Written by Susan Piperato National Real Estate Investor Jan 9, 2012
As energy costs continue to rise, containing costs has become a top priority for building owners and managers. That’s where clean tech, processes or products that create and manage energy more efficiently, comes in.
One big area of concern is lighting, which contributes up to 40 percent of a building’s electricity consumption. In the past, “lighting control” entailed having someone at each and every building in a portfolio manually shutting lights on and off to ensure energy wasn’t being wasted.
But today new clean technologies, such as wireless lighting controls, make that task easier and faster and enable much larger costs savings than previously possible. NREI spoke with Mark Golan, CEO of San Francisco-based Adura Technologies, a leading provider of wireless lighting controls and energy management systems, about his firm’s offerings and where clean tech is headed in regards to commercial real estate.
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Ryan Eaton joined Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate in 2011. Ryan is a graduate of Lee High School and Louisiana State Universtiy (LSU) where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in business, sociology and speech communication. Ryan’s professional memberships include the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division, Louisiana Commercial Database (LACDB). He is also a member of the Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets (BRASS).
Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate is a member of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce (BRAC); the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce; the Baton Rouge Growth Coalition; the Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau; the Louisiana Commercial Data Base (LACDB); and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Several agents, on an individual basis, are members of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM); the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR); and the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division (CID).