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Four Things I Learned from Talking with Trade Allies

Four Things I Learned from Talking with Trade Allies

I recently had the privilege of hosting an AESP webinar (Trade Allies: Partnership or Vendor), where I interviewed Brian Earl, Vice President of Sales, Connexiones, and Mark Breuker, Managing Director, Burton Energy Group, to discuss utility and trad ...

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Explaining the Jargon behind the ‘Internet of Things’

Explaining the Jargon behind the ‘Internet of Things’

My previous post, The Upside of Networked Lighting Controls, focused on the value that networked lighting controls create. Networking is not only changing how our ‘things’ communicate, it is also changing our vocabularies. Networking has develope ...

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A day in the life of an energy industry newbie

“How long have you been in the industry?” Me: “Well, this is my 6th day...” Monday 6:00 AM- My alarm sounds, I wake up, and I get ready to attend a workshop in Baltimore, Maryland. This is my sixth day of work with DNV GL. I’m excited ...

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What challenges remain for data center operators?

What challenges remain for data center operators?

Following my previous post on Best Practices and how they can help prepare for tomorrow, we continue our examination of data centers – let’s look at some of the challenges facing data center operators now and in the future. The challenges general ...

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The Upside to Networked Lighting Controls

The Upside to Networked Lighting Controls

My previous post, The Pitfalls of LED Linear Tubes and Smart Lighting, highlighted the limitations that some linear LED tubes have in integrating with a Smart Lighting Solution. The take away was that lighting retrofit happen infrequently, and it’s ...

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Here’s how Data Center Operators and Industry Best Practices can help Prepare for Tomorrow

Here’s how Data Center Operators and Industry Best Practices can help Prepare for Tomorrow

Welcome to this installment of my series on Data Centers (DC), what they are, how they function, the opportunities for energy efficiency (EE) and the challenges found in their operation related to changing standards and growing demand. How can uti ...

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Confronting challenges head on - my takeaways from the DLC Stakeholder Meeting

We live in fascinating times, where nothing feels static and everything feels open to change. The dynamic nature of digitalization is opening a universe of new possibilities, not for any one industry but for society at large. The driving force behind ...

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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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The Pitfalls of LED Linear Tubes and Smart Lighting Systems

The Pitfalls of LED Linear Tubes and Smart Lighting Systems

At first glance, retrofitting an existing fluorescent fixture with an LED Linear tube seems like an appealing option. You achieve some of the energy savings associated with LEDs without having to purchase and install a new fixture. The popularity be ...

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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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