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There is a movement toward reducing the energy consumption in commercial buildings, both in the culture and in new regulations, like L.A.’s Green New Deal. While many owners have already made an investment to reduce costs, often benefiting from decreased energy bills, others are falling behind over concerns about the cost of upgrades. Alec Manfre, CEO of smart building software company Bractlet, however, says that there are several ways to reduce energy consumption, from minor improvements to existing functions to expensive full remodels.

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance writer and editor living in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Los Angeles Magazine.

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