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Is It Time to Embrace the Internet of Things?

While Peter Lewis coined the term “Internet of Things” to explain his concept regarding the integration of people, processes and devises way back in 1985, it’s only been in the last few years that the Internet of Things (IoT) has become the superstar of tech culture.  For example, in 2015 there were 4.9 billion connected …

May 29, 2018

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Commercial & Industrial

Lighting-as-a-Service: A Bright Idea!

Both public and private sector organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of LED lighting — the most notable being: Increased energy efficiency/reduced energy costs: With 80% – 90% energy efficiency, LEDs use significantly less power than traditional fixtures. (Fluorescent bulbs are at approximately 40% efficiency, and incandescent bulbs only 10%) Longer life/reduced maintenance: LEDs last …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

April 30, 2018

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Commercial & Industrial

Can Your Business Benefit from Energy-as-a-Service?

Thirty percent.  According to recent Energy Star research, that’s the amount of energy the average commercial building wastes year-after-year.  If you’re already monitoring your energy use, we’re not telling you anything new. And if you haven’t optimized your energy systems, chances are you are paying too much for energy. Energy-as-a-Service may well be the solution …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

April 24, 2018

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Energy Systems Optimization

Does outdoor lighting deter crime? Flipping the switch to lower crime

Modern day workplaces are considered home away from home for most employees. And just like at their real home, employees want to feel safe at work – not just when doing their job, but also entering and leaving the property. Bright lights could be the difference between crime and safety. “Criminals don’t want to get …

Ben Stewart

July 21, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

Illuminating Effects of Poor Lighting At Work

Uncomfortable, unproductive, unhealthy, low morale and high turnover are some of the effects plaguing modern day building occupants.  Improper lighting is one of the culprits in creating a less than stellar experience within offices, schools, hospitals and industrial spaces. Unfortunately, the impact of lighting on productivity hurts the bottom line for these institutions. This may …

Ben Stewart

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Energy Systems Optimization

Energy Efficiency Finance Models Spelled Out To Achieve Modernization

Work environments across the nation battle crumbling infrastructure, dim lights and antiquated energy systems. Building owners wrack their brains trying to find a solution to keep their workers happy, comfortable and productive without breaking their bank. There are ways to acquire modernization without expending up-front capital through energy financing. There are many energy efficiency finance …

Ben Stewart

July 14, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

Check Out This Checklist BEFORE Signing An Energy Performance Contract

Want to replace end of life energy equipment and aging infrastructure to enhance the comfort, productivity and safety of your workers? Hoping an energy performance contract will pay for the efficiency measures, but hesitant about the confusing contract jargon? You should be. Sometimes energy services companies write the contract to protect them, not you. Here’s …

Ben Stewart

July 11, 2017

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Education

NYAPPA To Hold Summer Conference This Week

The New York Association of Physical Plant Administrators (NYAPPA) is holding its summer conference July 11-13 in Buffalo, New York. The conference, aimed at networking and providing educational sessions, will take place on the campus of SUNY-Buffalo. SUNY officials, vendors serving the industry and plant administrators will all be in attendance. Ryan Robinson, an energy …

Ben Stewart

July 7, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

From Sales Auditor To Sales Manager: Chris Mastrianni Digs His Way To A Fulfilling SmartWatt Career

Despite having sales experience, the economy hit Chris Mastrianni’s life hard. While looking for a job, he was working as a landscaper, picking weeds, digging ditches, and mowing lawns in the scorching Albany, NY sun, yet barely getting by. “I was in a rough patch in my life – talk about a humbling experience,” he …

Ben Stewart

July 6, 2017

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