Motili and PTI Security Systems Join Forces to Deliver HVAC Remote Monitoring

As a result of several internal HVAC building systems asset audit projects, it became apparent that some climate-controlled self-storage property owners and operators don’t have clear visibility into their existing HVAC assets. Many owners and operators simply do not have time to monitor their HVAC systems manually, especially at enterprise-level facilities spread across multiple cities […]

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC System

We live in an age when tenants simply expect indoor climate control, therefore HVAC systems are some of the best improvements a property owner or operator can make. Therefore, it’s integral that we get the most out of these systems and use them as long as we can. Still, no matter how well-maintained, every HVAC […]

Is Zero Net Energy a Feasible Goal in Housing?

Since the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a 12-year deadline for massive, coordinated action to combat man-made climate change, the feasibility of the Green New Deal has taken center stage. But the type of change that’s needed to avoid an insurmountable slippery slope requires cooperation from more than government officials. Builders and property […]

Subscription Economy Caters to Modern Customers and Their On-Demand Lifestyles

It’s no secret that the subscription market is booming – it has more than doubled every year since 2011, rising from $57 million to $2.6 billion in just five years. In fact, in a recent 5-year time span, companies part of this subscription economy grew 900 percent faster than the S&P 500 average, 420 percent […]

How to Maximize Energy Efficiency with HVAC Optimization

Climate change has led to increased global temperatures and a rising demand for HVAC efficiency around the world. Not only are governments and organizations in search of ways to use less energy, but rising utility bills have set property and business owners on the same path. Therefore, HVAC optimization technology is of greater interest than […]

Six Emerging Technology Trends in the Self-Storage Industry

On the surface, the storage industry isn’t one that many would consider very technologically adapt. Self-storage and warehousing are somewhat straight-forward, after all. A lot, empty buildings, locks and electricity are all that are needed for success, right? Owners and operators involved in the storage business may tell you otherwise. A successful self-storage business needs […]

5 Powerful Real Estate Technologies You Should Know

Real estate can be a lucrative investment, but managing properties can be an enormous headache. Property owners and managers must juggle and master marketing, accounting, screening tenants, collecting payments, completing maintenance and a whole host of duties . With so many roles to fill, it’s ironic that the real estate industry has been slow to […]

HVAC Upgrades Reduce Environmental Impact

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Homeowners and single-family property owners alike know how energy-intensive their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can be. In fact, HVAC systems account for on average 39 percent of all electricity used in commercial buildings. But according to the U.S. Department of Energy, upwards of 30 percent of HVAC costs are lost to waste. It’s […]