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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidental Energy Savings

While the most easily quantifiable benefit of EnergyCAP’s utility bill accounting and energy management software might be its ability to help an organization save money, some of its other advantages are best explained anecdotally.

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings

January 8, 2019

Lights On In Miami-Dade County

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Dan Coogan, Utilities Superintendent at Miami-Dade County, has been analyzing the county’s 4,500 monthly electric bills in EnergyCAP since 2012. The county has documented many energy management successes over the past five-plus years, the latest of which came as the result of a team effort.

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings

May 22, 2018

Riverside County’s Path to Energy Savings

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Energy management at Riverside County, CA is in very capable hands.

During her tenure at the county, Janet Purchase, County Energy Manager, and her team have realized more than $11.6 million in grants, rebates, energy savings, outside utility funding, and avoided costs. 

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings- Bill CAPture

March 22, 2018

The Ins and Outs of Campus Energy Data

A large number of facilities with widely varied uses—administration, classroom, laboratories, athletics, parking, medical, etc.a diverse group of occupants, long operating hours, multiple funding sources, and consistent growth combine to make energy management at a large public university a complex undertaking. Lalit Agarwal, Director of Facilities Systems at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), recently presented a webinar titled “The Ins and Outs of Campus Energy Data” to explain how UNL has integrated numerous systems—including EnergyCAP—and internal teams to establish a program that is successfully reducing energy consumption across campus, while maintaining occupant comfort.

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings- The Workplace

June 28, 2017

Failure is NOT Inevitable!

 goalie-missed.jpg[Today’s blog is written by Matthew Heinz, EnergyCAP’s Vice President of Customer Service. His topic is our Customer Success program.]

It’s challenging and intimidating to implement a new enterprise-level software application, especially one as full-featured as EnergyCAP. But failure is NOT inevitable!

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Topics: Client Savings

February 22, 2017

Success Stories From the (Energy Management) Front

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Success is commonly defined as “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.”

When setting about to purchase an energy management information system (EMIS), the publicly stated purpose is commonly to reduce energy consumption. It’s a realistic, positive aim and an objective that typically garners internal and external support. That said, what ultimately “sells” the EMIS project is cost savings.

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Topics: Client Savings

February 8, 2017

Implementation Started for State of Connecticut and City of Los Angeles

ThinkstockPhotos-498943042EnergyCAP project managers will be travelling coast to coast to implement new clients on the Atlantic and Pacific seaboards this winter and spring. The State of Connecticut has purchased EnergyCAP utility bill management software for statewide energy management and utility bill tracking,

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Topics: Client Savings

December 7, 2016

A County’s EnergyCAP Tale

JamestownShips.jpgIn 1634, England’s King Charles I signed legislation that created James City Shire within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, that prosperous shire, now known as James City County, is home to approximately 70,000 residents and is an EnergyCAP success story.

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Topics: Client Savings

November 30, 2016

GSA Advantages for Energy Management Software Procurement

GSAAdvantage_full_Color.jpgThe U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) provides centralized procurement for the federal government, offering billions of dollars’ worth of products, services, and facilities that federal agencies need to serve the public. 

The mission of GSA is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to government and the American people. In today’s blog, we will look at GSA options and advantages for utility bill/energy management software procurement for a range of public institutions, including federal, state, municipal, and higher education.

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Topics: Client Savings

October 26, 2016

Interval Data: A Valuable Complement to Billing Data

Over my nearly two decades in the energy management software industry, I have spoken with many energy and facilities managers, and a common topic of conversation is the value of monthly utility bill data versus meter interval data for analysis. In most cases, my response is, “Do both.” Start with an analysis of billing data and refine your research and management with interval data.

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Topics: Client Savings

October 5, 2016

Miami-Dade County’s NACo Awards

NACo.seal.pngAt EnergyCAP, we are always delighted when our clients receive accolades for their creative use of our products. In today’s blog, we recognize Miami-Dade County in honor of their recent NACo awards. Read on for a detailed description of what they’ve been doing. You might get some great ideas for your next energy efficiency initiative.

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Topics: Client Savings

July 13, 2016

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