3 Steps to a Cost Effective Energy Plan

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As utilities strive to meet the changing demands of the U.S. electrical grid, more and more offer time-of-day pricing, demand-response programs, and other plans tailored to smart buildings.

They're gradually deploying a smart electrical grid that will rely on two-way communication between utilities and customers, potentially resulting in lower electric bills and fewer new power plants. But many buildings aren't ready to welcome these changes. If your smart infrastructure isn't up to snuff, follow these 3 steps to develop a cost-effective plan for preparing your building for the future.

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Over the next two years, maintenance-related data in BIM models will soar, giving FMs precise information to help them manage their buildings more efficiently in terms of energy consumption, waste reduction, and equipment service life.

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