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Contractors and buildings optimizing their ACs without incentives. (Yes, you’ve read this correctly)

Contractors and buildings optimizing their ACs without incentives. (Yes, you’ve read this correctly)

It’s tough figuring out how to work around the Joe Crash Bangs. Over the past six years, my colleagues and I have sweated time and effort to figure out how to break through the generations-old business condition of HVAC contractors selling poor ...

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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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The ETL process pays off for utility billing and tracking analyses

The ETL process pays off for utility billing and tracking analyses

Introduction Extract, transform, and load (ETL) is a fundamental process for managing billing and tracking data. Ralph Kimball, one of early practitioners to formalize many data warehousing concepts and best practices, says the ETL process is the ...

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REV’ing private market engagement in New York State: creating a non-incentive model for commercial HVAC

The energy industry in New York State is currently undergoing a significant policy change, called “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) strategy. The changed policy is intended to spur clean energy innovation, bring new investments into the state, ...

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Predicted vs. Actual: Unknown factors skewing energy model results

Predicted vs. Actual: Unknown factors skewing energy model results

Predictive energy modeling is the most common type of modeling in the building industry. But, how well do these energy models anticipate a building’s actual energy consumption? Given accurate inputs, models can forecast a building’s energy use ...

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With all of this data, will we finally understand how our customers use electricity?

With all of this data, will we finally understand how our customers use electricity?

As we move into an era where electric utilities have fifteen-minute or hourly load information on most—if not all—of their customers, will we finally understand how our customers use electricity? I think the answer to this shockingly simple quest ...

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