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

Energy Benchmarking Made Relevant

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Benchmarking…we hear a lot about the importance and value of building energy performance benchmarks, yet the actual experience of many building owners is something much less. Is benchmarking worth it? Does benchmarking provide valuable insights that lead to cost and energy reductions?

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management

April 29, 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

The Better Way to Meet the ENERGY STAR Mandate

blog_climatePlanNow that President Biden has taken office, policy makers and experts in the energy industry will be focusing on his $2 trillion climate plan. The plan focuses on significantly increasing energy efficiency, with an aim to build new and modern infrastructure and upgrade existing infrastructure to deliver an equitable clean energy future.

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management

February 16, 2021

When Implementing an EMIS, Experience Makes a Difference

EnergyCAPResume2Experience. The Difference. This invitation from EnergyCAP to prospective customers can mean a lot of different things.

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Topics: Energy Management- Client Savings- Company News

December 16, 2020

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

Note to Self:  Find Some Energy Cost Savings

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EnergyCAP Version 7’s latest energy efficiency feature–email report self-subscription–is both simple and powerful. It’s like a “Note to Self” reminder to look for cost savings.

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management- Energy and Culture

October 20, 2020

Reduce Costs by Eliminating Sewer Charges on Non-Domestic Water Bills

lowhangingFruitOrganizations that are new to using EnergyCAP often find that the enhanced visibility into their utility bills highlights opportunities for quick monetary savings. One example of low hanging, money-saving fruit is

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Topics: Software Features- Energy Management- Client Savings

September 29, 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

(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

WeatherDataDepot Degree Day Site Updated

WDD_rgbFor almost 15 years, WeatherDataDepot.com has been the go-to site for degree day reports and historical data.

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Topics: Energy Management- Company News

June 9, 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

EnergyCAP and Your Mission-Critical Contracts Plan

blog-missioncriticalChances are that your organization has a “Mission-Critical Contracts Plan” to ensure that mission essential contracts have been identified and that the vendors responsible for those mission essential products and services are following CDC and other applicable health and safety guidelines and precautions.

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Topics: Energy Management- Company News

May 20, 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

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

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