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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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New York Municipalities Benefit From Energy Performance Contract Legislation

Let’s face it: while implementing major energy-efficiency improvements will result in substantial and long-term energy savings, they can require a sizable initial capital investment.  Sizable capital investments can be challenging for cash-strapped municipalities. Thankfully, there’s a risk-free, budget-neutral solution: An Energy Performance Contract. An Energy Performance Contract, or EPC, uses guaranteed energy savings to finance …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

September 20, 2018

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The ROI of Safety

Making safety a priority is, quite simply, good for business. Employers and employees alike benefit when a job site is clean, work is being performed in a professional manner, workers are carefully supervised, and safety procedures are followed to the letter. Safety First: It’s Good For Business Your energy efficiency upgrades can only be as …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

September 11, 2018

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Wake Up! Human-centric Lighting Boosts Hospital Performance and Patient Recovery

Impaired sleep has long been a consequence of time spent in hospitals – affecting patients and caregivers alike.  Patients struggle with physical discomfort, noise, interruptions and inappropriate light exposure.  Caregivers suffer the consequences of long hours, shift work and, yes, inappropriate light exposure. Enabling the performance of visual tasks, controlling the body’s circadian system, affecting …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

September 4, 2018

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Ask the Expert: How Can We Help Hospitals Upgrade Energy Systems Without Breaking the Bank?

Vincent Marfe, the Operations Manager of our West Business Unit has over 30 years’ experience helping hospitals increase energy efficiency, reduce energy spending and improve indoor environments for staff, patients and visitors.  We sat down with him to discuss some of the challenges hospitals face – as well as some of the solutions that are …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

August 27, 2018

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A Prescription for Ailing Buildings

One of the responses to the energy crisis of the 1970s, was to reduce heating and cooling requirements by sealing up our buildings. An unfortunate consequence of that remains today: chronically under-ventilated and unhealthy indoor environments – what we now refer to as “sick buildings.” Numerous research studies confirm that indoor environments directly impact employee …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

July 25, 2018

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Is It Time to Embrace the Internet of Things?

While Peter Lewis coined the term “Internet of Things” to explain his concept regarding the integration of people, processes and devises way back in 1985, it’s only been in the last few years that the Internet of Things (IoT) has become the superstar of tech culture.  For example, in 2015 there were 4.9 billion connected …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

May 29, 2018

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Building Automation System Basics: How to Improve Your Building’s Efficiency

Buildings with various kinds of energy systems like lighting, boilers, or HVAC can spend up to 57 percent of their operating budget on HVAC and lighting alone, oftentimes crippling the business or government entity that uses the space. On top of high energy bills, occupants of the space can experience discomfort due to uneven temperatures, …

Ben Stewart

May 16, 2017

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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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