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Show Me The Money. Financing Your Energy Efficiency Upgrade

Since energy consumption has such a major impact on operating costs, effective energy management is critical to success for commercial and industrial businesses. Yet, despite the favorable return on investment that improved energy efficiency provides, building owners and facility managers frequently struggle to find the capital required for much-needed energy efficiency upgrades. That was then. This …

Lee Goddard

Oct 12, 2018

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Building Automation Systems

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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Building Automation Systems

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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Building Automation Systems

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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Energy Systems Optimization

California Special Districts Association To Hold Annual Leadership Summit

The California Special Districts Association (CSDA) is holding its 6th annual leadership conference for special district general managers and management staff in Newport Beach, California from June 25-27. The CSDA Leadership Summit is an opportunity to network and for managers and emerging leaders of special districts to stay current on governance best practices, state laws, …

Ben Stewart

June 26, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Gloversville Looks to Optimize Community Spaces Utilizing An Energy Performance Contract

The City of Gloversville, New York recently approved the installation of an energy systems optimization project that includes energy efficiency upgrades and improvements to infrastructure systems that deliver better comfort, fresh air, safety, and quality of life. The project is utilizing New York Article 9, also known as energy performance contract, that allows the energy …

Ben Stewart

June 15, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Municipals in New York Rely On Energy Saving Performance Contracts to Improve the Infrastructure that Impacts People Most

Cities, towns and counties in New York faced with end of life equipment and aging buildings can upgrade the infrastructure that delivers comfort, fresh air, safety, and quality of life to employees and taxpayers despite having no capital do so. It doesn’t even take a miracle, just a little known piece of legislation called an …

Ben Stewart

June 12, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Park Districts in Illinois Now Can Improve Their Facilities Without Spending A Cent

Nearly 350 park districts, sprinkled in towns and cities across Illinois, are comprised of thousands of acres and hundreds of buildings, all bustling daily with children, sports leagues, games and activities. These park districts are the true heart of their communities. But not all are running smoothly. Some baseball fields don’t have lights, or if …

Ben Stewart

June 5, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Does An Energy Performance Contract Make Sense For Your Community?

If you are a leader of a cash-strapped community with major infrastructure issues, then an energy savings agreement might be just the thing for you. When deciding if an energy savings agreement is right for your community, there are a few things to take into consideration: Resources: Does your community have capital to maintain or …

Ben Stewart

June 2, 2017

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