In Phoenix, each year we ask, “Can it get any hotter?”
Yes. Yes, it can.
Right now, the city of Phoenix is in the midst of a heat-related public health crisis declared by former mayor Greg Stanton. We haven’t done enough to safeguard those who due to illness, age, circumstance, or accident suffer heat stroke or worse.
The relationship between technology and development has always been a constant, and technology is no different when it comes to driving sustainable development. Technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and blockchain are among the most “hyped-up” of the bunch. Other powerful technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, and energy storage are already at the forefront, making the world more sustainable by the minute.
Once Upon a Time… Not too long ago, sustainability and the “go green” movement represented nothing more than a couple of buzz words describing do-good fantasies for corporations to paste on their brochures and websites.
Solar energy has become one of the most common and well known forms of renewable, clean energy around. But many worry that solar may not be quite what the solar companies are professing it to be.
There has been a steady increase in articles on heat intensity in the news, the word “temperature” has been searched a steadily increasing amount in the time since google started recording its search terms in 2004.
People across the globe are searching for the most cost and energy ways to run their commercial buildings and real estate. Some words that might be brought up in the path to efficiency are terms like Energy Management Systems (EMS) Building Management Systems (BMS), and Building Automation Systems (BAS).
When you’re running a business in an environment like Phoenix, Arizona, it can be hard to find a balance between keeping building occupants cool, especially in the summertime. As a state, we have evolved from insulating our buildings with adobe clay and saguaro cacti to the beloved air conditioner. Long gone are the days of having to reside along the salt river in order to stay cool, even in Arizona, with over 100 days of over 100-degree-weather every year.
If you own a commercial building, you’re probably constantly thinking of ways to reduce your operating costs and increase your property value. Many executives see their monthly utility bill as just another operating expense, just another bill to be paid. In reality, thirty percent of the operating budget of most commercial buildings is spent on energy costs. The worst part? Almost all of them are overpaying for it!
Whether you own a small business, a large commercial building, a cold storage facility, or a manufacturing operation, it’s important to take advantage of any programs, rebate incentives, and strategies that may help you save money on energy bills. There are short-term strategies that can positively impact your bottom line immediately, as well as long term strategies that can reduce your energy consumption and stabilize your energy consumption in the future.