Achieving an Energy Reduction Mandate—Part One: Establishing the Baseline

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In January 2019, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Executive Order 2019-01, titled “Commonwealth Leadership in Addressing Climate Change and Promoting Energy Conservation and Sustainable Governance.”

Read More March 3, 2021

The Better Way to Meet the ENERGY STAR Mandate

blog_climatePlanNow that President Biden has taken office, policy makers and experts in the energy industry will be focusing on his $2 trillion climate plan. The plan focuses on significantly increasing energy efficiency, with an aim to build new and modern infrastructure and upgrade existing infrastructure to deliver an equitable clean energy future.

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management

February 16, 2021

It's All in the (Line Item) Details

125-blog_billFormat-1If you are tasked with hand-keying utility bills into EnergyCAP, this blog article is for you.

Have you ever sat down to enter a bill and found that the line items on the bill entry screen don’t match the bill you are holding in your hands?

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Topics: Software Features

January 27, 2021

Motivated by Mastery

blog-masteryIn his New York Times bestselling business book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, author Daniel Pink explains that today’s office workers are motivated by the three elements of autonomy, mastery and purpose.

Let’s talk about mastery.

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Topics: Software Features- The Workplace

January 20, 2021

EnergyCAP Earns FedRAMP Authorization

FedRAMPlogo_blogWe are pleased to announce that our EnergyCAP® energy management information solution (EMIS) has been granted an Authorization to Operate (ATO) under the U.S. Government’s FedRAMP program and is now an authorized participant in the FedRAMP Marketplace.

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Topics: Company News

January 7, 2021

When Implementing an EMIS, Experience Makes a Difference

EnergyCAPResume2Experience. The Difference. This invitation from EnergyCAP to prospective customers can mean a lot of different things.

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings- Company News

December 16, 2020

Work Smarter, Not Harder with EnergyCAP’s Developer Tools

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We all are pressed for time and wish that we had more bandwidth in the day to take care of the most important and significant tasks on our to-do list. Fortunately, EnergyCAP provides a collection of tools that can streamline your utility bill workflow processes, provide greater visibility into your energy performance and cost data, and free you up to work on the things that only you can do.

Read More December 9, 2020

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

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