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Six Building Operating Budgets A Competent Mechanical Service Contractor Can Impact

by Jim Crowder on Mar 14, 2019 11:24:50 AM

Mechanical Service Contractors are uniquely positioned to partner with building owners and operators to measurably reduce operating expenses, the...

30 Point Drop? Go Pick the Low Hanging Fruit!

by Jim Crowder on Mar 7, 2019 12:17:16 PM

 

Understanding Why A Commercial Building’s Energy Star Score Could Drop Almost 30 Points with Little Year over Year Performance Variation

by Jim Crowder on Feb 24, 2019 1:01:35 PM

In the last blog post I reviewed the process EPA used to update its building data set which had become out of date. The 2003 Commercial Building...

How Do You Explain a 30-Point Drop in a Building’s Energy Star Score to Your Customer When Nothing Significant Has Changed Year Over Year?

by Jim Crowder on Feb 21, 2019 12:21:35 PM

If you use Energy Star Portfolio Manager to assess and monitor building energy consumption you are likely seeing some score volatility since the...

How to "benchmark" buildings during a Government shut down

by Jim Crowder on Jan 22, 2019 9:08:49 AM

Wow, we are now 32 days into the government shutdown, meaning we have been without Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM) for a month. Ugh. That...

Energy Star Website and Tools Currently Unavailable due to US Government Shutdown

by Jim Crowder on Dec 31, 2018 3:04:32 PM

*Important Notice*

How our partners have generated up to $3MM in new revenue using BuildingAdvice

by Jim Crowder on Dec 14, 2018 1:35:34 PM

What’s Your Plan to Double Your Pull-Through Revenue?

Most management teams we work with have a pretty good idea of what this number is every...

Every Equipment Upgrade Proposal Should Include Financial Justification

by Jim Crowder on Oct 3, 2018 1:08:51 PM

I heard those words come out of the mouth of one of my clients as he trained a team of Project Salespeople on our Project Financial Analysis...

A Faster Way to Benchmark Buildings

by Jim Crowder on Sep 17, 2018 12:12:59 PM

Benchmarking has become universally accepted as a logical and efficient first step in assessing a building’s energy efficiency. For many of our...

A Proactive Approach to Project Sales

by Jim Crowder on Aug 28, 2018 10:06:32 AM

What is your Project Sales to Service Contract Revenue Ratio?

Do you track it? Should it be better? How could you improve it?

 

Having spent the...

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