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Finding the needles

For years prior to joining DNV GL, I worked in marketing analytics in the IT and retail industries.  The IT industry especially was facing a challenge, much like what the energy efficiency industry faces today.  Firms like IBM had developed solutio ...

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Crafting Incentive Structure to Speed Market Adoption of Advanced Lighting Controls

Crafting Incentive Structure to Speed Market Adoption of Advanced Lighting Controls

Utilities looking for deeper savings need to consider diversifying their energy efficiency portfolios. In many areas, state and regulatory targets are increasing, creating more complexity and moving the market away from offering only widget-based pro ...

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What the new ASHRAE standard means in a nutshell

If you think technology is accelerating in your life, you are not alone. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is the governing society responsible for developing building design as well as energy ...

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Utilities – Now is the time to advance your lighting program!

Utilities – Now is the time to advance your lighting program!

In my previous blog I shared a primer of information on LIGHTFAIR International 2017, the anything and everything lighting trade show. Let’s explore now the elements in building a lighting program.  Utilities remain heavily dependent on lighting p ...

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How certification can contribute to establish new technologies in offshore wind

Costs reduction expectations like in tender systems as well as site-specific project requirements may motivate wind turbine and component manufacturers to develop innovative ideas, concepts and designs. Depending on their grade of innovation, these n ...

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8 ways to manage a security crisis

There are any number of things that could happen to your business, a ransomware attack, server crash or a legacy system stops working, or a software release goes totally wrong. These are just some of the problems that your company could experience at ...

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Considerations for Demand Response Programs in the Middle East and Africa

Considerations for Demand Response Programs in the Middle East and Africa

Definition A Demand Response (DR) program is a set of organized activities to induce customers to modify, temporarily, the time pattern of energy use in response to signals from the System Operators (SO). Essentially, the SO aims to shift the peak ...

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Click here for energy savings: engaging utility customers online

Click here for energy savings: engaging utility customers online

We have been talking about upgrading the water heater in our home from a traditional storage tank model to a tankless water heater for a while now. I live in San Francisco and am a PG&E customer. I recently logged into my utility account and PG&a ...

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2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

Cheap renewable energy part of a process which started 10,000 years ago. People who live through times of tumultuous change usually don't realise it. Most people most of the time are not hammering chunks out of the Berlin Wall or detonating atom b ...

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Anticipating LIGHTFAIR International 2017

Before I jump into the specific things that LIGHTFAIR International 2017 (LFI) has me looking forward to, let me tell you that LFI is the premier event for the lighting community. It is more than products and seminars – it’s a convergence of like ...

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