Avista’s Helpful Approach is Working to Make Small Businesses More Energy Efficient Seattle PI, May 12, 2016. Image credit: monicore Entrepreneurs are busy people. Small businesses typically don’t have a dedicated energy manager or facility manager, so the task of reducing the energy spend falls to the owner. That makes it hard for utilities to reach […]
The Key to Dramatically Reducing Overall Energy Use? Solve the Problem of Moving Air Green Biz, July 28, 2015. Image credit: See-ming Lee The largest energy consumers in the world are big buildings. Think of the abundance of lighting fixtures, heating/cooling systems, water heating and refrigeration units demanded of these large buildings and the resulting energy […]
Last year, Jim Urbanski, Energy Manager at Wicomico County Public Schools in Maryland, spent 20 hours each week scheduling heating and air conditioning for after-school events. This year he spends just 20 minutes to schedule two weeks of events. That is a 99% reduction in labor hours, and he isn’t done yet.