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It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas (including the energy efficiency conferences)!

It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas (including the energy efficiency conferences)!

While my colleagues in the Midwest are digging out from the latest weekend snowstorm, my attention has turned to the upcoming AESP National Conference in San Antonio. I'm particularly fond of this conference because it provides a great opportuni ...

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Do you know what your company’s climate-related risks are? Your investors want to know

Do you know what your company’s climate-related risks are? Your investors want to know

2017 was a record year for natural disasters in the US, and with 11 climate disaster events exceeding $1 billion each so far in 2018, proactive building owners are beginning to think beyond sustainability. Resilience has become the newest buzzwor ...

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Is designing a lighting program as risky as playing a game of poker?

Is designing a lighting program as risky as playing a game of poker?

Knowing when to hold 'em and knowing when to fold 'em Risk is a fact of life, and inherent to every business decision we make. While we can never eliminate risk, we can mitigate its impact on our decisions by assigning probabilities to possibl ...

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Reaching Success Beyond Lighting-only Measures in Hard(er)-to-Reach Markets

Reaching Success Beyond Lighting-only Measures in Hard(er)-to-Reach Markets

I just returned from the 2018 ACEEE Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference in Washington, DC. What an energizing four days! The speakers were passionate and discussed very innovative and intriguing projects. I presented a post-confe ...

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How integrating EE & DR creates a ‘win-win’ for the utility and its customer

How integrating EE & DR creates a ‘win-win’ for the utility and its customer

Earlier this summer, I hosted a webinar on how Smart Lighting can help a utility do more than save energy - it can target its Energy Efficiency to times of high stress on the grid. If you would like to watch the webinar, it can be found here. Smart ...

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What? We can build Demand Response into efficient products?

What? We can build Demand Response into efficient products?

Earlier this summer, I hosted a webinar on how Smart Lighting can help a utility do more than save energy - it can target its Energy Efficiency to times of high stress on the grid. In part 2 of this blog series, I covered the communication technology ...

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On Energy Efficiency Day, Reflecting on Why I Chose a Career in Energy Efficiency!

On Energy Efficiency Day, Reflecting on Why I Chose a Career in Energy Efficiency!

The DNV GL Ohio team includes a group of engineers who recently entered the job market. As we look at energy efficiency day, it is a great time to look at why these millenials chose energy efficiency as their career path. For those of us who hav ...

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What is Automated Demand Response?

What is Automated Demand Response?

Solar, wind and other forms of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) are beginning to change how we operate the grid. While traditional forms of thermal generation, like coal, are dispatchable (called upon when needed), they are not flexible. My previous ...

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Flipping the paradigm of demand response with smart devices

Flipping the paradigm of demand response with smart devices

Earlier this summer, I hosted a webinar on how Smart Lighting can help a utility do more than save energy - it can target its Energy Efficiency to times of high stress on the grid. If you would like to watch the webinar, it can be found here. Uti ...

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Redefining energy efficiency in new construction programs

Redefining energy efficiency in new construction programs

When it comes to integrating the latest technologies and efficiencies into a facility, nothing provides a cleaner slate to work with than a new facility. But in too many cases, utility new construction programs only consider energy efficiency (EE ...

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