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Allies: Check. Customers: Check. Market Influencers: Who?

Allies: Check. Customers: Check. Market Influencers: Who?

How well rounded is your Outreach strategy and are you leveraging all the players in your market? In this blog series, we have been exploring the dynamics of proper execution of an integrated strategy and the DNV GL 9 Box Model, which takes a ...

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What do we do with energy efficiency laggards?

What do we do with energy efficiency laggards?

In the adoption of technology or new ideas in general, there is always a group of people that are last.  You know--the person who just got their first smartphone, still buys compact discs, or gets their news from an actual “paper” newspaper.  T ...

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Buildings are for people: Engaging occupants on resilience

Buildings are for people: Engaging occupants on resilience

Recently I was on a panel at the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change conference that explored the relationship between human engagement and climate resilience and discussed effective behavior change strategies for resilience and energy efficie ...

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Segmentation in the 9 Box Model for incentive program implementation

Segmentation in the 9 Box Model for incentive program implementation

DNV GL has implemented DTE Energy’s Commercial and Industrial energy efficiency program since 2009.  The program offers incentives for both electric and natural gas customers, with varying service territories. Throughout the state, there is a ...

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The DNV GL 9 Box Model: A Six Part Blog Series Focused on Improving Customer Engagement

The DNV GL 9 Box Model: A Six Part Blog Series Focused on Improving Customer Engagement

This is the first in a series of six blogs that will focus on how utility energy efficiency programs can improve customer engagement using segmentation and differentiation, focusing on the end customer, the trade allies, and market influencers. The D ...

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Going Wireless – A Practical Solution for Retrofitting Lighting Controls

Going Wireless – A Practical Solution for Retrofitting Lighting Controls

My previous blog delved into Explaining the Jargon Behind the Internet of Things; in this post I am going to explore how advances in wireless technology are making Smart Lighting Solutions viable to the retrofit market. The U.S. Energy Information Ag ...

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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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