HVAC represents 60%+ of a building’s energy use, so this area of building management is one of the best ways to target reducing energy use and carbon emissions. And since upgrading this type of equipment could be a 20-year investment, it’s important to take strong steps toward a successful, long-term outcome, especially in the face of a world that is increasingly penalizing businesses for maintaining outdated, inefficient equipment.
When we refer to energy risk management, we mean making smart choices about energy procurement, taking into consideration the needs of your company and facilities. Remember: risk doesn’t mean bad things will definitely happen, but it does impact buildings, facilities, and an energy market that are constantly changing. Risk management means navigating the unknown that comes along with that change.
INSIGHTS | 7 Key Take-Aways from a Reverse Auction ExampleA reverse auction is a procurement method in which the traditional roles of buyer and seller are reversed, meaning there is only one buyer with many potential vendors. These types of auctions have been employed by both government entities and the private sector for decades, offering a proven […]
Beyond brick and mortar, the complex mechanical and technology systems that have become a part of our daily business lives would have been considered science fiction just a few decades ago. With these vast and interconnected systems comes an array of vendor relationships and skill sets that can bog down even the savviest of facility managers. This challenge – in short – is why we’re defining what turnkey program management means for companies that are striving for optimal facility operations today and tomorrow.
Director of Project Management for Mantis Innovation, Tom Cashman has offered a strong background in energy efficiency during his 5+ years with the team. Specifically, Tom worked in the grocery facilities industry prior to joining Mantis, and this experience has uniquely positioned him to understand how this type of building can benefit from energy solutions. We asked Tom a series of questions to learn more about energy efficiency in the grocery store industry.
The framework for understanding utility incentives is simple: utilities want commercial/industrial businesses to use energy efficiently and they are willing to subsidize the process, meaning there’s money available to fund energy efficiency initiatives. Easy. The harder part is qualifying your own projects for those available financial resources.
Supermarkets are a staple in our society, some of the most important and most frequently visited commercial locations in the country. They also make up one of the most energy dense industries. From constant refrigeration to lighting large facilities, supermarkets and grocery stores can benefit significantly from increased energy efficiency.