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Verdigris Empowers Facilities

The Verdigris blog provides resources for facility managers, chief engineers, property management and building owners to run their facilities even better

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Announcing our Latest Round of Funding

At Verdigris our engineers work hard to optimize critical facilities and reduce energy waste. This comes from knowing how important our mission is to our customers. We also feel so privileged and grateful for our customers and partners. From experience we know all too well the ups and downs of…

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Automating Short Cycling Detection to Maintain Equipment Health

What is Short Cycling?

Short cycling is the rapid turning on and off of a mechanical system, and occurs frequently in air-compressors, furnaces, chillers and AC units. It can be caused by dirty air filters, an oversized system, or the differential pressure being set too small. This rapid…

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Three Solutions for the Orchard Hotel Group

In 2015, Juan Bueno of the Orchard Hotel Group contacted Verdigris to help him solve two problems. In our most recent case study, learn how we helped Orchard Hotels solve both problems: making staff more efficient, and improving Measurement & Verification efforts. Beyond that, we also provided…

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Four Important Reasons to Demand Better Energy Data

Picture the modern office building: what do you see? Probably tall, with a flashy lobby, maybe a corporate logo on top. Made of all glass, right?

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3 Ways to Make Commercial Real Estate Easier

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about how "going green" in commercial real estate could translate to huge value improvement for building owners.  But there are many players in the commercial real estate value chain. Ownership groups have portfolio managers. Each building has a facility engineer.…

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IoT Data Security: or, how to keep the NSA out of your building

Everyone is worried about data security these days. And rightfully so – good actors and bad are constantly trying to access your data.

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How to Turn Green Buildings into Green Money

Generating revenue is better than avoiding costs – pretty much any business school will tell you that. What you may not know is that when your product is real estate, it’s possible to do both at once.

For a commercial real estate manager investing in sustainability, Verdigris provides high…

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How Vention Medical got on Track for a Sustainable 2016

In recognition of the link between human and environmental health and consumer demands for more sustainable products, healthcare supply chains are investing in sustainability.

Vention Medical is a global leader in complex medical device 

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Office Wars: The Space Heaters Awaken

The cold weather is here at Verdigris HQ (yes, it gets cold in California!) and we received the annual email titled,"Use of Office Space Heaters," from our landlords. This email was unsurprising: our NASA research campus building is old and inefficiently heated. My co-worker has his toasty toes…

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Top 5 reasons to Join Verdigris (And How to Apply!)

Buildings are about to get a whole lot smarter…

Buildings have changed so little in the last century yet they consume about 60% of humankind's growing energy needs. At Verdigris, we’re looking for the right outliers, thinkers and doers to help us sustain and enrich human life through responsive…

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From the Design Team: Our First Step Toward Connected Buildings

Building operators are busy, busy people. The bulk of their time is spent responding to urgent requests and fighting fires: occupant complaints, sudden breakdowns in heating and cooling, or an unexpected blackout from downed power lines. From dozens of conversations that we’ve had with facility…

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3 Ways Hotels Can Prevent the Holiday Under-Staffing Blues

It's that time of year: the smell of Christmas trees, sugar cookies, and the flu bug are in the air. Employees are getting sick, vacationing, and no-showing during the time of year when hotel needs them the most. Holiday travelers are expecting a top-notch experience to match with their…

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