Consumption vs. Demand: What’s the Difference?

0515KWHWhen speaking about electricity and reducing the cost of electric bills, there are two measurement parameters that need to be understood: consumption and demand.

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management- Client Savings

May 14, 2021

5 Energy Management & Sustainability Podcasts

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Podcasts aren’t new. According to Wikipedia, podcasting—originally called “audioblogging”—began in the 1980s but really came to prominence 15–20 years ago. What is new is my obsession with podcasts.

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Topics: Energy Management- The Workplace- Energy and Culture

May 7, 2021

Energy Benchmarking Made Relevant

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Benchmarking…we hear a lot about the importance and value of building energy performance benchmarks, yet the actual experience of many building owners is something much less. Is benchmarking worth it? Does benchmarking provide valuable insights that lead to cost and energy reductions?

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management

April 29, 2021

EnergyCAP’s Advanced Energy Analytics

RDBI_blog_imageDo you want to take a deeper dive into your energy data? Need to create a custom report for an upcoming meeting? Want to launch a custom sustainability dashboard? Very soon, you’ll be able to do all of that and more with EnergyCAP’s Report Designer BI.

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Topics: Software Features- Company News

April 22, 2021

City Government Documents Energy Cost Avoidance >$6MM

041321_Barrie3EnergyCAP users frequently share, “Tasks that once took me hours or days can now be completed in seconds.” In many cases, the time-savings claims are tied to utility bill data entry and reporting.

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings- Company News

April 14, 2021

Energy Block Grant Funding in LIFT America Act

040221-blog-blockgrantfundingThe effort to renew 2009’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program got a boost recently when it was announced that the LIFT America Act, introduced to the House Committee on Energy & Commerce on March 11, includes $17.5 billion in EECBG funding.

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Topics: Energy and Culture

April 2, 2021

Achieving an Energy Reduction Mandate–Part Three: Verify & Share Your Success

energyReductionManadate-part3-04-04This is the third and final blog on the subject of achieving an energy or emissions reduction mandate.

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Achieving an Energy Reduction Mandate–Part Two: Identify Savings Opportunities

energyReductionManadate-part2Public and private organizations across North America are enacting energy reduction directives, resolving to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions by a goal percentage within a defined time period.

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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.”

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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

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