The new year is here! It’s time to watch out for new trends in commercial real estate and energy management. To continue MACH’s annual tradition, we have rounded up five new trends that will help you stay prepared and ahead of the competition in 2018.Read More
In the wake of climate change and a growing interest in sustainability, cities and states across the nation are developing or have implemented energy and climate plans. Seeking to increase bottom lines while reducing environmental impacts, these programs often target multiple opportunities for improvement, including vehicle fleets, public lighting, and water and energy use. With buildings accounting for nearly 40% of total energy consumption in the United States, enhancing the performance of an area’s building stock can lead to significant impacts.Read More
What is Measurement and Verification? For bakers, verifying the right measurements of ingredients can make the difference between delicious brownies and a burnt mess. For building professionals, Measurement and Verification (M&V) is the process of analyzing and measuring the outcome of an Energy Conservation Measure (ECM).Read More
At first glance, IoT and “smart buildings” may seem like just the new generation of meaningless, jargon-heavy buzzwords and in some cases they are just that! That said, with innovative, easier to adopt, increasingly cost-effective technologies, building teams can use actionable data to create measurable financial and managerial benefits.Read More
Energy Budgets are going to be due soon: Are you ready to automate? And are you still looking for a software that can begin reducing costs immediately without incurring a large upfront investment?
What advice have you gotten on what to look for in an EMS? How do you determine which software is right for you? Here are our tips.Read More
If you’re like most of our customers, you’re probably facing the dreaded budget deadlines for 2017. Chances are, you’re spending too much time collecting data, plugging the numbers into Excel sheets, averaging out the bills from the past three years, and hoping that the results will be close enough.
At MACH, we know all too well the frustrations of energy budgeting, and we want to make your job easier. With our smart forecasting analytics and our industry expertise, MACH’s software can simplify your energy budget reporting, and more.Read More
Water seems to be on everyone’s mind recently, especially when it comes to conservation strategies in drought-afflicted states like California. Yet the monitoring of water is just beginning to be a topic of discussion in the CRETech space. Typically, water is a less significant cost for buildings than other utilities such as electricity and gas. So for a long time,property management teams have not prioritized monitoring water consumption. However, the tide is now turning as building owners anticipate possible new water mandates and realize the savings’ potential in monitoring property water usage.Read More
Whether you own or lease a building, you typically need lighting, heating, air conditioning, power for equipment and assets, and other services to keep your business afloat and operational. Energy can vary in cost when it comes to the type of infrastructure you have and how you operate on the day to day. Let’s take a look at a hotel cost break down.Read More
Most of you reading this blog are owners, operators and managers of commercial real estate. You know the value of managing energy for your buildings, increasing ENERGY STAR scores, and simplifying operations, and you keep a close watch on those behaviors that you can control. But what are your tenants thinking about energy management?Read More
We’ve all heard the axiom “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” This is particularly true when it comes to managing energy – the information contained in your monthly invoice is simply not sufficient for successfully controlling your energy costs and usage.
In the past, getting better visibility into energy meant a complicated installation process with metering devices, data loggers, internet cables, power adapters and contractors. I previously had responsibility for more than 1,000 assets and I know what a headache installation can be, and how easily it can fall to the bottom of our "to-do" list. But it doesn't have to be that way! A couple of significant advances have radically changed this scenario for the better, and has made harvesting your energy data much simpler.Read More
In our recent industry survey and white paper on building and energy management, we found out that many building professionals use the terms Building Automation/Management Systems (BAS/BMS) and Energy Management Software (EMS) interchangeably. We thought we could clear up some of the confusion.Read More
“The continuous baselining and benchmarking of real time building operations against past norms helped us achieve and keep a high Energy Star score. MACH’s advice on data acquisition and metering […] improved our visibility into building operations and adding a point for our LEED-EB Gold rating.”
–Thomas Wilson, Director of Engineering @ Moody RambinRead More
In my previous "Use it or Lose it" post, we discussed how it’s impossible to save what you don’t measure. Essentially, measurement of data has to be tied into a system in order to implement effective management of energy and water resources.
I’d like to elaborate a little today. The lack of access to utility energy usage data access has long been extremely problematic, but both market and regulatory pressure have resulted in some broad-sweeping changes.Read More