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Posted By: Dean Schiller - CEO, CEIVA Energy
On: April 25, 2014
A few years ago, the smart grid industry had almost entirely written off the in-home display (IHD) for energy management. Several companies had introduced products that were pulled from shelves shortly thereafter due to poor sales. Media coverage pointed to high costs, complicated hardware, and low adoption rates as the  more...
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Posted By: Dan Sosland , Jamie Howland
On: April 21, 2014
The Gordian knot of carbon footprints, global warming, energy costs, and home/transportation inefficiencies is enough to exhaust the most resilient optimist. But.help is on the way. The path forward-to lower carbon, lower costs, and cleaner energy-grows clearer each day. The energy system of tomorrow consists of clean local energy resources,  more...
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Posted By: Gerry DeNotto - Managing Director, MalekRemian, LLC
On: April 10, 2014
Imagine, if you would, the following scenario which recently occurred. A man walked down a dark street in his neighborhood in a typical northeastern United States suburb, trying to avoid fallen branches brought down by a Sandy - like super storm and other debris that forced him to keep his  more...
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Posted By: Corey Weathers M.Ed. - Principal, Catalyst2030
On: March 25, 2014
Our grandparents are often the first to teach us about the value of a dollar and to not waste anything - food, water, energy, money - you name it. In my case, this is certainly true. It was my grandmother who helped open my eyes during my youth and more  more...
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Posted By: Sarah Battaglia - Energy Consultant, Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.
On: February 18, 2014
With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) over and done with, shoppers are looking for new, useful, and innovative products that will make their lives easier, or at least more enjoyable.  Although we did not attend the show, we did our research and came up with 10 gadgets that will make  more...
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Posted By: Sarah Battaglia - Energy Consultant, Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.
On: February 11, 2014
As we move into the second week of 2014, most of us start to veer away from our New Year's resolutions. (Who enjoys counting calories, anyway?) Instead, we shift our focus toward what's really important: the Winter Olympics! Hosting this year's Games is Sochi, Russia, and in order to arrange  more...
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Posted By: Rick Barnett - Consultant, Green Builder
On: February 10, 2014
The value of energy efficiency has been documented and expressed countless times. A recent example can be found in Energy Manager Today: "NY Property Owner Retrofits with LED's, Saves $300,000 Per Year" (http://www.energymanagertoday.com/ny-property-owner-retrofits-with-leds-saves-300000-per-year097505/?utm_source=Energy+Manager+Today+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ce7335a00b-EMT12_11_201312_11_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_53218c173d-ce7335a00b-39556169). This headline seems reasonable, except that saving is putting something aside, like money in the bank, for  more...
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Posted By: Bennett Fisher - CEO, Retroficiency
On: February 7, 2014
Across the United States, the utility industry is facing increasing energy efficiency goals for 2014 and beyond. To achieve these goals, utilities must tap into the market segment that represents the greatest opportunity for energy savings over the next 10 years - the commercial building market.  According to the US  more...
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Posted By: Rick Barnett - Consultant, Green Builder
On: January 9, 2014
Thermal standards for homes were established to improve thermal performance by strengthening the barrier between outside and the conditioned interior.  A checklist of thermal standards is included in every jurisdiction's energy code.  For example, wall insulation in Oregon has to be rated at least R-21.  A building inspector verifies compliance  more...
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Posted By: Kristopher Settle
On: January 2, 2014
The streets of New York City will be a little brighter (literally) over the next few years.  Recently, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced a new effort to replace the city’s current amber streetlights for white, more energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs throughout the five boroughs.   more...
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