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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

Municipals in New York Rely On Energy Saving Performance Contracts to Improve the Infrastructure that Impacts People Most

Cities, towns and counties in New York faced with end of life equipment and aging buildings can upgrade the infrastructure that delivers comfort, fresh air, safety, and quality of life to employees and taxpayers despite having no capital do so. It doesn’t even take a miracle, just a little known piece of legislation called an …

Ben Stewart

June 12, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

SouthEastern Meat Association To Hold Annual Conference This Week

Members of SouthEastern Meat Association will hold its annual conference next week in Daytona Beach, Florida. The SouthEastern Meat Association (SEMA) is an organization of people or businesses who are in the meat processing industry. The group provides networking, partnership, and educational opportunities to it members said SEMA Executive Director Cheryl Hudson. “We have over …

Ben Stewart

June 7, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Park Districts in Illinois Now Can Improve Their Facilities Without Spending A Cent

Nearly 350 park districts, sprinkled in towns and cities across Illinois, are comprised of thousands of acres and hundreds of buildings, all bustling daily with children, sports leagues, games and activities. These park districts are the true heart of their communities. But not all are running smoothly. Some baseball fields don’t have lights, or if …

Ben Stewart

June 5, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Does An Energy Performance Contract Make Sense For Your Community?

If you are a leader of a cash-strapped community with major infrastructure issues, then an energy savings agreement might be just the thing for you. When deciding if an energy savings agreement is right for your community, there are a few things to take into consideration: Resources: Does your community have capital to maintain or …

Ben Stewart

June 2, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

Solar Energy Projects Heat Up Across the Country

Large commercial and industrial facilities, as well as municipalities, face soaring utility costs every year, a figure that is only rising, solar experts say. To stay in business, or not raise taxes, owners and leaders search for ways to reduce their utility costs. Sometimes that answer is a solar energy project. Once thought to implement …

Ben Stewart

May 30, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Town of Minden Improves Energy Systems With Energy Performance Contract

The Town of Minden had an old kerosene heater that didn’t adequately heat their buildings. On top of not working well, it was expensive to operate and maintain. The town’s energy system problems turned out to be the perfect energy performance contract case study in NY. “When our workers would arrive in the morning, the …

Ben Stewart

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Government

Does Buying Back Your Utility Owned Street lights Make Sense For Your Community?

If you are a  municipal leader trying to save your community every cent possible while improving public spaces and keeping everyone safe, then buying back your utility owned street lights might make sense. SmartWatt recently completed a project for the Town of Owego that will save the town approximately $45,000 per year in maintenance costs …

Ben Stewart

May 25, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Wabash City Considering Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract To Fund Energy Efficiency Project

To combat high energy bills and failing energy systems, Wabash City, Indiana, is considering using Indiana Code 36-1-12.5 to update the small town’s aging infrastructure by installing new energy efficient equipment. Ed Myers, Account Executive for SmartWatt, recently gave a presentation on Indiana Code 36-1-12.5 to the Wabash City Council about leveraging the legislation that allows …

Ben Stewart

May 24, 2017

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