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Lessons Learned: Energy Management Solutions for U.S. Colleges & Universities

Since budget shortfalls are the ‘new normal,’ these days, both public and private colleges in the U.S. are having to do more with less. The challenge, of course, is to manage tight budgets without impacting student programs or demoralizing staff. Reducing utility costs through more efficient energy management is an obvious solution—enabling colleges to cut …

Nov 01, 2019

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Battery Storage

Energy Resilience: The Solution For Surviving Power Outages

While it seems counter-intuitive, the list of things you can count on seems to be growing these days.  There’s death and taxes of course, but now there’s also extreme weather events and frequent power outages. The annual number of billion-dollar disasters over the past three years was more than double the long-term average. Consider this: The …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

October 10, 2019

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Commercial & Industrial

Energy Efficiency Day: Why It Matters.

As of this posting, 502 local governments, universities, organizations, corporations, and utilities are participating in this year’s annual Energy Efficiency Day, October 2, 2019. #EEDay2019. The Energy Efficiency Day message is simple: “Save Money. Cut Carbon. Breathe Easier.” You can check out their site, for energy-saving tips, and add your organization to the list of …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

September 30, 2019

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Commercial & Industrial

Considering Solar? Consider This.

There’s been a lot of positive press surrounding Fortune 500 companies, cities, and schools committing to net-zero energy goals. Perhaps because of this, organizations around the globe are looking to renewables like solar PV to solve their energy challenges.  According to new research conducted by Centrica Business Solutions, 79% of businesses are planning to increase the …

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September 13, 2019

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Building Automation Systems

The Benefits of Enterprise-Wide Energy Management

A combination of new state regulations, fluctuating electricity prices, urgent environmental issues, and public pressure have companies all across the U.S. reexamining their energy management and sustainability practices. And for good reason.  Nearly 82% of commercial buildings in the U.S. were built before 2000. As such they simply aren’t as energy efficient as they could …

Kelsey Raftery

September 3, 2019

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Building Automation Systems

7 Proven Tactics to Increase Efficiency in Manufacturing Plants

Do you know how much of the energy you pay for every month is actually used to run your business? Surprisingly, many major companies across the U.S. lack a clear understanding of how their business consumes — and wastes — energy. America wastes approximately two-thirds of the power it generates. In a recent survey, the …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

July 30, 2019

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Bundled Energy Projects

Trust. But Verify: The Importance of Measurement & Verification

If it can’t be expressed in figures, it is not science; it is opinion. — Robert Heinlein.   Increasing energy efficiency offers the most cost-effective opportunity for both private and public sector organizations to combat rising energy prices and achieve sustainability goals. But providing evidence of achieved savings is essential to securing funding and support. Measurement and Verification …

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July 24, 2019

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Bundled Energy Projects

Semiconductor Fabs: Chipping Away at Wasted Energy

Semiconductor technologies have been transforming our lives ever since the development of the first mass-market transistor in the 1940s. In some surprising ways, they have also revolutionized the relationship between production and energy consumption.  While global demand for semiconductors reached an all-time high in 2018 — with more than one trillion units shipped, profit margins …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

June 5, 2019

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Education

Guest Blog: A Brighter Present Means a Brighter Future for Our Schools

Imagine trying to do your job in a poorly-lit room, squinting just to read your notes or documents. Or consider exercising under huge lamps from a bygone era that needs 15 minutes to turn on and emit an almost unbearable heat. What’s unthinkable in our professional lives is the reality that our children are subjected …

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May 28, 2019

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