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gry for innovative new solutions to achieve better, more cost-effective
and energy efficient building designs. The following are some best
practices to consider:

When Colorado dentists
need an office build-out,
they call Nail Builders.

Reducing Costs with New Technologies
Finding new ways to reduce capital expenses (CAPEX) is top of mind
for many decision-makers in construction. Normally, decreasing your
CAPEX also decreases the quality of the building and increases operating expenses (OPEX) down the road. However, the good news is that
there have been some incredible strides made with innovative new
technologies that can reduce those first costs for builders - and, at
the same time, bring down long-term operational and maintenance
costs. For example, most commercial HVAC systems maintain indoor
air quality by replacing all the indoor air with outside air as often
as every one to two hours. Not only is it expensive to heat or cool so
much outside air, but it is very expensive to purchase equipment
with so much HVAC capacity. Consider using new technologies like
HVAC load reduction (HLR) modules that can decrease the amount of
outside air needed, thus reducing both HVAC CAPEX and OPEX.

Prioritizing Sustainability and Air Quality
Building green and prioritizing sustainability efforts is no longer a
question in designing and building commercial properties. Sustainability these days means not only boosting energy efficiency, but
also providing healthy air quality that has been directly linked to
occupant productivity. A great example of this growing trend on air
quality is the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) pilot credit for
Indoor Air Quality Procedure (IAQP). Implementing IAQP and HLR
has enabled some customers to achieve more than 10 LEED credits.
Another proof point of this trend towards better air quality is to see
some of the recent technology demonstrations endorsed by the
Department of Energy that focus on products that combine better air
quality with energy efficiency.

Tapping the Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things (IoT) isn't just the latest buzzword in the industry - it is opening doors to new opportunities for better and more
efficient buildings. There are now solutions that allow for smarter
management and monitoring of buildings, along with detailed reporting of building performance and efficiencies. For example, some
new HVAC technologies enable 24/7 monitoring of indoor air quality
and provide safe air cleaning to improve tenant satisfaction, health
and productivity. And not only are your customers now asking for
these types of capabilities - they're starting to expect them. Try to find
a solution that puts the air quality data on the cloud so that tenants
can see the good air quality readings - it acts as a big differentiator
when compared to other buildings.

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Gillett Construction LLC - Vegas Golden
Knights Practice Facility
T-Bone Construction Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction -
Plains Region
Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. - Twin
City Orthopedics Performance Center
Evans General Contractors -
GF Linamar Die-Casting Plant
The HYM Investment Group -
Bulfinch Crossing
Shell McElroy Construction Co. LLC
HPM Contracting
Nail Builders
U.S. Builders

Future-Proofing Your Buildings
You have a reputation to protect as an industry leader, and it is imperative that the buildings you are involved with are designed to
handle whatever the future brings. Whether
that includes variations in temperature
resulting from climate change, increased
building occupancy or higher outside air
pollution, it is critical to be forward-thinking
and make decisions that will extend the
life of your building. Questions to consider
include: what changes might happen in the
lifetime of this building and how likely are
those changes? In thinking ahead, you'll
strengthen your reputation for good design
and ensure a better future for yourself and
the building's occupants.

Udi Meirav is CEO and co-founder of Boston-based enVerid Systems Inc., a leader
in energy savings and indoor air quality solutions for commercial, educational and
government buildings. For more information, visit www.enVerid.com.

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