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Advantages of Solar Energy – SmartWatt’s Top 7 Benefits

Solar energy is widely accepted as an excellent source of energy, but it more than that. Solar energy offers a range of benefits—multidimensional, undeniable, and paradigm-shifting. Listed below are a few things that we feel make the list of being an advantage of solar energy. Financial Savings The first advantage of solar energy is financial …

Ben Stewart

Jan 15, 2017

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Using Demand Side Management to Reduce Energy Costs

Utilities are eager to reduce energy usage to meet savings targets and level out demand, and as a result are eager to win over industry—a situation industry can take advantage of by asking for free energy audits and bill-tracking software. Both methods give you a clearer picture of how energy is being used, which is …

Ben Stewart

Jan 11, 2017

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ASHRAE Audit Level 1 2 and 3: What’s the Difference?

An energy audit is the first step to making your commercial facility more energy efficient. It identifies how, when and where energy is being used in a building.  It also identifies areas where energy efficiency upgrades will produce energy savings. ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) defines best practices for energy audits …

Ben Stewart

Jan 10, 2017

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Implementing Energy Efficient Facility Management

An array of proven energy management best practices can improve energy optimization in facilities, but implementing them in an ad hoc fashion—without a big-picture plan—can lead to disappointing results. When you can be thorough, strategic and integrative in the efficiency challenge, you can start to realize dramatic benefits and payback. About four years ago, the Department …

Ben Stewart

Jan 07, 2017

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