Motivated by Mastery

Steve Heinz - January 20, 2021
Let's talk about mastery.

In 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.

Mastery is one of those concepts that may be hard to define, but you know it when you see it…or when you know you’ve got it. Adjectives such as proficient, knowledgeable, capable, accomplished, skilled and expert come readily to mind.

Feeling a sense of mastery in your job domain is a confidence builder and a motivator to dig even deeper. Everyone wins: you, your employer, your co-workers, and all of the stakeholders who depend upon your expertise.

For EnergyCAP users, our new Mastery of EnergyCAP Certification sets the bar for mastery of EnergyCAP operations.

Attaining the Mastery Certification through an online, open book exam and optional EnergyCAP Academy training courses lets you proudly display this badge in your signature block and make the statement that you’re a verified master of this important job responsibility. Here’s a sample exam question:

When reporting energy use reduction attributable to your efforts, not due to weather variations, the best EnergyCAP data to use is:

  1. Normalized.
  2. Calendarized.
  3. Benchmarked.
  4. Actual.

The answer is provided below. Did you get it right? If so, you’re on your way to joining the ranks of driven EnergyCAP masters around the country.

You can learn more about the Mastery of EnergyCAP certification exam in the EnergyCAP Help Center.

Mastery of EnergyCAP Cert Exam



Answer: A. Normalized (Learn more at Rules for Charts and Graphs)

Topics: Software Features- The Workplace

Steve Heinz

About the Author
Steve Heinz

Steve is the Founder of EnergyCAP, LLC. He is a Professional Engineer, a Certified Measurement & Verification Professional, and Certified Energy Manager with 45 years of experience in energy accounting software and mechanical and architectural engineering. In recognition of his accomplishments, Steve was named the 2013 International Energy Engineer of the Year by the Association of Energy Engineers.

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