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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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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

It’s easy to understand why children who attend clean, well-maintained schools have an easier time succeeding than those who don’t. But do classroom environments have a direct impact on a student’s ability to learn? Yes. According to Dr. Sheryl Reinisch, Dean of the College of Education at Concordia University-Portland, studies indicate that high-quality classroom environments …

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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Bundled Energy Projects

Six High Impact Energy System Improvements For Cities, Towns & Villages

Aging and failing equipment, drafty doors and windows, dim lights, and rising utility bills often plague cash strapped municipals across the country. All of those problems affect the quality of life, productivity and happiness of the people working and visiting those spaces. Government leaders often turn to energy systems optimization companies, leaders in the energy …

Ben Stewart

March 16, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Four Ways Municipalities Improve Lives With Performance Contracting

Municipalities strapped for cash and burdened with aging infrastructure, occupant discomfort, and unsafe environments for citizens have the option to turn to performance contracting to solve their problems. Performance contracts are budget-neutral as project costs are paid for by the guaranteed energy savings realized from the energy optimization projects. Many states have enabling legislation that …

Ben Stewart

March 15, 2017

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Performance Contracting

What is a Performance Contract?

What is a Performance Contract? A performance contract is a tool that allows public entities from an entire county to a rural town, to partner with an energy systems optimization company to innovate bundled energy projects that achieve modernization of infrastructures, budget reduction, efficiency, and sustainability goals without the need for upfront capital. Performance contracts …

Ben Stewart

March 10, 2017

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Madison County Chooses Energy Systems Optimization Company Over Traditional ESCO

Employees and visitors of Madison County were uncomfortable in the county’s facilities in central New York: rooms were too hot in the summer, and too cold in the winter, and the lights were too dim. On top of being inefficient with disparate temperatures and low light levels, the energy systems were a burden on the …

Ben Stewart

March 9, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

INDUSTRY NEWS: SmartWatt Helps Gloversville Earn Clean Energy Community Distinction

SmartWatt, a nationwide energy systems optimization company, recently partnered with the City of Gloversville, NY to implement energy efficiency measures that earned the smart city a Clean Energy Community distinction. The Leader-Herald wrote about the project. Read the full article here.

Ben Stewart

March 8, 2017

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