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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

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Energy Systems Optimization

SmartWatt in the News: Fastest Growing Companies List

Inc. magazine ranked SmartWatt No. 4172 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names …

Ben Stewart

September 29, 2015

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Bundled Energy Projects

HVAC Cooling: Q&A With Our Energy Optimization Experts

Question: How can I improve the energy efficiency of my facility’s air conditioning system? Answer: HVAC cooling system issues, which include problems with component maintenance and temperature control, can take several forms. An energy audit will typically identify energy inefficiencies in one or several of the following areas: Multiple air conditioning compressors start simultaneously Chiller …

Ben Stewart

September 24, 2015

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Bundled Energy Projects

Proposition 39 Retrofit: Orange Coast College Receives Excellence Award

Today the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges announced their Energy and Sustainability awards, which represent the best of California’s Proposition 39 energy systems optimization projects. SmartWatt’s interior lighting and advanced lighting control project at Orange Coast College was the highest scoring Proposition 39 retrofit project this year.

Ben Stewart

September 21, 2015

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Utility

Bridon American Corporation Receives UGI Energy Efficiency Incentive

SmartWatt recently completed a major sustainability project for wire rope manufacturer Bridon American at their Hanover, PA facility.  UGI presented a $100,000 rebate check to Bridon American during an event at the Bridon facility earlier today. Bridon American qualified for the rebate through the UGI Energy Efficiency Incentive Program. Read the full article in the Philadelphia …

Ben Stewart

July 10, 2015

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Mechanical Systems

The Problem with a Compressor Leak

The U.S Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy stated a typical plant that has not been maintained will likely have a compressor leak rate of 20% of the total compressed air production capacity, and proactive leak detection and repair can reduce leaks to 10% of compressor output. Leaks not only cause energy loss, they …

Ben Stewart

June 10, 2015

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Energy Systems Optimization

7 Step Energy Management Action Plan

More and more organizations are discovering that to be energy efficient, they need a comprehensive energy management program. That’s easier said that done, however, as it can be overwhelming to start from scratch or to try to codify ad hoc strategies already in place. Using ENERGY STAR®’s Guidelines for Energy Management as a template, we …

Ben Stewart

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Utility

Commercial Energy Efficiency PECO Rebate Programs

PECO Rebate – Non-Residential Energy Efficiency & Heating Efficiency Rebate Programs (PA): PECO provides custom and prescriptive incentives for commercial energy systems optimization retrofits. Government and non-profit organizations (GNI) can qualify for additional equipment incentives, including street/traffic lighting. GNI incentives typically run 20 percent higher than C&I incentives for the same measures. Eligibility: Commercial, industrial, …

Ben Stewart

April 10, 2015

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Commercial & Industrial

7 Tips for Reducing Water Use in Manufacturing

There is a strong connection between energy systems optimization and reducing water consumption–“energy water nexus” is probably a buzz phrase you’ve heard a lot lately. The connection goes both ways: Reducing water use decreases the energy needed to pump water from its source to its disposal. Plus, reducing hot-water use reduces the energy needed for heating water …

Ben Stewart

March 10, 2015

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