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Bringing energy efficiency to the people

Bringing energy efficiency to the people

On a recent Saturday morning in April, I found myself out bright and early at Pier 28 in the Embarcadero in San Francisco. I was there with my DNV GL colleagues, Brad Hoover and Jared Carpenter, and with around a dozen others from various organizatio ...

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Will Robots Take My Job?

With the IEPEC 2017 conference coming soon in August, evaluation as a concept has been on my mind a lot. Like a stereotypical millennial I’ve been nibbling avocado toast and feeling a little existential … wondering if there’s still a need for e ...

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What are the challenges and solutions for utilities and customers on data centers?

What are the challenges and solutions for utilities and customers on data centers?

For almost a year, I’ve been writing about the dynamics surrounding data centers: what they are, how they work, the power they consume, how to control that power consumption cost– and the challenges faced by both operators and utilities. On Au ...

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What is the Value of Native Data in a Market Potential Study?

Energy efficiency market potential studies (“potential studies”) are a common planning tool for energy efficiency providers, stakeholders and regulators. Potential studies date back to the 1980s, with the objective of identifying energy efficienc ...

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Finding the needles

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

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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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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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Understanding trade allies to improve program success

Understanding trade allies to improve program success

This article is republished from the April 2017 issue of Strategies, AESP’s exclusive magazine for members. To receive Strategies, please consider joining AESP. Utility demand-side management (DSM) programs rely on trade allies to market the be ...

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Advancing the game on M&V 2.0

Working Together to Advance the Game on Advanced Measurement and Verification Directions and Opportunities for “M&V 2.0” for Energy Savings What can advanced Measurement and Verification (M&V) methods do that “traditional” methods ...

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