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The Limitations of Remote Building Audits

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, January 26, 2016. Image credit: Skitterphoto Last month I wrote an article titled The Potential of Remote Building Audits, which outlined some inventive methods for deciphering building energy consumption patterns and identifying energy efficiency measures without entering the building. Like autonomous vehicles, remote audits are being used today in simple and predictable […]

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Retrofit Project Offsets Carbon Footprint by 686 mT Annually

Largest Energy Efficiency Retrofit Moves Forward San Luis Obispo County, November 3, 2015. Image credit: Fred Scharmen Today the County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the largest energy efficiency retrofit in the government agency’s history, a move that will reduce environmental impacts and save energy and operational costs over time. The County […]

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Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification: The Value of Energy Efficiency

Measuring and Verifying Energy Efficiency ACHR News, July 13, 2015. Image credit: DomenicBlair Accurately measuring and verifying energy efficiency not only ensures a job was done correctly, but it also shows customers they’re getting exactly what they paid for. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), providing evidence of real and reliable savings […]

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5 Benefits of Real-time Evaluation

An excerpt from Gary Epstein’s paper for ECEEE Summer Study 2015. For many energy efficiency and demand management programs, determination of immediate results can support the effort toward strategic planning and monitoring for infrastructure planning and emission reduction and mitigation. Impact and process evaluations on the traditional time scales (i.e., after the program cycle is […]