EnergyCAP Receives Green Business Partner Award

blog_greenbusinesspartnerWe’re excited to announce that the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority recently recognized EnergyCAP, Inc. as a 2020 Centre County Green Business Partner. A few examples of EnergyCAP’s green practices and efforts include:

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Topics: The Workplace- Company News- Energy and Culture

June 25, 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

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

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

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

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.

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For your next presentation, remember these indispensable parts.

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Topics: The Workplace

September 11, 2019

8 Things Employees Expect at Work

workforce.pngEditor’s Note: Chris Heinz, EnergyCAP’s Vice President for Human Resources, is this week’s blogger. He blogs regularly on topics like workplace engagement, strengths, and coaching at MunyayBlog.com. If you don’t want to miss his blog posts, you can subscribe here.

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Topics: The Workplace

October 3, 2017

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

How We Hire the Right People

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[Editor’s Note: Chris Heinz, EnergyCAP’s Vice President for Human Resources, is this week’s blogger. He brings valuable insights into the black box of corporate hiring procedures, and suggests a current methodology for maximizing value in the hiring process. Please read and consider sharing internally in your organization!]

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Topics: The Workplace

January 19, 2017

We're All in This Together

high_school_musical_troy_gabriella_2.jpgHigh School Musical, released by The Disney Channel in 2006, was a huge success, nationally and in my household. The musical, which introduced the world to now mega-stars Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Tisdale, 

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Topics: The Workplace

September 1, 2016

Using Negative Feedback to Your Advantage

ThinkstockPhotos-AA001298.jpgWe've all been in this situation before. Your supervisor asks you to step into her office, or your boss sets up an unexpected lunch meeting. All of the sudden, you're in an unwelcome feedback situation.

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Topics: The Workplace

January 29, 2016

Four Reasons I Close My Email While Working

ThinkstockPhotos-479981796I used to keep my email inbox open all the time while working. One monitor displayed my active project—a spreadsheet, document or web browser—while the other monitor displayed my inbox. This way I could stay on top of everything at the same time. I was king of the world.

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Topics: The Workplace

October 22, 2015

Reassurance is Futile … (Don't seek it)

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Is the success of your work day based on approval? If so, author and speaker Seth Godin might nudge you in a different direction.

Godin, whose books on how ideas spread and how to be a change agent have become international bestsellers, 

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Topics: The Workplace

September 18, 2015

Emotional Courage Often Missing in the Workplace

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Last week I attended a live presentation by bestselling author and TED talk speaker Dr. Brené Brown. Her 2010 Ted talk, “The power of vulnerability,” is one of the top five most viewed TED talks ever, with more than 21 million views. But last week she didn’t talk about vulnerability; instead she spoke about having emotional courage in the workplace.

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Topics: The Workplace

September 16, 2015

14 Quotes from the Global Leadership Summit

I attended the Global Leadership Summit a few weeks ago. In its 21st year, the live event was broadcast to more than 250,000 people in 120 countries.

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The speakers were very encouraging and provided thought-provoking content about what it means to grow and excel as a leader.

Here are 14 quotes from the summit:

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Topics: The Workplace

August 27, 2015

What If Energy Management's Not Your Passion? The Difference Between Jobs, Careers, and Callings

Among our blog audience, there are readers who are absolutely head-over-heels-in love with managing energy. They think energy, they speak energy, and they have cute energy quotes in their email signatures. But not all of our blog readers are passionate about managing energy.

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Can they still be successful in the energy management industry? Or is passion absolutely essential for energy managers?

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Topics: The Workplace

July 16, 2015

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