With ambitious energy-saving goals to meet and customer satisfaction on the line, how can utilities respond quickly when energy efficiency program participation don’t match expectations? By preparing realistic and nimble back-up plans. Part one of this series explores the basic framework for a back-up plan; while part two will outline effective tactics for ramping up or slowing down.
Utilities have mastered the art of the back-up plan for service delivery. Challenged by extreme weather or equipment failures, utilities quickly shift resources to address changing conditions and maintain customer satisfaction. That kind of agility is also required to move energy efficiency program delivery from reactionary to responsive. …READ MORE
This is the third and final post in a three post series focused on energy benchmarking and disclosure. Today’s post will discuss benchmarking and disclosure laws—specifically in California and New York—as well as specifics on how building owners and managers can get started with energy benchmarking and disclosure. View Part 1 and Part 2 of the series. …READ MORE
When faced with a decision have you ever been so overwhelmed with the sheer number of options that you do not even know where to begin? Personally, I feel this way when en route to a dinner party I find myself confronted by the three aisles of wine in my neighborhood grocery store. Unfortunately, the advent of new technologies for energy generation, distribution, controls, and metering has started to make planning for multi- building energy needs quite daunting. Like any good sommelier, the goal of an energy consultant is to help guide clients through the web of options and help establish a clear path to informed decision making. …READ MORE