Sustainability

A Green Spring Clean

By |2023-04-26T12:14:30-04:00April 19th, 2023|

Spring is the perfect time to shift to more sustainable cleaning methods. Larger buildings consume a high volume of resources daily in both products and energy. Choosing sustainable cleaning practices can significantly reduce your environmental footprint and energy usage while supporting the health and wellness of the planet and building occupants. Here are some avenues [...]

Ask An Energy Pro: Behind the Heart and Health of a Building

By |2023-04-26T13:25:57-04:00March 15th, 2023|

A crucial part of what we do at Energy Sciences is optimizing what already exists in a building. Through retro-commissioning and creating new pilot programs, we emphasize active collaboration with our clients throughout the process. Our Senior Engineering Manager, Laurie Catey, shared more about the technical and hands-on side of our work at Energy Sciences. [...]

ES Community Spotlight: Midtown Composting

By |2023-04-26T12:22:52-04:00February 13th, 2023|

Many are familiar with composting but aren’t sure where to get started to integrate it into their lives – look no further than Midtown Composting in Detroit, Michigan. We spoke with Midtown’s CEO and Co-Founder, Michael Edwards, about Midtown Composting’s mission to emphasize collaboration with fellow local businesses, community support, and putting intention into next-level [...]

Early Steps in Energy Management

By |2023-04-26T13:04:40-04:00January 18th, 2023|

Have you ever wondered what modifications you can make for your business to be more energy efficient? With all the information that’s available out there, we understand that it can be daunting to know where to start when it comes to making those decisions. Here are some excellent starting points and ways that we can [...]

Are You Initiating Your Carbon Reduction Master Plan? Here’s What You Need to Know.

By |2023-04-26T13:01:34-04:00December 14th, 2022|

The hot topics in building performance are energy efficiency, electrification, and renewable energy, and sitting squarely at their intersection is the reduction of carbon emissions. — it also helps us track our progress toward reducing those impacts. According to the EPA, carbon emissions fall into one of three categories: Scope 1 emissions are direct greenhouse [...]

ES Community Spotlight: Detroit Hives

By |2023-04-26T12:22:20-04:00November 14th, 2022|

One of our cornerstones at Energy Sciences is Community. We strive to highlight local organizations that are actively promoting and creating sustainability solutions. We had the pleasure of speaking with Timothy Jackson, Co-Executive Director of Detroit Hives, who had a lot to teach us about how bees are helping to improve Detroit and the planet. [...]

Green Halloween: Spooky, Not Scary

By |2023-04-26T13:25:01-04:00October 14th, 2022|

The temperature has dropped, the leaves have begun to change, and the influx of pumpkin presence can only mean one thing: Halloween is upon us! Decorations adorn the exterior of homes, pumpkin spice flows like a raging river, and streaming channels house countless thrills and chills to encourage the excitement of forthcoming festive parties, costumes, [...]

The Taming of the Steam Trap

By |2023-04-26T13:00:24-04:00August 15th, 2022|

Suppose you’ve been to a home or a facility that operates with a boiler system. In that case, it’s no surprise that a natural gas steam boiler system is monitored and maintained internally and externally. Through the miracle of engineering, many safety mechanisms are put in place so that steam stays within the boiler system [...]

Keeping Cool Commercially

By |2023-04-26T12:58:29-04:00May 18th, 2022|

Summer is here, and that means thinking about how to stay cool as the temperatures rise. Furthermore, it means considering different factors that go into staying cool, such as keeping costs down or being more energy conscious. While we’re all thinking about what that looks like for our home, the Energy Sciences team is thinking [...]

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