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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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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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Building Automation Systems

Building Automation Systems – Putting You in Control

If you’re a business, educational center, medical facility, or government agency looking to cut operational costs through improved energy efficiency and management, there’s one word to keep in mind — control. Building automation systems can operate and monitor a facility’s energy consuming equipment including lighting, HVAC, fire, security, access and other powered systems. An effective energy …

Ben Stewart

February 16, 2017

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Utility

SmartWatt Optimizes Traditional Utility Program Administration

Say you’re a utility looking to initiate a program — maybe an energy efficiency program — aimed at small or medium businesses or multi-family housing and you have a detailed plan to achieve your goals.

Ben Stewart

February 15, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

SmartWatt’s South Business Unit generates accolades

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) EnergyRight® Solutions for Business+Industry program team awarded SmartWatt’s South Business Unit with the “Excellence in Performance Middle Tennessee District” Award. The Business Unit also received a certificate of recognition for outstanding performance from Oncor, a utility company in Texas. The award, given out mid-November to the company in the middle Tennessee …

Ben Stewart

January 31, 2017

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