Meet the Team – Ian

Name: Ian Coughlan Title: Business Development Associate Role: Helping customers find opportunities for water savings! 1. How did your background lead you to Banyan Water? What drew you to the company? “Growing up, I spent a lot of time outside, typically on or near water canoeing, skiing or going to the beach. This inspired a [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Meet the Team – Kassandra

Name: Kassandra Hendrix Title: Associate Role: Business Development 1. How did your background lead you to Banyan Water? What drew you to the company? “I spent a decade on Wall Street. Working with high-caliber service and sales teams to support sophisticated institutional clients taught me valuable skills needed to work with the real estate industry. [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Why Minimizing Resource Demand is Simply Good Business Practice

For commercial real estate owners and operators, sustainability has never been more top-of- mind. From both investor and tenant perspectives, sustainability is shifting from a niche value-add to an essential requirement for any successful property. An essential component of sustainable operations is minimizing a building’s demand for resources such as electricity, gas and water. However, [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How cloud computing will change water management

What is the cloud? The cloud, or cloud computing, refers to the massive collection of computers, servers and similar equipment organized for universal accessibility. As Re/code describes, “The cloud refers to software and services that run on the internet, instead of locally on your computer. Most cloud services can be accessed through a web browser [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Wintertime watering: What you need to know

Winter is nigh upon us, and with it comes the inevitable failure of homeowners, landscapers and commercial property owners to remember to readjust their watering schedules for grass, plants, shrubs and other outdoor landscape pieces. Let this post, then, serve as a warning—nay, a heed—to landscapers the world over. Now is the time to shave [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What “Going Green” Really Means for Multifamily

The real estate community and corporate America view sustainability as an important social and economic objective with broad implications. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 40 percent of U.S. energy consumption comes from buildings, with multifamily units accounting for 15 percent of total usage. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that utilities amount to [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Understanding new water enforcement policies could save you jail time

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) implemented a strong enforcement of water policies in early 2017. The long-time regulation states that any water coming from a designated irrigation meter or system cannot be used for any purpose that could come in contact with humans. This includes filling swimming pools, fountains, dog washes, car washes [...]

By | October 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Why an increase in water rates isn’t the end of the world

In Banyan Water’s recent article from Environmental Leader, we explored the stress our country’s aging infrastructure is putting on homes, businesses and the future of water rates. According to the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, the U.S.’s approximately 1 million miles of pipe systems were built post-World War II, and their viability is running low. Dangerously [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Complicated complexes: What it takes to manage large acreage

Maintenance and management of large facilities and properties like universities, hospitals, or corporate business campuses can be accurately described by the term “systems management.“ There are many systems in a facility that operate aspects of the local environment: the HVAC systems, the electrical and your water system. None are independent from the others in their operation, but each [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Threatening Earth’s Livelihood: Takeaways from Harvey’s Impact

Hurricane Harvey unloaded an estimated 27 trillion gallons of rain over Texas and Louisiana, making it one of the most damaging and costly natural disasters in U.S. history. Comprehending this unprecedented amount of rainfall is difficult, so much that the National Weather Service added two new shades of purple to represent the amounts seen in [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments