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. We have a library of case studies and webinars that share a small portion of those stories. Review those resources, and you’ll quickly notice a common theme that is instrumental to each organization’s success: centralization.

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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.

MandV_flatline

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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

Effective Energy Management from Home—Wrap-up

blog#5Welcome to the wrap-up of my blog series on Effective Energy Management from Home. If you haven’t read the five previous posts, give them a quick read first.

If you’ve kept up with the series and have had the time and EnergyCAP access ability

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management- The Workplace- Energy and Culture

April 9, 2020

Effective Energy Management from Home—Part Five

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Welcome to my blog series, #5 of 5, on Effective Energy Management from Home. If you haven’t read Blogs #1, #2, #3, and #4, I recommend you give them a quick read first.

You’re a home-bound Energy Manager. How can you spend your time productively?

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management- The Workplace- Energy and Culture

April 7, 2020

Effective Energy Management from Home—Part Four

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Welcome to my blog series, #4 of 5, on Effective Energy Management from Home. If you haven’t read Blogs #1, #2, and #3, I recommend you give them a quick read first.

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management- The Workplace- Energy and Culture

April 2, 2020

Failing the Eyeball Test

bithgroup-technologies-logo -- 050219Bithgroup Technologies, a consulting firm based in Baltimore, MD, has used EnergyCAP as the foundation of their Energy Information Services operation since 2007. They have processed hundreds of thousands of utility bills through energy auditing software. Corey Culbreath, Bithgroup’s hands-on Director of Energy Information Services, recently shared how he identified a major client billing problem without having to run a single EnergyCAP report. He found the problem while performing the eyeball test—a quick visual review of customer data via EnergyCAP’s exclusive PowerView™ charts.

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management

April 1, 2020

Effective Energy Management from Home—Part Three

Welcome to my blog series, #3 of 5, on Effective Energy Management from Home. If you haven’t read Blogs #1 & #2, I recommend you give them a quick read first.

EMfromHome-P3_2You’re an Energy Manager working from home. Your buildings are mainly unoccupied and in shutdown mode, right?

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management- The Workplace- Energy and Culture

March 31, 2020

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