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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Effective Energy Management from Home—Part Two

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

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

March 26, 2020

Effective Energy Management from Home—Part One

EMfromHome-P1Hello friends and colleagues, and welcome to a new COVID-19 reality unimaginable only a few weeks ago. It is the sincere desire of everyone here at EnergyCAP that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management- The Workplace

March 24, 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

Leveraging EnergyCAP’s APIs

020620blogThe way developers talk about them, APIs can sound like the solution to all our troubles. “You could do that a lot faster if you used the API.” “You know, if you want EnergyCAP to talk to the Asset Management Platform, we can use their API.” “If that’s something you need to do every day, we should just code something up in the API.”

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Topics: Software Features

February 7, 2020

Commonwealth Announces 3% Energy Reduction in Program’s First Year

blog_paroadsign2Governor Tom Wolf announced January 9th that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania achieved “a three percent reduction in state government electricity, natural gas, and steam use” in the first year of its program to reduce carbon poll

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings- Energy and Culture

January 22, 2020

A View Into 2020

blog_perfectvision4Welcome to 2020, the year in which way too many marketing campaigns will feature at least one obligatory reference to perfect vision. So, let’s get ours out of the way now.

Our vision for 2020 is clear, and we’re excited about what we have in store for EnergyCAP users over the next 12 months. Some are improvements to existing offerings, and others reflect an expert-level foresight that can only come from 40 years of industry experience. 

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Topics: Software Features- Company News

January 15, 2020

UPDATE—10 Free Energy Newsletters You Might Want to Read

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Here (in no particular order) are 10 free energy newsletters to which you might want to subscribe:

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Topics: Energy Management- Energy and Culture

November 14, 2019

Managing Energy Information

Our previous blog post—Best Practices in Campus Energy Information Management, Chargebacks, and Internal Billings—provided tips to help campus-based organizations obtain accurate, detailed energy information for individual facilities. It’s fitting, then, to follow up with a real-life application of those best practices.

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings

November 13, 2019

Best Practices in Campus Energy Information Management, Chargebacks, and Internal Billings

Does your university or campus-based organization struggle to obtain detailed energy information for individual buildings? Are you challenged by the complexity of internal energy use & cost allocations (a.k.a., chargebacks)?

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management

October 22, 2019

Isaac Newton, Alchemy, and the Origins of M&V

Author and technology prophet George Gilder got me thinking when I read his recent book Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy. In writing about Sir Isaac Newton, perhaps the most influential and accomplished scientist ever, he describes Newton’s lifelong fascination with alchemy.

Read More September 24, 2019

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