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?
Now 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.
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:
Organizations 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
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.
“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.”
Over 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,
Chances 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.
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.