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What’s So Special About Special Districts?

Whether they’re heralded as shining examples of democracy or disparaged as autonomous “ghost governments,” special districts are generally misunderstood by the public.  If you’re unclear about what they are, what they do, and why they’re “special,” you’re in good company. Why They’re Special Special districts are, essentially, local-level government agencies, separate from cities or counties. …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

Apr 12, 2019

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Get a Grip! The Whys and Wherefores of Building Automation

Maintaining control of large buildings can be a huge challenge. In addition to rising utility costs, some areas can be too hot, some too cold. Lighting levels are frequently inconsistent and misaligned with the work requirements of the area. Ventilation can be great in some areas — evident by alert, energetic workers, and pitiful in …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

Mar 26, 2019

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Is EPC Legislation The Solution You’ve Been Looking For?

Let’s face it: while upgrading facilities and infrastructure will help municipalities lower utility costs and achieve their sustainability goals, it can require a sizable initial capital investment.   Sizable capital investments can be challenging for cash-strapped municipalities. The good news, is that there’s a procurement law in almost every state that provides for a budget-neutral solution …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

Mar 12, 2019

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The ABCs of EaaS

Essentially, “as-a-service” represents a shift from businesses owning and maintaining their technology, to businesses only paying for the services the technology provides (think software, copiers, etc.). It’s all about simplicity — removing unnecessary complexity and cumbersome processes,  to make way for a more efficient way of running a business. It’s also about prioritizing where to …

lgoddard@smartwattinc.com

Feb 21, 2019

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