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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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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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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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What are the risks of drowning if I build my own data lake?

What are the risks of drowning if I build my own data lake?

Every utility analytics conference you attend these days seems to have one or two sessions discussing data lakes.  What is a data lake anyway?  Wikipedia defines it as “a method of storing enterprise data within a system or repository, in its nat ...

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Can data analytics replace people in energy efficiency?

Big data and analytics have been buzzwords for quite some time now.  Within the utility space, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) has opened up new opportunities to collect and use energy usage data.  In the past, most utilities only collected ...

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Translating Energy Industry Jargon Into Language We Can Understand

Translating Energy Industry Jargon Into Language We Can Understand

The energy industry is experiencing a revolution. Once considered a realm for engineers and scientists, it is now a place for customers, business owners, environmentally minded people, and the general public to engage and become involved. The industr ...

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Moving from Oil lamps to LEDs: Right-Sizing your Lighting Program to your Market

Moving from Oil lamps to LEDs: Right-Sizing your Lighting Program to your Market

As a lighting consultant for DNV GL I am frequently asked “what is the next big thing after LED?” While this is a worthy question, it is disconnected from the reality of the current lighting market. A 2015 study by the Department of Energy found ...

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