AUSTIN, Texas - Facility Solutions Group (FSG), one of the nation’s largest providers of cost-effective, comprehensive solutions for lighting, electrical, technology and signage projects, was named the 2018 ControlTrends Master Systems Integrator of the Year at the ControlTrends Awards ceremony at the AHR Expo in Atlanta, Ga. on Sunday, Jan. 13.
I recently went to the dentist and was horrified when the dental hygienist leaned my chair back, and I saw T-12 fluorescent lamps in the light fixtures over my head.
From all of us at FSG, Merry Christmas. May a spirit of peace and thanksgiving be on you and yours and may the blessings of the new year be bountiful!
The new year is right around the corner and with the new year comes one of the most disappointing creations mankind has ever come up with-- the new year's resolution.
As we've been planning this trip, one of the biggest considerations we've had to keep in mind is how to prepare our RV (and ourselves) for a week of cold weather. After all, we're from Texas, and cold weather in Texas is not the same as cold weather in Colorado.
Here are three projects you can consider doing on your campuses while the students and teachers are away on Christmas break.
Recently, I was walking through our signs shop in Austin Texas looking at some of the projects our team was working on when I stumbled upon a bucket of baseballs.
We need to adopt a mindset that says "we are worth more than a vendor" because I guarantee your friends and family know you are!
My excitement quickly gave way to reality as I began to realize that, based on the information I was gathering, an LED lighting upgrade was not a financially sound project for this customer.
If your business is effected by a disaster and you need help getting your lighting, electrical, signage, or technology systems back on-line, call us at 214-433-6668 and let us know where you are located and what kind of services you need so we can help.
Here are five ways technology can help lower the cost of people for a business without anybody knowing it!
You see, for both cases, the fast food chain, and the convenience store owner, there is a solution that offers peace of mind and confidence they need to say--their food is safe and ready to sell! And that solution isn't even visible!
how do we, as the lighting and electrical industry, help these large businesses realize the benefits of energy efficiency projects without becoming an inefficiency by interfering with their operations?
FSG has learned that sticking with the customer over the long haul is worth the effort.
When it comes to selling energy efficiency projects, understanding energy efficiency and how it plays into an operation is only one part of the equation. The more important part is being able to communicate energy efficiency and how it plays into your customer, or potential customer's, operation.
Drones, or as the FAA refers to them, Unmanned Aerial Systems or UAS, have grown from simple toys that didn't do much more than destroy your parents living room ceiling fan into complex aviation wonders that can save money, time, and even lives!
In the last decade however, several key factors in the lighting industry have evolved the humble light switch from the binary device it once was, to a smart, interactive tool that plays a critical role in a dynamic ecosystem of efficient facility management.
It’s an often overlooked component when choosing the right partner to work with on a project, but the truth is that the right attitude, or wrong attitude for that matter, can be just as big a determiner of the outcome of a project as anything else.
Most traditional lighting in a commercial environment is fluorescent. Fluorescent lighting has a lower color rendering index as well as a higher energy consumption rates. The lower color rendering index, or CRI, can make things look green, or off color. The higher energy consumption can, of course, cause higher electric bills.
At FSG our goal is to help you find ways to reduce that operational drag so you can increase the lift created by your revenue!
At FSG, we’ve responded to thousands of RFPs over the years. For everything from hundred-million-dollar construction jobs to two-thousand-dollar school lighting projects. Over the years we’ve collected a library of questions and responses and have a great overview to see what has been successful.
Garrett Smith, the son of an electrician, continued his family’s legacy by pursuing a career in the electrical industry. Born in South Dakota and raised in Texas, Smith earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of North Texas. During his college career, he worked for Facilities Solutions Group Inc. (FSG), which fueled his interest in the industry.
Are your lighting and electrical expenses a huge part of your budget? Well, they shouldn’t be. You could be wasting precious dollars on an inefficient system. That's why we bring in, as a single provider, different pieces of the puzzle to optimize your operations.
We all love air conditioners because they enable us to work in a comfortable environment. The HVAC units provide a heating or cooling effect in the workplace. However, no one enjoys paying huge electricity bills, especially businesses who have old systems in their buildings.
Older buildings may be more within your price range, but they often require repairs or more maintenance than a newer building would. You may have found the right space, but the age of the property that fits your space and budget criteria might turn out to be inefficient in the energy department, which can be costly.
Normally a couch sitting in front of a dispenser at a gas station at 10 p.m. would seem out of the ordinary, but in FSG's case, it makes perfect sense!
The American Airlines Center (AAC) in Dallas, Texas is a vibrant, flashy building that hosts professional basketball, hockey, and concerts every week.
Audiovisuals (A/V) are vital for setting the ambiance in any restaurant. Unfortunately, poorly integrated technology is a glaring mistake that can quickly ruin an otherwise fantastic dining experience.
Overall, you can’t take chances anymore. Crime is on the rise, and you need to do what you can to make sure your business is safe.
FSG will showcase its nationwide rollout of the Clarity™ energy management system to a leading telecommunications provider.
Janine has so much to do, it’s not surprising that Janine hasn’t been paying attention to what’s going on in the ceilings above her food preparation and dining areas..
Consumers have a huge number of restaurants and stores to choose from. If they are concerned about the safety of their vehicle in a parking lot or structure, they may simply choose to shop or eat elsewhere.
