FES View: Making Smart Energy Easy

Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on November 26, 2020
Restaurant safety are two words that most consumers and staff take very seriously these days.  The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated significant changes throughout the restaurant industry -- from fast-casual chains to formal dining.
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on November 24, 2020
Close to 800,000 franchise businesses exist in th...
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on November 19, 2020
The drive-thru restaurant, which had its origins in 1921, has long been popular with American consumers. Quick-serve restaurants have seen as much as
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on November 17, 2020
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, about 57K hotels have closed. According to a
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on November 12, 2020
Congratulations. You’re still standing. As we all know, this has been one of the most challenging years in history -- especially for retailers, restaurants, schools, and non-essential businesses.
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on November 10, 2020
Over the past ten years, the adoption of LED lighting has skyrocketed, with 60 percent of all businesses adopting it.  Whether your commercial building was an early adopter or among the 40 percent that yet to ma...
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on November 05, 2020
Flickering lights and the adverse effects of fluorescent bulbs are just two of the many ways lighting can impact workplace health.  We tend to think of lighting as a way to showcase businesses, improve the performance of workplace tasks, and keep shoppers and employees secure. But lighting can also play a significant role in human mental and physic...
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on November 03, 2020
The ENERGY STAR  program was established in 1992 by the Environmental Protection Agency to “deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions through voluntary acti...
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on October 29, 2020
As many as 25,000 retail businesses may shut their doors in 2020. As of this writing, 8,000 brick-and-mortar locations are gone for good.  ...
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on October 27, 2020
When business managers think of construction or repairs, they often think about how to maintain business-as-usual while capital improvements are being made.
Gabriela Anez-Lobon
By Gabriela Anez-Lobon
on October 22, 2020
Has there ever been a more frightening time to be a business owner, small or otherwise? The financial effects of Covid-19 have been wildly unpredictable (and rapid!) on businesses on a global scale. As the upcoming holiday shopping season looms ahead, many business owners are understandably reluctant to make the usual preparations.

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