Since 1990, 175 thousand people have moved to Des Moines, Iowa, increasing its population by 40%.
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.
What is an ESCO?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.