A restaurant is a fast-paced workplace. That doesn’t give Susan a lot of time to focus on long-term issues like lighting, electricity, and energy that affect her operating budget. And the majority of Susan’s employees are busy every day with food preparation and customer service. They simply don’t have the time, interest, or skills necessary to deal with building maintenance either.
Most business don’t realize how much money they could be hemorrhaging because of inefficient lighting and electrical systems. Facility Solutions Group (FSG) designs, installs, and maintains better lighting and electrical systems so that their customers can spend less on their operation and more on growing their business.
When surveying areas to generate savings, industrial companies should look up—literally. Lighting is a resource that presents opportunities to reduce costs.
Trying to select the products necessary to obtain all the conceptual benefits of IoT technology can be overwhelming. That’s where FSG’s energy management ecosystem, Clarity™, comes in.
When it’s time to make updates to your facilities, or perform needed maintenance or service, you need to find a provider that will minimize downtime as much as possible. With LED light replacement, you may think it’s not doable; however, with careful planning and a seasoned partner, your workforce can keep producing.
There are many different lighting sources available, it’s important to understand the differences. Find out why LED fixtures improve work spaces, while fluorescent bulbs cause literal headaches.
Right now, quick serve restaurants are deploying IoT technology in their kitchens and dining areas. They are harnessing the data in their restaurants to optimize their operations and increase profits in many ways. Will you be in this group of early IoT adopters, or will your business keep falling behind?
FSG is grateful to the more than 2,000 employees that take the time to do the job right. It is these people that made FSG one of the top 15 electrical contractors in 2017!
24/7 businesses require partners that understand how to work around non-stop service operations. It is also important to remember that not all hotel projects or renovations are equal.
With technological innovations happening everyday, it really does feel like we are living in the future. As a business, it’s not longer about just having real estate, but rather making your buildings “smart” with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
It’s one of the most famous lines in the hospitality business: “We’ll leave the light on for you.” This begs an important question: just how much does it cost to keep all those lights on? The answer: a lot less than it used to.
When it comes to the guest experience, a hotel cannot go too far in creating a vibrant, rich, and up-to-date aesthetic. LED lighting keeps a property looking its very best while saving on fixed operating costs each day.
FSG was able to find the right lamps and fixtures that provided the energy savings the Waldorf Astoria Orlando was looking for while keeping the original lighting design and style.
The project was under extreme scrutiny. Every detail had to be perfect and the project needed to be completed before the opening of the NBA season.
The more consistent and environmentally-friendly lighting of the retrofit will be enjoyed by shoppers for many years to come
When Andretti Autosport decided it was time to phase out their older, outdated, fluorescent lighting for new more efficient and brighter LED lighting, they turned to FSG to help get the job done.
Since it was first discovered, the biggest challenge man has faced is not just how to create electricity, but also how to harness and manage it.
The electrical contractors that will thrive in the future will be the ones that can successfully bridge that gap between high voltage and low voltage.
FSG created an exciting and unique atmosphere using a new RGB color LED lighting system to replace the old white lights. The result? A transformation that brought new warmth and radiance to an already beautiful venue.
We are comparing how older, inefficient technologies perform compared to LED, and seeing some of the most dramatic before and after images we have ever taken.
When researching prospective service providers, the number one characteristic clients should look for in a company is one that exhibits the greatest knowledge and expertise.
FSG has proven itself to be adaptive, evolutionary, and diverse in its approach to offering quality services and building long-term relationships.
by Susan Bloom in TED Magazine
Facility Solutions Group and Green Creative help New Jersey’s Freehold Regional High School District score an A+ in sustainability.
Exterior Lighting Upgrade by Facility Solutions Group, FSG, added excitement to an already interesting and eye-catching building.
Lighting Retrofit of Centennial High School in Frisco, Texas Provides New Safety and Navigability
With new hardware, software and capabilities, the next era of ClarityTM bridges the gap between energy management legacy systems and emerging technologies.
With the price of solar power falling, solar energy increases your cash flow by substantially lowering your energy bills.
Rebates today are designed to be used on bigger, broader projects that promote more long term economic and environmental sustainability.
Businesses create workplaces that are adaptive to environmental conditions and responsive to employee and customer needs.
Connecting a lightbulb to the internet seems overly cumbersome and complicated, not to mention, super geeky. Why go through all that work?
New smart streetlight technology creates a smart network of fixtures that can be monitored, adjusted, and automated in real time.
When the Checker Properties needed a solution for their climbing electricity costs, FSG Energy was there.
When most people talk about LED lighting, they are talking about efficiency, but that’s not all that they are good for.
FSG worked with the city of Whittier in California to retrofit the lighting in their city facilities adding advanced lighting controls to further customize their environment and maximize energy savings.
As energy technology continues advances, its important for businesses to be at the forefront of change to capitalize on savings, without sacrificing customer comfort and safety.
It’s this time of year that brings up memories of one of our favorite recent projects and one in which we take a great deal of pride: the sign building for AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Everyone knows Buddy the Elf ended his journey to the Big City by crossing through the Lincoln Tunnel. But how did he see where he was going? Luckily, FSG had already been there, placing over 2,400 lights in under two weeks.
How do you maintain consistent growth year after year for over 30 years? Through bull markets and bear markets, recessions and recoveries, FSG has managed to grow year after year since 1982.
Companies and organizations around the world are always looking for ways to save money—and become better community partners by decreasing carbon emissions to create a more sustainable future.
FSG’s team in Perth Amboy New Jersey partnered with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to deploy one of the most technologically advanced lighting systems available on the market to date.