Shifting Workforce Values Corporate Responsibility

Shifting Workforce Values Corporate Responsibility

Recent research of the composite millennial employee reveals that this generation values a sense of greater purpose in their work and prefers companies that advance positive social change. Examining performance indicators like profit margins, marketing success and financials are standard, but many businesses are starting to evaluate, announce, and benchmark corporate responsibility goals. There are various standards to help measure corporate responsibility, such as ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) ratings and SASB Standards, which indicate increased value when companies reach higher standards of sustainability.

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2017 Top 5 Building Energy Trends

2017 Top 5 Building Energy Trends

The New Year rings in fresh starts and earnest resolutions. At MACH Energy, we’re always looking out for ways to help you meet your organization’s goals. From reducing energy consumption to managing tenant billing, MACH provides you with the tools to keep your building in top shape. This year, we’re starting a new tradition and sharing our insider industry knowledge with you regarding energy trends and building outlooks. Continue to read our predictions for Top 5 Building Energy Trends in 2017!

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Winter 2016 Is Here!

Winter 2016 Is Here!

The Northeast just had its first snowfall of the year, and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, winter 2016 is officially here. This means increased energy usage, higher utilities costs, and potentially higher peak demands along with a greater burden on the grid.

Here at MACH, we’ve had a lot of experience with buildings (and winter!). We want to make your jobs easier and help you stay in control this season, so we’ve prepared a WINTER CHECKLIST to assist you in your building prep. Here are some tried and true best practices and precautions you can take so you can worry less about the safety of your building and those winter bills, and enjoy the holiday season to its fullest.

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A New Generation of Tenants: Millennials and Smart Workplaces

Millennials currently make up the largest generation of the workforce, and will represent nearly 75% of the labor market by 2030 (1). As this new generation continues to establish itself and the impact of their trends progresses, we will see an increased value placed on intuitive, productive, and technologically savvy workspaces. Employers and property management teams would do well to recognize key characteristics that differentiate this workforce, and establish policies that drive their engagement and promote tenant retention.

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Engaging Your Tenants for Success in Energy Management and Beyond

Engaging Your Tenants for Success in Energy Management and Beyond

Property managers and operation teams strive to keep buildings running smoothly, comfortably, and efficiently. As such, they are typically tasked with finding ways to reduce energy consumption. Though using a building energy management system is one of the easiest tools to identify areas of improvement and measure success, oftentimes one of the biggest resources for energy efficiency – the human element – goes untapped. Here are three tips to help you take your energy efficiency goals to the next level by creating initiatives that incorporate tenant engagement.

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WEBINAR: Engaging Your Tenants in Energy Management

In our webinar featuring Susan Hammer, General Manager with Riverview Realty Partners and Ian O’Neil, CEO and founder of Electric Tenant Solutions, you’ll discover proven methods and learn the best industry practices for engaging your tenants in energy management, creating win-win-win situations in your buildings and beyond. Don’t miss out on these critical insights, and register for our webinar here!

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MACH Energy Joins Mission:data Coalition to Support Data Transparency and Automation from Utilities for Increased Smart Meter Utilization

Delivery of energy data in standard formats is key to unlocking conservation and bill savings

OAKLAND, CA, August 29, 2016 – MACH Energy, a leading provider of energy and water management software services and solutions, today announced the company has joined Mission:data Coalition, an advocacy coalition of technology companies dedicated to promoting and facilitating customer access to their energy usage information to enable increased energy savings in homes and businesses.

Standards and protocols for exchanging energy data are available and implemented in a few large states accounting for about half of U.S. investor-owned utility advanced meter deployments, but many states still lag in providing consumers with access to their usage data, depriving consumers of important opportunities to conserve energy and save money.

To date, billions of dollars have been spent on smart meters nation-wide. The data from these meters can be used to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions, but most end-user benefits cannot be realized until utilities implement common standards for data transfer. Once customers can simply and electronically authorize companies to see their usage data – as is now possible in the state of California – bill analysis and cost management tools like MACH Energy’s can be accessible to all commercial energy users.

“As energy management becomes an increasingly ubiquitous practice, accessible data is crucial to customers getting the most out of their technologies,” said Jon Moeller, President and CEO of MACH Energy. “We applaud the work the Mission:data Coalition has done to further this initiative and are excited to join them in fostering consumer-friendly data access practices to advance energy efficiency in the commercial real estate sector.”

“By bringing together industry leaders like MACH in energy and data management, we are advocating for policies that will help to spur innovation in energy management services,” said Michael Murray, Chief Technology Strategist of Mission:data. “We’re looking forward to working with MACH and leveraging the company’s deep experience in CRETech to inform best practices for the utility industry.”

 

About MACH

MACH Energy is a leading cloud-based and mobile provider of CRETech energy and water management solutions for commercial real estate property managers, operators, engineers, and owners. With some of the nation’s most iconic buildings under management, MACH counts hundreds of commercial, REIT, hotel and corporate building owners as customers encompassing hundreds of millions of square feet of properties across the country.

 

About Mission:data

The Mission:data Coalition is a coalition of more than 40 energy management technology companies helping residential and business consumers save energy through advanced, data-driven technologies. The coalition works in states throughout the country on behalf of consumer-friendly data access policies to help consumers save energy and money. More information about the Mission:data Coalition can be found at www.missiondata.org.

Summer Is Here!

  Enjoying the warm summer weather but dreading your next utility bill? It’s not too late to take control of your building’s energy consumption and minimize the pain of summer prices.

Keep reading to find out some of the best (and often unexpected!) practices from top commercial real estate professionals to help successfully manage your building through the dog days of summer.

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Deep Freeze: Drinks, Ice, and Hotel Energy Waste

Ice and vending machines are about as indispensable to hotels as sheets and towels – a basic amenity and one of the most standard conveniences for ensuring guest comfort. Yet they’re also major contributors to hospitality energy costs. According to MACH Energy’s 2016 Hotel Industry Survey: Energy and Water Management Best Practices, reducing these types of cost burdens are the highest energy priority for 93 percent of hotel operators. Learn how to put the chill on these energy wasters.

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