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Commentary from Industry Pros
Have you ever found yourself avoiding projects at home or at work because of the size of the task at hand?
In math the order of operations is an agreement to ensure that everyone gets the correct answer. Without the order of operations, one person might simplify 3 + 4 x 5 as 35 by adding first.
Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Airlines wrote, "Management is about maintaining processes, disciplines and systems". Processes provide the foundation for a best practice suite.
In today's rapidly changing energy industry, efficiency measures seldom show up in the headlines-slow, steady improvements simply don't have much `sizzle.' But while they may be boring, these slow, steady improvements are rewriting the rules in the utility industry.
Not surprisingly, business owners are focused on running a successful business-it takes time, energy and money to keep customers, employees and other stakeholders satisfied while maximizing profits.
Extreme weather events the first harmful disruptive effects of Global Warming are killing thousands of people around the world, already affecting increased flooding at high tides and causing billions of dollars of damage, and all of these effects are caused by our continued consumption of fossil fuels, petroleum, natural gas, propane and coal.
In my last article, I discussed some of the challenges to commercial efficiency programs due to changing markets.
Independent energy districts can enable building owners to produce their own power and heat.
Throughout western US, particularly in the southwest and California, peak electrical demands during hot summers are extremely expensive for utilities and customers.
More and more, utilities are expressing a growing desire to engage with commercial and industrial (C&I) customers that have not participated in efficiency programs and to capture additional energy savings from non-lighting measures.