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The Benefits of Enterprise-Wide Energy Management

A combination of new state regulations, fluctuating electricity prices, urgent environmental issues, and public pressure have companies all across the U.S. reexamining their energy management and sustainability practices. And for good reason.  Nearly 82% of commercial buildings in the U.S. were built before 2000. As such they simply aren’t as energy efficient as they could …

Sep 03, 2019

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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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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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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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Montgomery County Looks To Reduce Energy Costs

In an effort to conserve energy and funds, Montgomery County (NY) is looking to replace equipment that has become outdated in its municipal buildings to reduce energy costs. The Montgomery County Legislature will move forward with energy management projects after the Budget and Finance Committee meeting Tuesday. Legislators voted on whether to enter into an agreement …

Ben Stewart

November 19, 2015

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Guaranteed Energy Savings Project Underway with SmartWatt

If you’ve driven by the Harrisburg city government center late at night, you may have seen the lights on in the mayor’s second-floor office. In fact, you may have noticed many lights on throughout the four-story building at 10 North Second Street, even in the middle of the night. That’s because city officials can’t turn …

Ben Stewart

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Refrigeration Efficiency: Q&A With Our Energy Optimization Experts

Question: How can I improve the my facility’s refrigeration efficiency? Answer: Refrigeration efficiency issues, which include problems with ice buildup, temperature and insulation can take several forms. An energy audit will typically identify energy inefficiencies in one or several of the following areas: Evaporator coils have heavy ice build-up Evaporator temperature is lower than required …

Ben Stewart

November 5, 2015

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Issues With Transformers: Q&A With Our Energy Optimization Experts

 Question: How can I improve the energy efficiency of my facility’s power? Answer: Power issues, which include issues with transformers, demand charge and controls issues can take several forms. An energy audit will typically identify energy inefficiencies in one or several of the following areas: Transformers remain energized when serving no load for extended periods …

Ben Stewart

October 29, 2015

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Retrofit Building Envelope: What to Consider When Improving Efficiency

Question: Retrofit building envelope – What should I consider when looking to improve the energy efficiency of my facility? Answer: Building envelope issues, which include problems with the physical separators (e.g., windows, doors, walls, etc.) between the conditioned (e.g., heated and/or cooled) and unconditioned environment of a building, can take several forms. An energy audit will typically …

Ben Stewart

October 15, 2015

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