Latest Post

Food Producers Gain a Competitive Advantage with Efficiency-as-a-Service

Food producers have (dare we say it) a lot on their plate these days.  They’re having to deal with everything from economic and competitive pressures and availability of resources, to an aging workforce, and ever-rising operating costs. To stay competitive, food producers must stay on top of rapidly-changing consumer attitudes and market trends, technological advances, …

Lee Goddard

Dec 04, 2018

Read More

All Posts

Utility

Commercial Energy Efficiency National Grid Incentives

National Grid Incentives – Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Program: National Grid incentives for large commercial gas and electric customers in the upstate NY service area and gas incentives for customers in the Metro NY service area. Incentives of up to 50% of the installed project cost and financing is available for certain projects. Eligibility: Commercial, industrial, nonprofit, …

Ben Stewart

November 10, 2015

Read More

Bundled Energy Projects

Refrigeration Efficiency: Q&A With Our Energy Optimization Experts

Question: How can I improve the my facility’s refrigeration efficiency? Answer: Refrigeration efficiency issues, which include problems with ice buildup, temperature and insulation can take several forms. An energy audit will typically identify energy inefficiencies in one or several of the following areas: Evaporator coils have heavy ice build-up Evaporator temperature is lower than required …

Ben Stewart

November 5, 2015

Read More

Bundled Energy Projects

Issues With Transformers: Q&A With Our Energy Optimization Experts

 Question: How can I improve the energy efficiency of my facility’s power? Answer: Power issues, which include issues with transformers, demand charge and controls issues can take several forms. An energy audit will typically identify energy inefficiencies in one or several of the following areas: Transformers remain energized when serving no load for extended periods …

Ben Stewart

October 29, 2015

Read More

Mechanical Systems

Domestic Hot Water: Q&A With Our Energy Optimization Experts

Question: How can I improve the energy efficiency of my facility’s domestic hot water system? Answer: Domestic hot water system issues, which include problems with leaks and temperature control, can take several forms. An energy audit will typically identify energy inefficiencies in one or several of the following areas: Hot water temperature is excessive System …

Ben Stewart

October 22, 2015

Read More

Bundled Energy Projects

Retrofit Building Envelope: What to Consider When Improving Efficiency

Question: Retrofit building envelope – What should I consider when looking to improve the energy efficiency of my facility? Answer: Building envelope issues, which include problems with the physical separators (e.g., windows, doors, walls, etc.) between the conditioned (e.g., heated and/or cooled) and unconditioned environment of a building, can take several forms. An energy audit will typically …

Ben Stewart

October 15, 2015

Read More

Small Business

Can Energy Efficiency Kits Help Promote Your Programs?

DIY energy efficiency kits, a marketing tool sometimes used to promote utility-based incentive programs, are distributed to customers, often free of charge, to entice them to make simple changes that will help save energy. Typically kits include items like compact fluorescent (CFL) or LED light bulbs, LED nightlights, light switch and power outlet gaskets, hot …

Ben Stewart

October 13, 2015

Read More

Solar PV

LADWP Solar Incentive Program

LADWP Solar Incentive Program: The LADWP Solar Incentive Program began in 2000, with a funding level of $150 million. The program has 10 phases with declining incentive levels as certain installed MW targets are met. There are separate goals for residential and non-residential participants, and the incentive levels for each will decline irrespective of the other. …

Ben Stewart

October 10, 2015

Read More

Bundled Energy Projects

Ask the Optimization Expert: HVAC Ventilation

Question: How can I improve the energy efficiency of my facility’s HVAC ventilation? Answer: HVAC ventilation issues, which include problems with air flow and temperature control, can take several forms. An energy audit will typically identify energy inefficiencies in one or several of the following areas: Air flow to space feels unusually low or is …

Ben Stewart

October 1, 2015

Read More