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The utility's role in zero energy and resiliency

The utility's role in zero energy and resiliency

At the past two Conference of Parties (COP 21 and 22), worldwide goals are being developed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, plan for extreme weather events, and pave the way for affordable and clean energy communities. Policymakers, city planners, ...

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Five trends for Energy Efficiency in 2017

I think everyone will agree that 2016 was a year full of surprises and many people are looking forward to putting it behind us.  However, 2016 was a good year for energy efficiency.  There were major legislative initiatives, industry mergers, and m ...

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How is DNV GL shaping the utilities of the future in the Middle East?

How is DNV GL shaping the utilities of the future in the Middle East?

More than ever, utilities and regulators around the world understand the need to better understand electricity and water demand patterns. Demand for both is soaring in most parts of the world and many systems face challenges in meeting that demand, e ...

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To deem or not to deem? That is the (valid) question.

To deem or not to deem? That is the (valid) question.

During the annual program planning and design phase, energy efficiency utility incentive program implementation teams have to consider how to balance risk and reward when determining whether measures should be custom or prescriptive. A utility and a ...

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ISO 50001: easier Article 8 compliance, plus energy cost savings

Right across Europe, Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (also known as ‘Article 8') now applies. Simply put, from December 5th 2015, businesses with at least either 250 employees - or annual revenues of €50 million and an ...

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What’s lurking in your closet?

What’s lurking in your closet?

When most people think of closets, they think of a room full of clothes and shoes – or brooms and dust bunnies. But in the world of data, clouds, and IT, a “closet” is a miniature server center: a room that houses working data processing and ...

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Perfect Strangers: Evaluators Working with Implementers

Perfect Strangers: Evaluators Working with Implementers

The Problem The implementers of energy efficiency programs and the people who evaluate these programs are frequently at odds. Too often these relationships are fraught with distrust and disappointment. One common reason is that evaluators are ofte ...

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Three Cups of Coffee and Energy Efficiency

Three Cups of Coffee and Energy Efficiency

One of the most challenging tasks is starting projects in a new territory lacking minimal experience with energy efficiency.  We have learned that to start and manage a new program to the level of meeting or exceeding savings goals, the process requ ...

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How’s Energy Efficiency Working? – The need for faster feedback

If a restaurant had to wait six months or more to find out if their customers enjoyed the food, they would most likely be out of business.  Customer and market feedback is critical for business success, no matter what kind of business you run.  Unf ...

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The Trajectory to Net Zero Energy Buildings through Utility-Enhanced Energy Efficiency

In January 2008 the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) published its ASHRAE Vision 2020: Providing tools by 2020 that enable the building community to produce market-viable NZEBs (Net Zero Energy Build ...

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