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Trust. But Verify: The Importance of Measurement & Verification

If it can’t be expressed in figures, it is not science; it is opinion. — Robert Heinlein.   Increasing energy efficiency offers the most cost-effective opportunity for both private and public sector organizations to combat rising energy prices and achieve sustainability goals. But providing evidence of achieved savings is essential to securing funding and support. Measurement and Verification …

Jul 24, 2019

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Bundled Energy Projects

Semiconductor Fabs: Chipping Away at Wasted Energy

Semiconductor technologies have been transforming our lives ever since the development of the first mass-market transistor in the 1940s. In some surprising ways, they have also revolutionized the relationship between production and energy consumption.  While global demand for semiconductors reached an all-time high in 2018 — with more than one trillion units shipped, profit margins …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

June 5, 2019

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Bundled Energy Projects

Ask The Expert: Correcting Misconceptions Surrounding Energy Performance Contracting

Kevin Wagner, an Account Executive at SmartWatt, hosted one of the break-out sessions at the 2019 SPEER Clean Energy Exchange.  We thought this presented a great opportunity to get some insights into the challenges that can keep organizations from achieving their energy goals. Kevin, what questions surprised you most during your breakout session? “It was …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

April 22, 2019

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Building Automation Systems

Delaying Energy Upgrades Impacts College Budgets

Faced with declining public funds and/or dwindling tuition revenue, many community colleges are having to do more with less. Nothing new there. The challenge, of course, is to reduce spending without shortchanging students, canceling programs and demoralizing staff. As such, college business officers and facility managers play an increasingly important role, as they look for …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

January 18, 2019

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Commercial & Industrial

Lighting-as-a-Service: A Bright Idea!

Both public and private sector organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of LED lighting — the most notable being: Increased energy efficiency/reduced energy costs: With 80% – 90% energy efficiency, LEDs use significantly less power than traditional fixtures. (Fluorescent bulbs are at approximately 40% efficiency, and incandescent bulbs only 10%) Longer life/reduced maintenance: LEDs last …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

April 30, 2018

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Commercial & Industrial

What is Retrocommissioning and How Can it Help Optimize Your Infrastructures?

More and more cash strapped government, education, industrial and commercial entities are using retro-commissioning to optimize their facility’s infrastructures and energy systems to capture the “low hanging fruit” when it comes to energy efficiency opportunities. Retrocommissioning is the process of identifying improvements to a facility’s existing equipment and systems, so they are integrated and operate more …

Ben Stewart

April 13, 2017

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