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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 …

Sep 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 …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

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 …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

May 28, 2019

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Ask the Expert: Considering Investing in Facility Upgrades? Is it Really a Good Idea?

It’s difficult to comprehend just how much has changed over just a few years.  Consider this: ten years ago you didn’t own an iPad, couldn’t hop in an Uber or even browse the web on Chrome. Airbnb didn’t exist, neither did Instagram, Venmo or GPS on iPhones. And the only thing most watches did was …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

May 20, 2019

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Bundled Energy Projects

Guest Blog: Energy Efficiency is Driving Deep Savings at These Schools

Energy efficiency doesn’t just contribute to a greener, more sustainable future: it also has direct cost savings for school districts in the here-and-now. At the K12 Facilities Forum, Meredith McDermott, Director of Sustainability at the New York City Department of Education, and Tony Cox, Chief Operating Officer at Rock Hill Schools (SC), shared how energy efficiency initiatives are …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

May 16, 2019

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Education

Lighting the Way to Improved Student Performance

Lighting typically accounts for as much as 30% to 40% of a school’s total energy costs – making it the second largest operational expense for school districts – just behind salaries. Optimizing lighting systems can cut those energy costs by more than half – in some cases up to 70%. Most importantly, every dollar saved …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

April 30, 2019

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