What is Retro-Commissioning?
By: Alyssa Collins

Your car needs a regular tune-up to run optimally, so why wouldn’t your building? Often, the energy systems in a building, such as HVAC and lighting, are not programmed to match the way a building is used, which can result in wasted energy. Not only has your equipment aged since installation, but the needs of the building may have changed. Retro-commissioning seeks to match the way these energy systems run to the needs of your facility.

Why should you consider a retro-...

Staff Spotlight: September 2018
By: Alyssa Collins

Paula Debkowska – Energy Engineer

Paula has been with 360 Energy Group since November of 2017, and during this time, she’s proved herself to be an invaluable asset to our engineering team. Paula, who is currently working on her master’s degree in Energy Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has experience in building energy calculations, LEED certifications for existing buildings and building management. Here at 360 Energy Group, Paula ass...

What You Should Know About Your HVAC
By: Alyssa Collins

No matter the size of your building, chances are your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are using a good chunk of energy. While HVAC systems are crucial to maintaining an optimal temperature in your facility, there are steps you can take to lengthen the lives of your units and reduce the number of hefty repairs.

Generally, these units are on most of the day and just like any piece of equipment, they wear out. To ensure that you do not have to replace these exp...

What Can You Do With One Kilowatt Hour?
By: Alyssa Collins

Surprisingly enough, there is more to your utility bill than just what you owe. Discerning between specific measures can help you better understand your building and uncover opportunities to save. Today we’re going to help you decode your energy bill by breaking down the differences between a kilowatt (kW) and a kilowatt hour (kWh).

You will notice that your bill charges you based on the amount of kilowatt hours used, but what exactly is a kilowatt hour? The textbook definitio...