Blaine Clapper

Blaine Clapper
Blaine is EnergyCAP, LLC’s Chief Marketing Officer and an AEE-certified Business Energy Professional.

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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

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.

Read More March 16, 2021

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.”

Read More March 3, 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

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

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

(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

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

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

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

Creating a Culture of Conservation

blog-creatingCultureConservIn a recent EnergyCAP-hosted webinar, Casey Keyser, Senior Energy Manager, described how Oklahoma State University’s “culture of conservation” has produced energy savings in excess of $38 million over a 13-year period.

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings- Energy and Culture

March 4, 2020

(UPDATE) Painful Labor: The Hidden Costs of Inefficient Utility Bill Processing

painfulLaborCosts associated with deficient processes and outdated technology are frustrating to any business owner or manager. Some of the most painful costs are those related to accounts payable processes.

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Topics: Energy Management- Bill CAPture

February 11, 2020

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