Efficient Reading: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Energy Efficiency Group – October 7, 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.


EE Day 2021

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First and foremost, if you missed it then Energy Central recently celebrated Energy Efficiency Day 2021. A week ago we put out a call for all the best success stories, trends, and upcoming breakthroughs our community members were seeing with regard to Energy Efficiency and you all delivered. You can see the quick hits shared as comments on our main EE Day site post, and you can see the more fleshed out submissions connected to the EEDAY2021 topic tag.


Farewell Fossil Gas, Hello Better Buildings: A Building Electrification Status Update

Sara Baldwin

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Key to remember about energy efficiency is that it’s not always about just the quantity of energy, but it also encompasses the type of energy. You can be more efficient—from a cost or emissions standpoint—by evaluating the best source of energy for your needs, and building electrification is a trend that’s tapping into this quite strongly. Check out Sara Baldwin, Director of Electrification Policy at Energy Innovation, as she chats with podcast guests about this critical direction the buildings sector is going.


Blazing a Trail to Climate Resilience – and Great Careers

Rebecca Foster

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Energy efficiency is going to be an extremely hot field in the coming years, and those who direct their careers to synch up will be dutifully rewarded with well paying, stable, and meaningful jobs. Rebecca Foster, the CEO of VEIC, covers what this energy efficiency jobs trend looks like and offers insights that anyone considering a career field change may want to consider.


Maximizing Energy Demand Reduction Innovations Then Maximizing Renewals

Dennis Roberts

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Last but not least, we check in with Dennis Roberts—President of Energy Efficiency Done Right—as he shares about a project he’s working on to expand energy efficiency innovations with grid enabled building systems and other advanced tools. Dennis is a strong proponent of tapping first into the lower hanging fruit of energy efficiency before working to shift demand loads all to clean energy, and he’s highlighting some of the exciting new ways that we’re able to do that already today, so check it out and leave him a note if you want to know more!



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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