Thursday, January 29, 2015

Study Finds Global Opportunities for Greater Elevator Efficiency

Let Guardian Service Industries Implement 360 Degree Building/Facility Efficiency

According to a new study published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, eWashington D.C. The technology exists today to reduce that consumption by 40 percent or more, especially by cutting energy use between trips, when an elevator is idle, according to the study.

Elevators and escalators make up 2 to 5 percent of the energy used in most buildings, but can reach as high as 50 percent during peak operational times. At 5 percent, that means the yearly energy consumption of U.S. elevators is approximately five times of that used in all of Washington D.C. The technology exists today to reduce that consumption by 40 percent or more, especially by cutting energy use between trips, when an elevator is idle, according to the study.

Some technologies have been found to reduce consumption by as much as 75 percent, but without a standard way to measure energy savings and a rating system to distinguish more efficient elevators, building owners may be unaware of the benefits of upgrading to a more efficient system or choosing a more efficient system for new construction.

Guardian offers a variety of building maintenance and repair services to provide you with trained and experienced personnel to implement services and achieve cost savings. We've gained a reputation as a premier service provider in the industry.

Please visit our site and see how we can create innovative building management and energy performance solutions tailored for your needs.

Guardian Service Industries Inc.  |  Facility Solution Provider

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NYC Sanitation Department Looking For Emergency Snow Laborers

Guardian Snow Removal

New York City is looking for some help in clearing the snow from sidewalks, fire hydrants and more.

The Department of Sanitation has called in its emergency snow laborers to help remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants, and step streets throughout the city.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Joining The Guardian Team!

The average price per buildable square foot for Brooklyn development sites zoned for residential use jumped by 19 percent in 2014, according to a new report from TerraCRG.
Year-over-year, the price grew to $154 per buildable square foot from $129 per buildable square foot. North Brooklyn saw the borough’s highest price for buildable square feet with a $241 average.
Crow Hill Development, for one, sold a development site at 608 Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights for $231 per buildable square foot, or $17.5 million, in August, as The Real Deal reported. The site offered 75,000 buildable square feet.
Some deals in North Brooklyn were as high as $539 per buildable square foot. That region also had the highest total buildable square footage sold – with 2.4 million buildable square feet. The amount of space comprises 27 percent of total buildable Brooklyn space.
Meanwhile, dollar volume for Brooklyn commercial buildings climbed to $6.7 billion in 2014 from $5 billion. There was a total of 1,964 deals in 2014. The average deal was for $3.4 million, up from $2.6 million the previous year, according to TerraCRG.
Residential rental properties dominated the dollar volume. Deals in that category included more than $2.5 billion. The average price per apartment in multi-family buildings rose by 29 percent – to $210,832 from $163,279.
Brooklyn had a total dollar volume of $940 million. North Brooklyn and Downtown Brooklyn accounted for a total of 65 percent of that volume, the report said.
- See more at:

Friday, January 16, 2015

How Familiar Are You With Guardian Service Industries?

Guardian Service Industries, Your Facility Solution Provider

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Security training firms in New York City shut for ‘false promise of nonexistent jobs’: attorney general

Security Fraud In New York City

Two Manhattan companies that promise to give job applicants training and top-paying jobs for a cash fee of $400 were shut down Tuesday by a judge at the request of the state attorney general.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that since 2012, Security Elite Group and LJW Security Services and Training have been running a "bait and switch" operation in which they have conned thousands of consumers to pay for training and job placement services "based on the false promise of nonexistent jobs."

With that said, did you know Guardian Security Services requires all their Security Guards/Officers to undergo a two part certification program based on the Professional Security Television Network (PSTN) training system as well as a client specific program? 

Find what the Guardian Security solution can do for you, log-on 


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

State to provide $3.5 million for building efficiency program

Key takeaways from from the newly formed Building Energy Exchange:

Director Richard Yancey said the agency will examine what types of energy retrofits are suitable for specific classes of buildings and then act as an educational resource center for building owners and real estate developers. The group is part of the city's energy retrofit accelerator, a key initiative in effort by Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council to cut carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050.

 "Efficient lighting is the gateway drug to energy efficiency," Yancey said in an interview. "We will expand our curriculum to include other forms of energy efficiency."

Mesa said educating building owners as to what types of efficiency work best and which are most cost-effective for their given buildings will move the city toward its emissions goals more quickly.
"Building owners won't have to be pioneers," she said. "If we can speed up the path to the savings part [of energy efficiency] as well as the path to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, we all win."

Hungry for more insights ... please stop over at to read how Guardian can help you conserve energy and be greener!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Are You Green?

FACT: According to McGraw Hill Construction by 2015, an estimated 40-48% of new nonresidential construction by value will be green, equating to a $120-145 billion opportunity. 

FACT: McGraw Hill Construction data indicates 41% of all nonresidential building starts in 2012 were green, as compared to 2% of all nonresidential building starts in 2005.

If you are reading the two facts above and your building is not a green building, why? 

Because you haven't reached out to the Guardian Engineering team to help you develop a tailored plan that addresses your specific needs and generates immediate and cumulative cost savings and gets you GREEN!

Lets start 2015 off on the green foot, email me for a free consultation and lets get your building  green!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Beat the New Year Back-To-Work Blues

 Back-To-Work Blues

The post-holiday glow is beginning to fade. You've just sat at your desk, logged into your computer and your email inbox is at bursting point. In the background you can hear the familiar ring of your phone… the festive holiday seems like a distant memory already. Judi Clements, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation says, "It's not unusual to get a case of back to work blues in the New Year. People are so busy over the festive season that often they don't get a proper chance to recharge their batteries."

"Many of us get back to our desks and dive straight into our work without easing ourselves into it. This approach can soon leave us feeling exhausted and stressed." Back to work blues can evolve in many forms, some people feel disorientated and have a go slow attitude. Others have little interest in their work and focus themselves on planning their next holiday. On top of that you may feel irritable, find yourself in a bad mood or even suffer with headaches."

The Mental Health Foundation has the following tips to reduce back to work blues:
  • Create a harmonious work environment - organize your workspace; have some flowers or photos of friends and family on your desk. 
  • Set a favorite picture as your screen saver. 
  • Think about your personal growth - do you have any skills that you would like to develop further? 
  •  Why not enroll in a learning course this year? It doesn't even have to be work related!
  • Take time out - make sure you have at least 15 minutes a day to yourself. Go for a short walk or read a bit of a good book. 
  • Get organized - get up earlier so you don't have to rush; set aside time for processing email; break large projects into small steps.  
What do you think?