Posted By: Thomas Yoder
- Director, Decision Commerce Group
On: September 26, 2014
Many people value outside-the-box thinking, especially for its ability to see a new pathway forward. If you find yourself lacking in innovation, try implementing a disciplined approach to analyzing the order of things. What was once hidden may now be seen. A house may become a device, and so too more...
Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
- Energy Consultant, Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.
On: September 23, 2014
The evolution of the utility industry has been pretty stagnant over the last hundred years or so. Power plants generate the electricity, it gets sent to your house through a network of wires and transformers, and the utility company sends you a bill every month. Not much has changed, and more...
For those who have been watching the ongoing climate debate about global warming, the increasingly hot summer months are a poignant reminder of that phenomenon whenever the monthly power bill arrives in the mailbox. As the mercury edges towards the top of the thermostat, the cost of cooling your home more...
Posted By: Ron Patch
- President, Enerfit LLC
On: August 29, 2014
Even to people with no HVAC knowledge, it is obvious that the large air conditioning units in stores, factories and other large single zone HVAC applications consume massive amounts of energy. It's also intuitive that the more efficient each unit is, the lower the energy cost. However - even among more...
Tools like ENERGY STAR's Portfolio Manager and accompanying benchmarks like energy use intensity (EUI) have long been the most common way to target energy efficiency opportunities in commercial building portfolios. But, while both are easily accessible and provide well-recognized starting points to compare buildings' efficiency, they are only that - more...
Posted By: Jessica Lorentz
- Energy Engineer, Principal, Upkeep Energy
On: August 6, 2014
This article is co-authored by: Sam Cohen, AVP of Facilities, Elevations Credit Union Kevin Mueller, Senior Engineer, Independent Energy Solutions Steve Morgan, 4Sight Energy Solutions Project Summary Elevations Credit Union (ECU) is currently monitoring energy usage for eight electric meters in four buildings using a dashboard format offered by Power more...
Posted By: Wayne M. Kovach
- SEO Specialist, Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.
On: July 25, 2014
The summer is here and vacations are being planned. Whether it's a family trip to a local beach, visiting relatives out of state, or a trip to Disneyland, families everywhere are eager to get out and enjoy this great time of year. With endless lists and preparations to take care more...
Posted By: Rick Barnett
- Consultant, Green Builder
On: June 19, 2014
The largest part of residential energy consumption (generally considered around 40%) maintains interior comfort regardless of the weather. Energy used to create this comfort is a function of how well inside is separated from outside. The separation zone, or "thermal shell", is the insulating layer around conditioned interior space. Programs more...
Posted By: Shlomi Palas
- CEO, Blue Sphere Corp.
On: May 22, 2014
When a company produces 150 tons of food waste every day that is either a huge problem or a great opportunity to innovate and produce energy. Grocery stores, restaurants, sports arenas, schools, and hospitals in the U.S. generate an average of two tons - 4,000 pounds - of food waste more...
Posted By: Brad Yaggie, BOC
- Energy Efficiency Consultant, The Wasmer Company
On: May 21, 2014
According to the National Lighting Bureau, poor lighting conditions cause the productivity levels of your employees to fall by 5% and can even lead to physical stressors like eyestrain, blurred vision, and headaches. Increasing light levels while decreasing your energy consumption will not only take care of your employees by more...
Monday Nov 3, 2014
- Wednesday Nov 5, 2014 -
San Diego, CA - United States
SmartCities is an Energy Central event established to educate utilities on the steps and paths to collaboratively develop smart cites in their region. At this event attendees will establish early relationships with key stakeholders; discover collaboration strategies that have been more...