Efficient Reading: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Energy Efficiency Group – June 17, 2021Posted to Energy Central in the Energy Efficiency Group
- Jun 17, 2021 2:40 pm GMT
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.
New York Emits More Building Air Pollution Than Any Other State
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/ee/new-york-emits-more-building-air-pollution-any-other-state-rmi
Building electrification and efficiency is one of the hottest topics across utilities right now, and unsurprisingly it takes an extra important hold in a place like New York where the urban environments really enhance how important these steps are. Stephen Mushegan, the Manager of Building Electrification at Rocky Mountain Institute, highlights the economic, health, and climate costs of buildings in the Empire State being particularly high polluters, showing just how important action today is.
Green Building Sustainability Shapes the Future of Building
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/ee/green-building-sustainability-shapes-future-building
Just to further the point of how important buildings are in terms of efficiency, Harun’s shared link talks to the sustainability impact over a long-term that building sustainability today has. With so many years in ‘service,’ an inefficient, poorly planned, or old building risks locking in too much energy waste and associated emissions for a long period.
How an Integrated Marketplace Can Remove Barriers to Customer Engagement
Efficiency, of course, comes not just from technological solutions but also in encouraging and incentivizing customers to take advantage of those opportunities. An efficiency program with poor messaging or roll out is as good as no program at all, and so Danielle Marquis of Franklin Energy highlights what an integrated marketplace means to utility efficiency rollouts. Making it easy to purchase, install, and utilize efficient equipment—even smart equipment—makes all the difference in the world in a utility actually seeing results. Check out her full article to dive deeper into those must do’s.
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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