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Energy-efficiency: ‘Mandatory by law, but above all an opportunity’

Energy-efficiency: ‘Mandatory by law, but above all an opportunity’

Complying with Article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) of the European Union may sound boring, but it is quite the opposite. More than 45,000 companies in the European Union must comply with this directive by 2019, otherwise they risk ...

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Rapid Reaction – my take on the 2019 AESP National Conference

Rapid Reaction – my take on the 2019 AESP National Conference

While the Texas State Rodeo may not have been in town, the AESP provided a boot-stomping, cattle calling good time in the Alamo City. For four days, energy professionals from across North America gathered in San Antonio for the premier conference ...

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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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2018 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

2018 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2019, we'd like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the past year, which included hot topics around electric vehicles, offshore wind, storage, PV structures and energy efficie ...

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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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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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