What Does Energy Efficiency Mean?

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Jan 15, 2021 5:15:27 PM

Energy efficiency. It’s probably a term you’ve heard tossed around as an idea to improve your facility’s bottom line and CSR, but what does energy efficiency mean? Essentially, it means using less energy to perform the same task. In this case, that means reducing fossil fuels and reducing your business’ carbon footprint by making current energy sources more effective.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Blog Topics

Lidl invests in MERV 13 Filtration

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Nov 24, 2020 5:30:26 PM

A Grocer Achieves A New Level of Freshness

Lidl US knows a thing or two about fresh produce. Operating over 11,000 stores across 32 countries, freshness is at the core of their business model. Now, by integrating some new technology, customers will experience a new level of freshness: air purity. And given the implications of COVID-19, the MERV 13 filtration solution will allow all involved (customers, vendors, employees) to breathe a collective sigh of relief.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Supermarket and Retail, Blog Topics, Heating

Facilities Have Many Paths to Energy Efficiency

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Oct 6, 2020 6:31:57 PM

Reach Your Goals During COVID-19 and Beyond

How is your facility’s energy efficiency?

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Managed Services, LED lighting, Digital Lumens, Digital Buildings

The Climate Pledge: Achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2040

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Sep 29, 2020 5:11:29 PM

Are You Doing Your Part? We Can Help.

Earlier this summer, we learned of The Climate Pledge after reading this blog from Amazon discussing the internet giant’s intent to reach net zero carbon by 2040, a full decade ahead of the Paris Agreement. An ambitious goal for sure, but after we stopped to consider how swiftly the company rose from being an online bookstore to the megastore and distribution center it is today, we realized that the timeframe and goal may not be too lofty of a feat after all.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Utilities, Education, News and Events, Carbon Accounting, Blog Topics, Behavior Change

Upgrade Now: 179D Tax Deduction Program Extended through 2020

Posted by Market Mentors on Feb 6, 2020 9:49:20 AM

Are bottom-line concerns holding you back from making energy efficiency upgrades to your facility? Knowing and understanding all of the available federal and local incentives for sustainable upgrades is a crucial factor in that decision-making process. One such incentive, the 179D tax deduction program, has now been extended through 2020.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, LED lighting, Rebates, News and Events, Energy Cost, Heating, Building Envelope, Stimulus

Reflecting on a Year That Reenergized—and Generated an Era

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Dec 26, 2019 11:15:51 AM

For the first official time, here it comes… Happy New Year from Dalkia Energy Solutions! We are extremely proud to ring in 2020 with a greeting that, well, has a pretty great ring to it. October 2019 marked our formal introduction as the U.S. division of Dalkia, a subsidiary of France-based energy giant EDF Group, defining the excitement and historic evolution we experienced over the course of 2019—a year that reenergized us for more to come.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Managed Services, Energy Cost, Energy Benchmarking

Save Energy in Your Warehouse or Distribution Center in 4 Easy Steps

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Dec 3, 2019 10:31:20 AM

Whether you’re in the business of making or distributing widgets, raw materials, food or consumer goods, there inevitably is some heavy lifting involved. We understand the considerable planning that goes into your operational efficiency. That’s why when it comes time to evaluate ways to save energy in your warehouse or distribution center, we’d like you to leave the heavy lifting to us.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Managed Services, Measurement and Verification, Blog Topics, Energy Cost

Connectivity is the Future of Building Management

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Oct 8, 2019 10:32:57 AM

Cutting the energy consumption of a facility while increasing energy savings is the new standard of building management, rather than the exception. Over the last several years, n technologies have emerged to meet those goals, such as LED lighting and controls, which can cut energy bills by more than half while improving the quality and safety of the facility. But there’s so much more. Additional ROI-boosting features in LED lighting and other technologies prove that connectivity is the future of building management.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Managed Services, LED lighting, Energy Cost, Digital Lumens, Digital Buildings

4 Energy Challenges Facing Grocery Managers and Considerations to Overcome Them

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Sep 19, 2019 7:40:50 AM

Ask anyone how they’ve selected their go-to grocery store or stores, and they’ll likely list off a menu of reasons: proximity to their home or place of work, product selection, available discounts, store aesthetics, overall comfort or experience. As a consumer yourself, you choose where to do business based on these same factors. But as a facilities professional, you know what stores need to add to their recipe to make it a good one for employees and shoppers alike. Here, we offer four energy challenges facing grocery managers and considerations to overcome them:

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Managed Services, Measurement and Verification, Energy Cost

ESG and Impact Investing: The Effect on Hospitality

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Aug 22, 2019 5:30:05 AM

Impact investing is a rapidly growing investment strategy and is forcing REITs and private equity firms to increase their efforts on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs. Broadly speaking, impact investing focuses on investing in companies whose services or products generate measurable, positive social or environmental impact along with financial return.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Managed Services, Rebates, Energy Cost, Water Conservation, Energy Benchmarking, Hospitality, Renewable Energy