Commercial Comfort Trends

What You Need To Know About IoT

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Internet of things explained The Internet of Things (IoT) is considered to be the next revolution in technology, especially when it comes to operations for facility managers. It holds a great deal of potential to give facility managers insights by tapping into data from connected devices, machines, building controls and sensors throughout their building. However, it is clear that there is still a great deal of confusion on the topic, even though it seems we have heard about the future... Read More

Getting Your Building HVAC Ready For Summer

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Before we know it, summer will be here. We already see that the days are getting longer and the temperature is gradually rising. While here in Denver, we all know that spring months bring us unusual weather with a lot of snow, but it is still the time to prepare your commercial HVAC system for the approaching warmer months. With spring around the corner, facility managers should be focused on spring cleaning and that includes ensuring your soon-to-be running air conditioners... Read More

2016 Facility Management Trends

Facility management trends - Major Heating

Facility management is rapidly changing and will continue to do so. That has been especially true over the past 10 years, during which we have seen a dramatic decrease in the amount of space allocated to each employee, making your facilities have to work harder on an individual level. As your commercial building controls and building automation systems provider, we have put together our top facility management trends for 2016. The Internet of Things Grows Up The Internet of Things (IoT)... Read More

Improve Office Environment and Productivity

Improve office environment and productivity - Major Heating

Did you know that your office environment can have an enormous effect on employee productivity? Things from lighting to temperature to sound can have significant impact. Here at Major, we have put together some information we have gathered on commercial environments that can help make your office team more productive and comfortable. Factors that Impact Productivity There are countless factors when it comes to employee productivity and overall performance. This includes common things such as clutter, lighting, noise and temperature... Read More

Office Environments Now Like Home

Offices Spaces Like Home

When we talk about commercial comfort trends, we often think about commercial HVAC services as well as building automation systems and building controls that all help make facilities run more efficiently and keep people comfortable while enjoying great indoor air quality. Certainly, that is part of keeping employees comfortable and productive. But, more and more, we are seeing other creature comforts that were once reserved for homes come into the office. Here are some commercial office trends we have observed... Read More

Benefits of Building Automation Systems and Building Controls

Benefits of building automation - Major Heating & Air

At Major, our commercial clients often ask us about the benefits of building automation systems (BAS). There are numerous benefits of BAS and utilizing building controls. And, many of those benefits not only directly correlate to energy cost savings, but also help with overall sustainability. There is no denying that today’s buildings are very complex. And, the majority of that complexity and the vast majority of energy consumption come from heating and air conditioning systems. Building automation systems help control... Read More

Commercial HVAC Fall Checklist

Commercial HVAC fall checklist - Major

Getting A Commercial HVAC System Ready for Winter Winter is quickly approaching in Colorado. In fact, on average, Denver’s first snowfall typically occurs by October 19. So, if you run a commercial property, now is the time to get your HVAC systems ready to go so your tenants can remain comfortable during the change of seasons. Here is our fall checklist to help ensure your HVAC system is ready for winter. Clean the Equipment All heating systems need to be... Read More

Indoor Environment and Impact on Schools

Temperature and school work performance - Major

It has often been hypothesized that indoor air quality of school environments can impact actual productivity of students, particularly in regards to thermal comfort and air quality. However, until recently there have been few concrete studies on the subject. It goes without saying that if students feel comfortable, they naturally pay better attention and their work performance increases. The same is likely true of office environments. A more recent study published by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provides more data behind... Read More

Benefits of Standing at Work

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Standing desks and treadmill desks are all they hype in the workplace right now and are quickly being adopted as a means of keeping employees comfortable, healthy and more productive. Research has proven that sitting for around 6 hours a day can do irreversible damage to your health. In fact, some describe the issue of sitting at work with the new phrase: “Sitting is the new smoking”. While that phrase may be a little exaggerated, we do know the average... Read More

Office Productivity Tips

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When it comes to commercial buildings and offices, it is important to keep office workers comfortable and productive. New concepts in office comfort are always emerging. Here are some of the top new office trends when it comes to improving productivity. Plus, many of these office productivity tips and boosters can help improve overall employee health, lower absenteeism as well as raise employee retention rates. Background Music Depending on tasks, having background music in the office can help boost worker productivity.... Read More