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Energy Data Made Easy

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 11, 2017 11:09:00 AM / by Dan Lunt posted in Power Bills, Energy Analytics, Vitality, Energy Monitoring Systems, energy management

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Sometimes it feels like we are drowning in data. This can be discouraging but there has been great progress recently in tools to help with this data.

When it comes to energy data, your bills can be a great source, but how do you make that data useful? And what if the bills don't tell you everything you want to know? This article discusses the challenges and offers some great advice.

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What you need to know before you hire an ESCO.

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 10, 2017 10:42:00 AM / by Scott Burrows posted in Energy Analytics, ECMs, ESCO

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What is an ESCO?

An ESCO, is an Energy Service Company.

Energy saving is an extremely hot topic in today’s world. Be it for saving money or for saving the planet, the desire to save energy is forefront in the minds of people all over the planet. An ESCO attempts to provide you with strategies and tools to help you meet whatever your energy saving goals are. There are many advantages to having an ESCO perform this type of work, but there are also disadvantages. We will go over a few of each in this post, to give you an understanding of both some pros and some cons.

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Distributed Energy & Our Grid

[fa icon='calendar'] Jul 24, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Clayton Erekson posted in Energy Analytics

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In recent years more and more Americans are making the decision to switch to distributed energy sources. The rise of these technologies in the last couple of years has been influenced by a number of different factors, including the rising cost of power and the lowering cost of hardware components such as solar.

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Energy Prediction and Being Pro-Active With Energy Management

[fa icon='calendar'] Jul 21, 2017 2:30:00 PM / by Scott Burrows posted in Energy Analytics, real-time metering, Virtual Energy Manager

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William Edwards Deming once said, "Management is not playing games; management is prediction". This quote, describes perfectly, a vital aspect in the goal to manage your energy consumption and, by managing it, reduce it. The ability to understand your energy consumption, and then be able to predict future usage, is absolutely necessary, if you wish to reach your goals.

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Save Money on Energy Through Retro-Commissioning

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 28, 2017 2:48:37 PM / by Dan Lunt posted in Energy Consumption, Program & Commission, Energy Analytics, Energy Monitoring Systems

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We often hear references to "retro-commissioning," and if you're like many people, you've probably wondered what it means and how it might benefit your organization.

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Salt Lake Community College: Energy Monitoring Done Right.

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 27, 2017 11:34:21 AM / by Scott Burrows posted in Insider, Energy Consumption, Energy Analytics, energy management

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Salt Lake Community College, (SLCC) is one of the largest community colleges in the country for total student enrolled.  Beginning in 2014 Summa Energy began working with SLCC to fully implement an energy metering system  throughout all of their campuses.

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Why You Need Energy Baselines and How To Get Them.

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 23, 2017 10:04:00 AM / by Dan Lunt posted in Power Bills, Metering, Energy Analytics, Energy Monitoring Systems

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Energy consumption baselines are an essential part of any measurement and verification effort. Without a baseline, you really don't know where you started, and if you don't know where you started, you can't know how much progress you've made.

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University of Utah Case Study

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 21, 2017 1:10:00 PM / by Scott Burrows posted in Energy Consumption, Metering, Energy Analytics, Case Studies, energy management

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The University of Utah ("U") has taken and implemented many measures to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their overall carbon footprint in the world.

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Measurement & Verification: Does it Matter?

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Dan Lunt posted in ROI, Measurement & Verification, Energy Analytics, Energy Monitoring Systems, ECMs

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Evaluation, Measurement & Verification or simply Measurement & Verification ("M&V") is an increasingly important part of the energy manager's job responsibilities.

Millions of dollars are being spent on energy conservation measures ("ECMs"). These might include localized generation utilizing solar, wind or cogeneration

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West Coast Energy Management Congress

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 12, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Clayton Erekson posted in Energy Analytics, Vitality

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