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Create an Energy Efficiency Optimized Auto Dealership

When it comes to energy-intensive industries, automobile dealerships are certainly in the forefront. It’s somewhat ironic that as the industry’s focus shifts toward fuel efficiency for vehicles, little has been done to decrease the carbon footprint of the facilities that sell them. But that’s beginning to change as car dealers realize how much energy—and money—they …

Ben Stewart

Jul 28, 2016

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Energy Benchmarking – A How To Guide

Does your list of New Year’s resolutions include getting smarter about your facility’s energy usage or saving money? Energy benchmarking is a great place to start – after all, you can’t manage what you aren’t measuring. And if your facility is located in certain areas of the country, you may not have a choice. In …

Ben Stewart

Jul 10, 2016

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Energy Systems Optimization for Small Retail

Retail stores, known for their extravagant lighting displays, are big energy users, consuming nearly 20 percent of all energy used by U.S. commercial buildings. But the news on the street is that when it comes to energy, flash no longer sells. Retailers from Crate and Barrel to Walmart are adopting new energy initiatives to reduce their stores’ …

Ben Stewart

Apr 28, 2016

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CHP: Potential Cost Savings, Reliability & Sustainability

While the hallmark of combined heat and power (generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source, CHP for short) is exceptional efficiency, CHP projects are also expensive, labor-intensive capital investments. Initially, regardless of the size of the project, the average capital cost is anywhere from $700 to $3,000 per kW—a large investment no …

Ben Stewart

Apr 10, 2016

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