This was a real call we received. And it is not an uncommon issue in temperate zones, mostly in the spring or fall, in many parts of the United States. The cause of over-pressurization, or your doors unable to close, is an energy savings measure your HVAC system is trying to utilize.
At Melink, our mission is to change the world one building at a time. To do this, we focus on helping decision makers implement sustainable solutions. Sustainability has many faces; renewable energy, water conservation, waste reduction and management, economic sustainability, and energy efficiency to name a few. For me, one of the most enjoyable aspects about the projects I work on is seeing the electric usage go down like a clearance sale on Cyber Monday or seeing the natural gas usage cut down like a wrestler trying to drop weight classes (or even consumption rates on a utility bill for that matter).
I have to acknowledge that it is December, and I am not sure how we got here. As I look back at the calendar, it feels like a blur. This epic year has brought illness, an incredible election, high unemployment, economic disruption, an increase in mental health concerns, pay reductions, loss of friends and family – the list is endless!
As businesses attempt to set themselves apart in a world of emerging technologies, those invested in renewable energy continue to outshine competition. Solar power in particular has not only proven to be a profitable investment — it can also serve as a marketing tool to entice customers and employees. Consider a solar canopy covering your business’ parking lot.