Energy Efficiency


Tax Equity with Tax Rate Uncertainty

Many participants in renewable energy finance anticipate Congress to pass federal tax legislation by the end of 2018. While generally attractive for economic growth, a reduction in the corporate tax rate—a likely component of the...

Sheep’s Wool Insulation: A Natural, Non-Toxic, High-Performance Building Material

Insulation in the built environment has been undervalued for too long. Fortunately, that’s changing. Indoor air quality is becoming a priority for a vastly expanding segment of the consumer base; with this growing focus on healthier spaces, more...

Money Motivates: Cost Reduction is Still the Top Driver of Energy Efficiency Adoption

Despite three decades of heavy marketing of energy efficiency by utility programs, service and product vendors, and government, large and mid-sized commercial facilities can still do more to reduce business costs and emissions. These facilities...

The IRS Targets Energy Credits: How Companies Can Take a Proactive Stance

The focus of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Large Business and International (LB&I) initial compliance issues, announced earlier this year, troubled many energy companies. Rather than taking the historical approach of auditing the returns of...

Will the Withdrawal from the Paris Accords Affect how U.S. Data Centers Operate?

As most of us know, the U.S. has withdrawn from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The agreement aims to reduce the risks and impacts of climate change, in part by participating countries’ commitment to low greenhouse gas emissions, and...

Is Your SCADA Data Good Enough for DER Management?

Many utility organizations are wondering if their Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) are really in a state that will be beneficial or even adequate for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) management.

Commercial Buildings: Learning from the Smart Home

Buildings consume a vast amount of energy. Heating, cooling, lighting and appliances all combine to make a hefty dent on a building’s electricity bill – be it residential or commercial. We are finally waking up to the great necessity of energy...

Granular Real Time Data is the Key to Smarter Energy Management

Under the Paris Accord on Climate Change (COP21), member states around the globe pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in an effort to reduce global warming. Canada, for instance, is currently committed to reducing emissions 30...

Smart Building Energy Disaggregation: Submetering with Split-Core CT Sensors

Industrial companies, factories and multi-tenant building owners are increasingly installing submetering equipment in order to collect real-time, in-house energy usage data. This allows for accurate allocation of costs, calculation of internal...

There Are Expectations in Every Relationship

When Is the Last Time You Reevaluated Your Trade Ally Expectations? During a recent survey, trade allies voiced their concerns on a variety of issues and how they view utility demand side management (DSM) programs. Utilities know that trade...

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