EnergyCAP Training & Certification at Your Convenience

The need for EnergyCAP user training continues. Unfortunately, so does the ban on in-person training sessions and conferences. That’s why I’m issuing this reminder about EnergyCAP Academy, a comprehensive online training program that we originally announced back in June:

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Topics: Energy Management

December 1, 2020

Budget Woes, Budget Pros

blog_budgetPig-1Budget woes? I sympathize. If you’re not Amazon or Zoom, your budget has probably taken a big hit. One bright spot may be your actual 2020 utilities spend vs. the budget.

Here’s an example of a large school district’s actual 12-month spend vs. prior years.

Read More November 3, 2020

B-P-Okay!

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BPO – Business Process Outsourcing – has been on the rise for years. The outsourcing of back office services that are not core competencies of the organization, yet require high skill level, is particularly attractive.

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Topics: The Workplace- Energy and Culture

October 27, 2020

Note to Self:  Find Some Energy Cost Savings

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EnergyCAP Version 7’s latest energy efficiency feature–email report self-subscription–is both simple and powerful. It’s like a “Note to Self” reminder to look for cost savings.

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management- Energy and Culture

October 20, 2020

Reduce Costs by Eliminating Sewer Charges on Non-Domestic Water Bills

lowhangingFruitOrganizations that are new to using EnergyCAP often find that the enhanced visibility into their utility bills highlights opportunities for quick monetary savings. One example of low hanging, money-saving fruit is

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management- Client Savings

September 29, 2020

The Advantages of Centralized Utility Bill Management

090220BlogOver our 40-year history, our EnergyCAP utility bill accounting and energy management solution has been at the core of many success stories.

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings

September 2, 2020

How Much Will You Save with an Energy Management Information System?

blog_0820Expected return-on-investment (ROI) is a critical component of most large capital purchase requests. Energy management information systems (EMIS) are no exception. 

Read More August 5, 2020

EPA’s “Top Cities” Use EnergyCAP

A recent article titled, From the Ground Up: Energy Resilience Begins With Our Buildings, published by Penn State News, stated that buildings “consume about 40% of the energy we use in the United States… and a full 70% of all electricity.” In the same article, James Freihaut, Professor of Architectural Engineering at Penn State, commented, “If we want to conserve energy and stop global warning, we’ve got to make the buildings a lot better.”

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Topics: Software Features- Client Savings

July 22, 2020

New Bill Analysis Spots Problems, Eliminates False Positives

Everyone whose job includes utility bill auditing and processing knows audit challenges all too well.  The bane of analysts everywhere is false positives—audit results that point to a problem but after investigation are found to be groundless.

Read More July 7, 2020

(UPDATE) Why Use ENERGY STAR and EnergyCAP

Benchmarking your buildings thru ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager website is an energy management best practice. Not only does a favorable building rating promote energy management success, but it can deliver fiscal advantages.

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings

July 2, 2020

EnergyCAP Receives Green Business Partner Award

blog_greenbusinesspartnerWe’re excited to announce that the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority recently recognized EnergyCAP, Inc. as a 2020 Centre County Green Business Partner. A few examples of EnergyCAP’s green practices and efforts include:

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Topics: The Workplace- Company News- Energy and Culture

June 25, 2020

Introducing EnergyCAP Academy, Help Center

EnergyCAPAcademy_logoWhile the Coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of countless conferences and in-person meetings have become distant memories, there is a silver lining.

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Topics: Energy Management- Company News

June 23, 2020

WeatherDataDepot Degree Day Site Updated

WDD_rgbFor almost 15 years, WeatherDataDepot.com has been the go-to site for degree day reports and historical data.

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Topics: Energy Management- Company News

June 9, 2020

Be a Data-Driven Energy Manager

“Energy management decisions should be based on data that is comprehensive, efficiently obtained, easy to analyze, and communicated widely. And selecting the right energy management information system (EMIS) and vendor is critical to meeting those goals.”

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings- Company News

June 2, 2020

15 Questions to Ask EMIS Vendors BEFORE You Buy

specemis_blogOver our 40-year history, we have seen or heard about scenarios where an EMIS vendor promises to deliver comprehensive functionality, only to fail to meet the customer’s requirements during the implementation stage. The solution (and the price) might have looked appealing at first glance,

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management- The Workplace

May 27, 2020

EnergyCAP and Your Mission-Critical Contracts Plan

blog-missioncriticalChances are that your organization has a “Mission-Critical Contracts Plan” to ensure that mission essential contracts have been identified and that the vendors responsible for those mission essential products and services are following CDC and other applicable health and safety guidelines and precautions.

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Topics: Energy Management- Company News

May 20, 2020

Flatliner M&V Best Practices

Congratulations! Thanks to your effective energy management and building operations practices, you’ve achieved two months of “flatlining” your buildings. As proven by your smart meter data, effective shutdowns of high daily “occupied” electric loads have been flatlined, the only bumps being slightly higher nighttime security lighting loads.

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings- Energy and Culture

May 5, 2020

Put On Your BudgetCAP

budgetCAP-feature2It may be just the right time to put on your BudgetCAP.

In my last blog I showed how you can set expectations for a potential second quarter utilities budget surplus. In that real-world example,

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings- The Workplace- Energy and Culture

April 28, 2020

A Stimulus Check for Your Utilities Budget

budgetCAP-feature-1Yes, very unfortunate budget cutbacks loom in the future, but for the next few months your utilities budget will be benefiting from an unexpected stimulus.

Read More April 23, 2020

Effective Energy Management from Home – The Follow-up

EMfromHome-followup3-1Welcome back to my blog series on Effective Energy Management from Home. If you haven’t read the five-blog series or last week’s wrap-up, give them a quick read first.

Read More April 16, 2020

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