Energy series: How can we make existing buildings more energy-efficient?

Marie Bannister The final instalment in our 3 part series aims to answer the pivotal question: How can we make existing buildings more energy-efficient? The answer? Retrofitting. There are two main ways you can retrofit your building and make it more energy-efficient: building adjustments and smarter energy usage. Building adjustments If you own a building or facility, building…

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Energy Series: Why don’t we just build new energy-efficient buildings?

Marie Bannister – Airthings We’ve ascertained that the lack of data into existing buildings results in many being unaware of just how energy deficient their buildings are. Next up in our 3 part series asks the question: Why then, can we not simply build new energy-efficient buildings?Energy-efficient buildings, also known as ‘green buildings’, do have a massive…

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Energy Series: What’s the problem with buildings and energy efficiency?

By Marie Bannister – Airthings Welcome to the first installment of this 3 part series covering the key questions around energy savings. If you’re looking to save the planet and save energy costs, a new approach is needed. There are many costs to operating a business. Energy is a significant one, accounting for up to 32% of…

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How Airthings can help you reduce your building’s environmental impact

by Emily Moschowits The global carbon footprint of the built environment The environmental impact from buildings can be broken down into different categories. One way of distinguishing it is by looking at the impact from constructing the building versus the energy needed for everyday operations. Overall, the lifetime use of the building accounts for 28%…

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