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

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

EnergyCAP’s Advanced Energy Analytics

RDBI_blog_imageDo you want to take a deeper dive into your energy data? Need to create a custom report for an upcoming meeting? Want to launch a custom sustainability dashboard? Very soon, you’ll be able to do all of that and more with EnergyCAP’s Report Designer BI.

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Topics: Software Features- Company News

April 22, 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

It's All in the (Line Item) Details

125-blog_billFormat-1If you are tasked with hand-keying utility bills into EnergyCAP, this blog article is for you.

Have you ever sat down to enter a bill and found that the line items on the bill entry screen don’t match the bill you are holding in your hands?

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Topics: Software Features

January 27, 2021

Motivated by Mastery

blog-masteryIn his New York Times bestselling business book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, author Daniel Pink explains that today’s office workers are motivated by the three elements of autonomy, mastery and purpose.

Let’s talk about mastery.

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Topics: Software Features- The Workplace

January 20, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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