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Energy Data Made Easy

August 11, 2017 11:09 AM / by

 Dan Lunt

Posted in Power Bills Energy Analytics Vitality Energy Monitoring Systems Energy Management


 

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.


Load Balancing: Why and How?

July 20, 2017 3:25 PM / by

 Dan Lunt

Posted in Demand Energy Monitoring Systems Energy Savings Load Balancing


The importance of balance comes up in many contexts these days. Behavioral professionals speak of work-life balance. Mechanical engineers employ counter balancing shafts in motorcycle engines to reduce vibration. Airlines carefully fill seats to assure that the airplane's balance point is preserved.


The 5 Ways Your Business is Wasting Energy

June 30, 2017 2:52 PM / by

 Scott Burrows

Posted in Power Quality Power Bills Metering Energy Monitoring Systems


 

In recent years, we have been highly aware of the impact we have on the world around us, and, just as importantly, the impact on our wallet. Part of understanding the impact we have on both of these things, is understanding in what ways we use energy. If we can identify what ways we use energy, we are closer to knowing the ways we waste energy.


Save Money on Energy Through Retro-Commissioning

June 28, 2017 2:48 PM / by

 Dan Lunt

Posted in Energy Consumption Program & Commission Energy Analytics Energy Monitoring Systems


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.


Why You Need Energy Baselines and How To Get Them.

June 23, 2017 10:04 AM / by

 Dan Lunt

Posted in Power Bills Metering Energy Analytics Energy Monitoring Systems


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.


Measurement & Verification: Does it Matter?

June 15, 2017 2:00 PM / by

 Dan Lunt

Posted in ROI Measurement & Verification Energy Analytics Energy Monitoring Systems ECMs


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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The University of Utah: An Energy Monitoring Pioneer.

May 19, 2017 10:00 AM / by

 Dan Lunt

Posted in Customers Energy Analytics Case Studies Energy Monitoring Systems


What can one say about the customer who started it all for us? The University of Utah ("the U") was founded in 1850 and is nestled in the foothills of Utah's beautiful Wasatch mountains. Chris Atkins, Summa's founder, was working at the U as a certified energy manager in 2000 when an effort was underway to start metering energy consumption.


Headache Free Meter Programming & Commissioning

May 15, 2017 4:00 PM / by

 Dan Lunt

Posted in Program & Commission Energy Analytics Energy Monitoring Systems Energy Management


Do you have meters that are reporting inaccurate numbers? Or numbers that you don't trust (might be accurate; might not; you're not sure)? Or meters that are simply not working at all?


7 Steps to a Successful Energy Monitoring System: Part VI

May 1, 2017 1:37 PM / by

 Dan Lunt

Posted in Energy Analytics Vitality Energy Monitoring Systems System Maintenance


 So far, we've covered the first 6 steps of implementing a successful energy metering system. At this stage in the process, you would have a fully functioning energy monitoring system that is providing you all of the data you need. Hopefully, this would suffice and continue to address your needs for years to come. In the real world, however, things go wrong, requirements change, and new ideas emerge. For the final step, we will discuss how a maintenance agreement can save you time, money and headaches when dealing with these things.