Modern energy managers harness the power of building data to improve resource efficiency, enhance employee well-being, increase operational efficiency, and to create a culture of sustainability at their organization. Tune as we share Modern Energy Management stories from industry leaders who are blazing the trail.
Weber State University: How A Four-Point Plan, Renewables, and Behavior Changes Saved $3M
In this episode, Weber State University’s Jacob Cain, Director of Operations, and Justin Owen, Energy Manager share how they turned the campus into “a giant energy sharing network.” They describe an implementation plan that saved $1.4 million year one, produced energy savings of 30%, and decreased their anticipated annual energy budget by 33%. Our entire conversation is really a roadmap for energy, sustainability, and facility aiming for similar goals.
Pioneering Corporate Sustainability Across a Diverse Portfolio
In this episode, we're joined by Acuity Brands Director of Sustainability, Adam Handler. He discusses what It was like building a sustainability program from the ground up, empowering local facility teams to set establish their own goals, and more.
Sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line
In this episode, we have our first International guest from South Africa, Lungi Manzini, share her perspectives on sustainability from a global and business perspective. She also shares her thoughts on women's roles within the Industry, how technology plays an important part of enegry management, and the outlook for the triple bottom line.
Corporate Sustainability & Green Teams Moving Forward
In this episode, we sit down with sustainability consultant and founder of the company Astrapto Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton to discuss the future of sustainability moving forward. We take a hard look and what Green Teams are and are NOT, and what companies can do to continue investing in sustainability initiatives.
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ASHRAE Guidelines - The Future of Building Design & Operations
As COVID-19 continues to make affect communities around the world, many businesses are still grabbing with what the future of building operations will be moving forward. Increased focus on safety measures such as Indoor air quality, filtration, and more will continue to be a major focus as buildings reopen and alter operational plans.
In this episode, guest Ruairi Barnwell of DLR Group reviews how teams can incorporate ASHRAE's guidelines for building readiness Into their organizations, and what the future of building operations will be like as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more about ASHRAE's guidelines here.
Connect with DLR Group here.
How Wylie ISD Energy Team's Quick Response to COVID Saved Them Tens of Thousands of Dollars
Many of us are impacted by school closures throughout the country, Energy and Facilities Managers are no exception. Tune in to this episode to learn how Marcia Coker, Facilities Manager at Wylie ISD in Texas, shares how they quickly reverted to holiday setbacks which resulted in 30% month over month energy reduction. We discuss other important considerations facilities managers are dealing with because of school closures and how districts are taking energy dollars saved and reinvesting those dollars towards distance learning costs. Marica explains the power of having this type of data at your fingertips and provides advice to other leaders who are looking to do the same.
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Excellent and informative podcast with great stories from leading institutions and their efforts to drive both environmental and financial sustainability. Interesting perspectives in identifying and solving inefficiency in today’s built environment from planning to finding a budget to implementing creative solutions.
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Energy management in the built environment is key to a sustainable future. This podcast is sharing creative ideas from energy management professionals from across the country. Being in higher education with a large building stock and limited budgets, I’m always on the lookout for new ideas that I can bring to my institution to reduce our energy use and carbon footprint.