Property Manager Automates Utility Bill Allocation
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Property Manager Automates Utility Bill Allocation

Camera Place is a multi-tenant facility that houses a number of commercial tenants, and includes office, warehouse, recreation and light manufacturing space. Built in the 1960s, it was originally designed as a printing facility for Von Hoffman Press company, and totals over 150,000 sq. ft. of space. The facility has a single electric service feeding…

Condominium Complex Saves Big with Lighting Upgrade
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Condominium Complex Saves Big with Lighting Upgrade

The Dorris Loft is a charming condominium complex in the Central West End of St. Louis, with convenient access to the thriving Cortex hub, light rail transportation and St. Louis University. Originally built in 1912 by the Dorris Motor Car Company to house its state-of-the-art production area, sales department and showroom, the company closed in…

Energy | Sustainability

Film Review: Merchants of Doubt

“We’re the negative force—we’re just trying to stop stuff.” – Marc Morano, Executive Director of ClimateDepot.com, a leading site for climate change skeptics. This quote sums up the theme of Merchants of Doubt, a hard-hitting and at times discouraging documentary which details the campaign to discredit scientific climate research. Morano is one of those talking…

Disruptive Innovations in the Energy Industry
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Disruptive Innovations in the Energy Industry

This is an exciting time in the energy industry, unless you work for an electric utility company.  Just like changes that happened in the telecom industry not too long ago, these utilities are in for a shake-up. The three-prong disruptive forces of electric vehicles, solar photovoltaics (PV), and energy storage are combining to create a…

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Green Hotels

Chances are that if you’ve stayed in a hotel lately, you’ve seen cards inviting guests to choose to re-use their towels and have their beds made without changing the linens.  This certainly began in areas where water is less abundant, like California, but has made its way into even mainstream hotels in the Midwest.  Laundering…

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Modern Flames

Fireplaces have long established a sacred spot in the center of our living or family rooms.  The nostalgic sound, feel and smell of a crackling wood fire has a cozy, romantic feel.  Many traditionalists believe that a natural wood fire is well worth the mess and effort it takes to build the fire.  And yet,…

St. Louis Hotel Makes Energy Efficiency and Sustainability a Top Priority
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St. Louis Hotel Makes Energy Efficiency and Sustainability a Top Priority

From the ground up, the Holiday Inn Express near the Lambert – St. Louis International Airport was designed to be a “green” hotel.  Owner Vinod Patel of OHM Hotel Group envisioned an energy-efficient and eco-friendly hotel that would appeal to business travelers who want to reduce their carbon footprint while on the road. “We are…