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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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Commercial & Industrial

What is a Building Energy Audit? Everything You Need to Know to Implement a Successful Energy Systems Optimization Project

As facilities age, the result is often dim lights, failing mechanical equipment, drafty windows and doors, and poor air quality that cause building occupants to be uncomfortable or less productive. Facility management can either turn to their partnerships with disparate specialty trade contractors as equipment fails or proactively find an energy systems optimization contractor. Energy …

Ben Stewart

April 7, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

IAMMA and SCARCE Team Up For Volunteering Event

Members of the Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants (IAMMA) are giving back to the community by volunteering at an Earth Day event sponsored by the School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE). The morning of volunteering is April 8 at the SCARCE facility in Glen Ellyn, IL said Melissa DeFeo, assistant …

Ben Stewart

April 6, 2017

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Building Automation Systems

Planning A Capital Improvement Project? Be Smart. Be Strategic.

Industrial businesses with massive manufacturing and distribution centers sprinkled throughout the country need to improve operational efficiencies and staff productivity to remain competitive. Optimizing a building’s infrastructure with industrial energy solutions can often accomplish both.. To be smart about the process — and get the most bang for their buck — businesses need to partner …

Ben Stewart

March 29, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Illinois Local Government Energy Conservation Act: A Tool for Municipalities to Modernize Infrastructures

Small municipalities in Illinois often face the challenge of aging infrastructure, with no budget to make improvements. But there is a tool that they can use  to turn their aging infrastructure woes around, it’s called Energy Performance Contracting in Illinois. With this tool, drafty windows and doors, aging  boilers and other HVAC equipment all can be …

Ben Stewart

March 28, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Spaces With Controlled Energy Systems Create Optimal Results

People who work or learn in well-lit spaces  — and with the heat or air set at optimal levels — have increased productivity, safety and happiness.   There is a direct correlation between lighting and HVAC levels and the happiness, safety and productivity of the people who use those spaces, energy optimization experts say. A …

Ben Stewart

March 23, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Six Energy Systems Optimization Measures County Leaders Can Choose To Improve Facilities

Library visitors want brightly lit reading nooks, juries want to hear trial evidence in comfortably temperature controlled courthouses, and jail employees want to feel safe when they are walking through empty corridors. County leaders want to combat aging and failing equipment, drafty doors and windows, dim lights, and rising utility bills. All of those problems …

Ben Stewart

March 22, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

ABCs and 123s of Creating Optimal Learning Environments for Students

School districts and higher education institutions are realizing that optimal thermal comfort and light levels are directly correlated with a student’s ability to learn. “When students struggle to see because of poorly lit rooms or are too cold or too hot, they can’t learn at their highest potential,” said energy optimization expert Geoff Stim. “They …

Ben Stewart

March 21, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Are Your Energy Systems On Trend?

As homes become smarter — using motion detectors to turn on lights and smart thermostats to automatically adjust heat or air-conditioning depending on the season — people expect their workplace to have similar efficiencies and conveniences so they can work better, experience more comfort and be safer. To meet the users’ demands and achieve financial …

Ben Stewart

March 17, 2017

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