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What Is Performance Contracting?

[fa icon='calendar'] Jul 18, 2017 8:07:06 AM / by Scott Burrows posted in Metering, ECMs

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Energy Performance Contracting is an alternative financing option approved by the United States Congress. It is a way to finance Energy Conservation Measures (ECM's) using the potential savings of said ECM's to pay for the cost of the project itself. It is a very useful financing model, because you can avoid up front costs as the customer, and it will help to guarantee performance -- if there are no savings, the company doing the work does not get their money.

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Energy Management Can Help Your Building Be Resilient.

[fa icon='calendar'] Jul 12, 2017 6:23:18 PM / by Scott Burrows posted in Measurement & Verification, Metering, Predictive Maintenance

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How can energy management make your building more resilient? What do we mean by building resiliency? Building resiliency is the idea that your building can survive the environment, and sustainability is the idea that the environment can survive your building. It is quite a harmonious idea, based around the concepts of balance and being smart about your consumption and construction practices. There are a lot of facets to this concept, but I am going to address a few of the ways metering, and understanding data can help you achieve this ideal.

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Utility Bills and Utility Scraping. What?

[fa icon='calendar'] Jul 7, 2017 4:57:09 PM / by Scott Burrows posted in Utility Billls, Metering, Utility Costs, Vitality

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All of us have Utility Bills. Whether it be for our homes or our businesses, Utility Bills are a fact of life. Utility Bills to pay for electricity, water, gas, sewage, etc. The list goes on and on. You need to understand your energy consumption, and how that translates directly into dollars out of your pocket. Utility Scraping is a great way to understand all of these things. It makes up one part of a larger, essential whole.

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What is Measurement & Verification?

[fa icon='calendar'] Jul 6, 2017 1:18:28 PM / by Scott Burrows posted in Energy Consumption, Measurement & Verification, Metering, real-time metering, Virtual Energy Manager

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Measurement and Verification (M&V) is the term used to identify the process of understanding the savings achieved by an Energy Conservation Measure (ECM). There are many facets to a proper M&V, and I would like to take you through some of them and illustrate how Vitality Energy can help with your M&V.

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The 5 Ways Your Business is Wasting Energy

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 30, 2017 2:52:12 PM / by Scott Burrows posted in Power Quality, Power Bills, Metering, Energy Monitoring Systems

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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.

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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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What is Net Metering?

[fa icon='calendar'] May 31, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Clayton Erekson posted in Utility Billls, Solar, Alternative Power, Metering, Utility Costs

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Energy Meters & Building Automation: 4 Reasons Why They Need To Be Separate

[fa icon='calendar'] May 26, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Clayton Erekson posted in Metering, Energy Monitoring Systems, energy management, Building Automation

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Design Build Energy Metering at Salt Lake Community College

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 17, 2017 4:40:24 PM / by Clayton Erekson posted in Metering, Customers, Case Studies, Vitality

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Summa Energy Solutions recently wrapped up the final construction phase of a complete design/build of an energy information system at the Salt Lake Community College. The system includes 139 meters in 20 buildings across three different campuses in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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