Using Security Preventative Maintenance Agreements to Keep Your Workers Safe

Security cameras

In a perfect world, you’d never lose a minute of sleep wondering if your security system had all the proverbial t’s crossed and i’s dotted. You’d have complete confidence that everything was capably anticipating and meeting all risks and threats, up-to-date, and functioning well. The irony is that you wouldn’t need a security system in … Read more

Taming Rising Energy Costs

Rising Energy Cost

Are you worried about how future energy costs might affect your building and business? What can you do now to be well-positioned when energy cost increases hit? Turbulent price swings during the 2021-2022 energy crisis continue to affect virtually every U.S. market. Commercial natural gas prices reached record highs, oil hit its highest price in … Read more

What is a Building Management System?

What is a building management system

The numbers are astounding. There are more than 5.9 million commercial buildings in the US, representing 97 billion square feet.  These buildings consume about 35% of the total electricity usage in the US. The same buildings also generate about 826 million tons of carbon dioxide, about 16% of all carbon dioxide emissions in the US. … Read more

5 Ways Building Security Helps Your Business

Security helps your business

Business success and profits can be connected to building safety and security. A secure business environment lends itself to happy employees and lightens the heavy load managers, and business owners must bear daily. An unsecured place of business leads to harmful effects that can negatively impact the bottom line and cause excessive employee turnover. It … Read more

The Importance of Power Quality Monitoring For Your Building

Power quality monitoring

Every building and business owner knows the expression ‘keep the lights on.’  While that expression can have nuances, the most fundamental meaning is ‘able to do business.’ But what happens when that very same electrical power that ‘keeps your lights on’ also causes equipment malfunction, higher utility bills, or shuts down your equipment? Variations in … Read more

Improve the Productivity of Your Stretched Workforce By Creating Safe, Healthy, Indoor Environments

safe indoor environment

How hard has it been for your business to stay fully staffed? There’s been a major workplace shift since the Covid epidemic. Even if your business has embraced highly desirable hybrid work models, chances are that your workforce is feeling stretched and stressed. There are not enough people to fill current job openings, according to … Read more

The Importance of a Security Site Survey For You and Your Facility

security site survey

Why conduct a security site survey? Keeping your organization’s operation running smoothly and efficiently can be an all-encompassing task. As a business owner or manager, it’s sometimes difficult to take your eye off the ball and accommodate other tasks, but your building’s security is an area you can’t leave to chance. Preserving your employees’ safety … Read more

Choosing the Right BMS Contractor (why it matters and how to do it)

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How important is the building management system (BMS) in your building? Let’s put it this way: if you are not worrying about it, it’s because you have an excellent building management system contractor watching over things. You May Not Know the Term BMS  There are other names and acronyms for this critical component of your … Read more

9 Tips for Healthy Buildings

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When you think of a healthy environment, you probably think of nature and the great outdoors, but a key concept in the environmental movement is that the indoor built environment also impacts the health and well-being of people who spend their days in offices, schools, hospitals and industrial and manufacturing facilities.  Here are nine important … Read more

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