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Energy Efficiency Incentives For Public Entities in Illinois are Back

Municipal officials in Illinois with big energy efficiency or infrastructure improvement projects planned for the second half of the year can rest easy after Ameren recently announced an extension of its incentive program. Ameren, a utility company that services Central and Southern Illinois, is picking up part of the state’s Energy Now incentive program for the …

Ben Stewart

May 23, 2017

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Four Ways Performance Contracting Can Turn Outdated Infrastures in Schools to an A+

Cash strapped public schools throughout the United States educate billions of students annually on a shoe-string budget. School leaders earmark every penny toward educational programs and additional staff members, leaving them with little resources to optimize their aging and failing energy equipment and infrastructure. Windows and doors are drafty, HVAC units aren’t heating or cooling …

Ben Stewart

May 18, 2017

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U.S. Department of Energy Names SmartWatt To Elite List of Top Energy Services Companies

SmartWatt was recently named as one of 21 next generation top energy services companies chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy as the most qualified in the United States. The 21 private-sector energy services companies were awarded a Department of Energy (DOE) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). Through this contract, …

Ben Stewart

May 17, 2017

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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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