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painfulLaborCosts associated with deficient processes and outdated technology are frustrating to any business owner or manager.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


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.

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Five Indispensable Parts Of Your Next Presentation

If you haven’t been professionally trained in giving great presentations, you can still give professional presentations. Like Russian nesting dolls, great presentations have parts that fit together...but only in the right order.


For your next presentation, remember these indispensable parts.

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Topics: The Workplace

September 11, 2019

Energy Block Grant Program Renewal Underway

0814blogIf you have an energy conservation project that’s waiting for funding, the U.S. Department of Energy may soon be able to help.

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings- Energy and Culture

August 15, 2019

(Still) Improving Utility Bill Auditing

Utility bill auditing and processing just got a whole lot easier.

On November 9, 2016, I published a blog article titled, “Improving Utility Bill Auditing.” The article addressed a comment that we hear time and time again during initial conversations with prospective customers: “We know we should check our utility bills more closely, but we don’t have a system in place to do that.” I then outlined how our EnergyCAP software-based solution helps organizations overcome the challenges of utility bill processing and bill validation before they are paid.

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management- Company News

July 31, 2019

EnergyCAP Road Show

ECAP_roadShowTrade show season is approaching rapidly, and EnergyCAP will be an active participant. We have three major industry shows on our schedule, and we encourage you to visit with us at one or more of the venues:

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Topics: Company News

July 18, 2019

Speaking Three Languages in Kentucky


Effective communication is a critical component of every energy management program. In a recent EnergyCAP-hosted webinar, James Bush, Program Manager of Energy Initiatives for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG), described how EnergyCAP enables his staff to speak three languages: Facilities, Accounting, and Budgeting. 

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Topics: Energy Management- Company News

June 27, 2019

EnergyCAP Users In The News

State of Connecticut Executive Order


Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont recently signed Executive Order No. 1 that, per the State’s website, “directs executive branch state office buildings and vehicle fleets to become greener and more energy efficient through an expanded ‘Lead By Example’ sustainability initiative aimed at reducing the state’s carbon footprint and reducing the cost of government operations.”

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Topics: Company News

June 12, 2019

The Dashboard Challenge

EnergyCAP’s inaugural Regional Training Conference (RTC) wrapped up yesterday in Irvine, CA. Feedback from those in attendance—EnergyCAP users from across the U.S.—was extremely positive, and EnergyCAP Version 7 received rave reviews.

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Topics: Company News

May 23, 2019

Energy Manager’s Report Guide

So much data, so little time. An all-too-common scenario for energy managers.

Utility bills arrive like clockwork (you hope) every month by the dozens or hundreds. Each one contains numerous line items, providing useful details about facility energy consumption and cost. Ideally, that valuable information is being tracked in EnergyCAP, where it’s readily available for analysis. 

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management

April 19, 2019

Reinventing Campus Distributions & Tenant Rebilling

chargebacksWebinar_blogChargebacks (aka, Allocations, Re-billings, Distributions): The process by which energy provided to one organization is then allocated across multiple other departments or facilities. In practice, the organization’s Accounting or Facilities Department acts as the internal energy “vendor” for the rest of the campus, 

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Topics: Company News

March 22, 2019

PSU to Help Modernize the Grid

powergrid_blog“Providing for every contingency possible in a network like this, serving more than 65 million nodes, it’s a large and nasty problem. And it is one that has to be solved every ten minutes.”

That’s how Uday V. Shanbag, Associate Professor in Penn State University’s Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, described the challenge facing a team of Penn State researchers

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Topics: Energy and Culture

February 28, 2019

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