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Insights and observations from our practice and elsewhere

Collaborating on controls

Collaborating on controls

64 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra A building that showed great results in August is 64 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra. An active facilities management team has worked together with Buildings Alive, BMS and mechanical contractors to identify and act on controls issues that...

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Continuous improvement and hitting targets

Continuous improvement and hitting targets

99 Walker St, North Sydney A building that showed great results in July is 99 Walker Street, North Sydney. An active facilities management team has implemented several efficiency strategies, by tightening the building’s operational schedule and optimising HVAC...

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Playing our part (and capturing savings)

Playing our part (and capturing savings)

The property industry effectively managing peak electricity demand Recent events such as the blackouts in South Australia in late 2016 and early 2017, and flow on effects in the wider national electricity grid including significant price spikes...

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Building of the Month : May 2017

Building of the Month : May 2017

20 Smith St, Parramatta In the month of May 2017, one of the buildings from the Buildings Alive program which showed notable results was 20 Smith Street in Parramatta. Look at its results, and the strategies used to achieve them! Building Bio...

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Buildings of the Month : April 2017

Buildings of the Month : April 2017

20 Hunter St, Sydney and 65 Berry St, North Sydney This month we review the benefits of weather-adjusted measurement and verification (M&V), as highlighted by upgrade projects at two buildings that receive Buildings Alive services. In...

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Building of the Month : March 2017

Building of the Month : March 2017

MarketPlace Leichhardt One of the buildings in the Buildings Alive program that showed outstanding results during March was the MarketPlace Leichhardt shopping centre in Sydney. Most large shopping centres are major energy and water consumers...

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Building of the Month : February 2017

Building of the Month : February 2017

One of the buildings from the Buildings Alive program which showed notable results during March 2017 was 60 Carrington Street in Sydney. The facilities management team made use of the Buildings Alive Rapid Efficiency Feedback (REF) messages to...

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Environmental Intelligence for Health and Well-being

Environmental Intelligence for Health and Well-being

A Master Class at Green Cities in Sydney from Aclima and featuring Buildings Alive Chris Pyke, Chief Strategy Officer of Aclima (a market leading Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) sensor company) will lead a Master Class on IEQ sensing at the...

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Buildings cutting peak demand by $12,000pa

Buildings cutting peak demand by $12,000pa

As much of Australia sweats through its hottest summer ever, peak electricity demand is in the news. Blackouts have been recorded due to network capacity constraints, aluminium smelters have been ordered to close, and anyone fortunate enough to...

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