As I was growing up, my parents always emphasized that we see in life what we train our sights upon. If we train our sights upon insults, negativity, injustices, or just ugliness in general, those things will dominate our thoughts and our lives. If, on the other hand, we train our sights on positive accomplishments, and on the good and the beautiful things that surround us, those things will dominate.
Earl Nightingale once famously said, "we become what we think about most of the time." His statement takes my parent's idea one step further by suggesting that what we train our sights upon tends to come back to us. It helps make
I hate to give up my age but I was a teenager during the Vietnam war era. My draft lottery number was 51. I would have been required to report for service but I had just started college and got a deferment. As things turned out, the war ended before my deferments ran out and I dodged the bullet, so to speak. But I had and lost a number of friends who served in Vietnam. Those who made it home were often wounded and almost always scarred in some way. At that time, I was too young and immature to fully recognize how much they sacrificed for the rest of us, but not so much that I couldn’t recognize the travesty of a nation that disrespected its veterans.
How can energy management make your building more resilient? What do we mean by building resiliency? Building resiliency is the idea that your building can survive the environment, and sustainability is the idea that the environment can survive your building. It is quite a harmonious idea, based around the concepts of balance and being smart about your consumption and construction practices. There are a lot of facets to this concept, but I am going to address a few of the ways metering, and understanding data can help you achieve this ideal.
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