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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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Year in Review: Top 10 Energy in Transition blog posts from 2016

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2017, we’d like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the 2016, which included hot topics around energy efficiency, wind, solar, renewable integration, smart metering, and energy ...

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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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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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Engaging small businesses and contractors in energy efficiency: program approaches for both

Engaging small businesses and contractors in energy efficiency: program approaches for both

In February, my colleague Steve Baab posted a blog discussing two different program delivery approaches for small businesses. In this blog, we will discuss two additional delivery approaches and how to maximize enrollment of small businesses to insta ...

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Moving to the Middle — How to Navigate the Ins and Outs of C&I Midstream Programs (Part III)

Moving to the Middle — How to Navigate the Ins and Outs of C&I Midstream Programs (Part III)

By Dave Backen, Christopher Burmester, David MacDonald and Mary Ann Sheehan Part III: Examples from Midstream Programs in Practice In the first two installments (read part one and part two) of our series on midstream programs, we had looked at ...

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Going home, part 5: Nine tactics utilities can use to promote beneficial growth of Home Energy Management Systems.

Going home, part 5: Nine tactics utilities can use to promote beneficial growth of Home Energy Management Systems.

Getting different home appliance and other devices to talk to each other in order to achieve energy savings, along with other important benefits, is a major challenge, and certainly not one that utilities could be expected to achieve on their own. On ...

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