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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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Bundled Energy Projects

INDUSTRY NEWS: SmartWatt Generates Buzz Over Energy Systems Optimization Project in New York

SmartWatt, a nationwide energy systems optimization company, is working with the village of Cazenovia in New York to implement a bundled energy efficiency project that includes a solar energy systems at the water treatment plant and LED street lights. The Eagle News recently reported on the energy-saving initiatives. To read more about the project, click here.

Ben Stewart

March 8, 2017

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Government

Clean Energy Communities Earn Green Designation and NYSERDA Grant Money

The Clean Energy Communities (CEC) Program offered by NYSERDA encourages municipalities in the state of New York to become sustainable through positive energy choices, and are being rewarded financially for doing so. Local governments can use the NYSERDA program for energy system optimization to implement clean energy actions, save energy costs, and improve facilities for …

Ben Stewart

March 7, 2017

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Education

Still Time to Raise Your Hand for Proposition 39 Funding

K-12 school districts in California have just five months to start the process to improve their facilities and comfort of their students using Proposition 39 funding. To take advantage of the $2.5 billion in Proposition 39 funding, the wheels have to be in motion well before the state’s August 1, 2017 deadline. The measure directs …

Ben Stewart

March 1, 2017

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Building Automation Systems

Fulton County Takes Back Control with Performance Contracting

Fulton County needed to get control of the energy systems powering their buildings. The county’s complex of buildings in Johnstown, NY was equipped with an aging and inefficient HVAC system that wasted energy and was in danger of failing, causing County officials to worry about the possibility of expensive emergency repairs. To make matters worse, the …

Ben Stewart

February 28, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

K-12 School Districts Benefit From An Energy Systems Optimization Approach

As a K-12 school district undertaking an energy efficiency project, it is crucial to look for a partner who has a wide range of expertise and takes into consideration all of your needs and constraints: the needs of your students and teachers, the ability and experience to work in sensitive environments, and the expertise to …

Ben Stewart

February 27, 2017

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Building Automation Systems

INDUSTRY NEWS: EnviroPolitics Names SmartWatt As PACE Supporter

SmartWatt was mentioned in EnviroPolitics for supporting Pennsylvania legislation that would allow local governments to work with private lenders on low-cost and long-term energy systems optimization projects at commercial and industrial facilities. The legislation, officially named SB-234, would establish the state’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. Currently, 33 states plus the district of Columbia, …

Ben Stewart

February 26, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

Illuminating Municipalities’ Options For Street Lighting

Street lighting is vital to creating a safe and aesthetically pleasing community, but paying for the maintenance, operational, and energy costs associated with keeping streets illuminated can be a drain on your budget. Often times, maintenance and operational costs are inflated when the local utility owns the fixtures and charges a premium to maintain them. …

Ben Stewart

February 25, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

The Smart Alternative to an ESCO

Educational centers and government facilities are BIG consumers of energy, always looking for ways to slash their electric and gas bills to fund anything other than energy and maintenance costs. For this reason, many consumers turn to an energy service company (ESCO) in the hopes of developing solutions to cut expenses. But the truth about …

Ben Stewart

February 17, 2017

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