Our Triple Crown – Groom Energy Makes Inc. 5000 For Third Consecutive Year

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Aug 20, 2015 3:25:20 AM

Last week our team was proud to see Groom Energy’s name again included on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list, this for our third year in a row.

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Topics: INC 5000

The New World – Using Toilet Water to Wash Your Hands? Ew.

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Jun 30, 2015 6:31:53 AM

Last week our annual Red Sox outing came close to being washed out.  The first pitch was thrown with threatening clouds over Fenway, while our iPhones lit up with tornado warnings for Greater Boston.  But we lucked out and the game played on uninterrupted, although the last place Sox did avoid the win.

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Topics: Water Conservation

Industrial Steam Efficiency – Think Really Hot Compressed Air

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on May 26, 2015 2:38:55 AM

Steam has long been an efficient way for manufacturing plants to deliver predictable, even heating to their production lines.  Typically our customers use medium pressure steam in food processing, as an input for metal or rubber manufacturing or to purify vapor streams in the production of chemicals.

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Topics: Steam

LightFair 2015 – Even Fluorescent is Now Uncool….

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on May 9, 2015 8:08:59 AM

Last week’s annual LightFair conference was the fifth since the show turned into LEDFair back in 2010. At that event, for the first time, more than half of the show’s 450 vendors were displaying LED products. This year virtually all 500+ vendors in the Javitz Center were LED-centric.

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Topics: LightFair

Deflategate – Document Your Baseline

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Jan 30, 2015 10:16:09 AM

Both Juno and Deflategate hit Greater Boston hard this past week.  Fortunately we’ve dug ourselves out of Juno – but we’re still buried in the Patriots’ mess.

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Topics: Measurement and Verification, Sub-metering, Energy Benchmarking

Our LightFair 2014 LED Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Jun 4, 2014 11:11:58 AM

This year we flew the whole Groom Energy field engineering team to Las Vegas for LightFair, the 25th annual lighting industry show.  While Vegas is a fun location for our team meeting, our real plan was to conduct an LED scavenger hunt, sending our engineers onto LightFair’s 500+ vendor filled exhibit hall in search of the latest, coolest LED lighting technologies.

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Topics: LightFair

Industrial Efficiency Upgrade: “On Demand” Compressed Air

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Apr 29, 2014 10:57:50 AM

On a recent plant visit our engineers followed a rumbling noise from a backroom to discover a large air compressor running flat out.  The 300 horsepower (HP) system was pushing 100psi air to a set of production lines located at the other end of the facility.  Serious industrial production stuff.

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Topics: Compressed Air, Industrial Waste Heat Recapture

Energy Efficiency Finance – The Market’s Developing – But More Slowly than Solar

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Mar 31, 2014 10:55:56 AM

Last week I attended EDF/Citibank’s 3rd Energy Efficiency Financeconference in NYC.  Since their inaugural event a few years ago this conference has always provided a good gauge on the market’s rate of progress.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, On Bill Finance, PACE

In 2014 Energy Security Takes on a Different Meaning

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Feb 19, 2014 9:52:56 AM

During World War II energy security meant access to oil for our fighting troops.  Years later the 1970′s oil crisis highlighted our supply risk with the Middle East.

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Topics: Energy Security

R.I.P. EPAct, December 31, 2013

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Jan 20, 2014 9:50:50 AM

Like for many businesses, end of year is a busy time at Groom Energy.   Our engineering team is scrambling to satisfy utilities’ requirements, our back office is beginning year-end closing and our customers are pushing us to complete projects with budgets that disappear if unused.

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Topics: EPAct 2005