During building energy assessments we often find obvious, no-cost behavior changes savings: A compressor running flat-out for an idled production line. Flood lights illuminating an unused parking lot all year long. Warehouse dock doors that stay open all day. Our very technical recommendations come with a smiley face:
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Over the last year we’ve participated in an increasing number of interviews, conferences and panels discussing the energy-efficiency finance market, including commercial PACE and on-bill repayment programs. Awareness is high, with many policy, government and utility executives generally convinced that if low-cost capital were more readily available, energy-efficiency adoption across residential, institutional, government and commercial/industrial markets would surge.
If you weren’t one of last night’s 100+ million Superbowl viewers, by now you’ve probably heard that a stadium wide power outage stalled the game for 34 minutes.
Six weeks till Christmas – which means time to think about cool energy efficiency gifts for your loved ones.
A few months ago we installed a backup generator for a customer in the food distribution business. Their decision to add the generator was ultimately prompted by yet another New England storm that left them without power. In the wake of hurricane Sandy many folks are wishing they had made the same decision…
Today we published our latest Enterprise LED market research, which studies trends in commercial and industrial LED lighting and profiles the top vendors. The report includes our newly developed LED Lamp and Fixture Pricing Index which tracks historical pricing for these products.
Every day energy, facilities, real estate and sustainability managers receive inbound voicemails from vendors emphasizing that their energy management solutions will help save energy, reduce carbon, save the world, etc….The term energy management is now so overused it has become meaningless.
Last week I participated in a day long energy efficiency finance workshop, hosted and co-produced by Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance Group and the Environmental Defense Fund. Held at Bloomberg’s hip and upbeat headquarters, it had the feel of an investor conference, although most people in the room had yet to make one….