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Are Energy Managers Making Progress? Introducing a Tool to Help

February 22, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Energy Management Tools

Energy management can be complicated, and the projects organizations must tackle run the gamut: from small-scale lighting and HVAC upgrades to whole building retrofits; from baselining energy consumption to data analysis of enterprise-wide energy management systems.[read more]

How to Focus CFOs on Energy Management Investments

January 28, 2015 by Nick Blandford

Business Leadership and Energy Management

Nothing is more satisfying to CFOs than seeing how energy adds value to the bottom line. Most CFOs see energy as a cost, not an investment. Today, a group of energy efficiency champions emerging from within organizations are changing the mindsets of executives.[read more]

New Case Studies in Energy Management Show the Path from 'Why' to 'How'

January 28, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Energy Management Possibilities

Business leaders have long agreed on the “why” of the process of environmental management: seeing the value of it in increased profits, reduced waste, and a smaller carbon footprint. However, the “how” has often been the stumbling block to successful achievement of this goal.[read more]

How Governmental Sustainability Policy Can Speed the Transition to a Cleaner Economy

January 23, 2015 by Steven Cohen

Sustainability management is simply the latest step in the evolution of the field of organizational management. Twenty-first century managers must pay attention to the use and cost of natural resources, the cost of waste production and disposal, and the environmental impact of organizational outputs and waste.[read more]

Energy Management Can Empower Everyone Regardless of Income Level

December 7, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange
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Energy Savings for All

The holidays are upon us. As we prepare to gather with our friends and family, eat too much, and lounge around watching football, many people use this time to reflect on what they are grateful for. Being able to pay one’s electricity bill probably doesn’t make most people’s list, but for many Americans, it might.[read more]

SunPower Is Tripling Solar Capacity, Boosting Cell Efficiency, Adding Energy Management and Storage

November 21, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

SunPower acquired SolarBridge, an Austin, Texas-based VC-funded integrated microinverter startup. SolarBridge has a high-performance, premium-priced inverter that is a good match for the industry's highest-efficiency solar module from SunPower.[read more]

Companies Turn to Technology to Engage Consumers in Smart Energy Management

October 4, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Engaging Customers and Energy Savings

Most of us in America would argue that affordable and reliable energy access is a basic life necessity, possibly even a basic human right. However, JD Power & Associates recently reported that only 3% of consumers are actually reviewing their energy usage more than once a month.[read more]

Opening the Multi-Trillion Dollar Market for Energy Management

August 19, 2014 by Elias Hinckley

Energy management is one of the most important parts of our changing energy landscape. It is a market made up of part energy efficiency, part Big Data solution and part Internet of Things. Energy management will be a multi-trillion dollar industry that will reverberate across industrialized economies.[read more]

Could California Become a Leader in Smart Water Management?

August 12, 2014 by Christine Hertzog
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California relies on a small number of winter storms to recharge groundwater sources and restore snowpack that furnishes most of the potable water in the state. But in times of drought, the state relies on groundwater. Some estimates indicate that as much as 65% of water is sourced from these supplies.[read more]

What Is Google Plotting for the Smart Grid?

June 13, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Google, long a backer of renewable energy projects, data-center efficiency and home energy management technology, is now diving into the power grid itself. The tech giant is building tools to help utilities better manage the flow of power to and from homes and businesses at the edge of the grid.[read more]

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Can Radiator Labs's Cozy Bring Steam Heat into the 21st Century?

February 6, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

21st Century Steam Energy

After Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs, thermostats are suddenly sexy and all eyes are on the home energy management market. Startups and established companies alike launch innovative new products allowing owners to retrofit their homes for maximum efficiency, comfort, and control.[read more]

How Smart Meters Are Helping Utilities With Voltage Management

January 16, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Smart Meters and Management

Managing voltages to save energy and reduce peak-driven strains on the grid isn’t a new idea. Some of the original volt/VAR optimization and conservation voltage reduction schemes are decades old, but they face a key limitation: the need to avoid dropping voltages so low they cause problems.[read more]

Energy management: if you’re not winning, you’re losing

August 22, 2012 by Tom Arnold
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High-end restaurants rarely make money on food. However inflated prices may seem, the food tab just barely covers fish flown in from Japan, waitstaff salaries, downtown rent, broken wine glasses, and stolen forks. The cocktail menu, on the other hand, offers up an ocean of intoxicating profits. The chef may be a creative genius, but as a...[read more]

Why Don't More Businesses Save Money Through Energy Management?

September 26, 2011 by David Thorpe

ichard Rugg, the Director of Carbon Trust Programmes, really can't understand why more organisations are not taking advantage of the free advice available from the Trust. Because at relatively low cost a wide range of industrial, commercial and public sector organisations can cut their energy bills by up to 25% if only they took energy management seriously. Payback periods can be as low as two months - and then it's into the profit zone.[read more]

Power Apps Must Be Bundled With Other Products For Adoption

June 28, 2011 by Tyler Hamilton

Sorry for the extended lull. I’ve been off sick. My Clean Break column today takes a look at the overcrowded market for home-energy management devices and systems. There are many — arguably too many — different flavours and approaches out there, and for the average consumer it must be pretty darn confusing and at times overwhelming to...[read more]