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How to use utility data to drive energy cost savings

Jul 20

You. Yes, you, are sitting on an absolute gold mine of information. You have the ability to drive real energy cost savings from your utility data. You just need to know where to look. What kind of utility data holds the key to energy cost savings? You can find ways to deliver low cost, high […]

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The surprising truth about Spring 2018 and natural gas usage

Jul 13

The surprising truth about Spring 2018 natural gas usage Don’t be surprised if you see higher than expected natural gas usage (and, therefore, cost) for the Spring 2018. If you’ve noticed a variance to your gas cost and budget this year, it is probably due to a slightly unexpected reason. Yes, late December 2017 and […]

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Repost: A potentially significant development in electricity and power

Jun 7

A new article by David Roberts on Vox “This technology could fundamentally change our relationship to electricity: An “operating system” for power could double the efficiency of the grid“ describes a new technology that could offer massive improvements in the efficient delivery of electricity across the grid. As Roberts explains, while it sounds too good to […]

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What does the energy industry have to learn from rookie baseball managers?

May 11

What does the energy industry have to learn from rookie baseball managers? The energy industry may have something to learn from this season’s crop of rookie baseball managers. The New York Times published an article in the Sunday magazine on April 25, 2018 titled The Mets Try the Personal Touch. The article explains that it is impossible to be only […]

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Make sense of complexity with energy analytics

If you read 1 article about C-suite energy analytics, read this one

Apr 20

If you read 1 article about C-suite energy analytics, make it this one The energy industry is undergoing dizzying changes. New technology, market complexity, shifts in the regulatory landscape, changes in cost-structures, demanding customers weigh on the C-suite. Executives must focus on profitability, customer service, and cost management. Pressures on the C-suite are substantial:  find innovative ways to […]

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The Unconventional Guide to Energy Budgeting

Apr 11

Last week we ran an online introduction to energy budgeting called Energy Budget Planning: 3 Insights Every Manager Should Have. During the 30 minute course, we discussed the key challenges that all managers face when planning their energy budgets. Issues like: time constraints, lack of access to data, management expectations. In addition, we described the importance […]

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Energy budgeting, forecasting and planning: Best practices webinar

Mar 8

Your energy budget: Forecasting and planning best practices What is the best way to plan your energy budget? When we’re asked that question, we are reminded of the quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln Most customers […]

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Energy data and historical info: Why it is essential for accurate energy cost management

Feb 28

Historical energy data: access Every sound analysis of energy usage and cost begins with the harrowing and hair raising experience of accessing historical energy data for gas and electricity. Getting historical usage and cost data from utilities in an efficient way is extremely difficult. Ask anyone on the front lines of this activity, whether they […]

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The Cost-Benefit of Energy Information

Feb 18

The Cost-Benefit of Energy Information Building owners and energy managers often ask us about the cost-benefit of energy information and quality energy analytics. We have our own client experience from which to draw. Also, we have summarized information from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In addition, we have reviewed information from a study conducted by global […]

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Energy cost management: What cold weather can tell you about your building operation

Feb 6

Energy cost management: What cold weather can tell you about your building operation Guest post by Tom Leach, Scientific Air Your lobby should be warm even if it is 10 degrees outside. Your tenants and guests expect comfort under the most extreme circumstances. You should too. You know how good your health is after you […]

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