Efficient Reading: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Energy Efficiency Group – August 11, 2021

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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.


PACE Yourself To Be A Winner

Dennis Roberts

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The PACE program, which stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy, has been long-established as a mechanism to making energy efficiency upgrades more accessible to property owners, whether for their homes or their businesses. In this article by Dennis Roberts, President of Energy Efficiency Done Right, we learn more about the effectiveness of PACE as an energy policy tool and the real results it can create today and in the future—if you’ve been behind the curve on PACE, this will serve as a great ‘catchup’ tool.


New Video Platform Makes Energy Efficiency Education Interactive and Actionable

Bethany Farchione

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The biggest hurdles to energy efficiency aren’t technology or the availability of programs, but rather consumers utilizing them as they can and should. Educating people on why and how to harness energy efficiency should thus be a top priority, and this interesting new tool shared by Questline’s marketing director, Bethany Frachione, shows some of the modern, intelligent tools that are giving people that overdue nudge to embrace efficiency. Definitely check this out to see where EE programs may be going.


Going equipped: what to take on an energy efficiency survey

Vilnis Vesma

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For energy efficiency upgrades in homes and businesses, often the first step is bringing an expert into survey and assess just where the energy saving opportunities lie. This process can be a complex and technical one, and truly no two projects will end up identical so having the flexibility in how and where to do the energy efficiency surveys is key—that’s the message behind this article from Vilnis Vesma that covers all the different tools that may be necessary when conducting an in-person energy assessment.


Special Edition: Energy Efficient Grid Resource Buildings with Glen Spry, CEO & President of SensorSuite [an Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast]

Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast featuring Glen Spry

Lastly, this latest episode of the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast highlights the opportunity that the energy efficiency space is encountering when they treat buildings not as a source of energy demand, but rather an equal part of supply and demand management. In creating Energy Efficient Grid Resources (EEGRs), Glen Spry of SensorSuite highlights how these new technologies and novel approaches to building energy systems can create whole new opportunities for customers, utilities, and grid stakeholders alike. Give a listen to Glen’s keen insights as soon as you can!



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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