Efficient Reading: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Energy Efficiency Group – February 24, 2022

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Programs promoting energy efficiency for utility customers, for grid infrastructure, and wherever it else applies in the utility business is one of the truest win-win operations in the sector. Customers always strive to find ways to reduce energy use and thus bills, and utilities see increased efficiency as a cost-efficient and quick pathway to ensuring supply and demand remain in striking distance of each other without the costly headache of new generation. New technological solutions and innovative leadership continues to open new energy efficiency doors, so the Energy Efficiency Group on Energy Central seeks to keep you fully and completely informed.



Tired of Getting Too Few Yeses to Your Proposals? Stress Your Value-Added Differentiators

Curt Monhart

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From the perspective of helping out customers to get energy efficiency solutions in hand and installed, Curt Monhart—President of E3 Prime Environments—details what to do in the all-too-important  proposal process. Because efficient technology and effective programs are unfortunately not always enough, and instead the sales process needs just as much of a focus.


What Is A Smart Building and How Can It Benefit You?

Nick Ferengi

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In the past, energy efficiency was primarily about conservation—finding ways to encourage end users to consume less energy. It shifted eventually to finding equipment and products that could accomplish the same task but with less energy. Now, though, the ability for intelligence to change the world of energy efficiency is already here. Smart buildings are the amalgamation of many intelligent technologies, and the result can be the most efficient type of building possible. Read more about this from Nick Ferengi of CAGR Value.


IOT Architecture for Power & Energy Management - A Framework For Design Choices

Jason Heindel

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That intelligent technology can do more than just make a building smart, but instead it can lead to smart systems across the board. The backbone of such smart systems will be the IoT architecture allowing it to run, and in this insightful article Jason Heindel highlights how power and energy management systems as a whole can be transformed with thoughtful IoT architecture installed and utilized.



This wraps up another edition of ‘Efficient Reading.’ Check back in this spot in four weeks to see what submissions have captured the attention of our community. And if you think there are stories I’m missing—let me know in the comments, or better yet submit an article on those stories so it can be included in the next issue. Make sure you don’t miss out on these shared insights in the future.

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