Author Archives: Carl Weinschenk

Reach Out to Finance Execs With Data They Understand

Carl Weinschenk

Many approaches to gathering energy data from buildings and the equipment running within them are available. The challenge is finding ways to benefit from the mountain of data that is created. Ways must be found to use the data to build business cases and be understood by the C-level executives who ultimately must sign off on projects.


Energy Trust of Oregon Exceeded 2015 Goals

Carl Weinschenk

The Energy Trust of Oregon said this week that last year it saved its participating customers, which are a mix of businesses and consumers, $362 million on energy bills.


Mercy Housing, Promise Energy Teaming Up

Carl Weinschenk

Mercy Housing and Promise Energy have entered a partnership to increase access to solar energy in the affordable housing market, according MultifamilyBiz.com.


New York State’s Summer of Energy

Carl Weinschenk

It apparently will be the summer of energy in New York, as the state aggressively pushes programs aimed at building efficiencies.


Chicago Church Strives for Energy Efficiency

Carl Weinschenk

A National Catholic Reporter feature describes the progress toward energy efficiency being made at St. Mary of the Angels Church in the Bucktown section of the north side of Chicago.


Small, Medium Size Commercial Building Efficiency Market to Grow

Carl Weinschenk

Navigant Research estimates that the retrofit market for small and medium (size) commercial buildings (SMCBs) – those as large as 100,000 square feet – will grow from $24.1 billion this year to $38.6 billion in 2025.


Drama Aside, Tesla’s Acquisition of SolarCity Makes Sense

Carl Weinschenk

Whether it closes or not, Tesla’s proposed acquisition of SolarCity is a tangible example of how technology crosses industry borders. Musk and Tesla, of course, made their biggest mark in the electric vehicle arena, not building energy management. But a key element of Tesla’s portfolio – advanced batteries – is increasingly important in buildings, which seldom go for a Sunday drive.


SunPower Solar Technology Breaks 24% Energy Efficiency Mark

Carl Weinschenk

SunPower has achieved a record for its X-Series solar panel technology, the company said.


U.S. Data Centers Increasing Energy Efficiency

Carl Weinschenk

A report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says that data centers are doing a good job of conserving energy.


Behind the Meter Podcast: Seeing U-Haul’s HQ Parking Structure in a New (LED) Light

Carl Weinschenk

Energy Manager Today discusses Cree’s LED retrofit of U-Haul’s corporate headquarters parking facility in Phoenix.