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What is Cogeneration, or CHP?

September 8, 2017 2:15 PM / by

 Scott Burrows

Posted in Energy Consumption Energy Conservation Virtual Energy Manager


Cogeneration(Combined Heat and Power or CHP) is the generation of electricity and other energy jointly, especially the utilization of the steam left over from electricity generation to produce heat. Cogeneration is a great way to increase the efficiency of your energy usage. For example a Microturbine-Powered CHP application can increase energy efficiency from 28% to 80% plus. Cogeneration is a great way to improve your energy efficiency and save money.


7 Steps to Successfully Installing an LED Lighting Retrofit. Step 5

May 12, 2017 3:10 PM / by

 Clayton Erekson

Posted in LED Energy Conservation ECMs Lighting


The next step in the 7 steps to successfully installing an LED lighting Retrofit is probably the most obvious step in all of the 7 steps.


7 Steps to Successfully Installing an LED Lighting Retrofit. Step 2.

May 4, 2017 11:24 AM / by

 Clayton Erekson

Posted in LED Lighitng Energy Conservation ECMs


Step II: Investigate the possibility of removing fixtures and/or lamps.

Removing Fixtures

Often when new buildings are built, more fixtures are installed than necessary. This is especially true in office space buildings where tenant improvements have been done.  Often times when a tenant improvement is done, walls are built and or removed and the lighting does not match, this could cause fixtures to be placed in wrong spots or in useless areas.  


7 Steps to Successfully Installing an LED Lighting Retrofit. Step 1.

May 2, 2017 8:04 AM / by

 Clayton Erekson

Posted in LED Energy Conservation ECMs Lighting


When most companies think about implementing their first energy conservation measure, they immediately think about upgrading or retrofitting their lighting to new LED technology. This is because in most businesses in the US, lighting makes up almost 11% of their kWh usage.


The Four Steps To A Successful Energy Plan

May 1, 2017 7:59 AM / by

 Clayton Erekson

Posted in Demand Solar Energy Conservation Energy Management


Most companies and organizations would like to reduce their energy footprint. There are many reasons why organizations may want to reduce energy consumption. Whether it is because you want to save money, reduce your carbon footprint or just to be a good member of society, reducing energy consumption can benefit all types and sizes of companies.


What is an Energy Conservation Measure?

April 26, 2017 2:30 PM / by

 Clayton Erekson

Posted in Energy Conservation ECMs Energy Management


An energy conservation measure is simply a project or technology implemented to reduce energy consumption in a building or facility. These energy conservation measures or "ECMs" can be implemented one at at time or as part of a bigger energy savings project. When ECMs are implemented one at a time it is easy to measure return on investment or ROI on each measure.