much in Taxes—Are You Aware of the IRS Code That Could Save You Thousands?
As a commercial building owner, you may find yourself between a rock and a hard place: you want to maintain a building that offers a comfortable and safe working environment for your tenants, but you also have to pay close attention to the expenses you incur to provide that kind of a facility.
Plans for Educational Facilities to Ensure Comfort, Security and a Good Learning Environment for Students
When the public thinks about schools, colleges and universities (whether it’s a K-12 school or a major university), they tend to think about books, teachers, support staff and activities. But the facilities on a campus play a huge role in the overall learning experience. When you think of the infrastructure needs of your campus buildings, […]
Did You Know You Can Rent a Boiler or Chiller to Cover an Immediate Need?
When the unthinkable happens and the central boiler or chiller in your facility goes out unexpectedly, you know where all eyes immediately turn: to you—the facilities manager.
How Can I Take Advantage of Tax and Utility Rebate Incentives to Fund Building Projects
As a commercial building owner you know that maintaining your building’s operations can be a significant financial burden. It can be particularly painful when you have to use capital for maintenance and improvement instead of using that money to grow your business. But what if you could make necessary HVAC and Building Controls upgrades without […]
Is Your Building Giving You a Competitive Edge—Or Holding You Back?
If you own a commercial property, your building can either be a great asset, or a ball-and-chain that limits your ability to succeed. Building environments matter. Whether you are competing for employees or for customers, your building needs to compete with the buildings your competitors offer. What can you do to give yourself a competitive […]
Evaluating HVAC Upgrade Proposals: Which Plan Makes the Most Sense to Avoid Unnecessary Utility Expenses?
If you’re the owner of a commercial building or an industrial facility, the ultimate decisions about upgrading systems such as your buildings HVAC equipment usually end up on your desk. You have the unenviable task of balancing needed repairs against other capital needs. And to make matters more difficult, you may have to choose between […]