Best of the BEST: Contract Negotiations [Case Studies]

Have you ever called your insurance or cable provider to try to get a better deal? For Supply Side Management, the BEST team does this with our electric and gas contracts, but on a much larger scale. We leverage our extensive real estate portfolio to increase buying power and thus decrease our commodity cost per … Continue reading “Best of the BEST: Contract Negotiations [Case Studies]”

Best of the BEST: Variable Frequency Drives

The Boxer Energy Sustainability and Tracking program (aka BEST) has been carefully analyzing the return on investment that our recently installed Variable Frequency Drives have the potential to provide. The results of such research has truly been substantial, to say the least. Air conditioners indubitably require a lot of energy, due to the vast task … Continue reading “Best of the BEST: Variable Frequency Drives”

Best of the BEST: Energy Management Systems

An Energy Management System is a series of computer-controlled automation devices in a building that enable centralized tracking and optimizing of energy use. Heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, air filters and electrical loads can all be monitored and controlled remotely and individually, utilizing real-time data. An EMS can also sense environmental conditions like outside temperature, humidity, … Continue reading “Best of the BEST: Energy Management Systems”

Boxer Energy & Sustainability Tracking (BEST) Retrofits Two Office Buildings with LED Lights

(Houston, TX) — Houston-based Boxer Property announced today that it has retrofitted two office buildings with LED lights. The two buildings retrofitted, 7676 Hillmont and 2450 NASA Parkway , were both recent acquisitions of Boxer Property. This project was completed by the BEST (Boxer Energy & Sustainability Tracking) team, which focuses on achieving energy sustainability in … Continue reading “Boxer Energy & Sustainability Tracking (BEST) Retrofits Two Office Buildings with LED Lights”

Best of the BEST: Power Factor Management Infographic

Here is our infographic explaining power factor management elements such as power factor and capacitor banks. Included is a short case study on power factor. For more details about power factor management from the Boxer Energy & Sustainability Tracking (BEST) program visit our Power Factor Management post or download the full Power Factor Management case studies … Continue reading “Best of the BEST: Power Factor Management Infographic”

Best of the BEST: Window Film Infographic

Read this infographic to find out how we used window films to make the LEED-EB Hurt Building in Atlanta more energy efficient and save over $86,000 in annual utility bills. For more details about window installation in the Boxer Energy & Sustainability Tracking (BEST) program visit our Window Film Installation article or view the BEST Window Film Case … Continue reading “Best of the BEST: Window Film Infographic”

Best of the BEST: Window Film Installation

You’re probably already very familiar with the phenomenon of solar heat gain, if not the nitty-gritty science behind it. Basically, it’s the reason we (begrudgingly) close the shades at home on hot, sunny days – and it’s the cause for some very steep cooling bills. For many buildings, window film solves the problem of being … Continue reading “Best of the BEST: Window Film Installation”

Easy Ways to Make an Impact on Earth Day

Have you heard the story of 14-year-old Suvir Mirchandani, who concluded that the U.S. government could save $136 million annually by simply switching the font used on its official printed documents? It all started as a science fair project to investigate ways his school district could save money and promote sustainability. He showed us how … Continue reading “Easy Ways to Make an Impact on Earth Day”

What is “Boxer Energy & Sustainability Tracking (BEST)”?

Our previous posts on BEST, our Energy and Sustainability program have discussed energy efficiency as our primary approach to achieving sustainability within our portfolio. We also introduced how Boxer Property is organized to maintain efficient properties and in this post we will help you understand BEST a little better by defining its components. The Boxer … Continue reading “What is “Boxer Energy & Sustainability Tracking (BEST)”?”

How is Boxer Organized to Manage Sustainability?

We introduced Boxer Property’s Energy & Sustainability directorate in our last post. And if we are to adhere to our Boxer Energy & Sustainability Tracking (BEST) principles of efficient use, it only makes sense that we are organized in a like manner. So it should come as no surprise that we have a committed team … Continue reading “How is Boxer Organized to Manage Sustainability?”